Event (Saturday, November 9, 2019)


Saturday, November 9, 2019
Princeton Public Library 

The Engage Princeton event consists of a variety of events that can be freely attended, no registration required. Events include story times for children, workshops and opportunities to meet with the organizations making a difference in the Princeton community.


11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Community Room, First Floor 

Come and connect with some municipal boards, commissions and local non-profits to learn about the work they do and ways that you might work with them.


Engaged Kids Story Time

10:30 a.m. | Story Room, Third Floor

Join us for a special edition of our Saturday Stories at 10:30 am where we will read picture books that illustrate how kids, no matter how young, can make a difference and get engaged in their community.

Engaged Kids Craft

11 a.m | Steam Studio, Third Floor

Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to do a cooperative craft that will show what can be accomplished when we all work together.

Younger siblings with parents are welcome.


How to Propose an Ordinance

11 a.m. | Newsroom, Second Floor

Leighton Newlin and Shirley Satterfield will talk about the steps they took to propose what eventually became the successful ordinance to make the Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood Princeton’s 20th Historic District.

Image courtesy of Municipality of Princeton.

Effective Public Speaking for Teens and Tweens

2 p.m. | Newsroom, Second floor

Under the mentorship and guidance of experienced student debaters Chris Wang, Charlie Biggs, and Brandon Peng, participants in this workshop will learn tools to become effective public speakers. Participants will practice public speaking exercises, learn how to effectively ask questions, construct compelling arguments and advocate for positions. Open to students in grades six and up.

How to Write a Successful Letter to the Editor

3 p.m. | Technology Center, Second Floor

Writing a letter to an elected official is a good first step in engaging on issues that matter to you on any level from local to global. In this workshop, Sam Daley-Harris will give an overview of the elements needed for a successful letter to an elected official and give participants time to write their letter.


11 a.m. – noon: State and Federal officials / District Office Staff

Noon – 1 p.m.:   Mayor and members of the Municipal Council

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.:     Board of Education members

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