Free Lectures & Events

From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China

Monday, June 10, 7:30 pm
Princeton Public Library

Winner of the 1981 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film follows Isaac Stern on his historic visit to China after Nixon’s trip triggered the opening of relations with the US. Stern is shown teaching and playing Western music, which had been prohibited during Mao’s Cultural Revolution, to eager students and listeners.

The Shop Around the Corner

Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 pm
Princeton Public Library

This 1940 American romantic comedy film is about two employees who can barely stand each other, not realizing they are falling in love as anonymous correspondents through their letters. Based on the same play as She Loves Me, come see why film historian David Thomson calls it “Among the greatest of all films”!