May 17, 2023

Author Maloof Talks at Library; Sessions Holds Virtual Discussion

Princeton Public Library is hosting two upcoming events, one virtual and one in-person.

Author Joan Maloof will be in the Princeton Public Library Community Room on Monday, May 22, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

The author of Nature’s Temples: A Natural History of Old-Growth Forests explores the science and alchemy of old-growth forests and makes a compelling case for their protection.

Maloof is professor emerita of biological sciences at Salisbury University in Maryland. She is also the author of Treepedia and Teaching the Trees.

The program is presented in-person and via livestream, in partnership with the Friends of Herrontown Woods, Friends of the Drew Forest and Princeton University Press.

Note that the library will be replacing its HVAC system during this time frame. If required, due to heat this event will move to Labyrinth Books and begin at 6 p.m. Please register so you can be updated on the time and location.

On May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Jennifer Sessions, associate professor of history and director of undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, will provide historical context for Joseph Andras’ book, Tomorrow They Won’t Dare to Murder Us, in a Google Meet discussion. The program is presented by the Historical Society of Princeton.

Tomorrow They Won’t Dare to Murder Us is the winner of the Prix Goncourt for first novel, one of the most prestigious literary awards in France. Set during the Algerian War of Independence, the novel is based on the true story of a young man named Fernand Iveton (and a young politician named François Mitterrand).

Register for the virtual session or Maloof’s talk at the library web site, at Or register for the Sessions talk at