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In collaboration with the Princeton Garden Theater

Did you know How to Train Your Dragon was originally a book series by Cressida Cowell? To celebrate the joy of transforming book to film, we’re hosting a private screening of Dreamwork’s How To Train Your Dragon at the Princeton Garden Theater. Before the film, visit some awesome activity tables and meet some real live lizards, snakes, and other beasties! 

Saturday, December 5
10:00am – 12:45pm
Registration required (see below)
Admission is free/Ages 7 & up (movie is rated PG)

Program registration begins November 27.  Please contact Dana Sheridan (; 609-258-2697) with the number of adult and child tickets requested. Group tickets not available.line


History buffs and Anglophiles, this one’s for you! In honor of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland, we’ll be hosting a historic Victorian tea with all the trimmings. Learn manners and etiquette, try scones and jam, and frolic your way through a few period parlor games. Pinky crooking? Optional, but strongly encouraged.

Saturday, January 16
Two sessions available: 10:00am – 11:30am or 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Registration required (see below)
Free of charge/Ages 10 & up

Food allergies? No problem! Let us know what we can do to keep your child safe.

Program registration will be determined by lottery. From December 28 – January 7, please contact Dana Sheridan (; 609-258-2697) with your child’s name, age, and which session you would like to attend. Names will be drawn randomly until the program fills, and enrollment confirmation will be sent to enrollees on January 8.

A Dyslexia Workshop for Parents

When she was seven years old, Marissa Warren was diagnosed with severe dyslexia. When she was eighteen, she was officially diagnosed with dyscalculia and ADHD. Despite these challenges, Marissa learned to read, went to a four-year college, studied abroad, and graduated with a BA in History. Parents of children with dyslexia are invited to listen as Marissa describes what it was like for her to grow up dyslexic, face difficulties, and overcome obstacles. The presentation will be followed by an audience Q & A session.

Thursday, February 4
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Registration required (see below)
Free of charge

Please contact Dana Sheridan (; 609-258-2697) with the number of attendees.LINE


This February my guest will be Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies.

Corinne La Mer knows that she should stay out of the forest. Her father warned her about wild animals, but some villagers speak of something even more sinister in the forest: jumbies. Jumbies are bad spirits who can trick you, confuse you, hurt you, or even kill you. While Corinne manages to enter and leave the forest unharmed, she unknowingly leads Severine, a powerful and vengeful jumbie, to her home. Severine has a secret to share about Corinne’s past and a mission to reclaim what she believes to be hers.

The Jumbies is a fantastically spooky modern folktale.  Set in the Carribean, the book transports the reader to another part of the world while introducing a menagerie of creatures from Carribean lore. La Diabless, soucouyant, lagahoo, douens and others. It’s deliciously spine-tingling with just the right amount of suspense. But like any good fairy tale, it balances dark with light. The Jumbies is also a story of love, courage, resourcefulness, and inner magic.
In addition to The Jumbies, Baptiste has written Angel’s Grace, a young adult novel, and several non-fiction books for middle grade readers. 

Saturday, February 20
Interview will premiere here
All ages