• Bonding over films

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:26am
    JHauge
    DVD, movies
    Bonding over films

    As my daughter packs for her first semester of college, I've become a little sentimental and have thought about some of the special times we've spent together recently. We have visited The Guggenheim Museum, The Frick Collection, the Cape May Zoo and downtown Cape May. We've gone out to eat, walked in parks, and, of course, done more than a little shopping together.

  • This summer with #PPLTech

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:00am
    JHauge
    tech classes, technology
    This summer with #PPLTech

    The summer tech series kicks off with Capturing Campus, starting with a guided walking tour of Princeton University to take pictures of some especially photogenic sites. Back at the library, we'll gather in the Tech Center to learn how to move digital images from devices to iMac computers. We will also practice simple editing and photo sharing techniques.

  • What's all the hoopla?

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 6:00am
    JHauge
    What's all the hoopla?

    We are excited to offer you a new collection, hoopla, that includes thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks. In addition to the fantastic variety, hoopla offers an attractive format, ability to stream or to use an app for temporary downloading and an easy check out process. Another great feature is that the content is always available! No holds!

  • Spring tech @ PPL

    Monday, March 24, 2014 - 6:00am
    JHauge

    Want to experience the latest in digital content, online storage trends, software and social networking this Spring? Then make Princeton Public Library's Tech Lab a frequent destination in the coming months, as our current series of technology classes continues through June and includes a variety of offerings for everyone from luddites to techies.

  • HopStop: my go-to app for getting around NYC

    Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:00am
    JHauge
    apps, travel

    New York City is so near and yet can seem so far for those of us who are less than familiar with travelling to and throughout the Big Apple. A day trip to the city last summer with my family had seemed an easy enough idea: we would take the train, catch a few subways, walk a few blocks, and see the sites. What ensued, though, was anything but! I should have known traveling from Princeton to NYC with a dozen people who don't frequent east coast public transportation was destined to be an adventure:

  • What do you think?

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 2:24pm
    JHauge
    technology classes
    What do you think?

    Your input is important to us. The library encourages feedback to help us offer programs that you find valuable, informative and entertaining. With your ideas, we can consider how to expand our programs and services, improve how we do things, and purchase books and other materials that might not have been included in our collection.

  • We've got your 2014 resolution

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 7:00am
    JHauge
    technology classes
    We've got your 2014 resolution

    Bring in 2014 with a New Year's resolution that you'll still be talking about in the spring, summer and fall. Rather than pressuring yourself to accomplish the most popular resolutions according to USA.gov, why not resolve to visit Princeton Public Library and enhance your tech know-how by attending our technology classes?

  • Get the lowdown on downloading

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 7:00am
    JHauge
    Get the lowdown on downloading

    Downloading eBooks is like riding a bike. It takes a lot of practice to get going, but once you do, you never look back. Because it can be a tricky process to learn and many people look to the library for assistance (which we encourage!), we offer classes to download eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. In the past, these classes had been challenging to personalize, with two staff members assisting up to ten individuals at a time, each with a different type of mobile device and in need of customized downloading instructions.

  • Making the most of lunchtime

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:00am
    JHauge

    Tired of the same old lunchtime routine? Rather than eating at your desk or running errands, treat yourself to a 30-minute concert on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel. The 2013-2014 After Noon Concert series hosts performances on most Thursday afternoons. These concerts are free, open to the public, and are an amazing way to spend the middle of the day.

  • Tech savvy or tech wannabe?

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 6:00am
    JHauge
    Tech savvy or tech wannabe?

    Princeton Public Library has a new technology series beginning today, September 10th, continuing through the end of the year. During the next four months, a variety of classes have been scheduled from intro classes in Email and Facebook, to high tech Arduino and Raspberry Pi sessions, to classes for improving office skills such as Microsoft Excel for Mac and PowerPoint for Mac and many more.