• Bookmarks: one is never enough

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 6:00am
    bookmarks, books, reading

    Coming up with a blog post is a bit like planning a dinner party. A week or so before, I start thinking about the theme, developing and discarding a variety of ideas, always wondering what will have appeal. As with most things, when I am thinking about something else, the solution becomes apparent.

  • Go tech this summer

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 6:00am
    classes, computer, technology
    Go tech this summer

    Have you attended any of the library's technology classes? Whether you have yet, or not, this summer is the perfect time to sit in on a session! While it's hot outdoors, enjoy the cool space of our technology center, which is home to 12 state-of-the-art iMacs. During the months of July and August, we're offering 30 classes, so you'll surely find some that you're interested in.

    The courses include some of our most popular topics:

  • Remembering our servicemen and women, especially on Memorial Day

    Monday, May 27, 2013 - 6:00am
    Remembering our servicemen and women, especially on Memorial Day

    This is a re-posting of my original blog on May 25, 2012. I want to share it again because the letter is so moving, with a message that stands the test of time and bears repeating and rereading. This is a perfect time to celebrate our servicemen and women and to remind ourselves of the values of our military.

    Fred Buschhoff, of the 101st Airborne was 19 when he wrote this letter to his nephew, Dan Buschhoff (my father), for his second birthday. Three weeks after writing the letter, Fred Buschhoff was killed in the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 2013

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 7:00am
    Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 2013

    The Princeton Public Library has over 300 volunteers! With their dedication to the library and to the Princeton community, our volunteers help make our library one of the best in the country! Each year we host a breakfast for our volunteers to let them know how much we appreciate everything they do.

  • Personal booklists, from print to virtual

    Monday, March 25, 2013 - 6:00am
    Personal booklists, from print to virtual

    To track or not to track, that is the question! How we keep track of the books we've read and the reasons behind each method could be a topic of study for an anthropologist, which I'm not. But I am an inquisitive librarian, so I recently decided to ask friends and colleagues about their book tracking methods.

    Responses from 19 adults revealed 8 different methods for keeping track (or not keeping track) of books. Some of those polled use multiple tools, one for the books they want to read and another for the books they have already completed. Here are the results:

  • The latest in technology classes at PPL

    Friday, February 15, 2013 - 5:14pm
    classes, computer, technology
    The latest in technology classes at PPL

    Experience the latest technology by making Princeton Public Library's technology center a frequent destination. The spring series of technology classes is off to a robust start. Friday's LinkedIn class was a full house, as was last week's resume writing class.

  • If you haven't ridden a camel...

    Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:00am
    If you haven't ridden a camel...

    There's nothing like the firsthand experience of visiting another culture.  Meeting local residents, tasting exotic flavors, visiting historic sites, viewing different architecture, all play an important role in the travel experience. Capturing the journey with photographs is a way of preserving the memories, and also sharing them.

  • Gadgets for holiday giving

    Monday, December 10, 2012 - 7:00am
    gadgets, gifts, technology
    Gadgets for holiday giving

    'Tis the season for gadget giving! If you attended Doug Dixon's annual roundup of tempting new gadgets at the library on Nov. 28, you probably left with a list of great tech gifts to get for others - or to add to your own wish list. If you didn't attend, read on to learn about the hot sellers this season.

  • Cast your vote: droid or smartphone

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 6:00am
    Cast your vote: droid or smartphone

    Whether you're a Droid Defender or part of the Apple Army, the "SmartPhone Smackdown: Droid vs iOS" debate at Princeton Public Library on October 23 gave everyone more to consider when purchasing their next phone, along with an evening of entertainment.

  • Technology: we've got the class for you

    Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 2:14pm
    Technology: we've got the class for you

    Princeton Public Library's Fall Technology Classes have started.  From now through December, the library is offering over 30 classes from Downloading e-Books to Marketing Your Small Business with Pinterest to an iPhoto class and more. Our instructors are experts in the fields they're teaching and are looking forward to teaching what they're passionate about.