We've got your 2014 resolution

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 6:00am
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 - 6:00am
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

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 11:00pm
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 - 5:00am
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.

Bookmarks: one is never enough

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 5:00am
JHauge
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 - 5:00am
JHauge
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 - 5:00am
JHauge
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 - 6:00am
JHauge
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 - 5:00am
JHauge
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 - 4:14pm
JHauge
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.