Mad, mad, '60s world

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 6:00am
LStJohn
1960's, cookbooks, mad men
Mad, mad, '60s world

The new season of Mad Men starts on April 7th. If, like me, you fell in love with Mad Men from the beginning, you are anxiously awaiting what is supposed to be the penultimate season.

Managing your holds online

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 6:00am
LStJohn
Managing your holds online

In January, I posted about how to place a hold online. Your hold list consists of those items that you have already placed on hold. You can check their status, cancel, suspend  or reactivate them all from the comfort of your own home.

Lost English king identified

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 6:00am
LStJohn
Lost English king identified

“Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sun of York,” so quoth Shakespeare’s King Richard III.  Richard was the last Yorkist king of England, whose death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 ended the Wars of the Roses and marked the beginning of Tudor rule.

Placings holds online

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 8:00am
LStJohn
Placings holds online

The first thing that I like to do before placing a hold on an item is to log in to my library account. I like to do this first because if you are not logged into your account when you try to place your hold, you will be prompted to log in while you are in the middle of placing your hold.

Battle of the Nutcrackers

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 4:53pm
LStJohn
Battle of the Nutcrackers

Every year Ovation television station airs a “Battle of the Nutcrackers.”  The channel features a different production of the Nutcracker every week in December and viewers are invited to vote for their favorite rendition online.

Renewing items online

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 8:00am
LStJohn
BiblioCommons, renew
Renewing items online

My third post about online accounts explains how to renew your items.  Once you have logged in you will be brought to the main page of your account (see my previous post to find out how to register your account and log in for the first time).

History lost and rediscovered

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 7:00am
LStJohn
History lost and rediscovered

Did you know that you can ask the library to purchase a book for our collection? This is exactly what I did this summer. In June, I visited Jamestown, Virginia. In the gift shop I found the book, “Jamestown, the Buried Truth,” written by Dr. William Kelso, Jamestown’s head archaeologist.

How to edit your online account

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:00am
LStJohn
How to edit your online account

My second blog post about online accounts explains how to change your personal details. Once you have logged in you will be brought to the main page of your account (see my previous post to find out how to register your account and log in for the first time).

HELP! I can’t log into my online account!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 7:00am
LStJohn

Our new website launched in March 2012, and with it came a new online catalog, powered by BiblioCommons. If you activate your BiblioCommons online account, you can renew items, place holds, create and share personalized reading lists, and much more, all from the comfort of your home computer or mobile device. I will be writing a series of posts exploring the different things that you can do in your online account. The first post in the series will explain how to activate your online account with BiblioCommons. 

E-reader style

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 7:00am
LStJohn
E-reader style

Over the last couple of weeks you may have seen people in the library or walking around town with red Princeton Public Library bags. “What are these cute, little bags?” you ask yourself, “What is the library up to now?” These red bags are the brand new carrying cases for our e-readers. Those of you who have checked out an e-reader with us before will remember the bulky plastic boxes in which they came. They are now being replaced with our easy-to-carry, compact, and convenient e-reader bags.