• Free apps for summer travel

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 2:12pm
    apps, travel
    Free apps for summer travel

    Now that school has ended, there is finally time to make your summer travel plans and take a well-deserved break. Thankfully, there are apps to aid you in all your traveling endeavors whether you need help with packing, learning key phrases in a country's native language or finding the closest free Wifi location or grocery store. Below you will find a list with a few of my favorite apps to assist your summer travels, all of which are available on iPhone or Android.  

  • Summer grilling put to the test

    Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:41am
    cookbooks, cooking, food, foodies
    Summer grilling put to the test

    Now that the long winter months are finally over, I have been itching to break out the grill and kick off a great summer. I, for one, have never been as successful as I would like with grilling meat and vegetables, so I thought I would turn to Princeton Public Library’s grilling collection for a little guidance and inspiration.

  • Free document scanning at your fingertips

    Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 6:00am
    Free document scanning at your fingertips

    I always find I need a scanner at the least opportune moments. Time is precious and having to physically get to a scanner and go through the long and drawn out process of scanning a document is not a good use of anyone’s time. Good news. There is an easier and more efficient way. All of your document scanning needs can be met thanks to the CamScanner app, which is available through iTunes, Google Play, or Windows.

  • Chocolate chip or something more exciting

    Monday, November 4, 2013 - 6:00am
    cookbooks, food, foodies
    Chocolate chip or something more exciting

    For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed baking a variety of different sweets and candies. Above all I enjoy baking and eating cookies. Nothing, in my opinion, beats a warm cookie. They can be one of the easiest and quickest deserts to make while being delectably irresistible.

  • DIY Chinese food

    Friday, October 4, 2013 - 6:00am
    cookbooks, food, foodies
    DIY Chinese food

    I recently discovered and fell in love with a book that makes do-it-yourself Chinese food fun and, more important, easy. In the past I have always avoided making my own Chinese food because the required ingredients and cooking techniques were so foreign to me and so many of the essential ingredients are rarely on hand.

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    Friday, May 3, 2013 - 6:00am
    apps, technology classes

    Have you ever been sitting at a Chinese restaurant and wondered what the Chinese characters on the placemat say? Or, say you are on a luxurious trip to Paris and your waiter only speaks to you in French. Maybe you receive a letter in the mail from your long lost foreign exchange student, written in German. What would you do? Google Translate, can solve all your translation problems. And no worries, this FREE app is compatible for both Android and Apple devices.

  • What’s for dinner?

    Friday, March 29, 2013 - 7:00am

    I first discovered Ree Drummond while watching the Food Network one Saturday morning when her television series, Pioneer Woman, came on the air. From then on my husband and I were hooked. Once I realized that she had published two cookbooks, the second of which was a #1 New York Times best seller, I immediately borrowed them from the library and bought both of them soon after to add to my own cookbook collection.

  • The new and improved eLibraryNJ

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 7:00am
    The new and improved eLibraryNJ

    If you haven’t recently had a chance to visit our downloadable eBook and audiobook website, eLibrarynj.com, you might not be aware of the many improvements implemented last week. ELibraryNJ has been completely redesigned to be more user-friendly in order to make the downloading process more accessible to all patrons, not just the tech savvy ones. Narrowing down your search results is now a much easier feat enabling you to find the perfect book.

  • Eating out on a budget

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 6:19pm
    Eating out on a budget

    Like many families, my husband and I enjoy eating out at restaurants, which seems like a luxury when it is easy to spend at least $50 on a meal. I’d like to share several ways we stretch our weekly dining budget. With a little planning and effort, using these fabulous resources, you can stretch your money twice as far.

  • Free music from Freegal

    Friday, October 12, 2012 - 9:00am
    databases, music
    Free music from Freegal

    Did you know that Princeton Public Library has a database with thousands of songs that can be downloaded for free? Well, the rumors are true.The database is called Freegal Music and it allows any PPL card holder to download up to three songs a week for free.