• Grown-ups for Gaiman

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:51pm
    Grown-ups for Gaiman

    "Childhood memories are sometimes covered and obscured beneath the things that come later, like childhood toys forgotten at the bottom of a crammed adult closet, but they are never lost for good." There are things that surface that take us by surprise and, at the same time, wash over us like a warm stream of water, transfixing, and transporting us to moments we thought were lost.

  • Win with #PPLreads14

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:00am
    Win with #PPLreads14

    Have you had your head buried in a book this summer? Make August your month to win prizes for your efforts and participate in this year's adult summer reading club. Every Friday, one lucky reader wins gift certificates to Savory Spice Shop (one bottle of spice) and The Bent Spoon (one free ice cream) plus a free book. 

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  • Book ahead with The Goldfinch

    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 3:47pm
    Book ahead with The Goldfinch

    I'm on page 31 of "The Goldfinch." Only 753 pages to go until the meeting of the library's fiction book group in November. That translates to a solid three months to complete my journey into the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that's received more than its share of attention.

  • Monkey in the middle

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 2:29pm
    Monkey in the middle

    Karen Joy Fowler's PEN/Faulkner award-winning novel, "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," was the recent focus of a lively discussion of the library's monthly fiction book group. The story is familiar: a family punctured by the loss of one of its members, resulting in each of their unraveling, but the cast of characters has one notable distinction.

  • Diving into the wreck

    Monday, April 7, 2014 - 5:47pm
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    Diving into the wreck

    There's something like detachment that floats across the pages of Akhil Sharma's highly lauded  "Family Life." Slated to appear at the library at 7pm on April 16, the author is receiving wide praise from critics for the story of an immigrant Indian family whose lives are torn asunder when their eldest son sustains injuries that render him almost lifeless aft

  • Time on "Trial"

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 4:16pm
    Time on "Trial"

    Spring hasn't caught up to the school calendar. I was home with my daughter for the first day of spring break. Originally scheduled as a vacation day, the stomach flu that's been making its way through legions of little bellies had its way with my girl. Determined to advance progress on getting our place tidy to put up for sale, I took advantage of the ill conceived down time. I worked all day, taking things down from the walls, tossing things out, while trying to keep a certain someone hydrated. Fortunately, she had moments of perkiness.

  • Title inspiration

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 7:00am
    Title inspiration

    What’s on your pile of books to read? Why is it there? Word-of-mouth? Is it the cover that compels you to pick up a book? For me, the title can be a great trigger to assumptions of what's between the covers. It can also serve as a source of word whimsy as I sit here, looking at my stack of reading choices:

  • Partners, parents, love

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 3:01pm
    Partners, parents, love

    Author Ann Patchett, whose latest book is "This is the Story of a Happy Marriage," revealed in an interview with Terry Gross how she was determined not to marry for a second time.

  • 2013 Staff picks in pictures

    Friday, November 22, 2013 - 8:00am
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    2013 Staff picks in pictures

    What is the best book you've read this year? Need to refresh your memory? The lists are beginning to roll out. Additionally, there are always the award winners. In the land of fiction,  "Good Lord Bird" by James McBride (our second Princeton Reads author, circa 2006) is this year's National Book Award winner.

  • On tap: Silver Linings Playbook, hut-hut!

    Friday, October 18, 2013 - 6:00am
    On tap: Silver Linings Playbook, hut-hut!

    Sunday, October 20th marks the official kickoff of this year's Princeton Reads.We're planning on seeing you at 10 am for the family fun garbage bag race (we're supplying the bags). The run commences at Princeton High School, and ends at the library where there will be a pep rally, and all sorts of fun activities.   Continue reading