Stealing books never looked so good

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:00am
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Stealing books never looked so good

Have you seen the trailer for "The Book Thief" yet? This highly-anticipated film adaptation of Markus Zusak's novel, starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, will be released on November 15th and has already received a torrent of praise and Oscar buzz.

Home, sweet home

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 5:00am
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apps, interior design
Home, sweet home

As a child, nothing was more exciting to me than being invited over to a friend's house to play after school. Aside from it being a change of pace, with new toys, snacks, and conversation, what I always loved most about these occasions was seeing what my friends' homes looked like on the inside. It simply fascinated me to see the really big features - the layouts, the furnishings, the colors, the artwork - all the way down to the tiniest details, like if there were magnets on the refrigerator.

A picture is worth...

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 5:00am
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A picture is worth...

...awesome prizes? As suggested by that famous phrase we all know, maybe a picture is worth a thousand words. But this summer at the library, it could also be worth so much more: treats from The Bent Spoon, gift certificates to Labyrinth Books, advanced reader copies of yet-to-be-published books, and a lunch for four at Elements!

The perfect kind of date

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 5:00am
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The perfect kind of date

Recently, a few PPL staff members had the good fortune to attend Book Expo America, an annual gathering of publishers, editors, booksellers, librarians and superfans of reading. It's sort of like fashion week for the book industry, where publishers pull out all of the stops in an effort to reveal and promote the books they are most excited about for the upcoming months.

Summer's ultimate author panel

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 5:00am
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Nothing says "summer" quite like relaxing on the beach with an umbrella drink in hand and that book you've been wanting to read all spring. And nothing says "buzzworthy" quite like a gathering of the most popular chick lit authors of the season. Put them both together, and you have the perfect recipe for a fun girls' night out! Join us on Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. for our summer reading kickoff event, Beach Reads Night!

Discovering NYC

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 6:00am
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Discovering NYC

Earlier this month, the Friends of the Princeton Public Library hosted a wonderful bus tour to "Old New York," exploring the architecture and culture of the complex city written about in the classic novels of Edith Wharton and Henry James. For anyone who would like to continue (or begin!) their journey of discovering the history of this most beloved and fascinating metropolis, here are a couple of recommendations to get you started:

Once lost, now found

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 5:00am
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National Geographic has long been known for its spectacular photography that captures meaningful, awe-inspiring, and unexpected moments of everyday life. 2013 marks the 125th anniversary of this American institution, and to celebrate, NatGeo has released a brand new Tumblr blog called FOUND. Fair warning: you will lose yourself (and track of time!) in this addictive and beautifully curated collection of images.

Check out our digital magazines

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 6:00am
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Check out our digital magazines

In addition to ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, and digital music, we now offer a digital magazine collection of over 70 popular titles, including "The Economist," "Consumer Reports," "Elle," "Popular Photography," "Martha Stewart Living," "Bloomberg Businessweek," "Esquire," "Shape," "Newsweek," and "Food Network Magazine," that can be easily viewed on a computer or downloaded to a mobile device. And it's all free with your PPL library card.

Apps for foodies

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 8:00am
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App, cooking, food, Smartphone, tablet
Apps for foodies

Did you know that when it comes to grocery shopping or finding the perfect recipe, there's an app for that? If you have a tablet or smartphone, choosing weeknight meals, sharing your edible creations, or planning a dinner party have never been easier. Here are a few of my favorite apps that can help bring out the inner chef in all of us.

Home repair & remodeling

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 8:00am
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Home repair & remodeling

Though it has been a month since Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey, many of us are still picking up from the damage and destruction to our homes, businesses, and communities.