#GOT Game of Thrones?

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 12:00am
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#GOT Game of Thrones?

A common question at the welcome desk is, "I'm looking for something to read, is there anything you would recommend? It's actually a question we love to answer, but how do we do come by the suggestions? One way is crowdsourcing!

Mushrooms are extraordinary

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:00am
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One of my favorite parts of sitting behind the Information Desk is the regular opportunity I get to practice my sleuthing skills.Sometimes people have a quick question that can be answered with a few taps on the keyboard but there are also times when in-depth mystery solving is required.

That being said I am sometimes presented with opportunities to practice my sleuthing skills when I am away from the Reference Desk.

Free birds, a.k.a. Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 5:08pm
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cookbooks, holidays

I often hear people talking about that one Thanksgiving guest who is “a vegetarian," and the question surfaces, “What can I serve him?”  If you think about it, though, after the roast beast, most of the other dishes are actually vegetarian and vegan, because after all, it is a celebration of the harvest, and of families, and friends coming together. The roast beast is ‘kind of’ extra.

You're uncommonly beautiful

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 6:00am
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You're uncommonly beautiful

In photographer Karen Walrond’s talk for TEDxHouston  she shared her rules for photography and life: “Look for the Light.” Her rallying cry is, “I’m wildly convinced you’re uncommonly beautiful,” and often when people come into the library, I am reminded of that: every last one of you is a shining prism of your life and experiences and that is a thing of wonder and beauty. And guess what – we have something here for you.

In harmony with PSO

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:00am
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Princeton Public Library began celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in January with book discussions, film screenings and other programs that led up to a community commemoration with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and historians James M.

An honor and a privilege

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:00am
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An honor and a privilege

This month, at the invitation of former President Leonel Fernandez, Princeton Environmental Film Festival Director Susan Conlon and I  participated in the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF). We were part of a panel discussion called "Environmental Film: An Effective Tool for Eco Education" that included key players from environmental film festivals around the world.

Transformations

Monday, August 12, 2013 - 3:30pm
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I have spent the last four years trying to do everything that I can to ensure that my beliefs are mirrored by my actions. The one truth I’ve learned through this process is that there is always room for improvement.

Summer reading goes social

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 6:00am
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This year there are so many ways that you can participate in our summer reading program for adults (and win prizes)!  You can enter by filling out a raffle ticket at one of our Groundbreaking programs happening all summer long, e-mail a written review, upload a picture of you and your book to Instagram and tag it with #PPLreads13 so we can find it, or Continue reading

Summer diversions

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 6:00am
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I love summer: warm days, happy splashing at the pool, bees buzzing around lush gardens, gatherings of friends and family, and watching the fireflies intermittently light up the night.

Princeton Environmental Film Festival special events

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 6:00am
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I have a long list of reasons why I love to work at the Princeton Public Library and close to the top of that list is my involvement with The Princeton Environmental Film Festival (PEFF). This annual event has been growing in success and popularity for the last seven years under Susan Conlon's wing.