Everybody eats

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 7:00am
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Everybody eats

If you’ve spent time watching "Sesame Street" with a child, you probably remember the Joe Raposo song called “Everybody Eats." As the song says, eating is part of everybody’s life.  Whether you eat to live or live to eat, you might be interested in classes offered at Princeton Public Library where you can explore online offerings to enhance your appreciation of all things food and drink.

Tents, trains and circus magic

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 6:00am
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Tents, trains and circus magic

Tents are up on campus this time of year. In the quiet week before the festivities begin, pre-graduation, pre-reunions, pre-P-rade, it seems like a ghost circus has invaded Princeton. Walking by, I think of some great circus stories I’ve read or listened to.

In our neighborhood

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 7:00am
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In our neighborhood

Just a short walk down Nassau Street from Princeton Public Library, Tigerlabs is getting settled into a new home. Picture an open, beamed loft area painted in bright and cheery colors, with great light, an informal vibe, several rows of wired tables, comfy office chairs, a kitchen, lockers, a ping pong table, and even a traditional red British phone box. People are working at computers, chatting together, taking a break for a snack, having a meeting, and yes, playing a bit of ping pong.

Travel companions

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:00am
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Audiobooks, elibrary, travel
Travel companions

There's nothing I like more than to have someone read me a good story. My packing routine to go on a trip includes downloading a couple of good audiobooks so I have listening choices en route. I just got back from a quick getaway to Florida. On both legs of my flight I sat next to retired seniors who wondered what I was doing with my cell phone while the plane was in the air. I was listening to reader Jeff Woodman unfurl "The Life of Pi," Yan Martel's story of an Indian boy lost at sea.

Films on Demand

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 2:35pm
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Films on Demand

Did you know that Princeton Public Library offers a collection of almost 10,000 documentaries and educational films from Films on Demand? You can view streaming video anytime, anywhere, 24/7 with this wonderful service.

Hot audiobooks from OneClickDigital

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 9:00am
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Hot audiobooks from OneClickDigital

Listening to books just keeps getting better. I always have at least one audiobook in progress on my “reading shelf.” Recently I’ve started borrowing audiobooks from Princeton Public Library’s OneClickDigital collection. No more shuffling CD discs in the car stereo; my phone holds my audiobooks. They travel where I go and OneClick’s new iOS, Android, and Kindle apps make it easy to play them whenever I have a moment to listen.

Be the change: TEDxYouth

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 9:00am
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Be the change: TEDxYouth

Ask a teenager, “What is your unique vision for the future?” It’s no surprise that local teens have answers to this question and want to share their thoughts, dreams, and plans with the community. As part of Princeton Public Library’s TEDxYouth event, “Imagine the Future,” on November 16, we have eight teens presenting talks about their passions and showcasing their visions for how their generation can change the world for the better.

Knit Nook

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:00am
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Knit Nook

What has many hands, threads of many colors, and doesn’t go anywhere without pointy sticks? If you guessed the knitters who come to spend time together at the Knit Nook every third Thursday evening of the month at Princeton Public Library, you’d be correct.

Wrinkling time

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 8:22am
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Wrinkling time

Summer has blown by. How time flies. This summer, I took a closer look at the past, time travelling across the Princeton University campus on a whirlwind gargoyle-spotting tour with the Library’s Youth Services staff. We spotted this fellow high up on the reading room wall at Firestone Library. He reminds me of a goggled aviator, exploring worlds in his books.  

Mixing up folk tunes

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 8:00am
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folk music, music, pop-rock
Mixing up folk tunes

Woody Guthrie, famed American songwriter-raconteur, would have been 100 years old this July. Folk music revivalist Pete Seeger recently celebrated his ninety-third birthday. In an age where songwriters and singers had separate roles in the music industry, these elder statesmen of American folk music forged ground for contemporary singer-songwriters like Wilco, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Young. Listen to modern voices sing songs of childhood, love, loss, hard times, protest, and working folk.