• It doesn't have to end here: series fiction

    It doesn't have to end here: series fiction

    We all know the feeling that strikes when a good book is drawing to a close. We wait with bated breath for the conclusion while at the same time wishing the ending would never come. Fear not, for there's a simple solution to this predicament. Delve into a series and you can experience the pleasure of a well thought out story while knowing that the end is not forever; the beloved world and its characters await in the next installment. There's something for everyone in the following list, which covers series in several genres of fiction.

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 5:00am
    egardiner
    series
  • Win with #PPLreads14

    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. 

    Hashtag Us

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:00am
    KFriberg
  • Slam dunk

    At our third annual Salsa Slam last night, mellow, tradtional, old-school salsas prevailed over flashy and spicy varieties — and when all of the tasting and voting were over, two newcomers walked away with the top prizes.

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 4:31pm
    TQuinn
  • Book a Trip

    Book a Trip

    Are you planning a vacation? Are you wondering how to keep the kids amused on a long car trip? Stop by the Youth Services department and let us help. Our “Book a Trip” is one of the many services we offer to provide you a great library experience.

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 7:00am
    ASantos
  • Book ahead with The Goldfinch

    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.

    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 3:47pm
    KFriberg
    books
  • Reel life

    Reel life

    This year marks the 11th year we are hosting the Princeton Student Film and Video Festival, on July 16 and July 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A visual smorgasbord of sights, sounds, music and motion, this curated film buffet has a mix of genres and themes. We promise two evenings of unique, entertaining and thought provoking movies, offered by 19 youthful filmmakers.

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:05am
    JPainter
  • September's buzz books

    September's buzz books

    Your beach bag might be filled with books to carry you through the summer, but it's never too early to start thinking about what you'd like to read for the fall. Many of us at the library recently attended the annual Book Expo America conference, where we learned about the great books publishing in the months to come and which titles are receiving the biggest chatter within the book industry. Here are a few buzz-worthy titles coming out in September that you might like to add to your reading list.

    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:04am
    EBess
  • Gifts from the sea

    Gifts from the sea

    For the past few weeks someone (or maybe more than one person) has been leaving shells on the library shelves. The shells are beautiful, as you can see from the picture of just some of them, and quite clean. These "gifts" raise many questions. Who is doing this? Why would someone come into the library mutiple times and leave these for other people to find? Is there any significance to the placement of the shells?

    So many questions. Answers are less forthcoming.

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 1:08am
    ALevie
  • Take a book, leave a book: Little Free Libraries

    Take a book, leave a book: Little Free Libraries

    As a public library lover and employee, I am all about borrowing materials for free and returning them (in a timely fashion) to my local library. Of course, there are other ways to get your hands on a good book, and the Little Free Library movement is a fantastic way to share your fondness for books and reading.

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 9:31am
    egardiner
  • Free apps for summer 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.  

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 2:12pm
    KCaldwell
    apps, travel
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