• What's all the hoopla?

    What's all the hoopla?

    We are excited to offer you a new collection, hoopla, that includes thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks. In addition to the fantastic variety, hoopla offers an attractive format, ability to stream or to use an app for temporary downloading and an easy check out process. Another great feature is that the content is always available! No holds!

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 6:00am
  • Summer grilling put to the test

    Summer grilling put to the test

    Now that the long winter months are finally over, I have been itching to break out the grill and kick off a great summer. I, for one, have never been as successful as I would like with grilling meat and vegetables, so I thought I would turn to Princeton Public Library’s grilling collection for a little guidance and inspiration.

    Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:41am
    cookbooks, cooking, food, foodies
  • Spring is here

    Spring is here

    I don't care what the "experts" have to say; this last winter certainly felt like the worst one ever here in New Jersey. One positive note of surviving the last five frigid months: spring seems that much more gorgeous. And what better way to enjoy the spectacular weather than at the some of the outdoor spaces at or near the library.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00am
  • How do your bookshelves stack up?

    How do your bookshelves stack up?

    Beyond what our books contain (knowledge, flights of fancy, drama) there's the matter of how we contain them. From piles growing unchecked under the coffee table to impeccably designed personal libraries, there are as many ways to showcase a collection as there are books to fill it with. A shameless plug: Remember, the library can help you in your curatorial - and financial - quest by allowing you to return materials to our shelves rather than overburden your own!

    Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:00am
    bookshelf, bookshelves
  • New Deal books = good deal for us

    New Deal books = good deal for us

    Sherri Garber was working the phones one day in the Friends office when she received a call about a peculiar book donation. As detailed in the current issue of Connections, Sherri has seen it all in her years as a volunteer in the friends Book Store and the Annual Sale. But she had never seen anything like this: a nine-volume set of "The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin Roosevelt," one of 10 copies known to exist.

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:36am
  • Diving into the wreck

    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

    Monday, April 7, 2014 - 5:47pm
    authors, books
  • Free document scanning at your fingertips

    Free document scanning at your fingertips

    I always find I need a scanner at the least opportune moments. Time is precious and having to physically get to a scanner and go through the long and drawn out process of scanning a document is not a good use of anyone’s time. Good news. There is an easier and more efficient way. All of your document scanning needs can be met thanks to the CamScanner app, which is available through iTunes, Google Play, or Windows.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 6:00am
  • Bestsellers and award winners, anyone?

    Bestsellers and award winners, anyone?

    Want to get a quick look at what Princeton Public Library has on the shelves from The New York Times bestseller list? How about finding which award-winning movies are available to check out? Here's an inside tip: our BiblioCommons website shows you the most up-to-date title lists, at your fingertips, just a quick click away.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 4:22pm
  • Into the woods

    Into the woods

    Spring has sprung (almost!) so now is the time to start planning some outdoor adventures. Even though it feels as though we are trapped in a tangle of highways and a sea of asphalt here in central New Jersey, there are a surprising number of hiking trials, open space areas, and wilderness spots practically at our doorstep. So take a look at some of these websites, grab a map, the dog, your kids or partner and step out into the wilds of New Jersey.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 6:00am
    hiking, Princeton, trails
  • Hooray for preschool!

    Hooray for preschool!

    It's no secret. Princeton is an extraordinary place for high quality education at all levels. Preschool is no exception. With well over twenty schools offering Preschool and Pre-K programs in Princeton municipality alone, parents have a wealth of options for their child's first school experience. The choices can be overwhelming. Where to begin?

    Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:00am
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