• 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
  • If you like "Mad Men"...

    If you like "Mad Men"...

    The season seven premiere of AMC's "Mad Men" is airing on Sunday, April 13th, and for loyal fans of the show, the day can't arrive soon enough! It's been nearly a year since we've seen our favorite characters trying to navigate the cultural, economic, and social issues of the 1960s while making it big in the advertising world.

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:33pm
  • Spring tech @ PPL

    Want to experience the latest in digital content, online storage trends, software and social networking this Spring? Then make Princeton Public Library's Tech Lab a frequent destination in the coming months, as our current series of technology classes continues through June and includes a variety of offerings for everyone from luddites to techies.

    Monday, March 24, 2014 - 6:00am
  • Time on "Trial"

    Time on "Trial"

    Spring hasn't caught up to the school calendar. I was home with my daughter for the first day of spring break. Originally scheduled as a vacation day, the stomach flu that's been making its way through legions of little bellies had its way with my girl. Determined to advance progress on getting our place tidy to put up for sale, I took advantage of the ill conceived down time. I worked all day, taking things down from the walls, tossing things out, while trying to keep a certain someone hydrated. Fortunately, she had moments of perkiness.

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 4:16pm
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