• What’s for dinner?

    I first discovered Ree Drummond while watching the Food Network one Saturday morning when her television series, Pioneer Woman, came on the air. From then on my husband and I were hooked. Once I realized that she had published two cookbooks, the second of which was a #1 New York Times best seller, I immediately borrowed them from the library and bought both of them soon after to add to my own cookbook collection.

    Friday, March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
    KCaldwell
  • In our neighborhood

    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.

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 7:00am
    JPainter
  • Personal booklists, from print to virtual

    Personal booklists, from print to virtual

    To track or not to track, that is the question! How we keep track of the books we've read and the reasons behind each method could be a topic of study for an anthropologist, which I'm not. But I am an inquisitive librarian, so I recently decided to ask friends and colleagues about their book tracking methods.

    Responses from 19 adults revealed 8 different methods for keeping track (or not keeping track) of books. Some of those polled use multiple tools, one for the books they want to read and another for the books they have already completed. Here are the results:

    Monday, March 25, 2013 - 6:00am
    JHauge
  • Once lost, now found

    National Geographic has long been known for its spectacular photography that captures meaningful, awe-inspiring, and unexpected moments of everyday life. 2013 marks the 125th anniversary of this American institution, and to celebrate, NatGeo has released a brand new Tumblr blog called FOUND. Fair warning: you will lose yourself (and track of time!) in this addictive and beautifully curated collection of images.

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 6:00am
    EBess
  • An interview with book app designer Roxie Munro

    An interview with book app designer Roxie Munro

    In the next few weeks the Youth Services (YS) Department will be debuting two new iPads which will be dedicated to our early literacy initiatives. The YS staff has been discussing all the fabulous apps that are available and we are excited to get started with our new endeavor. This got me thinking about different devices and book apps, and what makes a great book app for children.

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:00am
    ASantos
  • Women's history month events

    Women's history month events

    On March 8, 1908, 15,000 working women garment workers marched on New York City’s Lower East Side to demand better hours and pay, an act that many point to as the birth of International Women’s Day (though that particular date was not set until 1913). In 1978, Sonoma County decided to expand International Women’s Day to Women’s History Week. The idea spread and, by 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to one month, declaring March Women’s History Month.

    Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 1:47pm
    KDorman
  • Axis360 eBooks

    Please explore the newest resource in Princeton Public Library's ever-expanding eLibrary: Axis360 eBooks. Axis360 offers full-color, full-layout eBooks for computers, laptops, eBook readers, tablets, and smartphones. Our growing collection includes fiction and non-fiction for adults, children, and teens.

    Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 1:45pm
    ALevie
    axis360, ebooks, elibrary
  • A library in your pocket: the evolution of the phone

    A library in your pocket: the evolution of the phone

    On March 7,  1876 Alexander Graham Bell was granted patent number 174,465 for his "Telegraphy" design.  Three days later he successfully transmitted these famous words: "Mr Watson—Come here—I want to see you" to his assistant, Thomas Watson. The telephone has gone through many changes in the 137 years since the granting of the patent, and today it is a virtual library in your pocket.

    Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 1:34pm
    PBromberg
  • Managing your holds online

    Managing your holds online

    In January, I posted about how to place a hold online. Your hold list consists of those items that you have already placed on hold. You can check their status, cancel, suspend  or reactivate them all from the comfort of your own home.

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 7:00am
    LStJohn
  • Be the first to know

    Simon & Schuster recently held a breakfast for librarians to showcase its summer list. A way to build buzz and generate excitement for the objects of our desire (books!), these publishing events are a highly anticipated outing. Below are some titles to look out for. They're not in our catalog yet, but rest assured, they will be.

    Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 5:30pm
    KFriberg
    books, summer reading
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