• Search smarter, not harder

    Do you ever hit a wall when searching online - looking for something you know is out there but just can't seem to find? If you use Princeton Public Library's online catalog frequently (or even if you don't) I'm here to unveil some expert tips that'll make your search for library materials quicker, easier, and more specific.

    Monday, July 29, 2013 - 4:00am
  • Are we there yet?

    Are we there yet?

    Anyone who has ever traveled with a young person has heard that question repeatedly. It’s difficult to keep children amused on long trips and there is only so much of the license plate game one can take. The Youth Services department offers a unique service called Book a Trip.

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 6:00am
  • Why YA?

    Why YA?

    As Princeton continues to swelter through this summer’s seemingly interminable heat, it's sometimes too hot to do any real work. So, like any good southerner, I did what we do best during the heat, which is get a cold beverage (iced coffee is a good substitute if no decent sweet tea can be found) and shoot the breeze with my fellow librarians. Of course, being librarians, our talk quickly turned to books and the always knotty question of what makes a good young adult (YA) book.

    Monday, July 22, 2013 - 9:59am
    books, reading, teens, Young Adult
  • A picture is worth...

    A picture is worth...

    ...awesome prizes? As suggested by that famous phrase we all know, maybe a picture is worth a thousand words. But this summer at the library, it could also be worth so much more: treats from The Bent Spoon, gift certificates to Labyrinth Books, advanced reader copies of yet-to-be-published books, and a lunch for four at Elements!

    Friday, July 19, 2013 - 5:00am
  • Molybdenum, or element 42

    Molybdenum, or element 42

    At 80, Oliver Sacks is mercury. Last year, aged 79, he was gold. In a New York Times opinion piece published last week, “The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding.),” the famed professor of neurology and author ruminates about his life in connection with elements, mortality, and, yes, the joy of it all.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 5:00am
  • Summer reading goes social

    This year there are so many ways that you can participate in our summer reading program for adults (and win prizes)!  You can enter by filling out a raffle ticket at one of our Groundbreaking programs happening all summer long, e-mail a written review, upload a picture of you and your book to Instagram and tag it with #PPLreads13 so we can find it, or Continue reading

    Monday, July 8, 2013 - 5:00am
  • Go tech this summer

    Go tech this summer

    Have you attended any of the library's technology classes? Whether you have yet, or not, this summer is the perfect time to sit in on a session! While it's hot outdoors, enjoy the cool space of our technology center, which is home to 12 state-of-the-art iMacs. During the months of July and August, we're offering 30 classes, so you'll surely find some that you're interested in.

    The courses include some of our most popular topics:

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 5:00am
    classes, computer, technology
  • Summer diversions

    I love summer: warm days, happy splashing at the pool, bees buzzing around lush gardens, gatherings of friends and family, and watching the fireflies intermittently light up the night.

    Monday, June 24, 2013 - 5:00am
  • The perfect kind of date

    The perfect kind of date

    Recently, a few PPL staff members had the good fortune to attend Book Expo America, an annual gathering of publishers, editors, booksellers, librarians and superfans of reading. It's sort of like fashion week for the book industry, where publishers pull out all of the stops in an effort to reveal and promote the books they are most excited about for the upcoming months.

    Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 5:00am
  • Goin' mobile: new catalog app launches today

    If you're reading this on a smartphone - and our analytics tell us increasing numbers of you are - you now have an even better way to access library materials and manage your library account.

    Monday, June 17, 2013 - 11:59am
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