• Transformations

    I have spent the last four years trying to do everything that I can to ensure that my beliefs are mirrored by my actions. The one truth I’ve learned through this process is that there is always room for improvement.

    Monday, August 12, 2013 - 3:30pm
  • Bookmarks: one is never enough

    Coming up with a blog post is a bit like planning a dinner party. A week or so before, I start thinking about the theme, developing and discarding a variety of ideas, always wondering what will have appeal. As with most things, when I am thinking about something else, the solution becomes apparent.

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 6:00am
    bookmarks, books, reading
  • Everybody eats

    Everybody eats

    If you’ve spent time watching "Sesame Street" with a child, you probably remember the Joe Raposo song called “Everybody Eats." As the song says, eating is part of everybody’s life.  Whether you eat to live or live to eat, you might be interested in classes offered at Princeton Public Library where you can explore online offerings to enhance your appreciation of all things food and drink.

    Monday, August 5, 2013 - 7:00am
  • A blog post about nothing

    A blog post about nothing

    Answer: Uncle Leo, Kenny Bania, Jack Klompus, Izzy Mendelbaum, and Bob Sacamano
    Question: Who are five recurring characters on the long-running series Seinfeld? 

    Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 12:07am
  • Bookends


    In the past year we have been shifting many collections at the library and all this movement made me ponder something that keeps the collections still: bookends. They are so utilitarian and unassuming that you may be surprised to hear there are over 4,100 bookends working silently day and night at the library to stop everything from falling over.

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 6:00am
    bookends, books, bookshelves
  • 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 - 5:00am
  • 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 - 7:00am
  • 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 - 10:59am
    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 - 6:00am
  • 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 - 6:00am
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