• A new library for a new Princeton

    Princeton’s recent consolidation also meant a big change for the library.  Since 1961 we’ve operated as a Joint Free Public Library, one of six in NJ, chartered to serve the residents of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township. But we could no longer be a joint library and serve just one town so we’ve re-incorporated as a municipal library, now legally known as the Free Public Library of Princeton. We’re still planning to use the friendlier “Princeton Public Library” or “Library” in our communications with you and the world.

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 11:06pm
    LBurger
  • Book it

    In the market for a good book? Taking a trip, and looking for some travel guides? Take a few minutes and try Book It, a new service to help you discover your next favorite book, or just what you need before you take that trip to Italy. We will deliver a list of suggested titles based on information you provide within a week's time.

    Monday, April 29, 2013 - 5:00am
    KFriberg
    books
  • Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 2013

    Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 2013

    The Princeton Public Library has over 300 volunteers! With their dedication to the library and to the Princeton community, our volunteers help make our library one of the best in the country! Each year we host a breakfast for our volunteers to let them know how much we appreciate everything they do.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 6:00am
    JHauge
  • Introducing Olivier Tallec

    Introducing Olivier Tallec

    If you come to the library on Saturday, April 27, don’t be surprised to hear some French or English with a strong French accent. The Princeton Public Library, in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., welcomes one of the most popular French illustrators for children: Olivier Tallec.

    Friday, April 19, 2013 - 5:00am
  • Discovering NYC

    Discovering NYC

    Earlier this month, the Friends of the Princeton Public Library hosted a wonderful bus tour to "Old New York," exploring the architecture and culture of the complex city written about in the classic novels of Edith Wharton and Henry James. For anyone who would like to continue (or begin!) their journey of discovering the history of this most beloved and fascinating metropolis, here are a couple of recommendations to get you started:

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 6:00am
    EBess
  • Sometimes the difference

    Sometimes the difference

    Sometimes the difference between a good library and a great library is a pair of wandering minstrels.

    Monday, April 15, 2013 - 12:00pm
    KDorman
  • Spring renewal

    Spring is finally here and we are in the mood for some refreshing and renewing at the library. Please stop by and check out our new tables and chairs for your reading, relaxing, and conversing enjoyment. Join me on a brief tour of some of the most recent changes at the library.

    On the first floor behind the Welcome Desk we now have this fabulous collection of hexagonal chairs and side tables. To me they look a bit Star-Trek or maybe mid-70s talk show...very cool and retro. This is the perfect spot for some quiet group conversation.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 1:39pm
    ALevie
  • What's in a name?

    What's in a name?

    If you visited Youth Services on the third floor of the library over the past few weeks, you know that we were deep into voting season.  It’s not November…

    Pictured is our library lion, the star of a new Youth Services program.  Over the next few weeks, we will begin lending the lion to children, encouraging them to read, write, and play creatively.  For more on the program or to indicate interest in adopting the lion for a few days, please visit our site.

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 6:00am
    HLee
    Youth Services
  • Play ball!

    Play ball!

    One of my favorite jokes from a David Letterman monologue is: "Yesterday was opening day for Major League Baseball which can only mean one thing: The Cleveland Indians are mathematically eliminated." Any long-suffering sports fan can relate to the pathos and humor in Letterman’s comment. I am a fan of the New York Mets and grew up watching them through the seventies and eighties when they did not enjoy much success.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 12:16pm
    PBromberg
  • Mad, mad, '60s world

    Mad, mad, '60s world

    The new season of Mad Men starts on April 7th. If, like me, you fell in love with Mad Men from the beginning, you are anxiously awaiting what is supposed to be the penultimate season.

    Monday, April 1, 2013 - 6:00am
    LStJohn
    1960's, cookbooks, mad men
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