• The artist currently known as James McPhillips

    The artist currently known as James McPhillips

    If you have spent any time in Princeton recently you have probably seen a drawing of the musician Prince with "TON" written below it on a bumper sticker or t-shirt. This play on image/word was created by local artist and frequent library visitor James McPhillips. He currently has a solo show of this image and more "serious" art at Small World Coffee on Nassau Street.

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:00am
  • Flirting with a change of diet

    Flirting with a change of diet

    Vegan. Despite my own vegan flirtations the word sounds almost militant to my ears. As if this change of diet should be accompanied by a manifesto, too drastic to do 'just 'cause'. Not so. There are many delicious and healthful foods that are 'vegan' and it's worth checking out our wide range of cookbooks just to see all the interesting options available. Whether you are looking for something new or contemplating a change of diet, there are a lot of ways we can help.

    Monday, February 11, 2013 - 7:00am
  • Lost English king identified

    Lost English king identified

    “Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sun of York,” so quoth Shakespeare’s King Richard III.  Richard was the last Yorkist king of England, whose death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 ended the Wars of the Roses and marked the beginning of Tudor rule.

    Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:00am
  • Check out our digital magazines

    Check out our digital magazines

    In addition to ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, and digital music, we now offer a digital magazine collection of over 70 popular titles, including "The Economist," "Consumer Reports," "Elle," "Popular Photography," "Martha Stewart Living," "Bloomberg Businessweek," "Esquire," "Shape," "Newsweek," and "Food Network Magazine," that can be easily viewed on a computer or downloaded to a mobile device. And it's all free with your PPL library card.

    Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 7:00am
  • The Youth Media Awards

    The Youth Media Awards

    The morning of the Youth Media awards (i.e. Newbery, Caldecott, Printz) is always an anxious time for a youth services librarian. Committee members are up and out early heading to the press booth at the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. This year the conference was held in Seattle and the awards were presented on a damp and chilly morning a very early morning, too.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:00am
  • The new and improved eLibraryNJ

    The new and improved eLibraryNJ

    If you haven’t recently had a chance to visit our downloadable eBook and audiobook website, eLibrarynj.com, you might not be aware of the many improvements implemented last week. ELibraryNJ has been completely redesigned to be more user-friendly in order to make the downloading process more accessible to all patrons, not just the tech savvy ones. Narrowing down your search results is now a much easier feat enabling you to find the perfect book.

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 7:00am
  • Library tech stats

    Library tech stats

    With all of the news about technology and how it constantly grows, changes, and expands, did you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at the library? Technology is a critical component of the 21st century library, and we have the stats to prove it!

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 8:00am
  • Courageously saying, I do

    Courageously saying, I do

    Are you up for a challenge? Resolutions, vows, declarations abound, year in and year out. The courage to simply do the things you promise to do can elude you for years, or a lifetime.

    Monday, January 28, 2013 - 7:29am
    Resolutions, travel
  • Page to Stage

    Page to Stage

    Several years ago our library was fortunate to receive a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support more humanities-centric programming and resources. The $500,000 challenge grant, matched with $1.5 million in local private support, now provides a steady source of income for the library program team’s effort to provide creative and engaging programs. 

    Recent program offerings include

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 1:58pm
  • Placings holds online

    Placings holds online

    The first thing that I like to do before placing a hold on an item is to log in to my library account. I like to do this first because if you are not logged into your account when you try to place your hold, you will be prompted to log in while you are in the middle of placing your hold.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 9:00am
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