• If you haven't ridden a camel...

    If you haven't ridden a camel...

    There's nothing like the firsthand experience of visiting another culture.  Meeting local residents, tasting exotic flavors, visiting historic sites, viewing different architecture, all play an important role in the travel experience. Capturing the journey with photographs is a way of preserving the memories, and also sharing them.

    Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:00am
  • Apps for foodies

    Apps for foodies

    Did you know that when it comes to grocery shopping or finding the perfect recipe, there's an app for that? If you have a tablet or smartphone, choosing weeknight meals, sharing your edible creations, or planning a dinner party have never been easier. Here are a few of my favorite apps that can help bring out the inner chef in all of us.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 9:00am
    App, cooking, food, Smartphone, tablet
  • Jar of dreams

    Jar of dreams

    As we begin the new year the air is filled with talk of resolutions. Many of us are taking this time to consider what we have accomplished and what adventures lie ahead. At our recent TEDxYouth@PrincetonLibrary, I had the honor of getting to know a lot of young people and to hear their dreams for the future.

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:00am
  • Princeton's living room

    The hectic holiday season is finally over and before I start working on my new year's resolutions (all of which I will break by the end of the month) I need to relax. Unfortunately the only spot to relax in my house is usually covered with my kid's Legos, toy trains, and half-finished craft projects. Once again the library comes to the rescue! There are nooks all over the building with comfy chairs perfect for reading and relaxing. I want to point out three of my favorite spots and invite everyone to take some time to just sit and chill (or warm up) here at PPL.

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 1:22pm
    building, fireplace
  • A great year in Youth Services

    A great year in Youth Services

    When I realized my next blog was going to be posted on New Year’s Eve, I knew I had to write about the wonderful year we had up on the third floor. Youth Services is always a bustling place, sometimes so busy that we often lose sight of just what happens on a day-to-day basis.

    Monday, December 31, 2012 - 1:32pm
  • A great app for the Nook

    A great app for the Nook

    Good news for Nook owners! It's no longer necessary to download eBooks from the library's digital collection to your computer and then transfer them to your mobile device. Now, there is an app for that.

    Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 9:00am
  • Battle of the Nutcrackers

    Battle of the Nutcrackers

    Every year Ovation television station airs a “Battle of the Nutcrackers.”  The channel features a different production of the Nutcracker every week in December and viewers are invited to vote for their favorite rendition online.

    Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 5:53pm
  • Armchair travel

    Armchair travel

    I admit it, I love to travel. If time and money were no object, I would be on the road exploring new parts of the world and seeking new adventures more than I would be home. But, alas that is a fantasy for another life. Instead, I look for other ways to satisfy my travel interests. 

    Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 9:00am
    books, travel
  • PPL's best book picks

    PPL's best book picks

    This is the time of year when “best book” lists are everywhere. Professional critics aside, the hallmarks of what makes a book stand out can vary wildly for individual readers. Recently, we conducted a staff “best books of 2012” survey, and while the results were scattered, there was one book that garnered multiple votes for best mystery or thriller.

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 9:00am
  • Goodbye Ravi

    Goodbye Ravi

    Famed sitar player and music legend Ravi Shankar passed away this week at the grand old age of 92. Dubbed "The Godfather of World Music" by ex-Beatle and longtime friend George Harrison, Shankar was an unlikely international music star whose sitar playing introduced millions to the beautiful ragas (melodies) and talas (rhythms) of Indian music.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 6:43pm
    biographies, databases, music
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