• Staff spotlight: Manny Diaz

    Staff spotlight: Manny Diaz

    In a revival of our once-popular "Get to Know Us" blog posts, I caught up with Princeton Public Library building monitor Manny Diaz for an interview. Manny works part time making sure the building, staff, and customers are safe. If you visit the library during the evening or on the weekend you've probably seen him around!

    Q: How long have you worked at PPL?
    MD: Going on eight years.

    Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 6:00pm
    library staff
  • 2013 Staff picks in pictures

    2013 Staff picks in pictures

    What is the best book you've read this year? Need to refresh your memory? The lists are beginning to roll out. Additionally, there are always the award winners. In the land of fiction,  "Good Lord Bird" by James McBride (our second Princeton Reads author, circa 2006) is this year's National Book Award winner.

    Friday, November 22, 2013 - 7:00am
    books, staff picks
  • Free birds, a.k.a. Vegetarian Thanksgiving

    I often hear people talking about that one Thanksgiving guest who is “a vegetarian," and the question surfaces, “What can I serve him?”  If you think about it, though, after the roast beast, most of the other dishes are actually vegetarian and vegan, because after all, it is a celebration of the harvest, and of families, and friends coming together. The roast beast is ‘kind of’ extra.

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 4:08pm
    cookbooks, holidays
  • Get the lowdown on downloading

    Get the lowdown on downloading

    Downloading eBooks is like riding a bike. It takes a lot of practice to get going, but once you do, you never look back. Because it can be a tricky process to learn and many people look to the library for assistance (which we encourage!), we offer classes to download eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. In the past, these classes had been challenging to personalize, with two staff members assisting up to ten individuals at a time, each with a different type of mobile device and in need of customized downloading instructions.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00am
  • What are they doing in there?

    What are they doing in there?

    On Veterans Day, Princeton Public Library was closed, but staff did not have the day off. If you walked through Hinds Plaza during the daylight hours on Monday, you may have noticed a fully occupied Community Room. What were library staff members doing while they weren’t checking out and checking in materials, cataloging and ordering for the collection, fielding questions, and helping with computers? It’s no big secret, just our annual Staff Development Day.

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 3:51pm
  • Stealing books never looked so good

    Stealing books never looked so good

    Have you seen the trailer for "The Book Thief" yet? This highly-anticipated film adaptation of Markus Zusak's novel, starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, will be released on November 15th and has already received a torrent of praise and Oscar buzz.

    Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:00am
  • Chocolate chip or something more exciting

    Chocolate chip or something more exciting

    For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed baking a variety of different sweets and candies. Above all I enjoy baking and eating cookies. Nothing, in my opinion, beats a warm cookie. They can be one of the easiest and quickest deserts to make while being delectably irresistible.

    Monday, November 4, 2013 - 5:00am
    cookbooks, food, foodies
  • Landing Q

    Landing Q

    When the committee that decides such things was discussing the next Princeton Reads book and the idea of “The Silver Linings Playbook” was floated, we were all intrigued. The committee thought this book had the potential to spark a community-wide discussion of little-discussed mental health issues, particularly stigma.

    Friday, November 1, 2013 - 8:44am
  • Meet Sonny

    Meet Sonny

    Who is Sonny, you ask, and why would I want to meet him? Sonny is an English Golden Retriever and the latest addition to our after-school Reading Lab program. Sonny, a certified therapy dog visits the third floor each Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 pm with his owner Milada Meli-Jones.

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 5:00am
  • Zombies, zombies and more zombies

    Zombies, zombies and more zombies

    Have you jumped on the zombie-craze bandwagon yet? If not, Halloween season is the perfect time to get started. Even if you are an undead afficionado, the following list contains even more great thrills to read, watch, and listen to - all of them available here at the Princeton Public Library!


    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 5:00pm
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