• Learning French

    Learning French

    Our 12-year-old is studying French at school, and as a result, she and my husband have been practicing their French conversation every night.  They also decided to try to watch one French film a week. “Fantastique!” I chimed in, “Le Biblioteque avais un coleccion grand!” My daughter corrected me, “Ils ont une grande collection” she said smiling at my effort.

    Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:00am
  • 2012 Princeton "bestsellers"

    We are quickly approaching the end of 2012 and there is no shortage of best-books-of-the-year lists. I hope you will bear with me for a few more lists of the most popular books this past year at the Princeton Public Library. Below are four categories of the top 10 highest-circulating fiction, nonfiction, children's fiction, and children's nonfiction books.

    Starting with fiction, I'm not surprised to see the list dominated by mysteries and suspense novels but I am happy to see one famous local author.

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 9:00am
    books, popular
  • Preparing students with disabilities for college success

    Preparing students with disabilities for college success

    Students face many challenges as they approach leaving home and entering college. For those with disabilities and their families, these challenges and other changes (known and unknown) can be much more difficult. College learning disabilities specialist Elizabeth Hamblet addresses these concerns this week (Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.) in her presentation “Preparing Students with Disabilities for College.”

    Monday, December 3, 2012 - 2:00pm
  • Home repair & remodeling

    Home repair & remodeling

    Though it has been a month since Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey, many of us are still picking up from the damage and destruction to our homes, businesses, and communities.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 9:00am
  • Assistive technology

    Assistive technology

    When the word “digital” is used in the library or literary world, one automatically thinks of e-books, apps, e-readers, etc. While I agree that all these technologies are vital and important, I am also interested in the assistive technologies that are currently available but not frequently discussed.

    Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:00am
  • Hot audiobooks from OneClickDigital

    Hot audiobooks from OneClickDigital

    Listening to books just keeps getting better. I always have at least one audiobook in progress on my “reading shelf.” Recently I’ve started borrowing audiobooks from Princeton Public Library’s OneClickDigital collection. No more shuffling CD discs in the car stereo; my phone holds my audiobooks. They travel where I go and OneClick’s new iOS, Android, and Kindle apps make it easy to play them whenever I have a moment to listen.

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 9:00am
  • Renewing items online

    Renewing items online

    My third post about online accounts explains how to renew your items.  Once you have logged in you will be brought to the main page of your account (see my previous post to find out how to register your account and log in for the first time).

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 9:00am
    BiblioCommons, renew
  • Election night at the library

    Election night at the library

    Every four years, the community gathers at Princeton Public Library to watch the presidential election returns come in, and November 6 marked our third go-round with this tradition. More than 125 people gathered in the community room, where we tuned in to CNN to watch the vote tallies and analyze the results with our election night commentator, Ingrid Reed. At the same time, PPL staffers were busy checking Twitter feeds for early calls on each state’s results while tweeting to others in the community about what was happening at the library.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 9:00am
    community, Election
  • Walk on the Wild side

    Walk on the Wild side

    In preparation of the next meeting of Books on Tap, I flipped open "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed to continue where I had left off.

    Monday, November 12, 2012 - 9:00am
  • Be the change: TEDxYouth

    Be the change: TEDxYouth

    Ask a teenager, “What is your unique vision for the future?” It’s no surprise that local teens have answers to this question and want to share their thoughts, dreams, and plans with the community. As part of Princeton Public Library’s TEDxYouth event, “Imagine the Future,” on November 16, we have eight teens presenting talks about their passions and showcasing their visions for how their generation can change the world for the better.

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 9:00am
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