• A day at the museum

    A day at the museum

    There are few things more stunning and iconic than the Blue Whale at New York's American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Created from 21,000 pounds of fiberglass and measuring 94 feet long, the whale is the centerpiece of the world-renowned institution and is a must-see for the millions of people that visit every year.

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:00am
  • #PPLTech


    The library's technology instructors are a talented group who are experts in the topics they teach. They come from a variety of backgrounds including librarians, a private school technology teacher, a college level information technology instructor, media specialists in private industry and at an Ivy League school, and a social media consultant. Always enthusiastic to show the public what new trends are emerging, the instructors frequently develop new classes.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:00am
    tech classes
  • Admission prices

    Admission prices

    That there are 15 people on the hold list for Frank Bruni's new book, "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania" is not surprising to me. If anything, I would have expected the number to be much higher.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:29pm
  • Staff spotlight: Seth Berens

    Staff spotlight: Seth Berens

    In continuation of our popular "Get to Know Us" blog posts, I caught up with Princeton Public Library staffer Seth Berens for an interview, looking to get the scoop on his time spent both in and out of the library. Seth works full time in the Lending Services department on the first floor where he oversees check-in of materials, processes missing and damaged items and assists customers, among other tasks. If you visit the first floor checkout desk or use the self-checkout stations you've probably seen him around!

    Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:23am
    interview, library staff, Q&A
  • The tax clock is ticking

    The tax clock is ticking

    Have you put off preparing your tax returns? It's not too late. Appointments at the library with AARP tax volunteers are still available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Monday, April 13. The volunteers will be on hand at the library to prepare and file your personal New Jersey and/or federal tax returns.

    Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:43pm
    aarp, programs, taxes
  • Book buzz: 'An Untamed State'

    Book buzz: 'An Untamed State'

    "An Untamed State" by Roxane Gay begins as any fairy tale would, with, "Once upon a time, in a far-off land..." And, the expanse between it, and any fairy tale with which you are familiar, is wider than anything you can imagine. Gay takes the Brothers Grimm to an entirely new level.

    Monday, April 6, 2015 - 11:49am
  • Christopher Reeve Theater and Dramatic Arts Collection: A hidden gem

    Christopher Reeve Theater and Dramatic Arts Collection: A hidden gem

    Actors, writers, students and anyone with an interest in the performing arts will find a treasure trove of books in the library's Quiet Room. The books make up the Christopher Reeve Theater and Dramatic Arts Collection, created in honor of the actor, director, writer and activist who grew up in Princeton and attended Princeton Day School.

    Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:02am
    books, collection
  • Battle of the books

    Battle of the books

    While March Madness is now down to the final four, thing are just heating up in Youth Services. Between now and April 8, come on up to the third floor, where you may vote in our “brackets” for the champion of the 2015 Battle of the Books. Our staff chose 32 of their favorite picture books, both classics and newer titles, and we’re putting them up for a vote.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:15pm
  • True confessions of a readers' advisor

    True confessions of a readers' advisor

    People often ask for reading recommendations whether I'm on the job or off. It's part of my job description as a readers' services librarian. I haven't read every book I've suggested. For some, it's hard to fathom that you'd be able to suggest a book when you haven't even cracked the cover. Discovery, detective work, serendipity, daily conversations with readers, as well as diligent reading and keeping a close eye on publishing trends are the key ingredients to successful recommendations.

    Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 6:00am
  • Learn to blog on spring break

    Learn to blog on spring break

    The library has several upcoming opportunities for middle school student to put their screen time toward something new. During the week of March 30, we are offering sessions for building a blog site. Middle school students will build a Wordpress website on a topic of their choice. Each session will include instruction, as well as hands-on experimentation. Session topics include planning your site, WordPress basics, incorporating pictures and other media, and more.

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:00am
    tech classes
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