• Using PPL databases: JSTOR

    Using PPL databases: JSTOR

    The library has access to so many databases that it can be hard to start using even one. In this series I’d like to introduce a few of the popular and interesting databases to which the library subscribes. To begin, I’ll show you my own personal favorite, the historical research database, JSTOR.

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 6:00am
  • What can I read next?

    What can I read next?

    Looking for reading recommendations? We have a new resource for you: the LibraryReads collection, featuring ten new titles each month chosen by librarians across the country. Every month librarians nominate forthcoming books across all genres (including fiction, Young Adult fiction, and nonfiction) as their favorite new titles. The ten books that get the most nominations become the LibraryReads list for that month.

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 8:31am
  • Calling all students: be a trashion star!

    Calling all students: be a trashion star!

    The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is just over a month away, and the library is already gearing up with some excellent programming to complement the screenings and discussions taking place. We are excited to announce the first ever PEFF Trashion Show - a fashion show of original designs made from items that would otherwise have been discarded or recycled - on Saturday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. And Princeton-area students, we need you to help us make it spectacular.

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 1:00pm
  • Winter reads

    Winter reads

    We're stuck in the deep freeze, and that doesn't seem likely to change for awhile. So why not embrace the season by harmonizing the setting of your book with the weather outside? The following list showcases stories set in cold, snowy environments, much like the one beyond your window.

    Friday, February 6, 2015 - 6:00am
    cold, Fiction, winter
  • #PPLTech


    If you want to learn more about cloud computing or searching online securely, visit the library. Led by our very own PPL IT gurus, we are offering various sessions that highlight the new technologies to help you decide what's right for you.

    Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 6:00am
  • Turning garden dreams into reality

    Turning garden dreams into reality

    The first week of February is here, and Punxsutawney Phil tells us the news that spring will not be arriving early and we must endure six more weeks of winter. The Friends of the Library have turned their minds towards spring, and, with it, one of everyone’s favorite warm weather activities – gardening.

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 6:00am
  • Chasing EC

    Chasing EC

    In the ephemeral world of social media, weeks can seem like centuries. So you may have missed our mini social media push to get Elvis Costello to appear on Hinds Plaza on April 18 in a Record Store Day event with Princeton Record Exchange.

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 5:52pm
  • An eye on children's book prizes

    An eye on children's book prizes

    People clamor over the Golden Globes and the Oscars, but librarians, especially youth services librarians wait, rather impatiently, for the names of the children's book award winners, which are announced at the American Library Association's midwinter conference. This year's event will take place on February 2 from McCormick Place in Chicago and will feature the winners of the Caldecott, Newbery, Sibert, and Coretta Scott King awards.

    Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5:27pm
  • Stand up, Citizen

    Stand up, Citizen

    For the first time in the history of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards, one title, "Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine, has been nominated in two categories: Poetry and Criticism.

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:50pm
    Awards, Book Awards, books
  • Five tips for a better computer

    Five tips for a better computer

    John LeMasney, a technologist, consultant and designer-developer, has become one the library's valued instructors, teaching classes like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Evernote, and more. He has gained a bit of a following and reputation for being someone to ask for anything computer-related. Lucky for us, John has agreed to share his top five tips for making your computer faster and more organized.

    Friday, January 16, 2015 - 6:00am
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