• These are a few of our 65 Things

    These are a few of our 65 Things

    In a town of lifelong learners, we have the perfect post-holiday free event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 65 Things at 65 Witherspoon will offer you a chance to learn something new. Now, we're not talking about closed and exact differential forms in multivariable calculus or the influence of Gongora's "Soledades" on the poetry of the Latin American Vanguard. We're skewing toward the practical here.

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 7:45pm
  • Calling all poets

    Calling all poets

    The Princeton Public Library aims to be the community's living room—and maybe its refrigerator door as well? The library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is starting a new, monthly, literary publication, SPARK, that gives students in kindergarten through eighth grade an opportunity to showcase their original work.

    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 2:45pm
  • Top 10 music CDs of 2014

    Top 10 music CDs of 2014

    The end of the year is fast approaching and the world is awash in "Best of 2014" lists. I'm sure you have seen plenty of lists for best books, music, movies, and TV shows by now. Please indulge me as I present another list for 2014: the most popular CDs of the year at the library. The ranking is based on the total number of circulations (a.k.a. check-outs) for the following titles. It's interesting to note that CDs remain very popular here despite all the newer ways people listen to music. Please also indulge me some brief editorial comments about the music on this list.

    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 6:00am
    CDs, music, Top 10
  • Tech help for the holidays

    Tech help for the holidays

    Are you giving or getting a new device this holiday season? Perhaps you already own a tablet, laptop or smartphone and haven't yet taken the plunge into the world of digital downloading. If accessing eLibrary content is foreign territory to you or your loved ones, never fear! The Princeton Public Library is here to help.

    Monday, December 22, 2014 - 3:15pm
  • Value at your fingertips

    Value at your fingertips

    Let’s face it, financial investing can be intimidating, confusing and complicated. Why not let the library make the process easier for you? Check out Value Line Investment Survey Online, now available to you from the comfort of your own home with a simple click of the mouse.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:00am
  • All we want for Christmas is this

    All we want for Christmas is this

    Standing in line under an umbrella with my daughter waiting for Santa, her nose met mine. People roamed the streets, giving out candy canes and small stuffed animals. No one gave her one. "I want to be shorter, again."

    Monday, December 8, 2014 - 2:53pm
    books, holidays
  • Knit for others

    Knit for others

    Next time you are in the library, check out the clothesline at the Welcome Desk. The 5th annual Knit for Others program is well underway and a dedicated group of generous knitters has supplied us with a wide variety of knitted items for donation. We are always looking for more knitters so if you have time, please contribute an item or two.

    This year we are focusing on collecting hand knitted or crocheted items for our youngest neighbors who need warm and fuzzy winter wear. So far we have hat and mitten sets, child friendly scarves, sweaters, and even a few afghans.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
    donation, knitting, winter
  • Cooking chez Dorie

    Cooking chez Dorie

    "Miam-miam" is the appreciative exclamation you'll hear in Paris, as a delicious mouthful of food is consumed. To the American ear it even sounds like "yum, yum." Dorie Greenspan brings the art and craft of French cooking to life in her books as she shares recipes culled from 16 years of part-time Paris residency.

    Monday, December 1, 2014 - 2:19pm
  • Thankful, adj. feeling or expressing thanks or gratitude

    During moments of quiet, which are fleeting this time of year, I reflect on what I'm thankful for in life. We say we're thankful, but what does thankful really mean? I decided to look up the definition of thankful in The Oxford English Dictionary. Here's what resonates:

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 6:00am
    OED, thankful
  • Kitchen confident-ial

    Kitchen confident-ial

    The holidays are the perfect time for at-home chefs to shine and display their enviable talents. After all, there's nothing that can impress a crowd quite like a delicious home-cooked feast. But this time of year can also be extremely daunting for those of us who are still trying to figure out the difference between broiling, braising, baking, and browning. Here are some cookbooks that truly start with the basics (how to boil water, anyone?) and include recipes that can make even the most novice cook more confident in the kitchen.

    Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:00am
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