• Bonding over films

    Bonding over films

    As my daughter packs for her first semester of college, I've become a little sentimental and have thought about some of the special times we've spent together recently. We have visited The Guggenheim Museum, The Frick Collection, the Cape May Zoo and downtown Cape May. We've gone out to eat, walked in parks, and, of course, done more than a little shopping together.

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:26am
    DVD, movies
  • Getting to brighter days

    Getting to brighter days

    For many, the challenges of life are what make the day exciting; for others, those same challenges can seem dreadfully insurmountable. While the quest for that ever-elusive answer to why things are the way they are can be debilitating at times, maybe comfort comes in knowing that you are not alone. The Princeton community is filled with resources to support you and those you care about when facing struggles of mental illness, grief, loss, and other hardships.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 5:53pm
    mental health
  • It doesn't have to end here: series fiction

    It doesn't have to end here: series fiction

    We all know the feeling that strikes when a good book is drawing to a close. We wait with bated breath for the conclusion while at the same time wishing the ending would never come. Fear not, for there's a simple solution to this predicament. Delve into a series and you can experience the pleasure of a well thought out story while knowing that the end is not forever; the beloved world and its characters await in the next installment. There's something for everyone in the following list, which covers series in several genres of fiction.

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 5:00am
  • Win with #PPLreads14

    Win with #PPLreads14

    Have you had your head buried in a book this summer? Make August your month to win prizes for your efforts and participate in this year's adult summer reading club. Every Friday, one lucky reader wins gift certificates to Savory Spice Shop (one bottle of spice) and The Bent Spoon (one free ice cream) plus a free book. 

    Hashtag Us

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:00am
  • Slam dunk

    At our third annual Salsa Slam last night, mellow, tradtional, old-school salsas prevailed over flashy and spicy varieties — and when all of the tasting and voting were over, two newcomers walked away with the top prizes.

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 4:31pm
  • Book a Trip

    Book a Trip

    Are you planning a vacation? Are you wondering how to keep the kids amused on a long car trip? Stop by the Youth Services department and let us help. Our “Book a Trip” is one of the many services we offer to provide you a great library experience.

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 7:00am
  • Book ahead with The Goldfinch

    Book ahead with The Goldfinch

    I'm on page 31 of "The Goldfinch." Only 753 pages to go until the meeting of the library's fiction book group in November. That translates to a solid three months to complete my journey into the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that's received more than its share of attention.

    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 3:47pm
  • Reel life

    Reel life

    This year marks the 11th year we are hosting the Princeton Student Film and Video Festival, on July 16 and July 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A visual smorgasbord of sights, sounds, music and motion, this curated film buffet has a mix of genres and themes. We promise two evenings of unique, entertaining and thought provoking movies, offered by 19 youthful filmmakers.

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:05am
  • September's buzz books

    September's buzz books

    Your beach bag might be filled with books to carry you through the summer, but it's never too early to start thinking about what you'd like to read for the fall. Many of us at the library recently attended the annual Book Expo America conference, where we learned about the great books publishing in the months to come and which titles are receiving the biggest chatter within the book industry. Here are a few buzz-worthy titles coming out in September that you might like to add to your reading list.

    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:04am
  • Gifts from the sea

    Gifts from the sea

    For the past few weeks someone (or maybe more than one person) has been leaving shells on the library shelves. The shells are beautiful, as you can see from the picture of just some of them, and quite clean. These "gifts" raise many questions. Who is doing this? Why would someone come into the library mutiple times and leave these for other people to find? Is there any significance to the placement of the shells?

    So many questions. Answers are less forthcoming.

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 1:08am
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