• The Library Store

    The Library Store

    Cozily tucked under the grand staircase of the library is The Library Store. For quite some time the Friends of the Library have used this space as a bookstore. The Friends take donations of gently used books, audiobooks on CD, DVDs and music CDs. They sort through the donations, price them, organize them in catagories and shelve them in their bookstore. The proceeds from the store are given to the library to purchase all sorts of new materials.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:01pm
  • Books about books and readers

    Books about books and readers

    For book lovers, there’s nothing better than immersing yourself in a story that is centered on books and reading. The following list features fiction and non-fiction titles about books and the people who love them.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 5:00am
    books, reading, reading list
  • Recipes you can trust

    Recipes you can trust

    Recently, I have been on the hunt for recipes that are not only impressive, but also reliable. When I have company over for dinner, I tend to make the same few dishes over, and over again, knowing they are failsafe and delicious, but lately I have become somewhat tired of the same old recipes. Knowing the upcoming months will be company-filled I thought it was time for some new meal ideas.

    Monday, September 8, 2014 - 6:00am
    cookbooks, food, foodies
  • What is #fuseday anyway?

    The short answer to the question in the headline is "Tuesday." Starting Sept. 9, Tuesday will become #fuseday as we spotlight the many capabilities of our Brainfuse learning suite. You might be familiar with Brainfuse for its homework help service, which has helped many a panicked K-12 student out of an academic jam. But Brainfuse is so much more — and it is for adults as well.

    Friday, September 5, 2014 - 5:10pm
  • Looking forward to the Princeton Children's Book Festival

    Looking forward to the Princeton Children's Book Festival

    I can hardly believe it's September already. Where did the summer go? September brings us back to school time, crisp fall days and our annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival. For one amazing afternoon, authors and illustrators gather on the Hinds Plaza and our community comes to together to celebrate children’s literature.

    Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:00am
  • Grown-ups for Gaiman

    Grown-ups for Gaiman

    "Childhood memories are sometimes covered and obscured beneath the things that come later, like childhood toys forgotten at the bottom of a crammed adult closet, but they are never lost for good." There are things that surface that take us by surprise and, at the same time, wash over us like a warm stream of water, transfixing, and transporting us to moments we thought were lost.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:51pm
  • Due back later

    Due back later

    Borrowing downloadable titles to read, listen or watch from our elibrary collections is convenient, day or night, at home or on the road. Check out from your device app or your browser without visiting us in person. In fact, you loved the e-book (audiobook, album, movie) you downloaded so much that you stayed up late into the night to finish. Now you’re ready to borrow more. How do you return that title before it is due and automatically deleted from your device?

    Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:00am
  • 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
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