From my perspective, public libraries and chess have always been intertwined. When I was a young child, my father, who loved reading, took me to our local public library on Saturday mornings to explore the stacks. I think that initiated my lifelong love of books and sparked my natural curiosity. When I was about 11 […]
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Author: Susan Conlon
Preparing students with disabilities for college success
Students face many challenges as they approach leaving home and entering college. For those with disabilities and their families, these challenges and other changes (known and unknown) can be much more difficult. College learning disabilities specialist Elizabeth Hamblet addresses these concerns this week (Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.) in her presentation “Preparing Students with Disabilities for College.”
Back to school essential homework & learning resources
Looking for resources for your homework? Princeton Public Library provides access to many subscription databases, and a great deal of information that can’t be found on the web. They are great tools for students and do not take up any room in a backpack!
Meet David Hua
Meet David Hua, a Princeton teenager and accomplished chess player, who will be spending the next four weeks at the library on Wednesday afternoons and evenings leading chess workshops for beginners and intermediate players, all ages. Read on to find out more about David’s experiences in competitive chess, his inspiration, and some tips on improving your game:
Q. Hi David, first, the basics — can you tell us a bit about where you are from, and status in school?
Student Film Fest: The reel deal
This year's Princeton Student Film & Video Festival features 25 original short films by high school- and college-age students curated from 102 submissions. Shown over two nights, Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19, the selections include works by local filmmakers, as well as some from throughout the United States and around the world.
For reading out loud
When you walk in or out of the library lobby this Wednesday, June 20, you will be unlikely to miss the 2012 Princeton Public Library Reading Filibuster. Staff and the public (pre-registration is encouraged) will be taking turns reading the book “The Phantom Tollbooth,” the children’s classic by Norton Juster, starting with its first page at 9:30 a.m.
Finding DVDs off the beaten racks
Are you caught up on the latest action-movie blockbusters, bromance comedies and episodes of “Mad Men?” Are you looking for something new (or new to you) to watch? Consider these fresh additions and screen gems from recent years in our feature film DVD collection. Here’s a list I made in Bibliocommons of 10 feature films for your playlist.
Teen volunteers: summer starts here
Every summer we are happy to have about 100 teenage volunteers lend a helping hand in the library. Once again as we are getting ready for a great summer of reading clubs and special events ahead at 65 Witherspoon Street, we are counting on the contribution of our volunteers to make it the best summer ever at Princeton Public Library. Now is the time for interested teens (entering seventh grade or above), to apply.
Nano Day:Think big and think small
This Saturday, March 31, the library will host Nano Day, organized by the Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) at Princeton University to engage the public in nanoscale activities to spark interest in this fascinating science. Combining fun hands-on activities with presentations on current research, the young and curious of all ages can explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. It runs from 1-4 p.m. in the Community Room.