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We watched from a distance. Wuhan, China. Italy. Nearly impossible for most Americans to imagine unless you were paying attention. Attention to the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s. Attention, even, to plot lines from particular novels – “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel, “Severance” by Ling Ma, or “The Stand” by Stephen King. […]

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Queen of the Negro Leagues


These last few years have been filled with inspirational female voices. From the Women’s March and #MeToo, to political powerhouses like Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, and Hillary Clinton, women have made it clear that their opinions matter and they intend to be heard.  I learned from Marie Curie, Grace Hopper, and Rosalind Franklin. I devoured […]

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Navigating COVID-19 uncertainty


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When there is a lot of uncertainty in the world, it can be challenging to know where to turn or how to recognize that what you are reading, seeing, or hearing is accurate. Find comfort in knowing that the library is a trusted source to help you navigate through and connect to high-quality information. This […]


March top 5 for under 5


Check out this month’s recommendations for upcoming events at the library and around town, and new picture books for children up to age 5 and their families, curated by the Youth Services department.  Happy Hands Storytime This six-week special story time session for children ages 6 months to 5 years is in the Story Room […]


So many library books, so little time


If you’re anything like me, you sometimes get a little over-ambitious when it comes to checking out books from the library. You’re browsing the catalog, trying to find a new cookbook to bring home, and before you know it, you’ve put ten different things on hold–five cookbooks, a beautiful children’s graphic novel, a non-fiction book […]


Help illuminate history


How are archival materials made discoverable by researchers and the public online? One way that some archives are working to expand access to their digitized archival collections is by crowdsourcing transcription work. Transcribing can be a lengthy and costly process for archives, so some are choosing to open some collections up for members of the […]

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Community partner spotlight: League of Women Voters


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many municipal, non-profit and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month the League of Women Voters (LWV) is in the spotlight. We spoke with Cindy Gordon who shared that February 14 is not only a celebration of love and Frederick Douglass, but […]

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This too shall pass


Am I good enough? What’s wrong with me? These questions, along with constant nervousness, stem from the paralyzing anxiety I deal with every day. Social situations can prove to be difficult and worrying about the smallest task is all too common. Struggling with anxiety is no easy task. It can cause me to lose focus, […]


February top 5 for under 5


Check out this month’s recommendations for upcoming events at the library and around town, and new picture books for children up to age 5  and their families, curated by the Youth Services department.  Chinese New Year Celebration  Come celebrate the Year of the Rat! On Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Princeton High […]


Getting your house in order


It might be comforting to know that hundreds of thousands of people are, at this very moment, spending time gathering documents to prepare their tax forms before this year’s deadline. For some, this annual ritual is accompanied by a strong desire to become better organized and more in tune with their personal financial situation than […]

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