November 2012

Home repair & remodeling

Though it has been a month since Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey, many of us are still picking up from the damage and destruction to our homes, businesses, and communities.

Assistive technology

When the word “digital” is used in the library or literary world, one automatically thinks of e-books, apps, e-readers, etc. While I agree that all these technologies are vital and important, I am also interested in the assistive technologies that are currently available but not frequently discussed.

Hot audiobooks from OneClickDigital

Listening to books just keeps getting better. I always have at least one audiobook in progress on my “reading shelf.” Recently I’ve started borrowing audiobooks from Princeton Public Library’s OneClickDigital collection. No more shuffling CD discs in the car stereo; my phone holds my audiobooks. They travel where I go and OneClick’s new iOS, Android, and Kindle apps make it easy to play them whenever I have a moment to listen.

Renewing items online

My third post about online accounts explains how to renew your items.  Once you have logged in you will be brought to the main page of your account (see my previous post to find out how to register your account and log in for the first time).

Election night at the library

Every four years, the community gathers at Princeton Public Library to watch the presidential election returns come in, and November 6 marked our third go-round with this tradition. More than 125 people gathered in the community room, where we tuned in to CNN to watch the vote tallies and analyze the results with our election night commentator, Ingrid Reed. At the same time, PPL staffers were busy checking Twitter feeds for early calls on each state’s results while tweeting to others in the community about what was happening at the library.

Walk on the Wild side

In preparation of the next meeting of Books on Tap, I flipped open "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed to continue where I had left off.

Be the change: TEDxYouth

Ask a teenager, “What is your unique vision for the future?” It’s no surprise that local teens have answers to this question and want to share their thoughts, dreams, and plans with the community. As part of Princeton Public Library’s TEDxYouth event, “Imagine the Future,” on November 16, we have eight teens presenting talks about their passions and showcasing their visions for how their generation can change the world for the better.

Cast your vote: droid or smartphone

Whether you're a Droid Defender or part of the Apple Army, the "SmartPhone Smackdown: Droid vs iOS" debate at Princeton Public Library on October 23 gave everyone more to consider when purchasing their next phone, along with an evening of entertainment.

Here to help

Looking for a place to warm up? More than 19,000 visits have been logged here at the Princeton Public Library since Tuesday, and we continue to provide resources for anyone in need. All of Princeton is rallying together to help one another, including the folks at the Township Municipal building, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, the United Methodist Church, and many more.