• Coming soon to a shelf near you

    Coming soon to a shelf near you

    One of the best things about being a librarian is hearing about books way before they are published. Since I work in Collection Development (librarian-speak for book purchasing) I have the good fortune to buy the books that I think will appeal to the people of Princeton. Below are a few books we either just acquired or are on their way to our shelves very soon. Please feel free to place holds for any or all of them!

    First, let's start with five forthcoming bestersellers:

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:00am
    books, popular, staff picks
  • Be well

    Be well

    This time last year, we were moderating a community discussion about mental health as part of  Princeton Reads "The Silver Linings Playbook." That series featured several programs with the Mercer County Chapter of the National Alliance On Mental Illness and culminated with an inspiring talk by author Matthew Quick.

  • Thrills and chills at your library

    Thrills and chills at your library

    Halloween is just around the corner, so there’s no better time for creepy, spooky programs. This month the Youth Services department will be hosting some events that are sure to give you the heebie-jeebies.

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00am
  • What's everyone reading?

    What's everyone reading?

    In a recent blog post by author Seth Godin, he talks about what everyone reads. There was a time, he says, when everyone read the same newspaper or watched the same shows. Maybe there was a time when there was greater homogeny. There are so many more media streams, a variety of formatting options, different technology to deliver news, entertainment, knowledge, and opinions these days.

    Monday, September 29, 2014 - 3:27pm
  • I read (and watch) banned books

    I read (and watch) banned books

    I remember the first time I heard a book was "banned." I was most likely in fifth grade, left with the librarian to keep an eye on me while I studied and did homework in my little town library on a Saturday afternoon. Stanley Kubrick’s movie, "Lolita" had been in the news over the summer. I wasn’t allowed to see it. "Not for children," my parents pronounced. I figured I’d go looking for the book at the library and see what all the hubbub was about.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 5:10pm
  • #PPLTech


    It's time to mark those calendars, as the library's fall technology education series is in full swing! New this season, we are offering several sessions that are great for those who want to learn more about designing, blogging, tinkering, branding, and email:

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:00am
    computer, tech classes
  • 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
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