• Hoopla, it's for kids too

    Hoopla, it's for kids too

    Many of our customers already know we are now offering hoopla, an innovative new service that gives you access to thousands of movie, television, music, and audiobook titles, all for free. All you need is your library card to get started with this popular new service that is already being widely used.

    Monday, May 19, 2014 - 7:00am
  • #GOT Game of Thrones?

    #GOT Game of Thrones?

    A common question at the welcome desk is, "I'm looking for something to read, is there anything you would recommend? It's actually a question we love to answer, but how do we do come by the suggestions? One way is crowdsourcing!

    Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 12:00am
  • Monkey in the middle

    Monkey in the middle

    Karen Joy Fowler's PEN/Faulkner award-winning novel, "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," was the recent focus of a lively discussion of the library's monthly fiction book group. The story is familiar: a family punctured by the loss of one of its members, resulting in each of their unraveling, but the cast of characters has one notable distinction.

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 2:29pm
  • What's all the hoopla?

    What's all the hoopla?

    We are excited to offer you a new collection, hoopla, that includes thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks. In addition to the fantastic variety, hoopla offers an attractive format, ability to stream or to use an app for temporary downloading and an easy check out process. Another great feature is that the content is always available! No holds!

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 6:00am
  • Summer grilling put to the test

    Summer grilling put to the test

    Now that the long winter months are finally over, I have been itching to break out the grill and kick off a great summer. I, for one, have never been as successful as I would like with grilling meat and vegetables, so I thought I would turn to Princeton Public Library’s grilling collection for a little guidance and inspiration.

    Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:41am
    cookbooks, cooking, food, foodies
  • Spring is here

    Spring is here

    I don't care what the "experts" have to say; this last winter certainly felt like the worst one ever here in New Jersey. One positive note of surviving the last five frigid months: spring seems that much more gorgeous. And what better way to enjoy the spectacular weather than at the some of the outdoor spaces at or near the library.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00am
  • How do your bookshelves stack up?

    How do your bookshelves stack up?

    Beyond what our books contain (knowledge, flights of fancy, drama) there's the matter of how we contain them. From piles growing unchecked under the coffee table to impeccably designed personal libraries, there are as many ways to showcase a collection as there are books to fill it with. A shameless plug: Remember, the library can help you in your curatorial - and financial - quest by allowing you to return materials to our shelves rather than overburden your own!

    Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:00am
    bookshelf, bookshelves
  • New Deal books = good deal for us

    New Deal books = good deal for us

    Sherri Garber was working the phones one day in the Friends office when she received a call about a peculiar book donation. As detailed in the current issue of Connections, Sherri has seen it all in her years as a volunteer in the friends Book Store and the Annual Sale. But she had never seen anything like this: a nine-volume set of "The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin Roosevelt," one of 10 copies known to exist.

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:36am
  • Diving into the wreck

    Diving into the wreck

    There's something like detachment that floats across the pages of Akhil Sharma's highly lauded  "Family Life." Slated to appear at the library at 7pm on April 16, the author is receiving wide praise from critics for the story of an immigrant Indian family whose lives are torn asunder when their eldest son sustains injuries that render him almost lifeless aft

    Monday, April 7, 2014 - 5:47pm
    authors, books
  • Free document scanning at your fingertips

    Free document scanning at your fingertips

    I always find I need a scanner at the least opportune moments. Time is precious and having to physically get to a scanner and go through the long and drawn out process of scanning a document is not a good use of anyone’s time. Good news. There is an easier and more efficient way. All of your document scanning needs can be met thanks to the CamScanner app, which is available through iTunes, Google Play, or Windows.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 6:00am
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