• Lunch with Jennifer Weiner

    Lunch with Jennifer Weiner

    Summer may have had its unofficial kickoff a couple of weeks ago, but this season doesn't truly come into its glory in Princeton until best-selling author Jennifer Weiner comes to town. Jennifer's annual visit is always an incredible treat, as she entertains, enthralls, and has us laughing until our stomachs hurt. This year, we're kicking things up a notch and hosting Jennifer at our Book Lovers Luncheon on Thursday, June 19th at 12 p.m. at The Nassau Club. Tickets are still available. Won't you please join us?

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 6:00am
  • Read all about Princeton

    Read all about Princeton

    So you live here, work here, maybe you even walk the streets daily, but how much do you really know about Princeton? As you may have guessed, the Princeton Public Library has a wealth of information about this fine place we all know and love. Did you know there are even several murder mystery books set right here in town?

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:00am
  • City Gardens: a love story

    City Gardens: a love story

    Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven DiLodovico will be here on Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m., to discuss their oral history of the Trenton nightclub City Gardens. "No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes." If you lived around here in the ‘80s and ‘90s, you know why the book’s subtitle refers to the club as “legendary.” If not, then read the book or come out to meet the authors.

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 11:01am
  • 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
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