• Bestsellers and award winners, anyone?

    Bestsellers and award winners, anyone?

    Want to get a quick look at what Princeton Public Library has on the shelves from The New York Times bestseller list? How about finding which award-winning movies are available to check out? Here's an inside tip: our BiblioCommons website shows you the most up-to-date title lists, at your fingertips, just a quick click away.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 4:22pm
  • Into the woods

    Into the woods

    Spring has sprung (almost!) so now is the time to start planning some outdoor adventures. Even though it feels as though we are trapped in a tangle of highways and a sea of asphalt here in central New Jersey, there are a surprising number of hiking trials, open space areas, and wilderness spots practically at our doorstep. So take a look at some of these websites, grab a map, the dog, your kids or partner and step out into the wilds of New Jersey.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 6:00am
    hiking, Princeton, trails
  • Hooray for preschool!

    Hooray for preschool!

    It's no secret. Princeton is an extraordinary place for high quality education at all levels. Preschool is no exception. With well over twenty schools offering Preschool and Pre-K programs in Princeton municipality alone, parents have a wealth of options for their child's first school experience. The choices can be overwhelming. Where to begin?

    Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:00am
  • If you like "Mad Men"...

    If you like "Mad Men"...

    The season seven premiere of AMC's "Mad Men" is airing on Sunday, April 13th, and for loyal fans of the show, the day can't arrive soon enough! It's been nearly a year since we've seen our favorite characters trying to navigate the cultural, economic, and social issues of the 1960s while making it big in the advertising world.

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:33pm
  • Spring tech @ PPL

    Want to experience the latest in digital content, online storage trends, software and social networking this Spring? Then make Princeton Public Library's Tech Lab a frequent destination in the coming months, as our current series of technology classes continues through June and includes a variety of offerings for everyone from luddites to techies.

    Monday, March 24, 2014 - 6:00am
  • Time on "Trial"

    Time on "Trial"

    Spring hasn't caught up to the school calendar. I was home with my daughter for the first day of spring break. Originally scheduled as a vacation day, the stomach flu that's been making its way through legions of little bellies had its way with my girl. Determined to advance progress on getting our place tidy to put up for sale, I took advantage of the ill conceived down time. I worked all day, taking things down from the walls, tossing things out, while trying to keep a certain someone hydrated. Fortunately, she had moments of perkiness.

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 4:16pm
  • Academy awards readalikes

    Academy awards readalikes

    Are you sad that the Oscars have come and gone? Do you find yourself wanting more, more, more, and don't want to wait until next year's Academy Awards? All is not lost. Not only does the Princeton Public Library own (or have on order) copies of each and every film nominated for the year's best picture, there are a slew of books that either served as the basis for the films or are very similar in plot/subject.

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:00am
  • All SET

    All SET

    This Saturday, March 15 at 2:00 pm marks the return of our Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) club, All SET. With the new buzzwords STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Common Core everywhere, it was only natural to create a program like All SET.

    For the next three months children in grades 1 and up are encouraged to participate in hands-on science demonstrations, led by graduate students of Princeton University’s Chemistry Department.  This club meets monthly on Saturdays and each month new demonstrations will take place in our Story Room.

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 6:00am
  • Mushrooms are extraordinary

    One of my favorite parts of sitting behind the Information Desk is the regular opportunity I get to practice my sleuthing skills.Sometimes people have a quick question that can be answered with a few taps on the keyboard but there are also times when in-depth mystery solving is required.

    That being said I am sometimes presented with opportunities to practice my sleuthing skills when I am away from the Reference Desk.

    Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:00am
  • Title inspiration

    Title inspiration

    What’s on your pile of books to read? Why is it there? Word-of-mouth? Is it the cover that compels you to pick up a book? For me, the title can be a great trigger to assumptions of what's between the covers. It can also serve as a source of word whimsy as I sit here, looking at my stack of reading choices:

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 7:00am
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