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Let’s cook


Princeton is a town of foodies.The evidence is in the recent explosion of unique and upscale restaurants downtown and the multitude of specialty food shops in the area catering to those who like to explore the culinary arts in their own kitchens. Cookbooks remain perennial favorite items to check out at the library or purchase at the Friends Used Book Store, even with dozens of places online to explore and save a vast array of recipes.


Local Author Day 2015 coming this fall


Local Author Day is an annual event that promotes established and emerging local literary talents. The day begins with workshops for writers, published or not, and is followed by a book fair from 1-4 p.m. where the authors interact with the public and sell and sign their books. Select authors also read excepts of their work during the event.


Turning garden dreams into reality


The first week of February is here, and Punxsutawney Phil tells us the news that spring will not be arriving early and we must endure six more weeks of winter. The Friends of the Library have turned their minds towards spring, and, with it, one of everyone’s favorite warm weather activities – gardening.


Love is in the air and on the page


February, 2014, marks the third year in a row that Princeton Public Library is playing matchmaker. We’ll set you up with a blind date, specially chosen from our collection, if you take a chance and borrow one of the gorgeous gift-wrapped books from the display behind the first floor Welcome Desk. 


Preparing students with disabilities for college success


Students face many challenges as they approach leaving home and entering college. For those with disabilities and their families, these challenges and other changes (known and unknown) can be much more difficult. College learning disabilities specialist Elizabeth Hamblet addresses these concerns this week (Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.) in her presentation “Preparing Students with Disabilities for College.”


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.


Technology: we’ve got the class for you


Princeton Public Library's Fall Technology Classes have started.  From now through December, the library is offering over 30 classes from Downloading e-Books to Marketing Your Small Business with Pinterest to an iPhoto class and more. Our instructors are experts in the fields they're teaching and are looking forward to teaching what they're passionate about.


Meet David Hua


Meet David Hua, a Princeton teenager and accomplished chess player, who will be spending the next four weeks at the library on Wednesday afternoons and evenings leading chess workshops for beginners and intermediate players, all ages. Read on to find out more about David’s experiences in competitive chess, his inspiration, and some tips on improving your game:
Q. Hi David, first, the basics —  can you tell us a bit about where you are from, and status in school?


Student Film Fest: peeking behind the scenes


This week you have a unique opportunity to view 25 original films from high school and college student filmmakers at the 2012 Princeton Student Film Festival on Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19. Wondering how are these films selected? Let’s unfurl the curtain so we can show you the backstage operation.


Student Film Fest: The reel deal


This year's Princeton Student Film & Video Festival features 25 original short films by high school- and college-age students curated from 102 submissions. Shown over two nights, Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19, the selections include works by local filmmakers, as well as some from throughout the United States and around the world.


The very basic of computer classes


Do you know someone who wants to learn to search online but has no idea how to get started? Someone who doesn’t know a mouse from a touch screen? Someone who wants to know what everyone is doing on the computer, has heard of Google, but has no idea how to “Google"?
Princeton Public Library offers classes for beginners. If you’re reading this blog, I think it’s safe to say, this class isn’t for you! But maybe you know someone who would benefit from computer lessons.


Dr. Henry Giroux to speak at library on May 18


On the evening of Friday, May 18, at 7, the library will present a special lecture on "The Crisis of Youth in the Age of Disposability" by Dr. Henry Giroux, a renowned cultural critic and a prolific author who has published over 40 books and more than 300 articles on culture and media studies, education and political theory.


Are you LinkedIn?


"Let the world know who you are and the right people will find you." This was the sage advice from Matthew Levy, the speaker at the library's most recent Tuesday Networking Breakfast. A job coach with more than two decades experience "on both sides of the desk," Levy offered insightful and useful information about using the professional social media site LinkedIn.


Protect yourself


I remember when I learned that computer viruses were not just some weird electronic byproduct but were actually created by malicious people who sent them out into the world to destroy others' computers.  I just couldn't understand it. What was there to gain? Then I learned that, in the case of a virus that allows information to be stolen by an identify thief, the criminal has a lot to gain.


Nano Day:Think big and think small


This Saturday, March 31, the library will host Nano Day, organized by the Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) at Princeton University to engage the public in nanoscale activities to spark interest in this fascinating science. Combining fun hands-on activities with presentations on current research, the young and curious of all ages can explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. It runs from 1-4 p.m. in the Community Room.


Read local


Following the trend that encourages communities to shop local and eat local, the library has a day each spring where we encourage you to meet local authors and then take the opportunity to truly read local. It is a full day of events and a great chance to meet the local literati.
Local Author Day (Saturday, Mar. 24, 10 am) is in its 4th year and it is bigger and better than ever with more than 40 authors taking part in the festivities. This is a day where local authors get a chance to shine and share their talent with the community.

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