Virtual Princeton Public Library is open. While our building is off-limits for the community and staff, the business of the library moves along, with staff planning online events, curating digital collections, providing research assistance, and recommending reads. We aim to stay connected. In these homebound days, work is done on time we carve out of […]
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In addition to being part of the Princeton Public Library staff, I also write novels for children and teens. (You can find all of my books on the third floor, in fact!) Especially when I’m on a deadline, I can be glued to my computer for hours at a time. Things that are important to […]
Earlier this month, as 2014 was ringing in, a quiet and touching tribute to Princeton Public Library’s former special collections librarian, Terri Nelson, was published in Town Topics. You might have missed it, just like you might have missed seeing Terri, "the librarian on the bench." Library staffers found the piece to be an interesting personal testimony, and we shared it together. We hope you will, too.
As much as I like reading a good memoir, I love watching a good documentary film.
My favorite kind of read is a good memoir and I just finished two that I wanted to share. Although they have the same witty writing style, the lives described are so far apart it is hard to imagine they are from the same person, Josh Kilmer-Purcell of the reality television show, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, aka Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge.
Some believe. Some don’t. Some aren’t sure. There has been tons of money, time and research put into trying to prove it or dispel it. There are TV shows based on it, businesses built around it and many kids' sleepovers ruined because of it.
Paranormal, according to The American Heritage Dictionary, is defined as “beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation."
Did you know that Princeton University is home to many gargoyles? These grotesque, carved figures of humans or animals reside along the corners of many University buildings. Often they are found along the gutters, acting as water spouts for rain.
On Tuesday, July 10 at 2:00 pm Youth Services librarians Allison Santos and Martha Perry-Liu will lead a tour on the University campus and help you discover these gothic creatures.We plan to highlight 13 of these unusual beings and offer a brief history of each.
In the summer issue of Connections it is announced that “Beyond Words: An Evening to Benefit Princeton Public Library” is the theme for the benefit that is hosted by the Friends of Princeton Public Library. It is an interesting theme and I’ve been thinking about it.
If you haven’t visited Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton lately, you really should. My family and I visited recently after a couple of years, and WOW what a wonderful delight! Also delightful is that, if you have a Princeton Public Library card, you can reserve a museum pass and get free admission for four people. Be warned, though, it is our most popular pass. You can reserve the pass up to 90 days in advance.