• Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 2013

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 7:00am
    JHauge
    Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 2013

    The Princeton Public Library has over 300 volunteers! With their dedication to the library and to the Princeton community, our volunteers help make our library one of the best in the country! Each year we host a breakfast for our volunteers to let them know how much we appreciate everything they do.

  • Personal booklists, from print to virtual

    Monday, March 25, 2013 - 6:00am
    JHauge
    Personal booklists, from print to virtual

    To track or not to track, that is the question! How we keep track of the books we've read and the reasons behind each method could be a topic of study for an anthropologist, which I'm not. But I am an inquisitive librarian, so I recently decided to ask friends and colleagues about their book tracking methods.

    Responses from 19 adults revealed 8 different methods for keeping track (or not keeping track) of books. Some of those polled use multiple tools, one for the books they want to read and another for the books they have already completed. Here are the results:

  • The latest in technology classes at PPL

    Friday, February 15, 2013 - 5:14pm
    JHauge
    classes, computer, technology
    The latest in technology classes at PPL

    Experience the latest technology by making Princeton Public Library's technology center a frequent destination. The spring series of technology classes is off to a robust start. Friday's LinkedIn class was a full house, as was last week's resume writing class.

  • If you haven't ridden a camel...

    Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:00am
    JHauge
    If you haven't ridden a camel...

    There's nothing like the firsthand experience of visiting another culture.  Meeting local residents, tasting exotic flavors, visiting historic sites, viewing different architecture, all play an important role in the travel experience. Capturing the journey with photographs is a way of preserving the memories, and also sharing them.

  • Gadgets for holiday giving

    Monday, December 10, 2012 - 7:00am
    JHauge
    gadgets, gifts, technology
    Gadgets for holiday giving

    'Tis the season for gadget giving! If you attended Doug Dixon's annual roundup of tempting new gadgets at the library on Nov. 28, you probably left with a list of great tech gifts to get for others - or to add to your own wish list. If you didn't attend, read on to learn about the hot sellers this season.

  • Cast your vote: droid or smartphone

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 6:00am
    JHauge
    Cast your vote: droid or smartphone

    Whether you're a Droid Defender or part of the Apple Army, the "SmartPhone Smackdown: Droid vs iOS" debate at Princeton Public Library on October 23 gave everyone more to consider when purchasing their next phone, along with an evening of entertainment.

  • Technology: we've got the class for you

    Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 2:14pm
    JHauge
    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.

  • Got sushi?

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 6:00am
    JHauge
    books, DVD, Films, restaurants, sushi
    Got sushi?

    My family LOVES sushi.  My daughter would eat it every day, if she could. We have a few favorite sushi restaurants in and out of Princeton, including Ajihei on Chambers St., Mo C Mo C Sushi on Tulane St., Soonja's on Alexander St., Asian Bistro in Princeton Junction by the train station and OC Wasabi in Ocean City, Maryland.

  • Olympian Lesley Bush shares gold at library

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 6:15am
    JHauge
    Olympics, Welcome Desk
    Olympian Lesley Bush shares gold at library

    I've blogged previously about terrific customer interactions while staffing the Welcome Desk and have another to share. On Monday evening, while a colleague, Erica Bess was answering questions, she had the great opportunity to meet Olympic Gold Medalist, Lesley Bush, who won her gold medal in 1964 at the Tokyo games for platform diving. The bonus was that  Bush had the coveted first place medal with her! Thrilled to be in the right place at the right time, several staff members had the opportunity to chat with Bush about her experience and to hold the medal.

  • The very basic of computer classes

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 8:00am
    JHauge
    events, technology
    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.