• Mad, mad, '60s world

    Monday, April 1, 2013 - 7:00am
    LStJohn
    1960's, cookbooks, mad men
    Mad, mad, '60s world

    The new season of Mad Men starts on April 7th. If, like me, you fell in love with Mad Men from the beginning, you are anxiously awaiting what is supposed to be the penultimate season.

  • Managing your holds online

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 7:00am
    LStJohn
    Managing your holds online

    In January, I posted about how to place a hold online. Your hold list consists of those items that you have already placed on hold. You can check their status, cancel, suspend  or reactivate them all from the comfort of your own home.

  • Lost English king identified

    Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:00am
    LStJohn
    Lost English king identified

    “Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sun of York,” so quoth Shakespeare’s King Richard III.  Richard was the last Yorkist king of England, whose death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 ended the Wars of the Roses and marked the beginning of Tudor rule.

  • Placings holds online

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 9:00am
    LStJohn
    Placings holds online

    The first thing that I like to do before placing a hold on an item is to log in to my library account. I like to do this first because if you are not logged into your account when you try to place your hold, you will be prompted to log in while you are in the middle of placing your hold.

  • Battle of the Nutcrackers

    Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 5:53pm
    LStJohn
    Battle of the Nutcrackers

    Every year Ovation television station airs a “Battle of the Nutcrackers.”  The channel features a different production of the Nutcracker every week in December and viewers are invited to vote for their favorite rendition online.

  • Renewing items online

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 9:00am
    LStJohn
    BiblioCommons, renew
    Renewing items online

    My third post about online accounts explains how to renew your items.  Once you have logged in you will be brought to the main page of your account (see my previous post to find out how to register your account and log in for the first time).

  • History lost and rediscovered

    Monday, October 15, 2012 - 8:00am
    LStJohn
    History lost and rediscovered

    Did you know that you can ask the library to purchase a book for our collection? This is exactly what I did this summer. In June, I visited Jamestown, Virginia. In the gift shop I found the book, “Jamestown, the Buried Truth,” written by Dr. William Kelso, Jamestown’s head archaeologist.

  • How to edit your online account

    Monday, September 17, 2012 - 8:00am
    LStJohn
    How to edit your online account

    My second blog post about online accounts explains how to change your personal details. Once you have logged in you will be brought to the main page of your account (see my previous post to find out how to register your account and log in for the first time).

  • HELP! I can’t log into my online account!

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:00am
    LStJohn
    HELP! I can’t log into my online account!

    Our new website launched in March 2012, and with it came a new online catalog, powered by BiblioCommons. If you activate your BiblioCommons online account, you can renew items, place holds, create and share personalized reading lists, and much more, all from the comfort of your home computer or mobile device. I will be writing a series of posts exploring the different things that you can do in your online account. The first post in the series will explain how to activate your online account with BiblioCommons. 

  • E-reader style

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 8:00am
    LStJohn
    E-reader style

    Over the last couple of weeks you may have seen people in the library or walking around town with red Princeton Public Library bags. “What are these cute, little bags?” you ask yourself, “What is the library up to now?” These red bags are the brand new carrying cases for our e-readers. Those of you who have checked out an e-reader with us before will remember the bulky plastic boxes in which they came. They are now being replaced with our easy-to-carry, compact, and convenient e-reader bags.