Coffee and I have a love affair that has been raging ever since I was a little girl, accompanying my dad to Chock Full o’Nuts on West 57th, across from Carnegie Hall. It’d be after dance lessons that we’d go for a treat. He’d have his straight up, while I had hot chocolate, waiting to discover why my father could not be parted from a steady stream of black coffee.
This is the time of year when “best book” lists are everywhere. Professional critics aside, the hallmarks of what makes a book stand out can vary wildly for individual readers. Recently, we conducted a staff “best books of 2012” survey, and while the results were scattered, there was one book that garnered multiple votes for best mystery or thriller.
Looking for a place to warm up? More than 19,000 visits have been logged here at the Princeton Public Library since Tuesday, and we continue to provide resources for anyone in need. All of Princeton is rallying together to help one another, including the folks at the Township Municipal building, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, the United Methodist Church, and many more.
Talking about politics can evoke heated passion, although, if you watched last week's presidential debate, you might say that it could also lead to a mind-numbing headache. If you're looking for a stimulating forum to discuss the current political climate, we have the group for you.
Not hitting the textbooks this fall? How about joining one of the library’s book groups? From mysteries to politics, Spanish to fiction, to beer and books at The Tap Room, we’ve got you covered. Join us to discuss this month's fiction book group selection, "Salvage the Bones," on September 13th.
You’ve heard it before. A major monthly increase in the cable/Internet/phone bundle can contribute to serious contemplation over “just how much do I really need television?” The answer’s simple. Of course, no one needs television. I grew up in the seventies, lying on the couch watching entirely too much television. Everyone around me did, too. But, the hyper-technological environment of how we live today is an entirely new realm.