• Once lost, now found

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 6:00am
    EBess

    National Geographic has long been known for its spectacular photography that captures meaningful, awe-inspiring, and unexpected moments of everyday life. 2013 marks the 125th anniversary of this American institution, and to celebrate, NatGeo has released a brand new Tumblr blog called FOUND. Fair warning: you will lose yourself (and track of time!) in this addictive and beautifully curated collection of images.

  • Check out our digital magazines

    Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 7:00am
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    Check out our digital magazines

    In addition to ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, and digital music, we now offer a digital magazine collection of over 70 popular titles, including "The Economist," "Consumer Reports," "Elle," "Popular Photography," "Martha Stewart Living," "Bloomberg Businessweek," "Esquire," "Shape," "Newsweek," and "Food Network Magazine," that can be easily viewed on a computer or downloaded to a mobile device. And it's all free with your PPL library card.

  • Apps for foodies

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 9:00am
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    App, cooking, food, Smartphone, tablet
    Apps for foodies

    Did you know that when it comes to grocery shopping or finding the perfect recipe, there's an app for that? If you have a tablet or smartphone, choosing weeknight meals, sharing your edible creations, or planning a dinner party have never been easier. Here are a few of my favorite apps that can help bring out the inner chef in all of us.

  • Home repair & remodeling

    Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 9:00am
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    Home repair & remodeling

    Though it has been a month since Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey, many of us are still picking up from the damage and destruction to our homes, businesses, and communities.

  • The Art of the Steal

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 8:00am
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    The Art of the Steal

    Our DVD collection is amazing. From the latest feature and foreign films to television series and documentaries, it's easy to browse the shelves on a regular basis and come across 50 items I want to check out all at once. I recently watched a film that was so engrossing, I thought I would share my pick with you.

  • Check out The Buzz

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 3:05pm
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    Check out The Buzz

    The Buzz is back! Join us every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for weekly informal chats by the Welcome Desk. Princeton Public Library staff members will discuss books, films, technology, apps, articles, and music that we think you should have on your radar. It's also a chance to share what you've been reading, watching, or listening to. Looking for your next favorite novel?

  • Kleenex required, but so worth it

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 8:00am
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    debut, memoir
    Kleenex required, but so worth it

    Last week, I finished reading "When We Were the Kennedys" by author Monica Wood, a best-selling and award-nominated fiction writer. Wood's debut memoir was recommended to me by my friend and reading guru, Jen, who discovered the book a few months ago. Jen had warned me that I would need boxes of Kleenex - yes boxes - to make it through the book, so naturally I was a bit apprehensive.

  • Julia, an American Classic

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 12:00pm
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    books, cookbooks, Julia Child
    Julia, an American Classic

    Today, August 15, 2012, marks the 100th birthday of one of the most beloved chefs in history, Julia Child. American icon, author, and television star, Julia catapulted into fame with the 1961 publication of her bestselling cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

  • Living, reimagined

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 8:00am
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    Living, reimagined

    A few weeks ago, I visited the Museum of Modern Art through the library's Museum Pass Program. While there is always so much to be in awe of strolling through the collections, there was one exhibit this day that captured my interest the most: Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream. The exhibit is the result of a study of five suburbs that have been hit hard by our nation's foreclosure crisis.

  • Summer in the city

    Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:00am
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    Summer in the city

    I love summertime in Manhattan. While everyone else is itching to abandon the concrete jungle and head for beach destinations, I always look for an excuse to make the trip into town and explore the sights, sounds, and culture of my favorite place in the world. And while I don't get to visit in-person as much as I would like to, I often take the chance to travel there through the pages of a book. This summer, my must-read list is filled with novels set in the Big Apple - and they perfectly transport, entertain, and enchant - just like the real city.