• Travel companions

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:00am
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    Audiobooks, elibrary, travel
    Travel companions

    There's nothing I like more than to have someone read me a good story. My packing routine to go on a trip includes downloading a couple of good audiobooks so I have listening choices en route. I just got back from a quick getaway to Florida. On both legs of my flight I sat next to retired seniors who wondered what I was doing with my cell phone while the plane was in the air. I was listening to reader Jeff Woodman unfurl "The Life of Pi," Yan Martel's story of an Indian boy lost at sea.

  • Films on Demand

    Monday, January 14, 2013 - 2:35pm
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    Films on Demand

    Did you know that Princeton Public Library offers a collection of almost 10,000 documentaries and educational films from Films on Demand? You can view streaming video anytime, anywhere, 24/7 with this wonderful service.

  • Hot audiobooks from OneClickDigital

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 9:00am
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    Hot audiobooks from OneClickDigital

    Listening to books just keeps getting better. I always have at least one audiobook in progress on my “reading shelf.” Recently I’ve started borrowing audiobooks from Princeton Public Library’s OneClickDigital collection. No more shuffling CD discs in the car stereo; my phone holds my audiobooks. They travel where I go and OneClick’s new iOS, Android, and Kindle apps make it easy to play them whenever I have a moment to listen.

  • Be the change: TEDxYouth

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 9:00am
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    Be the change: TEDxYouth

    Ask a teenager, “What is your unique vision for the future?” It’s no surprise that local teens have answers to this question and want to share their thoughts, dreams, and plans with the community. As part of Princeton Public Library’s TEDxYouth event, “Imagine the Future,” on November 16, we have eight teens presenting talks about their passions and showcasing their visions for how their generation can change the world for the better.

  • Knit Nook

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:00am
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    Knit Nook

    What has many hands, threads of many colors, and doesn’t go anywhere without pointy sticks? If you guessed the knitters who come to spend time together at the Knit Nook every third Thursday evening of the month at Princeton Public Library, you’d be correct.

  • Wrinkling time

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 8:22am
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    Wrinkling time

    Summer has blown by. How time flies. This summer, I took a closer look at the past, time travelling across the Princeton University campus on a whirlwind gargoyle-spotting tour with the Library’s Youth Services staff. We spotted this fellow high up on the reading room wall at Firestone Library. He reminds me of a goggled aviator, exploring worlds in his books.  

  • Mixing up folk tunes

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 8:00am
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    folk music, music, pop-rock
    Mixing up folk tunes

    Woody Guthrie, famed American songwriter-raconteur, would have been 100 years old this July. Folk music revivalist Pete Seeger recently celebrated his ninety-third birthday. In an age where songwriters and singers had separate roles in the music industry, these elder statesmen of American folk music forged ground for contemporary singer-songwriters like Wilco, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Young. Listen to modern voices sing songs of childhood, love, loss, hard times, protest, and working folk.

  • Student Film Fest: peeking behind the scenes

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 8:00am
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    Student Film Fest: peeking behind the scenes

    This week you have a unique opportunity to view 25 original films from high school and college student filmmakers at the 2012 Princeton Student Film Festival on Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19. Wondering how are these films selected? Let’s unfurl the curtain so we can show you the backstage operation.

  • Knitting in public and social media

    Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 8:00am
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    Knitting in public and social media

    Princeton area knitters recently celebrated Worldwide Knit in Public Day without controversy. Witness our photos on Flickr. It's a safe bet that we'll have Ravelympians in the Community Room for the Olympic viewing sessions in July and August. Who says knitters are quiet, mousy souls? Not the U.S. Olympic Committee, apparently.

  • KIP with us

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 8:00am
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    KIP with us

    I am a serious fan of Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Better living through stitching together? We have a day for that. Every June, the Princeton Public Library hosts a KIP (Knit in Public) event. This year, we knit (and crochet) on Saturday, June 9, between 11:00 and 3:00. Watch and listen carefully. You’ll find knitters and yarn folk from our community clicking our needles, chatting, learning, and sharing our crafts out on the Hinds Plaza.