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.
Are you a scientist? If not, are you simply interested in science? Maybe you have a job teaching science? Or perhaps creating policy related to science? Science touches all of us, and today I want to draw your attention to an incredibly rich, high-quality source of information: The National Academies. Originally chartered by Congress in 1863, there are now four private, non-profit institutions dedicated to providing expert research and advice in the areas of science, engineering, and medicine.
At this time of year librarians are full of excitement and book fever. That's because in spring and early summer two of the biggest book and library conferences occur: Book Expo and the American Library Association Annual Conference. We've been busy meeting authors, listening to publishers and sharing our ideas about the new books of the year.
Did you know that Princeton University is home to many gargoyles? These grotesque, carved figures of humans or animals reside along the corners of many University buildings. Often they are found along the gutters, acting as water spouts for rain.
On Tuesday, July 10 at 2:00 pm Youth Services librarians Allison Santos and Martha Perry-Liu will lead a tour on the University campus and help you discover these gothic creatures.We plan to highlight 13 of these unusual beings and offer a brief history of each.
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.
You probably know that the library has a vast selection of books, audiobooks, and DVDs for all ages...but did you know that we also have video games? In my next few posts to this blog I will highlight some of our lesser-known collections.This post was contributed by our own Network/Systems Adminstrator and video game selector Shaun Pall.
In the summer issue of Connections it is announced that “Beyond Words: An Evening to Benefit Princeton Public Library” is the theme for the benefit that is hosted by the Friends of Princeton Public Library. It is an interesting theme and I’ve been thinking about it.
Looking for a new job or career? Searching for the right job can be extremely stressful and time consuming. By using Princeton Public Library's Education & Careers databases, you will have additional tools to assess your career options, write a resume and cover letter, practice interview techniques and, most important, find current employment opportunities that are of interest to you.
On June 27th the library, in conjuction with the Princeton Farmers' Market, will be hosting Princeton's first ever "Salsa Slam," a night dedicated to all things Salsa -- food, music and dance! There will salsa to sample, dancing to watch and then join in, and salsa music played all night long.
As library staff, we all love to read, are excitedly curious about new things, and are naturally inclined to share with others what we learn. And of course, we always aim to have our fingers on the pulse of what is popular and “the next big thing.”Starting today, join us every Wednesday at 11 a.m. this summer for The Buzz, a weekly, informal chat that promises to be lots of fun!