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?
Recently, Courtney Bayne, one of my Youth Services colleagues, relayed some comments from one of our customers who is relatively new to the Princeton community. We were both inspired to share them here.
The customer and her family are from Australia and have become regular visitors to the third floor Youth Services department. They are among the many short-term residents Princeton has as a result of the major university at its center and the countless domestic and international businesses flanking its corridors.
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.
Since I was very young I've been fascinated by architecture. Architecture has famously been described by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as frozen music, but I prefer to think of it as sculpture that we inhabit. The people who spend any time in this library are fortunate to inhabit an incredible building designed by the local firm Hillier Architecture.
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.
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).
I recently had the pleasure of becoming a grandmother. And, yes, everything people say about becoming a grandparent is absolutely true. You will bond with your grandchild in ways that are unimaginable. For me, bonding with my grandson means cuddling with him while reading a book aloud.
Human behavior fascinates me. I am endlessly curious about the human condition, and the question of why we behave the way we behave. Why do some people choose to bungee jump off a bridge, while others prefer to curl up at home by the fire? Why are some people energized by the fast-paced conversation of a cocktail party, while others gravitate toward a quiet conversation in the corner?
Princeton Public Library's Fall Technology Classes have started. From now through December, the library is offering over 30 classes from Downloading e-Books to Marketing Your Small Business with Pinterest to an iPhoto class and more. Our instructors are experts in the fields they're teaching and are looking forward to teaching what they're passionate about.
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.