• First day of summer, first day of summer reading

    First day of summer, first day of summer reading

    It’s a tradition in the Youth Services department at Princeton Public Library. The first day of summer also is the first day of our summer reading programs. This summer preschoolers through teens are invited to “Dig into Reading.” The general theme of our programs and clubs will be the “underground.”

    Monday, June 17, 2013 - 5:00am
    ASantos
  • Get organized with an online reading list

    Get organized with an online reading list

    Now that our new website has been up and running for over a year (it was launched in March 2012) many of you lovely library users have probably discovered some of the fun and helpful features the BiblioCommons catalog offers.

    Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 5:00am
    egardiner
  • A rose for Emily

    A rose for Emily

    Last week I had to say goodbye to my truck. Like any beloved member of a family, my truck had a name (Emily, Emiliana, Emsers, etc, depending on my mood) and a long history. A college graduation gift from my father, she and I have driven everywhere together: Chicago, Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York City, and countless trips back and forth to my home in Alabama. She has moved me and my friends.

    Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:15am
    books, memories, movies, trucks
  • Collision of stars

    Collision of stars

    I was in a serious collision this past week. No injuries were sustained. It was a collision of goodness that began with a trip to BookExpo America at the Javits Center. This annual convention of publishers and authors touting their forthcoming releases is Mecca for the book set.

    Monday, June 3, 2013 - 11:45pm
    KFriberg
    books
  • Tents, trains and circus magic

    Tents, trains and circus magic

    Tents are up on campus this time of year. In the quiet week before the festivities begin, pre-graduation, pre-reunions, pre-P-rade, it seems like a ghost circus has invaded Princeton. Walking by, I think of some great circus stories I’ve read or listened to.

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 6:00am
    JPainter
  • Remembering our servicemen and women, especially on Memorial Day

    Remembering our servicemen and women, especially on Memorial Day

    This is a re-posting of my original blog on May 25, 2012. I want to share it again because the letter is so moving, with a message that stands the test of time and bears repeating and rereading. This is a perfect time to celebrate our servicemen and women and to remind ourselves of the values of our military.

    Fred Buschhoff, of the 101st Airborne was 19 when he wrote this letter to his nephew, Dan Buschhoff (my father), for his second birthday. Three weeks after writing the letter, Fred Buschhoff was killed in the Battle of the Bulge.

    Monday, May 27, 2013 - 6:00am
    JHauge
  • Summer's ultimate author panel

    Nothing says "summer" quite like relaxing on the beach with an umbrella drink in hand and that book you've been wanting to read all spring. And nothing says "buzzworthy" quite like a gathering of the most popular chick lit authors of the season. Put them both together, and you have the perfect recipe for a fun girls' night out! Join us on Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. for our summer reading kickoff event, Beach Reads Night!

    Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:00am
    EBess
  • Princeton Environmental Film Festival special events

    I have a long list of reasons why I love to work at the Princeton Public Library and close to the top of that list is my involvement with The Princeton Environmental Film Festival (PEFF). This annual event has been growing in success and popularity for the last seven years under Susan Conlon's wing.
     
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 6:00am
    KDorman
  • File it away

    File it away

    Did you ever wonder how librarians answered questions before the age of the Internet, when there were no computers, and Google, Wikipedia, online bookmarks, and saved files were not available at your fingertips?  All librarians had were print reference books, the circulating collection, print magazine indexes, hard copy magazines, the telephone, and each other.

    How did we keep track of all those little bits of pertinent information and answers to commonly asked questions?

    We had the Funny Facts File.

    Friday, May 17, 2013 - 12:02pm
    GStratton
  • Stairway to nowhere

    One of the many great things about working at this library is that we are located just two blocks from a certain world-class university. If you don't know which one I will give you a hint: it's the first word in the phrase "Princeton Public Library." When the weather is nice and I have some time, I like to explore the incredibly beautiful campus.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 6:00am
    ALevie
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