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Quick Reads for the Year’s End
November 23, 2020
Did you set a reading goal at the beginning of the year? I aimed to read 50 books in 2020, and I was off to a good start, having finished six books by the end of January, but we all know what happened next… Right now I’m at 41 print and audiobook titles combined. Here […]...
Generous Teen Donates to MiY Makerspace
November 11, 2020
Aditya Dutt is the founder of Mission: DICE and a sophomore at Edison Academy. He first used a 3D printer in the Piscataway Public Library’s Make It Yourself (MiY) Makerspace a couple years ago, and he was hooked! Aditya has been printing ever since. When the Library’s Head of Technology and MiY Makerspace Coordinator, Doug […]...
True Crime Titles to Investigate
November 4, 2020
Lots of people read to escape – if tales of investigation, evidence, murder, and mayhem help you unwind, we have the list for you! Enjoy these true crime titles from the past couple years. Does the name George Remus mean anything to you? It will after you read The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg […]...
October is National Cookbook Month! What are you cooking up?
October 19, 2020
Check out some of these recently published cookbooks with rave reviews: Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering, Volume 2 by Joanna Gaines While we may not be doing a lot of gathering these days, it’s a great time to perfect some new recipes! Volume 1 was a bestseller – second only to Michalle […]...
Driving While Black: Documentary Premiere & Discussion – October 13 & 14
October 7, 2020
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Piscataway Public Library proudly welcomes documentarians Dr. Gretchen Sorin, Ric Burns, and Emir Lewis (Steeplechase Films) for a virtual discussion of their much-anticipated, ground-breaking film Driving While Black: Race & Space & Mobility in America on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm. This timely documentary closely examines how the fundamental right to travel without restriction in […]...
Back to School – Fiction Edition
September 3, 2020
Ahhh, September. Time for newly sharpened pencils, fresh notebooks, and the routine of school. Although this year looks different, our students are all ready to begin their newest learning adventures. For some fun, here is a list of fiction books that take place in schools. From creepy boarding schools to social cliques and magic […]...
August 11, 2020
We may be at the tail end of the Dog Days of Summer, but August 8 was National Cat Day! Revered by ancient Egyptians, feared as spreaders of the Plague by Europeans, cats now hold a warm furry place in many hearts. Though still not as popular as dogs (14% of people say they are […]...
Dog Days of Summer
August 4, 2020
Diēs Caniculārēs The Dog Days of Summer What does the term ‘dog days of summer’ really mean? It’s one of those expressions we use but many may not know the origin of the phrase. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the term refers to the period of time in which the sun rises and sets in […]...
June 29, 2020
This is Piscataway Public Library’s Pride 2020 To Do, See, Read List: Queerantine Edition. Things to do, read, and/or watch while being lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, plus an ally: Celebrate Pride with your Library by downloading a great new book, audiobook, album, comic, or movie: eBooks featuring LGBTQ+ voices, from trans […]...
June 5, 2020
Please read the Piscataway Public Library Board of Trustees Anti-Racism Statement. Wondering what you can do? Here are some resources to get you started. Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages, compiled by Dr. Nicole Cooke. Dr. Nicole Cooke, a three-times Rutgers graduate who now serves as the Augusta Baker Chair at the University of South Carolina, […]...