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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, […]...
Books for the Start of Summer
May 22, 2020
Welcome to the unofficial start of the summer season! While the temperatures are warming up and the opportunities for getting outside are slowly opening up, enjoy these titles to ring in the season. Please stay safe! Are you firing up the grill? These cookbooks, available on our eLibraryNJ platform, might give you some inspiration: Good […]...
These podcasts are treats for your ears
May 8, 2020
Special thanks to Library staff member Anna, for the following post. For those of us feeling bereft without library access, here are some podcasts that can vicariously bring us back into the library or teach us a little something new. This American Life is a mainstay of American radio. Episode #664 The Room of […]...
Page to Screen – Young Adult Version!
May 1, 2020
(This week’s post is written by one of Piscataway Library’s User Services staff members. Thank you, Dejah!) Many teens are taking this new influx of time at home to binge series or cozy up with a good movie. Other than Harry Potter, how many movies or television shows do you know were actually based upon […]...