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Hungry Bears in Picture Books

Few of us have encountered bears in the wild, but we know that they hibernate during cold winters when food is scarce, and to survive prolonged periods inactivity they must lay on stores of fat.   If play is the child’s …

This Week in Princeton History for November 21-27

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, an unusual Thanksgiving storm brings heavy snow to the area, a Scottish newspaper remarks on the racial composition of the town, and more.

Bookplate of John Rutherfurd (1760-1840)

John Rutherfurd (1760-1840) graduated Princeton with the Class of 1776. A lawyer by profession, he served as Senator from New Jersey from 1791-1798.

Barnyard Pinball

It's a merry chase! Use your motor skills to navigate a yellow pom-pom hen around the barnyard. But beware the red pom-pom fox, who's also on a roll!

This Week in Princeton History for November 14-20

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students are setting fashion trends in nearby New York, alumni are memorialized, and more.

The Sad Tale of Henny Penny: “What’s Fair is Fowl, What’s Fowl is Fare”

Stories don’t get much sillier than Henny Penny.  The plot is set in motion when a chicken gets beaned on the head by an acorn.  The nitwit jumps to the conclusion that the world is ending and the king must …

Joaquín Villalobos Archives of the Salvadoran Insurgency

The Joaquín Villalobos Archives of the Salvadoran Insurgency are now accessible to the public. This large collection has endured a long and complicated journey since the first boxes began to arrive at Princeton University Library in May 2018.

Lumos

Oh, how we have wanted to test these floating LED candles for the blog. And YES they were just as amazing as we thought they would be!

This Week in Princeton History for November 7-13

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a senior visits the U.S. President, a junior achieves football fame, and more.

Go a Little Wild!

Yes, there's a time and place for proper behavior, but what happens when a tiger wants to go a little...wild?

Some Baby Memory Books from Around the World

They go by many names…  Baby books, baby journals,  baby milestone books, and domestic baby diaries are a few of them.  To facilitate the tracking of information, memories, and storage of precious photos, designers experiment with the format and layout.  …

The First American Edition of ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ (1767)

How do we know that Princeton’s recently acquired Dublin ‘fourth edition’ is indeed the first American edition of The Vicar of Wakefield?

This Week in Princeton History for October 31-November 6

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a professor urges locals to vote for Abraham Lincoln, a woman attending a football game feels unsettled, and more.

This Week in Princeton History for October 24-30

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Cherokee students draw attention, answering machines are becoming popular, and more.

Cotsen Ghosties

Last Halloween season we took a stroll through our special collections pumpkin patch. Today, we're looking for ghosts! And we found them in this amazing optical illusion book titled Spectropia; or, Surprising Spectral Illusions.

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