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This Week in Princeton History for January 2-8

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Princeton’s colors are on display at a party in New Orleans, a student is unimpressed with a future movie classic, and more.

Mother Goose Land: Building a Shared World

Fictional universes are nothing new in children’s literature and it’s been acknowledged for some time that contemporary techniques for worldbuilding so widely used in science fiction, fantasy, video games were explored by authors like Lewis Carroll, George MacDonald, and

This Week in Princeton History for December 26-January 1

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, immigrants are required to be fingerprinted, faculty are investigating mysterious explosions, and more.

Marks in Books 11 : Hanukkah Gift Inscriptions

To celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah in 2022, here’s a post from a few years ago about books that a mother gave as gifts to her children during the Jewish holiday in 1966… The gift exchanges, which are central …

The BiblioFiles Special Edition: Betsy Bird Interviews Team Tolo

Just posted! A special edition BiblioFiles with guest host Betsy Bird. She interviewed the creative team for Tolo, an original chose your path virtual adventure released by the Cotsen Children’s Library.

Christmas Made in China

If you are beginning the frantic countdown to Christmas Day, take a few minutes to read this lovely and thought-provoking post Minjie Chen wrote three years ago about China’s role in making our holiday season bright in the West.

This Week in Princeton History for December 19-25

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, alumni have the chance to see proposed dormitory plans, a student plot to make eggnog is foiled, and more.

Studio Snapshots: David Deen (and blog contest!)

Today we're featuring David Deen, the amazing illustrator of Tolo, Cotsen's digital adventure! Furiously sketching and coloring owlbears and nagas from his brother's D&D books, David also grew up reading fantasy books.

This Week in Princeton History for December 12-18

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, controversies over abortion coverage on the student health plan are ongoing, Princeton’s president urges vaccination, and more.

Charles Lamb’s books at Princeton

The story begins in 1848, an annus mirabilis in the tale of Charles Lamb’s library.  This was the year in which 60 lots of Lamb’s books came up for sale in New York.

Tolo

The Cotsen Children's Library is delighted to announce Tolo, an original choose your own path virtual adventure written by Dana Sheridan, and illustrated by David Deen!

This Week in Princeton History for December 5-11

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the junior class selects a speaker for a campus event, a concerned writer condemns political activity among students, and more.

Opium, Gospel, and the Conquest of the Babel

Quiz: What is the language of the text on this page?

What is the language of the text on this page?

Quiz: What is the language of the text on this page?

Pop’s Top 10: Literary Laughs

Katie and I are jump-starting this joyous time of year with some laughs. So today, we are delighted to present a Top 10 sampling of literary jokes that really got us rolling! And not to choose favorites...but...the last one still has us chuckling!

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