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This Week in Princeton History for November 13-19

By April C. Armstrong *14 In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a Philadelphia newspaper denounces New Jersey officials for not being more supportive of Princeton, a new roof is controversial, and more.

In Time of War: Disabled Veterans in Children’s Books of the Early 1800s

During the first two decades of the nineteenth century, the picture book came into its own in England.  This period of extraordinary fertility was dubbed “the dawn of levity” by F. J.

Ghost-y with the Most-y

Share a soft ghostly glow with a spirited little friend! This was a very simple project and activity, but a total story time favorite! And just LOOK at this vibrant book cover!

Sir Thomas Phillipps – Illustrations of his distinguishing marks of ownership in books and manuscripts from the Phillipps Library

Supplementing examples posted by Peter Kidd on his website ‘Manuscripts/Provenance,’ in the entry for Sir Thomas Phillipps http://www.manuscripts.org.uk/manuscripts/provenance/collecto

This Week in Princeton History for November 6-12

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students mourn the loss of four in their class, a Philadelpha newspaper responds to Princeton’s president, and more.

Pop’s Top 13: Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween everyone! October 31st is certainly about candy, yes. But here at the Cotsen Children's Library, it's also about COSTUMES.

This Week in Princeton History for October 30-November 5

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, major renovations bring indoor plumbing to all dorm residents, a self-identified “group of queers” refuses to be silenced, and more.

A Dogs’ Costume Party

Madame Coco shares her home with five dogs, the bull terriers Nico, Fanny, Claude, Daisy, and Rose.  This little family knows how to throw a party!Madame Coco is the planner, having had lots of experience on rainy days when she …

Cosplay with Dennison Tissue Paper

The young lady wearing the stunning paper headdress above might be surprised to learn that elaborate costumes made out of tissue or crepe paper is not a new phenomenon.

Tweaked Titles

Recently, a visitor to our Bookscape Gallery stopped by our desks, laughing. He was delighted to have discovered one of our library's little secrets - shelves of wooden books, carved with very special titles!

This Week in Princeton History for October 23-29

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, new streets have familiar names, student voting is a subject of controversy, and more.

Visibility Epidemic: Conversations on AIDS and Queerness at Princeton University, Part II

By Travis York ’23 with April C. Armstrong *14 In this, the second part of the story on AIDS awareness on Princeton University’s campus, we will cover the representation of AIDS and queerness within selected student newspapers and alumni publications.

It’s a Fixer Upper

Is your story time tractor running a little rough? Maybe it's missing a few foam bead plugs or yarn wires? Not to worry! With your handy-dandy toolbox and "can do" spirit, you'll have everything working in no time!

This Week in Princeton History for October 16-22

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, student volunteers attend orientation before engaging in dangerous civil rights work, a senior complains about unwarranted accusations of being a communist, and more.

What Could You Be This Halloween? Costumes Ideas from Cotsen

In the count down to October 31, a post from 2016 might help the desperate eliminate the myriad possibilities for dressing up and settle on something unique but within the capabilities (and/or pocketbook) of the average person.  Perhaps some of …

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