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This Week in Princeton History for July 25-31

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a student vows to eat no more lobsters, an athlete wins a significant award, and more.

Alligators Everywhere in Alphabets

If few people consider cold-blooded beasts cuddly, how can authors and illustrators of children’s books make them more appealing?  Last summer, the blog ran a post to try raising the profile of reptiles with a selection of picture books starring …

Tigers on Tiptoe

Can you tiptoe your tiger through the forest without making a sound?

This Week in Princeton History for July 18-24

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a material shortage forever alters a Princeton tradition, an alum is forced to take charge, and more.

A Celebration of Great American Women Cookbook Writers

Count on  Deborah Hopkinson, a distinguished author of children’s non-fiction, to take on the challenge of introducing two giants of American culinary herstory in picture book biographies.  Her subjects are Amelia Simmons, whose American Cookery (1796) was the first of …

Studio Snapshots: Steve Light

In a very small studio in NYC, a magician creates vast worlds.

This Week in Princeton History for July 11-17

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a baseball player turns pro, a former instructor laments the loss of the gymnasium, and more.

Happy Fourth!

A Happy 4th of July to all! We’ll be back and blogging on Tuesday, July 12!

This Week in Princeton History for July 4-10

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Jesse Owens runs in Palmer Stadium, local authorities ban rogue swine, and more.

FEELING JUST CAPITAL

TODAY IS NATIONAL CAPS LOCKS DAY, AND WE ARE CELEBRATING IN STYLE!

This Week in Princeton History for June 27-July 3

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, New Jersey’s governor worries that the colonists won’t support a college, a court rules in favor of an alum, and more.

Little Board Books that Wouldn’t Be Banned:  Lawrence Schimel’s Rainbow Family Stories Illustrated by Elina Braslina

Last summer, two children’s books ran into trouble with authorities in Hungary and Russia because they featured families headed by same-sex parents.  At first, I assumed the books originated in the old Eastern bloc and anticipated a bit of a …

Get a Clue

Always searching for more escape room inspiration, Katie was delighted when her mom sent her a dandy little escape challenge that fit right in the palm of her hand. Though it was small, but packed a mighty punch! Take it away, Katie!

This Week in Princeton History for June 20-26

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a rainstorm disrupts Class Day, a London newspaper points to Princeton as a positive example to follow, and more.

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