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Elvis in Princeton

Some meetings are written in the stars! A few weeks ago, we were wrapping up a story time when I noticed a gentleman carrying a stuffed dog around the gallery.

This Week in Princeton History for July 17-23

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, fears of violence turn out to be unwarranted, a student is bewildered by the behavior of the locals during a visit from the U.S. President, and more.

Fashion and Beauty in Barbie Novels from the early 1960s

Look for vintage clothes for Barbie from the1960s and you’ll find more ensembles that can fit in the closets in her dream house.  Search for reviews of the pioneering novels about the girl who is the living doll and you’ll …

The Church at Princeton, Part II: The Members of TCAP

This is the second installment of a two-part series on the Church at Princeton. The first appeared last week. By Christina Cho ’24 Last week, I covered the life of Najib Nicholas Khuri ’82, founder of The Church at Princeton (TCAP).

One Headache to Rule Them All

Going on an adventure? Might want to grab an extra bottle of Tylenol before you step off the Shire! We tested the "Lord of the Rings: Shadows Over Middle-earth" escape room by Exit the Game...and it didn't quite work out for our merry gang!

This Week in Princeton History for July 10-16

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a crime against a young alum draws national attention, an activist lambastes Princeton students, and more. July 10, 1993—At Fort Bragg, Lt. Lisa Bryant ’93 turns down multiple invitations to dance with Sgt.

Illustrating Summer Before Central Air Conditioning in Children’s Books

Before the dog days bring on the summertime blues, let Cotsen transport you back to the simple pleasures of a nineteenth-century summer that were celebrated in English and American toy books (well, seaside vacations were probably not so simple for …

The Church at Princeton, Part I: Najib Nicholas Khuri ’82

In the spring of 1982, Najib Nicholas Khuri—then a senior in the Slavic Studies department—decided to skip his final exams and consequently failed to graduate from Princeton. Khuri wasn’t alone.

Happy 4th!

No blog post today, but we’ll be back on Tuesday July 11th! Happy July 4th everyone!

This Week in Princeton History for July 3-9

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Princeton is transformed into a national capitol, Aaron Burr’s grave makes the news, and more.

Pastries On Parade!

What do you this too much pink? Display alllllll your fabulous frills with a delicious donut float, then join a march around the library. Today, we're celebrating frosting, filling, glaze, and sprinkles. And yes, we have parade footage!

This Week in Princeton History for June 26-July 2

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, more than half of the graduating class is missing, Ulysses S. Grant is on campus, and more.

100 Best Children’s Books: New Lists by Leonard Marcus, BBC Culture and Chris Loker

There is always room for one more list of outstanding children’s books.  A hundred is the usual cut-off for an ambitious survey, large enough to be comprehensive while giving the pundit some wiggle room for individuality.  Whether assembled by an …

Colors & Words

Our exhibit “They’ve Got Game: The Children’s Books of Toni & Slade Morrison,” wrapped this spring, and we've had such an amazing time making connections to these extraordinary books.