Thursday, April 02, 2015

April is National Poetry Month




Delving into poetry and its beauty, diversity, and cultural impact; so take a moment to explore and learn about national poetry month with us online:
National Poetry Month, launched in April 1996, seeks to elevate poetry and its magnificence as a literary form. The month-long celebration commemorates poetry and honors its permanence and value in the American cultural landscape. Literary and poetry organizations, publishers, libraries, schools, booksellers, and poets throughout the nation participate in poetry readings, discussions, workshops, competitions, and festivals. National Poetry Month, by honoring all aspects of poetry and poetic endeavors, aspires to generate interest in and excitement about poetry and all of its traditions and forms. In honor of National Poetry Month, SIRS Knowledge Source commemorates notable American poets such as Mark Strand and Anne Sexton; introduces poetry; and highlights poetry projects and programs. Articles and Web sites include:
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

March is women's history month

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March is Women’s history Month
Facts on File’s newly added, American women’s history, contains videos, slideshows, primary resources and timelines. This new topic center helps students & researchers explore the vast amount of content in our databases.  Come learn and explore American Women's history...


Sirs spotlight on women’s history
 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Rosetta Stone Language



Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their users the proven immersion method that more than 20,000 schools and 9,000 businesses have trusted for over the last 20+ years.  The award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library- or anywhere, anytime.
Features include:
  • 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests
  • 50 + hours of foundational instruction in each language
  • Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more
  • Mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce language on the go

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A to Z USA Database

Just go to our website click on ebooks and Databases link:




Check out this cool database which offers in-depth content for our 50 U.S. States and five additional territories.  With thousands of U.S. State reports and articles ready to download, historical timelines, collections of flags, vintage postcards, modern and antique maps, panoramic photos, even license plates…
A to Z USA is the most comprehensive guide to knowing everything you need to know about the U.S. past and present.
Notable categories include geography, government, history, education, demographics, and society and culture.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

T'AI CHI GROUP DONATES TO LIBRARY




On behalf of everyone in the T'ai Chi Ch'uan classes which meet in the Plainsboro Public Library twice a week, a generous donation was made to the Library on February 21, 2014.  The donation "is intended to show our continuing support for your mission in the community, and to show our pride in being part of it."  Todd Tieger, T'ai Chi Ch'uan instructor 
The Plainsboro Public Library is proud to host the free T'ai Chi classes and thanks Todd Tieger for his generous donation of time and commitment to this wonderful service to our community.  Thanks to everyone in the classes for your thoughtful donations.
Carol Quick, Library Director
 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

DIWALI WORKSHOPS - October 24th





 
On October 24th, over 200 children of all ages learned about the Diwali Festival and made lanterns, paper elephants, decorated clay pots, found out how to wear a saree and apply henna.  Thanks to the many wonderful volunteers, the event was very popular and everyone went home with decorations for the Holiday.
Thanks to Drs. Radhakrishnan and Santhanam of Childrens Preferred Care for funding the workshops.