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. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

LABELS FOR EDUCATION



Greenhouse for Miss Meaghan's Lorax Program
Purchased with Labels for Education

YOUR SMALL GIFTS ADD UP!

McCaffrey's receipts
Don't throw them out!! 
Bring them to the Library, put them in the collection box on the 1st floor, and we'll turn them into $$ thanks to McCaffrey's charitable trust. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

ADULT ESL CLASSES



EVERY MONDAY, 7 - 8:30 pm
Plainsboro Public Library
Community Room, 1st floor
FREE weekly conversational class with
Eileen Sinett, CEO of Comprehensive
Communication Services.

Perfect for those who know the grammar but just want to USE it!  Feed on Eileen's creative, energetic style as you master the challenges of everyday English.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED - JUST COME!
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Saturday, August 03, 2013

ANIMALIA! INTERNATIONAL POTLUCK

August 3, 2013
Thanks to the businesses in Plainsboro who contributed fabulous door prizes for our International Potluck Dinner. 



EVERYONE'S A WINNER! @ PLAINSBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY

Newspaper Chair Competition
July 30, 2013

Over 100 kids and adults gathered in the Community Room to construct a Newspaper Chair out of 1lb. of newspaper and 1 roll of masking tape in 1 hour.  34 chairs were entered into the competition to see which ones could hold the most weight.  The suspense was nerve-wracking!
And, the Winners are:
Innovative Design:  The Vendidaudi Family
Artistic Design:  Daniel
2nd Place for weight:  Annie
Trophy Winner:  Allison Lee (and family) at 112.8 lbs

Cardboard Canoe Race
July 27, 2013
Over 75 teens, kids and adults met at 9am on Saturday morning to construct a boat with one piece of cardboard, one roll of tape and one exacto knife that would be sea-worthy on Plainsboro Pond.

29 boats rowed out and back -- well some sort of sank, but everyone had a great day!
Most Dramatic Sinking:  Qingchuan Xu
Most Aesthetically Pleasing:  Lynna Ye
Most Functional Design:  Calvin Ristad
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" Award went to Aditi Bapatla
Trophy winner with 2.53 minutes:  Antonio Busha

Egg Dropping Competition
July 16, 2013
   Crowds of people watched as 110 eggs dropped to the ground from the 3rd floor terrace.
Many splatted, but several survived.
Winners with lightest devices:
Category A (Preschool):  Shreeesh Sai Santhosh
Category B (K-3): Sama Ahmed
Category C (4-6 grade):  Annie Ma
Trophy Winner & Category D (7-8):  Sai Vendidandi
Category E (High School):  Can Bostanci
Category F (Beyond HS):  Radmavathi Bapatla
Category G (Team Family):  Vendidandi Family  

SPELLING BEE WINNERS

Sunday, June 02, 2013

SUPPORT PLAINSBORO LIBRARY THROUGH GOODSEARCH

\nGoodsearch: You Search...We Give!

Here's an easy way to raise money for The Plainsboro Library. Just start using Yahoo! powered Goodsearch.com as your search engine and they'll donate about a penny to the Library every time you do a search! Why Google, when you can Goodsearch? Just log onto http://www.goodsearch.com/ and select Plainsboro Public Library as your cause.

In addition, do all of your shopping through their online shopping mall, Goodshop.com, where you can shop at more than 2,600 top online retailers and a percentage of your purchases will go to us as well. You pay the same price as you normally would, but a donation goes to the Library! You can also enroll in the Gooddining program. Eat at over 10,000 participating restaurants nationwide and you can earn up to 6% of every dollar spent on the meal as a donation.  Read about Goodsearch in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal.



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

APRIL 6TH - T'AI CHI GROUP DONATION


Instructor Todd Tieger (center) and members of the T'ai Chi classes.
The T’ai Chi Ch’uan group that meets at Plainsboro Public Library kindly donates to the library and we are very grateful for their generous gift, as well as their service to the community.


Eileen Burnash,
Library Director