Princeton Today: Cookie Carrell

Today is Dean’s Date at Princeton University, which is the deadline for students to submit written work for the semester. Reading period began Jan. 5 and exam period ends Jan. 24.

Some students have been lightening the mood over at Firestone Library with Cookie Carrel. A team of bakers operating out of a third floor carrell and has been supplying study break goodies to stressed students for a small fee. They have been advertising their service on Twitter: @cookiecarrel.

Yesterday as students learned of the death of an undergraduate, the group gave out free cookies, and free hugs. More details in  The Ink blog post.


Sunny, high of 39.


Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping – A collection of essays by Laura Zinn Fromm that is both a cookbook and a memoir. Food tasting and book-signing follow the talk. Register. $10 includes a $10 Whole Earth gift card. 7 p.m. Whole Earth Center, 360 Nassau Street, Princeton. Call 609-924-8021  to register.

Princeton Macintosh Users’ Group: The World At Your Fingertips – Become an advanced coder, watch your favorite television series, manage your investment portfolio, and receive live, one-on-one homework help, all from the comfort of your own home.Learn how to have the world at your fingertips with the help of Princeton Public Library. Librarians Janet Hauge and Erica Bess will highlight a selection of popular and easily accessible online tools available through the library’s digital collections. They will also discuss some of the unique services the library offers, as well as share plans for technology projects in 2015.7:30 p.m., Stuart Hall 6, Princeton Theological Seminary. PMUG discussion group begins at 6:30 p.m. For details about PMUG or to become a member, visit the group’s website.

Screening of “Class Dismissed” – Across America, parents are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the state of public education.  “Class Dismissed”showcases a growing trend in alternative education strategies that are working for many families across America. Sponsored by the Princeton Learning Cooperative. 7 p.m. Lawrence Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. Free.

International Folk Dance – Join Princeton Folk Dance at the Kristina Johnson Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center for ethnic dances of many countries. Beginners welcome. Lesson followed by dance. No partner needed.  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission $5.


Rt. 518 closed for construction between Carroll Place and Canal Road until Jan. 30.

As of 8 a.m., Blackwells Mills Road is closed between South Middlebush Road and Van Cleef Road due to a motor vehicle crash. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and plan alternate routes if possible.