SEK Women of Note

SEK Women of Note

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian What better way to commemorate Kansas Day than by celebrating the lives of four women connected to Southeast Kansas? Of course, by celebrate I mean reading about them. Three of the four I’m highlighting were...
Still Dreaming

Still Dreaming

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian My mother worked at the Mulvane Children’s Library in Topeka during the late 1940’s, before the landmark Brown v. Board of Education court case became law. Although the library was integrated, meaning all...
Snow Many Books

Snow Many Books

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Winter is not my favorite season. Why not, you ask. Well, first there’s the darkness that starts before I get home from work and lasts until nearly an hour after my walk the next morning, my car’s wonky TPMS...
Closing the Books on 2022

Closing the Books on 2022

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian I must confess, I’m not sorry to see this year end. Don’t get me wrong, it could have been worse but I was hoping for better. Particularly when it came to books. There’s always so much hope at the beginning,...
Silver Bells

Silver Bells

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian I’m sure my eyes were as bright as the Christmas lights strung across Broadway that December evening in 1962 (or maybe it was 1963). It wasn’t often that our mother drove us anywhere after dark but we were...