My Stack of Books

My Stack of Books

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian I guess the drought affecting the area spread to my reading—for a while I sure wasn’t finding many titles that spoke to me. And then the skies opened up and broke my dry spell (bookwise, that is. The ground is...
I’m with the Banned

I’m with the Banned

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian (It’s been a busy week with several appointments so I’m recycling last year’s Banned Books Week post with a few revisions. Next week will be something new—I promise!) “Yes, books are dangerous. They should be...
Read Britannia

Read Britannia

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Britannia often rules my reading choices, and the past fortnight has been no different. I happened to be in the middle of “The Library” by Bella Osborne when the Queen’s death was announced and it just felt...
Long Did She Reign

Long Did She Reign

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian As I watched the BBC News online Thursday morning, I knew an era was coming to a close. No matter your thoughts about England, its monarchy, and individual members of the Royal Family, you must admit that...
Mining for a Good Book

Mining for a Good Book

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian  My family “immigrated” to Pittsburg from northeast Kansas before I was born so there are no longstanding family ties to this area. While I can appreciate the coal mining heritage of the region, I have no real...
Reading the Good War

Reading the Good War

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Last week I went to my comfort zone for reading—novels set on the Home Fronts during World War II. Despite it being an extremely dark period in history, it’s my favorite era to read about. The resilience of...