Best Books of 2023

Best Books of 2023

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Every publication and/or news outlet is putting out their “Best of” and “Top Ten” lists, whether they be movies, albums, TV shows, podcasts, and—the only one I care about—books. Some years it’s very difficult...
Silver Bells

Silver Bells

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian The year was December 1962 (or maybe ’63). Any trip to the library was exciting but this one was special because we went in an evening. My mother drove Elaine and me down Broadway so we could ooh and aah at...
O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Full Disclosure: I’m not feeling the Christmas vibe this year. I can’t name one, or even two, specific reasons but it sure doesn’t feel like Christmas is just a couple of weeks away. Until I walk inside the...
A Cup of Christmas

A Cup of Christmas

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian I believe the first holiday program I organized at the library was in 1996, maybe ’97. I was still pretty new to the game so asked those I knew well to participate: Tedd and Kay Inman to provide music, and my...
Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Liturgy tells us it is right to give our thanks and praise and I can’t think of a better time to do that than Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for our lovely library building—stately on the outside, inviting on the...
The Torch Has Been Passed

The Torch Has Been Passed

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian I had almost finished writing a Thanksgiving-themed post when I realized that next Wednesday is the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, which I think is more deserving of our...