Fall Flavor of Small Towns

Fall Flavor of Small Towns

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Every fall my father would quote colorful parts of two Helen Hunt Jackson poems: “The goldenrod is yellow…” (which I equate with seasonal allergies) and “…October’s bright blue weather.” And they do describe...
How Time Flies

How Time Flies

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian If you had come to the library thirty years ago this very day, you would have parked in one of the three spots on 4th Street, or maybe in one of the three off to the side in the alley, and walked up those...
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...