From the Stacks

From the Stacks

From the Stacks by Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Earlier in the week, I wrote in the Morning Sun that May is Older Americans Month and I started thinking, “Is there an Older Books Month”? No, I couldn’t find one but why not?  There’s nothing wrong with...
From the Stacks

From the Stacks

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian The Big Kansas Road Trip is in full swing — hopefully the weather is cooperating — but what about after Sunday when the travelers return home? Well, then you can start your Big Kansas Read Trip! There are so...
From the Stacks

From the Stacks

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Many years ago, I suspect it might have been 1996 or thereabouts (it was before, maybe early into the building project), two women came into the library to look around. I asked if I could help and they told me...
From the Stacks

From the Stacks

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian I have a love/hate relationship with historical fiction. On the one hand, I love being immersed in another time period but I hate knowing that many people who read a novel, particularly if it’s based on the...
From the Stacks

From the Stacks

By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Architecture. Author Visits. Coffee & Carols. Folk Music. Joplin Spook Light. Local History. Poetry Readings. Polka Party. Search & Rescue Dogs. What do these all have in common? They have been programs offered at...
From the Stacks

From the Stacks

By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Odd. Curious. Eccentric. Offbeat. According to the Merriam-Webster website, these are all synonyms for “quirky” but I rather like “attractively unusual.” Maybe because I’m drawn to the unusual, especially if it pertains to a...