Staff Picks

Going Clear

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Wright interviewed hundreds of current and former Scientologists while compiling decades of archival documents before knitting this exhaustive expose together. Beginning with founder L. Ron Hubbard’s curious, eccentric and intriguing life, this work tracks the ...Read More

Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through The Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created by Laura Miller, General Editor 2016 The cover of Literary Wonderlands caught my eye one evening while I was processing new additions to our library collection. On the cover was a small map of Narnia, Neverland and Wonderland; all ...Read More

What is Poetry?

Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer, 2016 Those who know what poetry is may think it is obvious, but defining poetry is not so simple.  In the children’s picture book “Daniel Finds a Poem,” a boy named Daniel discovers a new sign at a park he is closely familiar ...Read More

Staff Picks Every Week

PPL librarians love to recommend books, and you’ll find Staff Picks with weekly reviews under our Books > Recommended Reading menu. This week, Adult Services Librarian Lauren Hupp reviews Hey Ranger! True Tales of Humor & Misadventure From America’s National Parks by by Jim Burnett. Stranded hikers, shipwrecks, shower skunks and ...Read More