When I was a teenager, my idea of a romantic gift was a mixtape compiled of all the punk rock love songs I could find. I would spend hours scouring my CD booklets, looking for songs that screamed my feelings for my crush of the moment. Even though I’m older, I still can’t help but […]
Author Archive | Robin K.
It’s no secret that I’m fairly new to the Niles-Maine District Library staff. I’m lucky that I’ve just started working with my amazing team about three months ago. I’ll admit, I had an old-fashioned idea of what a library could be (long stacks of books, librarians shushing me all the time), and let me tell […]
Every year, the American Library Association’s Feminist Task Force (part of the Social Responsibilities Round Table) unveils their picks for the Amelia Bloomer Project. The booklist, named for 19th century newspaper editor and suffragist, Amelia Bloomer, features books about girls and women that push the idea of traditional gender roles and stereotypes. These books also […]
I want to start off by saying that baseball isn’t my thing. Growing up, I was an “indoors” kid and didn’t really bother myself with sports at all. The only thing I really know about Chicago baseball is that we are a divided city and our blood either runs blue and red or black and […]