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Romie is a Systemwide Floating Librarian at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, where she has recently landed in the Technical Services Department. She loves to help people and learn new things every day. When not at work, she loves reading, going on adventures, and the great outdoors.

The Latest From Romie

Hamilton at Home

5 years after premiering on the big stage, the award-winning musical Hamilton is still a favorite with fans of all ages. Inspired by Historian Ron Chernow’s 2004 book, Alexander Hamilton, author and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda has created a musical masterpiece unlike any other. Featuring modern beats that combine hip-hop, traditional show tunes, upbeat catchy lyrics and a wide range of… read more >>

Cooking at the Library

Sunday Cooking with Chris and Romie this week highlights one of the many recipes available for free online through your public library.  The recipes depicted in these segments require a reasonable amount of prep and cook time, ideally for a Sunday afternoon or Saturday when one has a bit more time to put into a good family dinner. … read more >>

Gardening eBooks Suggestions by Romie

Garden Book

Have you always wondered if you had a green thumb? Are you looking to try your hand at starting a garden while staying home? Try these helpful gardening eBooks to provide tips, techniques, and ideas to get you started from the comfort of your own home.     Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening by Peter Burke   The Perennial Care Manual by Rob… read more >>

Author Spotlight by Romie

kubica books

Author Spotlight: Mary Kubica Author Mary Kubica is a master of psychologically suspenseful mysteries, who often focuses on complicated female characters, and features multiple viewpoints in alternating chapters. If you are a fan of novels by A.J. Finn, Ruth Ware, or Gillian Flynn, you may enjoy these mysteries by Mary Kubica. All can be found on… read more >>