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PPL Alum

PPL welcomes individuals from all walks of life and each has a unique story to tell — stories that illustrate the positive impact our library makes in the lives of those we serve. Stories that YOU make possible!
Meet some of our PPL Alum.

I first became interested in technology when I was about 12 and got my first laptop. I decided to take it apart and, of course, I had no idea what I was doing and I broke it. But seeing the inside of that laptop and all that I didn’t understand, I knew there were things ...
Cem Eskinazi
I am a practicing type designer. I have visited PPL numerous times in order to support my research on type design through attending many wonderful design lectures and most importantly through many visits to the Updike Collection. I was able to utilize the Updike Collection not only for inspiration for my own designs but to ...
Beverly Robertson
I have always liked art, but my passion is design, and my poetry took me by surprise. As a child, inspiration came from coloring books, and in my adolescence, my parents, teachers and mentors encouraged me to develop my potential and talents, motivating me in the right direction to become an artist, poet and designer. ...