Polish Library

Polish American Community Hall

327 Main Street

Roseville, California 95678

Phone: (916) 782-7171 ext. 3

If you'd like to borrow or return any books, please contact Chuck to verify the library hours.

Recommendation of the Month

Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father's Past by Rita Cosby

Emmy Award-winning journalist Rita Cosby wrote the book about her father and his youth as a Polish resistance fighter in World War II. Here's what she says about it:

I knew little of my father's youth when I was growing up: just that he had left Poland after World War II, and that his many scars, visible and not, bore mute witness to some past tragedy. When I was eight years old, I first noticed the scars etched across my father's body as something "different," but when I asked about them, my mother quickly told me, "We don't talk about it."

In Fall 2008, that all changed. It had been several years since my mother's passing and I finally nerved myself to go through the remainder of her belongings. It is a painful task for any child, and I had no idea what I would discover. I found a tattered old suitcase my mother had tucked away full of mementos, including a worn Polish Resistance armband, rusted tags bearing a prisoner number, and an identity card for an ex-POW named Ryszard Kossobudzki. These relics would lead me on a journey that would become the most amazing story of my life.

The book is not in our library, but you can get one from Amazon.com.

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