Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky

The New Title Tuesday pick this week is The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky.  I didn’t know I needed a refreshing dose of intelligent self-realization literature infused with dark humor until I began this dream-like quick read about a woman at a turning point. Publisher Summary:  A wildly imaginative, rebellious, and tender tale of independence… Continue reading The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-The Movie

Calling lovers of all things Harry Potter. Although our beloved hero and his friends don’t make an appearance in this highly-anticipated movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them explores aspects of the Wizarding World that were unknown to the Muggle (non-magic) population until now. We join Newt Scamander on his travels to collect and learn… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-The Movie

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Feb 15

The O’Fallon Weekly article keeping the community informed about events at the library this week by Adult Services Manager, Ryan Johnson, highlighted the valuable tax preparation provided by AARP Tax Aide volunteers.  This free service is available to all, but the schedule is filling up fast so call the library (618) 632-3783 to schedule an appointment during… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Feb 15

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

The New Title Tuesday recommendation, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, is in tribute to the birthday of our most honored 16th president.  Be forewarned, it’s so new, that as of this writing it has been ordered, but has not yet been processed at OFPL or at many other branches.  So, request early! Publisher Summary: In… Continue reading Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

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An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes is a book like no other. In a page-turning, all-consuming, can’t-put-it-down novel , Sabaa Tahir creates a world that seamlessly blends together a swoon-worthy love story, a dystopian society, and even throws in a bit of the supernatural. What starts out as two storylines-one of Elias, a recently graduated martial,… Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes

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ICYMI – Library News and Notes Feb 8

In case you missed the latest O’Fallon Library News and Notes, you can check it out in the O’Fallon Weekly.  In this issue, Youth Services Manager, Teri Rankin, recommends reads to match the season of the moment.  If we’re having a wintery day, she said we have books about ice fishing and snowflakes.  And for those enjoying… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News and Notes Feb 8

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

For New Title Tuesday, I chose We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen.   I wanted something that would rekindle my sentimental side as we draw closer to Valentine’s Day.  This book about college-age students negotiating relationships did the trick.  It also helped that it is set in the early 1980’s and the… Continue reading We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen