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Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin – New Title Tuesday

The renowned City of Light is as much of a character in Mark Helprin’s Paris in the Present Tense as the protagonist, Jules Lacour.  Likewise, Helprin explores how the past rarely remains pinned in the past. Publisher’s Summary: Mark Helprin’s powerful, rapturous new novel is set in a present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known,… Continue reading Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin – New Title Tuesday

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Free SAT and ACT Test Prep Online – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

Did you know that having an O’Fallon Public Library card provides access to a wide range of online test-preparation resources including practice for the SAT, PSAT, and ACT? If your teenager is planning on attending college for the first time, it is likely that the score on the SAT or ACT will not only influence… Continue reading Free SAT and ACT Test Prep Online – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

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Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller

If you liked The Glass Castle, you may like Kimberly Rae Miller’s memoir, Coming Clean, which follows her life living and escaping a family secret. This secret could have had her taken away from her family by child protective services so she keeps it for as long as she can, even until it’s almost too… Continue reading Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Jan 10, 2018

In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly, Ryan Johnson, Assistant Library Director, shed light on how much OFPL card holders save through borrowing books, DVDs, and attending free events such as children’s story times, yoga classes, and tutoring sessions.  By using the American Library Association calculator, Ryan and his team determined that the savings is roughly $700 per… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Jan 10, 2018

New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age By Emmy J. Favilla – New Title Tuesday

It is no secret that language, music, art, and all creative forms of personal expression are the result of following and disregarding rules.  If it weren’t the case, we’d still be listening to madrigals and comfortably reading and speaking Latin.  So, naturally I was drawn to A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in… Continue reading A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age By Emmy J. Favilla – New Title Tuesday

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Jan. 3, 2018

In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly column, Youth Services Manager, Teri Rankin, looks back at 2017 through the lens of the Library services and also looks ahead to upcoming events. For example, the library loaned 338, 981 items in 2017, and 175,812 people visited the library. The most popular books based on the number of checkouts were: Adult… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Jan. 3, 2018