In case you missed last week’s OFPL column in the O’Fallon Weekly; if not, here’s your chance to catch up on the hard work performed by the volunteers Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library. Join us for the next Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library Book Sale: Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6 First, we want to thank everyone… Continue reading ICYMI – News and Notes, Oct. 19, 2016
The New Title Tuesday choice is one of Carl Hiaasen’s Razor Girl, the latest in a long list of cray-cray yarns composed from a palette culled from wacky real-life events oddly common in Florida. And Hiaasen would know having lived there since his birth. Michael Schaub for NPR says in his review: “His latest book, Razor Girl, is at… Continue reading Razor Girl, by Carl Hiaasen
What The Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library are hosting a sale of used books as part of their on-going fundraising efforts to benefit the library. Admission is free. There will be a large selection of gently used books, DVDs and audio book CDs available at unbeatable prices. Proceeds from the sale will be used… Continue reading Book Sale This Weekend!
My Five Star Friday recommendation, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a coming of age story, a family saga, historical fiction, and an examination of contemporary American life. Summary: Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of… Continue reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Juno Diaz
Full title: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Intense memoir of J.D. Vance’s childhood and eventual rise. It reminded me of Angela’s Ashes except that instead of Ireland, it took place in Kentucky/Ohio and the drug of choice was prescription pills rather than alcohol. I was astonished that J.D. not only… Continue reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
What Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period is coming…Are you ready? Are you: Turning 65 and signing up for Medicare for the first time? Already 65 and not sure if you should keep the Medicare plan you have? Retiring soon and losing your group coverage? Wondering what your health care options are for 2017? We can… Continue reading Medicare Open Enrollment
We hope you read last week’s OFPL column in the O’Fallon Weekly, but if not, here’s your chance to catch up. Just when you thought The O’Fallon Public Library couldn’t get any better, in addition to all the great programs, books, and service Circulation Manager Michael King reports: “We now have six Rokus, all loaded with… Continue reading ICYMI – News and Notes, Oct. 12, 2016