Check out this review of Epic by Conor Kostick by one of O’Fallon’s own librarians on her book blog. It is a young adult fantasy in the vein of Ready Player One. Perfect for fans of Ready Player One or anyone who has ever enjoyed playing an MMORPG. Erik, a young boy in a futuristic… Continue reading Guest Post: Epic by Conor Kostick — The Help Desk
Check out this great review of The Bookman from A Bookish Type Blog! Lavie Tidhar’s The Bookman introduces us to a bold alternate world flavored by Western literature. I lost count of all the literary references in this tale about an orphan (called Orphan, for clarity) who suddenly becomes very interesting to the government… Continue reading Guest Post: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar — A Bookish Type
Wired to Create – Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman & Carolyn Gregoire I am so grateful to live in such a fertile era of scientific research and discovery especially as it pertains to the workings of the human brain. It was just three decades ago I was taught in science class… Continue reading WIRED to CREATE, by Kaufman & Gregoire
Originally posted on About a Book:
“…tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth.” Inspired by female Dutch painters of the Golden Age, The Last…
This coming Monday (August 22), join the library’s Books & Brew book club at Global Brew in O’Fallon, 7pm. We meet the 4th Monday of every month from 7pm-8pm – or as long as you would like to stay! Club pick for August: Too Close to Home by Susan Lewis. You don’t have to have… Continue reading Books & Brew Book Club
I spent my childhood in Nashville, Tennessee at a time when protests for civil rights roiled not so far from my front door. This volatile era spurred nightly dinner-table arguments between my raging “teen-ager with a cause’ aunt and my rigidly racist grandfather. It was my aunt who first told me about James Baldwin and… Continue reading The Fire Next Time
Chess Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 4pm. For kids in second grade and up. Learn new chess moves and practice playing others at your skill level. This club is facilitated by Charlie Knoth, former State Chess Champion.