Why Lasagna? Because there is no other pleasurable food that satisfies all our comfort cravings at once, with its soft, yet crispy-edged pasta, gooey cheese, and warm sauce... Of course, the real question is; Why not Lasagna? What I should have actually titled this post is Stephanie Eats! I am a lover of cookbooks and … Continue reading Let it be Lasagna
Welcome to our newest blog where you'll get the inside scoop on the beloved creatures who live with library staff. Discover the behind-the-scenes secrets, gossip, and latest news about these inspirational animals. Circulation Assistant Rachel H. invited Yahtzee to start things off because she's a real trendsetter and perhaps a bit too spoiled to wait. … Continue reading The Real House Pets of OFPL
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King who, after her husband’s assassination, continued the work for racial equality and peace throughout the world. Each year the Coretta Scott King Book Award is presented to exceptional African American authors and illustrators of … Continue reading The Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Most patrons recognize Ryan as our cheerful, tech-wise-problem-solver. But, this month we asked him to share some of the key changes in his role here and at home. Also, when you see Ryan, be sure and ask him about his dogs. I’m now on my third job title here at the O’Fallon Public Library. In … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Ryan Johnson
This space is reserved for OFPL staff members to share suggestions for reading, viewing, or listening. Kasey in Circulation recommends some helpful and timely reads and an album that you might decide is your next favorite listen. As 2020 at last bears down on us in a frigid January, I would like to offer … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends – Kasey K.
Joy of Missing Out: Being Present in the Moment, Giving Yourself Space to Do Exactly What You Want, and Skipping Activities That Aren't Authentic to You (ie., the Opposite of FOMO-Fear of Missing Out) This description of the Joy of Missing Out can be found on the cover of the new book JOMO by Jessica … Continue reading Joy of Missing Out (JOMO)
Hibernating, migrating and adapting are the three things that animals can do to face cold winter temperatures. Come check out our Special Selections this month to find books about different animals and how they adjust to colder weather. We even have a several fun fiction books that feature popular Arctic and Antarctic animals like polar … Continue reading What Do Animals Do in the Winter?