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ICYMI – News & Notes April 19, 2017

In the O’Fallon Weekly this week, circulation manager, Michael King announced the upcoming Friends of the Library Blowout Book-Sale, Thursday, May 11, at 2PM, and runs through Monday, May 15, during regular library hours.   Michael said there are thousands of gently used books, DVDs, audio book CDs, and children’s books available at unbeatable prices. In addition, there… Continue reading ICYMI – News & Notes April 19, 2017

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory · Uncategorized

Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott

I resolved this year to read books outside of my usual go-to list, so this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation is Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott. Shoot-em-up Westerns were standard TV and movie fare in the 50’s and 60’s, and there is something to be said about the moral hero enforcing justice in… Continue reading Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott

5 Star Fridays · Fiction · Uncategorized

The Poisonwood Bible

Leaving the Southwest of America, the setting of most of her previous books, Barbara Kingsolver delves into the deepest part of the Congo in this story. Meet Nathan Price, Evangelical Christian preacher, who takes his family on a life-changing trip to Africa to spread the Good News. Told from the vantage points of Nathan and… Continue reading The Poisonwood Bible

announcements · o'fallon public library · Upcoming Events

ICYMI – Library News and Notes 4/12/17

*REMINDER: WE WILL BE CLOSED, SUNDAY, APRIL 16, REOPENING MONDAY, APRIL 17 AT 9:00 AM. Adult Services Manager, Ryan Johnson, reminded patrons in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly that the two outdoor patios are open and ready to enjoy.  One is outside of the Kid’s Place and the other patio is opposite the main circulation desk on… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News and Notes 4/12/17

New Title Tuesday · non fiction

The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams

The New Title Tuesday selection this week, THE NATURE FIX – Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams, takes what we already know to be true and supports it with scientific research.  For example, even in elementary school, indoor recess was never as fun as the playground.  As a teacher,… Continue reading The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams

announcements · Fiction · o'fallon public library

ICYMI – Library News & Notes Apr. 5, 2017

Circulation manager Michael King penned this week’s column in the O’Fallon Weekly and answers some questions about the construction next door to the library as well as update on new titles and our Special Selections display. First, the construction underway is Lincoln Park Villas, affordable apartments for people 55 and older.  This will include extending Civic Plaza behind GCS Credit Union then… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes Apr. 5, 2017