5 Star Fridays · Featured Content · o'fallon public library

Five Star Friday: Art at the Library – Take the Tour

Now that Spring is in full bloom, it’s a perfect time to visit the library and admire the art. Yes, we are blessed with a variety of original pieces by important artists that grace the grounds and walls.  I admit I took much of it for granted until only recently. As a storm moved east… Continue reading Five Star Friday: Art at the Library – Take the Tour

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ICYMI – Library News and Notes 5/24/17

In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly, Youth Services Manager, Teri Rankin elaborated on the many activities in store for the 8-week Summer Reading Program that begins May 30 for children 2 years old through 8th grade. Reading By Design is the theme of this year’s program and will include many STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and STEAM activities… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News and Notes 5/24/17

New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory · non fiction

New Title Tuesday: The Unmade Bed By Stephen Marche

  My New Title Tuesday recommendation, The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth About Men and Women in the 21st Century  by Stephen Marche, made me curious to see how a man would “mansplain” the gender divide to women.  But, he played it a bit safe by stating on the cover that his wife, editor Sarah Fulford, provided commentary on the book.  OK,… Continue reading New Title Tuesday: The Unmade Bed By Stephen Marche

announcements · o'fallon public library · Upcoming Events

ICYMI News in The O’Fallon Progress

Thursday’s edition of the O’Fallon Progress featured two stories about upcoming happenings. New Website Coming Soon One exciting change is the result of Assistant Director Ryan Johnson entering our library into the nationwide contest – Public Library Website Makeover Award. OFPL was chosen out of 300 branches nationwide to receive a free website remodel along with three years… Continue reading ICYMI News in The O’Fallon Progress

5 Star Fridays · Fiction

Five Star Friday: The DaVinci Code

The sixth Robert Langdon novel is coming in October! Time to reread The DaVinci Code and brush up on your mystery-solving abilities! While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found… Continue reading Five Star Friday: The DaVinci Code

Featured Content · movie or tv · New Title Tuesday

New Title Tuesday: La La Land, Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle

It’s finally arrived at the library! La La Land written and directed by Damien Chazelle and it’s this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation.  If you didn’t get a chance to see it last winter, you’re in for a treat. Summary: Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an… Continue reading New Title Tuesday: La La Land, Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle

5 Star Fridays · non fiction

Five Star Friday: When Breath Becomes Air

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his… Continue reading Five Star Friday: When Breath Becomes Air