Most of us are familiar with the cultural and religious holidays in December like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but did you know that there are over 70 holidays in December? Here are a few … December 4 – National Cookie Day December 5 – International Ninja Day December 9 – National Llama Day December 11 … Continue reading Other December Holidays
One of the sections I love to peruse in the library is our large collection of cookbooks. Now, you may think cookbooks are so passé now that we have the internet. If you have ever had this thought, think again. Cookbooks are not just for recipes. They have beautiful photos, food preparation techniques, meal planning … Continue reading Cook and Eat
Welcome again to Third Thursday Treasures! This is where we give OFPL staff members to write about some of their favorite books. This month, before she left to start her new job as full-time reporter for the O'Fallon Weekly, Circulation Assistant Angie S. shared some of her favorite thrillers. Thank you, Angie for spine-chilling titles … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
This month we shine the spotlight on Dominique B. who joined us May 28 as our Event Coordinator. Her responsibilities are sometimes behind the scenes planning adult and teen activities, but she always wears a warm smile and is quick to help patrons and staff. The next time you see her, be sure and share … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Dominique B.
November is Native American Heritage month. Over 6 million Native Americans live in the United States representing more than 570 tribes or nations. This month is designed as a way to recognize the important contributions and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of indigenous peoples, both past and present. Check out the books below and … Continue reading Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
As a child, I was a backseat passenger on a trip from Nashville, TN to Asheville, NC. Somewhere in the Smoky Mountains, I looked up and saw more stars than I'd seen in my whole life. Being a city girl, that lesson in light pollution was the first time I realized all I had been … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Dark Skies
This month we have the inside scoop on our very own star of stage and the circulation desk, Kasey K. In this exclusive for the O'Fallon Public Library Blog, Kasey reveals never-before-published details of her life in front of the footlights, backstage, and how she takes it easy at home. Remember folks, you read it … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Kasey K.