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West by Carys Davies – New Title Tuesday

Carys Davies’ debut novel West is as gripping as it is spare.  This spartan prose symbolizes and reflects the possessions and lives of the characters the author explores.  Cy Bellman, a grieving widower, strikes out with meager possessions and too little knowledge about his destination to locate the bones of an extinct giant creature.  He leaves… Continue reading West by Carys Davies – New Title Tuesday

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Consumer Reports – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

Are you curious about the best TVs of 2018? Or, maybe you want to know if your car has a recall and if so, what do you do next?  Or, maybe you need to know which window air conditioner is the best for you. Well, you can get answers to those and many more questions… Continue reading Consumer Reports – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

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3 Books to Read for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month so here are some great recommendations to check out! Whether you or a friend is coping with mental health problems or you just want to explore a very human experience, see if any of these fiction novels are for you. Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla Stanley… Continue reading 3 Books to Read for Mental Health Awareness Month

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, May 16, 2018

Prompted by the recent heat wave, Assistant Director Ryan Johnson provided some intriguing summer reading recommendations in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly.  He said, “Traditionally, beach reads are contemporary fiction and are generally considered to be light, fun, and easy reads.”  Not something like Stephen King’s It or Melville’s Moby Dick. “I’m taking a position that certain non-fiction titles fit… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, May 16, 2018

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New Title Tuesday – Creative Quest by Questlove

This week’s New Title Tuesday selection, Creative Quest by Questlove with Ben Greenman, is an uplifting and entertaining exploration of the creative process and what it means to seek personal and intellectual challenges. And who better to offer these insights than Renaissance man, Questlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson) who is maybe best known as the Roots bandleader on… Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Creative Quest by Questlove

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes May 9, 2018

Our fearless Library Director Molly Scanlan reminded O’Fallon Weekly readers that the Friends of the Library annual blow out book sale started today, Thursday, at 1 pm and will continue through Monday, May 14, 8 pm.     “Stop by the Library for a wide selection of gently used books and other materials,” she said.… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes May 9, 2018

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Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell – New Title Tuesday

Before I saw this title, Just the Funny Parts . . . And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club, I had no idea who Nell Scovell was.  But, I’ve certainly watched most of the shows she’s written for. Publisher’s Summary:  You’ve almost certainly laughed at Scovell’s jokes—you just didn’t know it until now. Just… Continue reading Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell – New Title Tuesday