This week as the nights are longer and darker I'm enjoying the gripping mysteries and suspenseful titles that have been released recently. Although there are more, these three have really caught my attention: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson, and the debut novel by Sarah St. Vincent, Ways to Hide in Winter. Lethal White is … Continue reading Three Thrilling Tales – New Title Tuesday
October was a busy month at the library for events and clubs! We started the month with our “Monday Meditation” class, which meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Participants were guided through relaxing meditation exercises. Next, we had “Paint Like an Artist"! We explored the basic techniques used when painting with acrylics. Couldn’t … Continue reading October Events Wrap-Up
Children’s Department Program Wrap-Up for October Eco Club This month, Eco Club learned about backyard birds and how to identify common species. We listened to unique bird sounds and discussed the role birds play in keeping ecosystems healthy. Afterward, we made upcycled bird feeders from empty pop bottles, which were painted with some awesome designs! … Continue reading Children’s Program Wrap-Up
Recently, Jessi Baker, our programming manager, posted this on our O'Fallon Library Facebook page: As a strong admirer of the library, this quote makes me very proud to be a part of this system, to keep the torch burning for all our patrons who get so much out of the services we provide. In my … Continue reading A Raucous Clubhouse
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted some inspiration for holiday meals. Thankfully, there are some new cookbooks that are full of great ideas. The New Essentials Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Better Cooking from America's Test Kitchen, Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking by Dana Frank and Andrea Slonecker, and Feast: Food of … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Cook – New Title Tuesday
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Circulation Assistant Amy N. - Army veteran and former stay-at-home mom. Amy celebrated her one-year anniversary with OFPL in August. She also volunteers with the Reading Counts program at her children's school and is a co-leader of a local Girl Scout Troop. … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Amy N.
In the spirit of the season, rather than one New Title, I couldn't resist pulling out the stops and recommending several scary titles perfect for a dark, chilling autumn night. Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice; Mark Geyer, illustrator According to Kirkus Review, this is "just the bucket of blood for … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Halloween Horrors