ofallon-weeklyAssistant Library Director, Ryan Johnson, caught us up on the many library events in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly.

Coming up  July 18th, plan for the Workshop that celebrates the 75th anniversary of Golden Books. Kids will design their own Little Golden Books from kits that include stickers of favorite Golden Book characters provided by the publisher.  Please register as space is limited.

In addition, July 19, kids can have fun in Yoga Play with certified Yoga instructor Edna Jeffries.  Again, be sure to register online for this activity.

The summer reading program isn’t just for kids.  The Adult Summer Challenge provides the opportunity to win gift cards from local favorites such as Peel, Sanctuary Salon and Spa, and Fezziwigs Marketplace. To enter, attend library events, write book reviews, and tagging us on social media.  For more information click here.  The day for entries is Monday, July 31st at Midnight. Note: If you need help or access to technology come and see us at the library.

And don’t forget the Adult Writing Contest.  Writers 18 and older can submit poems, essays, or short stories no later than August  1.  To learn more about rules and prizes check our website.

To see all of our many events, check out our calendar.

Finally, Ryan offered some reading recommendations for relaxing on those lazy days of summer.

1 Chemistry



Chemistry by Weike Wang – A novel about a young Chinese woman whose graduate studies in chemistry go off track and lead her to discover the truths about her goals and desires.



1 Hate u give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – After witnessing her friend’s death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter’s life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.


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  Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton – The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. Two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.

As always, you can check out Library News and Notes in the next edition of the  O’Fallon Weekly  on stands and online each Wednesday.

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