Made into a movie starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, Practical Magic originally got its fame from the Alice Hoffman novel of the same name. For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well:… Continue reading Practical Magic
The New Title Tuesday selection, The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker, comes highly recommended so I felt compelled to check it out – and I’m glad I picked up this tale of friendship and art. Summary:In their first year of college, two young women, one from a Florida swamp, the other from a Kentucky holler,… Continue reading The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
Are you looking for some bargains? Do you need how-to books? Fiction? Children’s titles? You’ll surely find a bargain at the Friends of The O’Fallon Public Library Book Sale Saturday (9 AM – 4 PM) and Sunday (1-4 PM). You can find something for every interest and age group. You can’t beat the prices: Hardcovers, large… Continue reading Book Sale This Weekend!
Great for fans of “The Lord of the Rings”, this fantasy book was written by author Christopher Paolini when he was just fifteen years old. Young Eragon, a farm boy, find a mysterious blue rock while wandering in the woods one day. Eventually it is revealed that this isn’t just a rock, but rather a dragon’s… Continue reading Eragon
This week’s O’Fallon Weekly News and Notes column by Adult Services Manager, Ryan Johnson, updates us on the many diverse activities we have planned this month. The next Friends of the Library are hosting another book sale this weekend, March 18 – 19. There will be thousands of gently used items from books to DVDs to audiobooks that… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News and Notes Mar 15
I don’t normally recommend movies for New Title Tuesday, but I feel the need to plug for The Hollars a touching Sundance film starring The Office alum John Krasinski and my favorite character actress Margo Martindale. Summary: Jo hn Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when… Continue reading The Hollars – a Sundance Film
Disney has done it again! They have created a spectacular princess movie that features great characters, unforgettable songs, and a thrilling plot, all while teaching about a culture of the world. Moana is a teenaged Polynesian princess who sets off on an adventure to save her people when their island is threatened. She runs into… Continue reading Moana