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There There by Tommy Orange – New Title Tuesday

“I was in my 20s and also searching for meaning,” Tommy Orange, author of  There There, said in an interview with NPR’s Lynn Neary, “And I wasn’t a reader, so fiction was a super novel thing for me, and the novel itself was. And I just fell in love with it.” This week’s New Title Tuesday… Continue reading There There by Tommy Orange – New Title Tuesday

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Jul 11, 2018

Even though we’ve passed summer’s unofficial half-point, Assistant Director Ryan Johnson said there’s still time to take that road trip or other summer getaway.  In his column for the latest edition of the O’Fallon Weekly, Ryan added there’s still time to find a great book to read as well. “Many of us live busy lives, especially during… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Jul 11, 2018

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The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West – New Title Tuesday

According to OxfordDictionaries.com, the term bonanza is defined as a situation which creates a sudden increase in wealth, good fortune, or profits.  So, this is not to confuse this week’s New Title Tuesday selection with a popular television western. The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West by Gregory… Continue reading The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West – New Title Tuesday

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ICYMI Library News & Notes, July 4, 2018

Library Director Molly Scanlan wrote this week’s column in the O’Fallon Weekly and assured readers that “O’Fallon has some great future ‘spy’ potentials.”  This is due to the masterful International Spy Training that the kids enjoyed last Friday.  The budding secret agents “…tested their agility skills with an obstacle course and tried to outwit the ‘maze.’  Bomb… Continue reading ICYMI Library News & Notes, July 4, 2018

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Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche McCrary Boyd – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick, Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche Boyd, does not linger long on description or dialogue.  Nonetheless, the author paints finely detailed and emotionally propulsive scenes that reflect the dizzying contradictions circling the protagonist, Ellen Burns.  Boyd’s first novel in twenty years continues the story of her compelling and edgy… Continue reading Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche McCrary Boyd – New Title Tuesday