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The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli  is not my usual pick for New Title Tuesday, but this audiobook narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch not only makes for delightful listening, the author explains this complex subject so that even I can understand it. Publisher’s Summary:  The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an… Continue reading The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday

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Spotlight on Voter Registration and Election Resources at OFPL

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed voters can change the world. It is the only thing that ever has.”    ― Margaret Mead Election Day is November 6, and the O’Fallon Public Library has many resources to support and help inform voters. First, there is still time to register to vote if… Continue reading Spotlight on Voter Registration and Election Resources at OFPL

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Sept. 12, 2018

Library Director Molly Scanlan reminded community members they can register to vote at the library until October 9, in this week’s edition of the O’Fallon Weekly.  “Early voting begins September 27th!” she said.  Even if you miss the library deadline, Molly said, you will still be able to register and vote the same day at the… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Sept. 12, 2018

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The Angel in the Glass by Alys Clare – New Title Tuesday

The New Title Tuesday pick this week is a mystery that involves medieval medicine, family secrets, and the historical conflict between the Catholic Church and the Protestant movement.  Throw in stained glass artistry and man’s inhumanity to man and voila!  The Angel in the Glass a Gabriel Taverner Mystery by Alys Clare. Publisher’s Summary: 1604. When… Continue reading The Angel in the Glass by Alys Clare – New Title Tuesday

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It’s Banned Books Month. But What are Banned Books? Why do They Matter?

If you find yourself passing by the bookshelf next to our cafe area here at O’Fallon Library, you’ll find our newest display that marks the celebration of Banned Books Month. While I worked to put up the display, a lot of patrons asked me, “What is a banned book?” Here you can discover what banned… Continue reading It’s Banned Books Month. But What are Banned Books? Why do They Matter?

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Women of the Blue & Gray – New Title Tuesday

While it is no surprise that in the early 1800’s women were not supposed to hold political views, it is equally no surprise that some women didn’t particularly care about that gender social code explained Marianne Monson in Women of the Blue & Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies. “The book covers women… Continue reading Women of the Blue & Gray – New Title Tuesday