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ICYMI Library News & Notes, Sept. 20, 2017

Assistant Library Director Ryan Johnson penned this week’s column in the O’Fallon Weekly.  He reminds us that with your library card you have access to over 50 print magazine titles to check out, including The New Yorker, Consumer Reports, and People.   You can also download the Flipster App, login with your library card number, and you can download current… Continue reading ICYMI Library News & Notes, Sept. 20, 2017

Listener or Viewer Advisory · Music · New Title Tuesday

Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation Lust for Life  is Lana Del Rey’s follow-up to her 2015 album Honeymoon .    Typically, optimism has not been a descriptor on previous releases by this singer-songwriter, but Lust for Life reveals a hopeful and more philosophical performer. Meaghan Garvey wrote in her Pitchfork.com review: “But her fourth full-length, Lust for Life ,… Continue reading Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey – New Title Tuesday

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Wild by Cheryl Strayed

  This week’s Five Star recommendation is Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Wild was a great read for me because it opened my mind to an experience so different from my own. Strayed is an impulsive, contemplative, observant, and often funny narrator. If you have not yet read her book, perhaps consider this best selling memoire. Publisher’s… Continue reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Sept. 13, 2017

This week the ever-busy Youth Services Manager, Teri Rankin, provides some great titles to start off the school year as well as announcing upcoming events.  Thanks to the O’Fallon Weekly for sharing Library news and events with their readers. Join us this weekend for International Dot Day, Sunday, September  17 at 2 PM. Teri wrote that too… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Sept. 13, 2017

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore, New Title Tuesday

http://search.illinoisheartland.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=263.1033.0.0.3&cn=3539724 Once again, I’ve taken a walk on the literary wild-side and read a book that is outside of my usual comfort zone. It’s safe to say that not only did I survive until the end, I fully recommend Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore as this week’s New Title Tuesday selection. Publisher’s Summary: First we live.… Continue reading Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore, New Title Tuesday

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Best of Contest – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner

The O’Fallon Public Library had its first Adult Writing Contest this summer showcasing the writing skills and passions of area writers, ages 18 and up. Over 80 entries were received between June 1 and midnight, August 1. Winners were selected by a 4-person panel of judges and were announced August 21. Booklets will be printed… Continue reading Best of Contest – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Yann Martel’s Life of Pi invokes the senses as a visually stunning, gripping and adventurous, dreamlike tale of a boy lost at sea with the strangest of companions. If you want to read a suspenseful survival story that is both harrowing and dazzling, check out Life of Pi.    Publisher’s Summary: After the sinking of a cargo ship, a… Continue reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel