We often begin the last month of the year ping-ponging between events, shopping, and preparing to host visitors. As the new year approaches, some people make resolutions. Rather than pretend I'll try to lose weight or start exercising, I prefer to enjoy the quiet and contemplative mood of long, ever-darkening nights lingering over lovely books … Continue reading Titles for Embracing 2019 – New Title Tuesday
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Christen who has worked in Youth Services for 6 years this month! A self-described audio-book and Scrabble fan, Christen is a caring and enthusiastic member of the team. I have always loved reading and kiddos, so it felt like the library was a … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Christen in Youth Services
Welcome to Third Thursday Staff Recommendations! We are starting a new blog featuring staff member reviews of their favorites books. Our fearless Assistant Director Ryan Johnson volunteered to be the first. Thank you, Ryan.When asked to write a book recommendation, my mind instantly jumped to Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. This is not even … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
This week as the nights are longer and darker I'm enjoying the gripping mysteries and suspenseful titles that have been released recently. Although there are more, these three have really caught my attention: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson, and the debut novel by Sarah St. Vincent, Ways to Hide in Winter. Lethal White is … Continue reading Three Thrilling Tales – New Title Tuesday
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted some inspiration for holiday meals. Thankfully, there are some new cookbooks that are full of great ideas. The New Essentials Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Better Cooking from America's Test Kitchen, Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking by Dana Frank and Andrea Slonecker, and Feast: Food of … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Cook – New Title Tuesday
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Circulation Assistant Amy N. - Army veteran and former stay-at-home mom. Amy celebrated her one-year anniversary with OFPL in August. She also volunteers with the Reading Counts program at her children's school and is a co-leader of a local Girl Scout Troop. … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Amy N.
In the spirit of the season, rather than one New Title, I couldn't resist pulling out the stops and recommending several scary titles perfect for a dark, chilling autumn night. Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice; Mark Geyer, illustrator According to Kirkus Review, this is "just the bucket of blood for … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Halloween Horrors