Brother by David Chariandy – New Title Tuesday

Reading about the lives of others teaches us empathy and expands our understanding of culture and ethnicity. So when I come across a beautifully written book such as Brother by David Chariandy, I want to share it with everyone.  This week's New Title Tuesday choice is just as Lauren Bufferd described in her BookPage review: "poetic … Continue reading Brother by David Chariandy – New Title Tuesday

The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen – New Title Tuesday

This week's New Title Tuesday has been longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.  The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life  by David Quammen explains in understandable terms how life emerged from its "primordial origins into the fluorescence of diversity and complexity we see now." Publisher’s Summary: Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains … Continue reading The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen – New Title Tuesday

The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling – New Title Tuesday

The New Title Tuesday this week, The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling will ring true to mothers who have juggled work, a baby, and financial stress while the significant other is not able to provide support or relief. Publisher’s Summary: In Lydia Kiesling’s razor-sharp debut novel, The Golden State, we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of … Continue reading The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling – New Title Tuesday

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram – New Title Tuesday

This week's New Title Tuesday, Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, is a really important young adult read that addresses multiple themes including family, depression, friendship, cultural and religious identity, and the overarching chaos of being a confused hormonal adolescent. Publisher's Summary: Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more … Continue reading Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram – New Title Tuesday

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

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