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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 OFPL Services and Resources

This month, we shine the spotlight on some of the services and resources we offer our patrons whether you’re in or out of the library.   Did you know that you can have documents notarized here?  Do you want to know how to get your name on the waiting list for that anticipated new release? … Continue reading Spotlight on OFPL Services and Resources

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Spotlight on OFPL Poetry Collection

This month, we’re shining a light on the wide range of poetry books we have in our collection.  If your first impulse is to mutter something negative, consider that many of your favorite vocal songs are poetry.  I’ve learned to control the Pavlovian response caused by my high school English teachers who chose verse by… Continue reading Spotlight on OFPL Poetry Collection

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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

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Spotlight on OFPL Resources – Flipster

This month, the Spotlight is on Flipster – a service that provides free digital access to over 30 popular magazines to OFPL cardholders.  Whether you’re hoping to find a new recipe, get the latest in entertainment news, or learn about topics from fishing to finance, Flipster has something for every interest. Flipster offers content through your favorite devices and can be… Continue reading Spotlight on OFPL Resources – Flipster

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Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick, Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney, is so carefully planned and the narrator so unreliable that barring a spoiler, it’s not easy to hold tightly to just one prediction.  In fact, it was one of the few times that I regretted listening to the audiobook because I couldn’t easily go back… Continue reading Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney – New Title Tuesday