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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

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Spotlight on OFPL Resources – New Reading Lists

Just in time for the Summer Reading Program, we have added a new feature to our website –  12 Reading Lists featuring about 30 newer titles in each category.  Whether it’s a Cozy Mystery or the latest Non-Fiction titles added to our collection, you can peruse books by type including Westerns, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance,… Continue reading Spotlight on OFPL Resources – New Reading Lists

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Consumer Reports – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

Are you curious about the best TVs of 2018? Or, maybe you want to know if your car has a recall and if so, what do you do next?  Or, maybe you need to know which window air conditioner is the best for you. Well, you can get answers to those and many more questions… Continue reading Consumer Reports – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

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New Title Tuesday – Creative Quest by Questlove

This week’s New Title Tuesday selection, Creative Quest by Questlove with Ben Greenman, is an uplifting and entertaining exploration of the creative process and what it means to seek personal and intellectual challenges. And who better to offer these insights than Renaissance man, Questlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson) who is maybe best known as the Roots bandleader on… Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Creative Quest by Questlove

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Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell – New Title Tuesday

Before I saw this title, Just the Funny Parts . . . And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club, I had no idea who Nell Scovell was.  But, I’ve certainly watched most of the shows she’s written for. Publisher’s Summary:  You’ve almost certainly laughed at Scovell’s jokes—you just didn’t know it until now. Just… Continue reading Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell – New Title Tuesday