Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Annie in Circulation who has been with us since spring, 2018. Easy going and with a wide range of interests, Annie is always happy to help patrons. Next time you come in, ask her to tell you about her wide variety of … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Annie P.
In the spirit of supporting a shared positive outlook, today's suggestions promote a general sense of peacefulness and happiness - just like pie. The first course is an appetizer: Paul McCartney's most recent album, Egypt Station - and not just because I'm a fan. I went looking for something to listen to and was put off … Continue reading Wake-Up Wednesday
When I woke this morning, I did my usual time-wasting scroll online and came across the famous words, "These are the times that try men's souls," from Thomas Paine's first "American Crisis" essay published December 19, 1776. Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word by Sarah Jane Marsh is a wonderful way to tell young people about this … Continue reading Wake-Up Wednesday
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
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
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
"September is a busy month for libraries nationwide," said Assistant Director Ryan Johnson in this week's O'Fallon Weekly. "For starters, it's Library Card Sign-Up Month." The American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country remind community members that getting a library card is the first step toward success in school, becoming a lifelong learner and … Continue reading ICYMI Library News & Notes September 5, 2018