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BrainHQ Reduces the Risk of Dementia

It’s one thing to have those “senior moments” that seem to coincide with the many unrequested invitations to join AARP in my mailbox.  But when a close family member has dementia or Alzheimer’s these memory slips can become worrisome.  There isn’t a cure yet, but the O’Fallon Public Library’s software, BrainHQ, provides more than an… Continue reading BrainHQ Reduces the Risk of Dementia

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Dec. 13, 2017

In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly’s column Assistant Library Director Ryan Johnson showcases our many online resources such as Ancestry.com, Rosetta Stone, eBooks, and many more. However, with so many options to access and a variety of devices we might use (PC, tablet, or phone), it can be daunting to get started. Ryan says the good… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Dec. 13, 2017

Featured Content · Listener or Viewer Advisory · New Title Tuesday

Fifteen by The Wailin’ Jennys – New Title Tuesday

When I saw the new CD  Fifteen, by The Wailin’ Jennys on the shelf, I quickly grabbed it thinking it must have been serendipity.  I first heard the group on the NPR show A Prairie Home Companion and was impressed by their close harmonies and plaintive sound – not to mention  the crazy clever name.  The Wailin’ Jennys are… Continue reading Fifteen by The Wailin’ Jennys – New Title Tuesday

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Five Star Friday: Art at the Library – Take the Tour

Now that Spring is in full bloom, it’s a perfect time to visit the library and admire the art. Yes, we are blessed with a variety of original pieces by important artists that grace the grounds and walls.  I admit I took much of it for granted until only recently. As a storm moved east… Continue reading Five Star Friday: Art at the Library – Take the Tour

Featured Content · movie or tv · New Title Tuesday

New Title Tuesday: La La Land, Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle

It’s finally arrived at the library! La La Land written and directed by Damien Chazelle and it’s this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation.  If you didn’t get a chance to see it last winter, you’re in for a treat. Summary: Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an… Continue reading New Title Tuesday: La La Land, Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle

Featured Content · movie or tv · New Title Tuesday

The Hollars – a Sundance Film

I don’t normally recommend movies for New Title Tuesday, but I feel the need to plug for The Hollars a touching Sundance film starring The Office alum John Krasinski and my favorite character actress Margo Martindale. Summary: Jo hn Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when… Continue reading The Hollars – a Sundance Film

Featured Content · movie or tv · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

Prepare to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan 16, 2017

If you are unfamiliar with or hope to teach young people about Dr. King’s values and his leadership in the non-violent struggle for equal rights, I have put together just a few of the many resources we have for that purpose. DVD’s  Selma [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures, Pathé and Harpo Films present; produced by Christian Colson, Oprah… Continue reading Prepare to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan 16, 2017