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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Jul 11, 2018

Even though we’ve passed summer’s unofficial half-point, Assistant Director Ryan Johnson said there’s still time to take that road trip or other summer getaway.  In his column for the latest edition of the O’Fallon Weekly, Ryan added there’s still time to find a great book to read as well. “Many of us live busy lives, especially during… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Jul 11, 2018

Featured Content · Listener or Viewer Advisory · New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

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

Listener or Viewer Advisory · Meet the Staff · o'fallon public library · Spotlight

Meet the Staff Monday – Lila Simmons

Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month, we shine the spotlight on Lila who has been a Circulation Assistant since August 2017.  Lila brings a great deal of love and joy to everyone she meets.   I love books. Now, I actually get paid to talk about books, touch books, help… Continue reading Meet the Staff Monday – Lila Simmons

Listener or Viewer Advisory · Meet the Staff · o'fallon public library · Reader's Advisory

Meet the Staff Monday – Kim Meyenburg

Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff.  As Kim explains below, this is an important month for her.  We at the library are happy that she is here and the enthusiasm she brings to the Library. March 31 actually marks my 3 year anniversary working at the library, so it is fitting that… Continue reading Meet the Staff Monday – Kim Meyenburg

Featured Content · Listener or Viewer Advisory · New Title Tuesday

The Long-Awaited Album by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers – New Title Tuesday

I admit, it was the video of “Caroline” that drew me to The Long-Awaited Album by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.  It has that Martin-esque blend of specifically unique humor and woebegone-rejected boyfriend in a presentation of musical exceptionalism. The melody is hummable without being predictable and of course the instrumentation is bluegrass and… Continue reading The Long-Awaited Album by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers – New Title Tuesday

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

Listener or Viewer Advisory · Music · New Title Tuesday

Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation Lust for Life  is Lana Del Rey’s follow-up to her 2015 album Honeymoon .    Typically, optimism has not been a descriptor on previous releases by this singer-songwriter, but Lust for Life reveals a hopeful and more philosophical performer. Meaghan Garvey wrote in her Pitchfork.com review: “But her fourth full-length, Lust for Life ,… Continue reading Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey – New Title Tuesday