Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Circulation Assistant and gamer Andrea B. who has been with us since November. Andrea has a wide range of interests and an enthusiasm for recommending titles from a variety of mediums (or media for the English majors out there.) I have always … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Andrea B.
Welcome again to Third Thursday Staff Recommendations! This still-new blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. For the month of March, Traci in Adult Services. shares one of her favorite movies. Thank you, Traci! Sing Street PG-13 Anyone who knows me fairly well is aware that I am a huge movie watcher. So … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Sean, a cheerful member of the circulation staff. Sean has almost reached the one year mark, joining us in April 2018. The next time you're at the library, be sure to ask him about his hobbies and favorite books. Sean B. I’ve lived in O’Fallon my whole life. Coming … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Sean B.
It was difficult to narrow down my picks for New Title Tuesday, so I opted for the tantalizing titles - The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict and Liars' Paradox by Taylor Stevens The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict is a work of biographical fiction about a beautiful woman who … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Intrigue and Thrillers and Spies, Oh My!
In the spirit of new beginnings, I'm recommending readers try something out of the ordinary with the start of the New Year, maybe a graphic novel, an audiobook, or non-fiction title. I chose the graphic novel, The Prague Coup (writer Jean-Luc Fromental and artist Miles Hyman) because I was reminded recently how images and artwork inform the … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Try Something Different
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
There is a brilliant show on PBS airing now called The Great American Read. Each week the show focuses on one category of engaging books, ultimately showcasing the 100 greatest. PBS description of the show: THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 … Continue reading Great American Read