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ICYMI Library News & Notes, Aug. 15, 2018

“With the new school year underway, now is a great time to find out how to incorporate practical and nutritious snacks into your child’s diet,” said Library Director, Molly Scanlan, in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly.  Snacks for Kids is today, Saturday, August 18 at 2 PM.  First Fitness Certified Wellness Coach, Carol Simpson will discuss practical snacks… Continue reading ICYMI Library News & Notes, Aug. 15, 2018

5 Star Fridays · movie or tv · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

Yes Please, by Amy Poehler Five Star Friday

This week’s Five Star Friday recommendation is a little gem by the hilarious Amy Poehler, her memoir, Yes Please.  Part scrap book, part confessional, part rules-to-live by, we need a little Poehler to balance the very unbalanced happenings in the world today. Publisher’s Summary: Do you want to get to know the woman we first… Continue reading Yes Please, by Amy Poehler Five Star Friday

5 Star Fridays · movie or tv · Reader's Advisory

Five Star Friday: Lion, Starring Dev Patel

The Five Star Friday recommendation this week is Lion a film directed by Garth Davis and starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and featuring an incredible performance by newcomer Sunny Pawar – the eight-year-old Mumbai native who played the film’s protagonist as a child.  Lion is based on the astonishing autobiography, A Long Way Home, written by Saroo Brierley with Larry… Continue reading Five Star Friday: Lion, Starring Dev Patel

5 Star Fridays · movie or tv · Reader's Advisory

Call the Midwife – Five Star Friday

My Five Star Friday recommendation,  Call the Midwife,  is perfect for summer binge-watching.  The BBC series that has aired on PBS for six seasons is on hiatus until the Holiday Special later this year.  Thank goodness, your library has all six seasons, so if you haven’t yet discovered this gem, you’ve got plenty of time to… Continue reading Call the Midwife – Five Star Friday

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

5 Star Fridays · movie or tv · Uncategorized

Beauty and the Beast

Loved Emma Watson in Harry Potter? Go see her take on a different role-Belle-in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Everyone knows the story…the beautiful but eccentric daughter of an inventor takes her father’s place in a magical castle as prisoner. There she encounters a hideous Beast who terrifies her soul. A beast who was once… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast