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A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age By Emmy J. Favilla – New Title Tuesday

It is no secret that language, music, art, and all creative forms of personal expression are the result of following and disregarding rules.  If it weren’t the case, we’d still be listening to madrigals and comfortably reading and speaking Latin.  So, naturally I was drawn to A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in… Continue reading A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age By Emmy J. Favilla – New Title Tuesday

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The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks – New Title Tuesday

The New Title Tuesday pick for this holiday week is The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks – a familiar author of The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and Awakenings. Publisher’s Summary:  A collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks’s passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time,… Continue reading The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks – New Title Tuesday

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Verax – The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance By Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil – New Title Tuesday

After reading just a little bit of Verax – The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance by Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil I knew this graphic novel was something special. Publisher’s Summary: From prize-winning journalist Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil, the co-author of the best-selling Zahra’s Paradise, a sweeping graphic history of electronic surveillance from 9/11 to the… Continue reading Verax – The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance By Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil – New Title Tuesday

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The New Education by Cathy N. Davidson – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday selection, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux by Cathy N. Davidson, is not just for educators and college administrators, it is important information for parents of children  considering their college choices. Publisher’s Summary:  Our current system of higher education dates to… Continue reading The New Education by Cathy N. Davidson – New Title Tuesday

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Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder, New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation responds to the question too often asked by students from middle school to college. In Why Poetry Matthew Zapruder addresses, as he says, “the necessity of poetry: why it matters, and how in personal and public spheres poetry might be able to help us live our lives.” Publisher’s Summary:   An impassioned… Continue reading Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder, New Title Tuesday

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Best Essay – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner

The O’Fallon Public Library had its first Adult Writing Contest this summer showcasing the writing skills and passions of area writers, ages 18 and up. Over 80 entries were received between June 1 and midnight, August 1. Winners were selected by a 4-person panel of judges and were announced August 21. Booklets will be printed… Continue reading Best Essay – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner

New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, New Title Tuesday

 The New Title Tuesday recommendation, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI  by David Grann is in keeping with his previous works of literary true crime and conspiracy.  It is  more evidence of the limitless greed of man. Publisher’s Summary:  In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in… Continue reading Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, New Title Tuesday