‘Tis the Season to Cook – New Title Tuesday

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted some inspiration for holiday meals.  Thankfully, there are some new cookbooks that are full of great ideas. The New Essentials Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Better Cooking from America's Test Kitchen, Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking by Dana Frank and Andrea Slonecker, and Feast: Food of … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Cook – New Title Tuesday

The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen – New Title Tuesday

This week's New Title Tuesday has been longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.  The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life  by David Quammen explains in understandable terms how life emerged from its "primordial origins into the fluorescence of diversity and complexity we see now." Publisher’s Summary: Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains … Continue reading The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen – New Title Tuesday

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli  is not my usual pick for New Title Tuesday, but this audiobook narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch not only makes for delightful listening, the author explains this complex subject so that even I can understand it. Publisher's Summary:  The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an … Continue reading The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday

Spotlight on Voter Registration and Election Resources at OFPL

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed voters can change the world. It is the only thing that ever has."    ― Margaret Mead Election Day is November 6, and the O'Fallon Public Library has many resources to support and help inform voters. First, there is still time to register to vote if … Continue reading Spotlight on Voter Registration and Election Resources at OFPL

Women of the Blue & Gray – New Title Tuesday

While it is no surprise that in the early 1800's women were not supposed to hold political views, it is equally no surprise that some women didn't particularly care about that gender social code explained Marianne Monson in Women of the Blue & Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies. "The book covers women … Continue reading Women of the Blue & Gray – New Title Tuesday

The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West – New Title Tuesday

According to OxfordDictionaries.com, the term bonanza is defined as a situation which creates a sudden increase in wealth, good fortune, or profits.  So, this is not to confuse this week's New Title Tuesday selection with a popular television western. The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West by Gregory … Continue reading The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West – New Title Tuesday

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