New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

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

announcements · non fiction · o'fallon public library · Reader's Advisory

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

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

New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

New Title Tuesday Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

The New Title Tuesday recommendation today, Radical Hope edited by Carolina De Robertis is in honor of the dreamers and free thinkers who officially began this nation in 1776. Each person in the United States, regardless of when they arrived, carry the ideological DNA of our founding fathers and mothers.  We expect justice. We demand equality.… Continue reading New Title Tuesday Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

The Art Book-Big Ideas Simply Explained

My New Title Tuesday recommendation this week is DK Publisher’s The Art Book-Big Ideas Simply Explained by contributors Caroline Bugler, Ann Kramer, and many others. This is perfect for anyone wanting to know more about the ideological, social, political, and cultural influences on art and artists throughout the ages.  It’s also helpful information for parents who hope to teach and excite children while visiting art and history museums… Continue reading The Art Book-Big Ideas Simply Explained

New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

New Title Tuesday: The Unmade Bed By Stephen Marche

  My New Title Tuesday recommendation, The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth About Men and Women in the 21st Century  by Stephen Marche, made me curious to see how a man would “mansplain” the gender divide to women.  But, he played it a bit safe by stating on the cover that his wife, editor Sarah Fulford, provided commentary on the book.  OK,… Continue reading New Title Tuesday: The Unmade Bed By Stephen Marche