This month our pick for Meet the Staff Angie S. has a wide variety of talents and experiences that make her a valuable addition to the O'Fallon Public Library family. We are grateful Angie is sharing her many talents. She's got me thinking we need to schedule a karaoke night. Angie S. It’s been just … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Angie S.
In the spirit of supporting a shared positive outlook, today's suggestions promote a general sense of peacefulness and happiness - just like pie. The first course is an appetizer: Paul McCartney's most recent album, Egypt Station - and not just because I'm a fan. I went looking for something to listen to and was put off … Continue reading Wake-Up Wednesday
October was a busy month at the library for events and clubs! We started the month with our “Monday Meditation” class, which meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Participants were guided through relaxing meditation exercises. Next, we had “Paint Like an Artist"! We explored the basic techniques used when painting with acrylics. Couldn’t … Continue reading October Events Wrap-Up
In the spirit of the season, rather than one New Title, I couldn't resist pulling out the stops and recommending several scary titles perfect for a dark, chilling autumn night. Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice; Mark Geyer, illustrator According to Kirkus Review, this is "just the bucket of blood for … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Halloween Horrors
"Great Libraries Build Communities" Assistant Director Ryan Johnson said in the O'Fallon Weekly column that he came across this quote attributed to the prominent scholar and library-world advocate, R. David Lankes: "Bad libraries build collections; good libraries build services; great libraries build communities." Ryan said he likes to think we fall into the great category. "On any given … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes October 3, 2018
Library Director Molly Scanlan reminded readers of the O'Fallon Weekly that our Book Sale weekend is 9 AM Saturday, September 29, until 4 PM, and Sunday, September 30, 1 - 5 PM. Thanks to all the work of the Friends of the Library, patrons can shop from a wide collection of books, DVDs, and CDs. There's something for … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Sept. 26, 2018
In the most recent edition of the O'Fallon Weekly, Youth Services Manager Teri Rankin announced the new Art Club for students in grades 5-8. If your middle school child loves art or sees the world through shades of color and changing perspectives, Teri said this club is just right. Guided projects will be available, or students may … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Sept. 19, 2-18