This week as the nights are longer and darker I'm enjoying the gripping mysteries and suspenseful titles that have been released recently. Although there are more, these three have really caught my attention: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson, and the debut novel by Sarah St. Vincent, Ways to Hide in Winter. Lethal White is … Continue reading Three Thrilling Tales – New Title Tuesday
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
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
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Circulation Assistant Amy N. - Army veteran and former stay-at-home mom. Amy celebrated her one-year anniversary with OFPL in August. She also volunteers with the Reading Counts program at her children's school and is a co-leader of a local Girl Scout Troop. … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Amy N.
Reading about the lives of others teaches us empathy and expands our understanding of culture and ethnicity. So when I come across a beautifully written book such as Brother by David Chariandy, I want to share it with everyone. This week's New Title Tuesday choice is just as Lauren Bufferd described in her BookPage review: "poetic … Continue reading Brother by David Chariandy – New Title Tuesday
If you’ve been to the Library this week, you’ve surely noticed the gorgeous new potted plants at the entrance. Director Molly Scanlan said in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly that the arrangements were designed by Sarah Burton from the Parks Department. They certainly are a festive and welcoming addition to the entryway. Thanks to Sarah for the touch … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes October 10, 2018
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