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Consumer Reports – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

Are you curious about the best TVs of 2018? Or, maybe you want to know if your car has a recall and if so, what do you do next?  Or, maybe you need to know which window air conditioner is the best for you. Well, you can get answers to those and many more questions… Continue reading Consumer Reports – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, May 16, 2018

Prompted by the recent heat wave, Assistant Director Ryan Johnson provided some intriguing summer reading recommendations in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly.  He said, “Traditionally, beach reads are contemporary fiction and are generally considered to be light, fun, and easy reads.”  Not something like Stephen King’s It or Melville’s Moby Dick. “I’m taking a position that certain non-fiction titles fit… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, May 16, 2018

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes May 9, 2018

Our fearless Library Director Molly Scanlan reminded O’Fallon Weekly readers that the Friends of the Library annual blow out book sale started today, Thursday, at 1 pm and will continue through Monday, May 14, 8 pm.     “Stop by the Library for a wide selection of gently used books and other materials,” she said.… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes May 9, 2018

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, May 2, 2018

In this week’s edition of the O’Fallon Weekly Teri Rankin, Youth Services Manager, answered a question many excited parents have been asking: The Summer Reading Program is just around the corner! The theme this year is “Reading Takes You Everywhere,” and there was never a truer phrase, she wrote. “We will explore locations near and far with contests, entertainers,… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, May 2, 2018

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The Overstory by Richard Powers – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday selection, The Overstory by Richard Powers,  humanizes hard science through the lyricism of Powers’s writing.  If not for his creative use of rhythm and imagery, this hefty text would not be so interesting nor timely. Publisher’s Summary: An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then… Continue reading The Overstory by Richard Powers – New Title Tuesday

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, April 25, 2018

Molly Scanlan, Library Director, wrote this week’s column in the O’Fallon Weekly.  She invites everyone to come in tonight (April 26) at 6 pm for O’Fallon Before O’Fallon: A Prehistory. This presentation will explore the history of the area that would eventually become O’Fallon, Illinois.  O’Fallon was founded in 1854 and incorporated in 1874, but the… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, April 25, 2018

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Meet the Staff Monday – Lila Simmons

Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month, we shine the spotlight on Lila who has been a Circulation Assistant since August 2017.  Lila brings a great deal of love and joy to everyone she meets.   I love books. Now, I actually get paid to talk about books, touch books, help… Continue reading Meet the Staff Monday – Lila Simmons