It’s been a minute since I recommended new titles, and these inspired me for a variety of reasons. For instance The Light Ages challenges a long-held assumption about the so called dark ages; The Sirens of Mars is a hero's journey in space, Brave New Home looks at housing in unconventional ways, and Earth Keeper offers a Kiowa … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – New Titles from Susan C.
This month - and not a moment too soon - Shawnna, our cataloger provides some welcome tips on taking care of ourselves as winter approaches. One of the pumpkins I carved is looking rather shriveled... As summer turns to fall, the days slowly get shorter and the nights cooler. I like fall but it doesn’t … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – Staying Healthy as Seasons Change, Shawnna
Last week, we rolled out Part 1 of Kasey’s Halloween Extravaganza – a line-up of film titles ranked according to fright-potential. She's back with the greatly anticipated Part 2. If you need a little bit of fright in your night, Kasey has ranked these as her top 5 scariest movies. When you see her, ask … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends Halloween Films Part 2, Kasey K.
Tis the season for getting nervous about what might be hiding in the dark spaces. And it's perfect weather for honoring the Halloween tradition of scaring the tarnation out of ourselves. Here we offer Part 1 of Kasey's Halloween Extravaganza - a line-up of film titles ranked according to fright-potential. When you see her, ask … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends Halloween Films Part 1, Kasey K.
This is where we give OFPL staff members an opportunity to write about some of their favorite books - or in this case, movies. This month, Sean in Circulation suggests a laugh-out-loud film sure to entertain. FYI, Sean makes the Binge-Boxes of DVDs, so let him know your appreciation and requests. A Million Ways to … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends – Sean B.
This is where we give OFPL staff members an opportunity to write about some of their favorite books. This month, Angie in Circulation shares some thrilling suggestions. Next time you're in the library, be sure to ask Angie for more pulse-quickening titles. One of my favorite parts about pandemic reading has definitely been the thrillers … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends
This blog allows OFPL staff members to share suggestions for reading, viewing, or listening. Our cataloger Shawnna shares some of her favorite titles. Although she spends her time adding new books to our collection, many of you will remember her from her years in Circulation. Shawnna's fondness for manga is one reason our collection upstairs … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends – Shawnna M.
Have you requested a copy of Animal Crossing New Horizons yet? Still not sure if this game is for you? Kasey from circulation was nice enough to give us an island tour! Check it out: One of the very first things I did was put up a giant Godzilla statue, just a benevolent titan to protect the new town from sea … Continue reading Animal Crossing-Part 2
Even if you are not into video games, you may have heard something about Animal Crossing New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch. It released on March 20 – just as Illinois (and many other places) were ordered to shelter in place. Conceptualized and developed before the pandemic, New Horizons is the newest in a series of relaxing life-simulation games. You play … Continue reading Animal Crossing
We are in a strange and unfamiliar time without the usual routines and interactions. Some folks are at home in a furlough status. Others have spent an excruciatingly oppressive time sorting out access, permissions, and connectivity problems with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and a plethora of additional industry specific online platforms so that we can have … Continue reading Library News and Notes