Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory · Uncategorized

Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin – New Title Tuesday

I didn’t know before I read this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation, Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin, that it would be such a suitable and meaningful read. Naturally I expected a book by the three-time National Book Award nominee with five novels on the New York Times bestseller list would be better than average, but the timing… Continue reading Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin – New Title Tuesday

5 Star Fridays · Fiction · Reader's Advisory

Cousin Joseph by Jules Feiffer Five Star Friday Recommendation

  This week’s Five Star Friday recommendation, Cousin Joseph by dramatist and satirist Jules Feiffer is an irresistible treat to read and a reason you should check out the graphic novel genre if you aren’t yet a fan. Publisher’s Summary: Meet Big Sam Hannigan. Tough, righteous, a man on a mission. Only problem is, it’s the… Continue reading Cousin Joseph by Jules Feiffer Five Star Friday Recommendation

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

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

One Perfect Lie By Lisa Scottoline, New Title Tuesday

It’s never a surprise to find myself immediately wrapped up in a good thriller, but this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation, Lisa Scottoline’s One Perfect Lie, is one of those perfectly paced page-turners that builds to a tidy and satisfying conclusion. Publisher’s Summary: A handsome stranger moves to the small Pennsylvania town of Central Valley, and his… Continue reading One Perfect Lie By Lisa Scottoline, New Title Tuesday

announcements · o'fallon public library · Reader's Advisory · Upcoming Events

ICYMI – Library News & Notes Jul 5, 2017

Assistant Library Director, Ryan Johnson, caught us up on the many library events in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly. Coming up  July 18th, plan for the Workshop that celebrates the 75th anniversary of Golden Books. Kids will design their own Little Golden Books from kits that include stickers of favorite Golden Book characters provided by the publisher.… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes Jul 5, 2017

5 Star Fridays · movie or tv · Reader's Advisory

Five Star Friday: Lion, Starring Dev Patel

The Five Star Friday recommendation this week is Lion a film directed by Garth Davis and starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and featuring an incredible performance by newcomer Sunny Pawar – the eight-year-old Mumbai native who played the film’s protagonist as a child.  Lion is based on the astonishing autobiography, A Long Way Home, written by Saroo Brierley with Larry… Continue reading Five Star Friday: Lion, Starring Dev Patel