Back to school season always represents new beginnings to me so this week's theme tying new title recommendations relates to fresh starts. Maybe since the kids are back in school you'll have time to start a new project, then Find Your Artistic Voice: the Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic by Lisa Congdon could … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Fresh Starts
The unifying theme of these new titles is they were each by writers who shed light on things right in front of us and might not notice. In some cases, we might not want to notice as I admit when I read Emily Guendelsberger's account of working at Amazon. Since I love, love, love, knowing … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Noticing and Understanding
This month our pick for Meet the Staff needs no introduction. Traci has been at the library for a decade and has brightened the lives of patrons and co-workers alike. Next time you see her, congratulate her on her work anniversary! Traci Wow! This month marks my 10 year work anniversary with the library. This … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Traci S.
Welcome again to Third Thursday Treasures! This is where we give OFPL staff members to write about some of their favorite books. This month, Circulation Assistant Andrea B. shares a couple of her recommended titles. Thank you, Andrea!! Impostors by Scott Westerfeld was a really great trip back to the world of Uglies and a … Continue reading Third Thursday-Staff Recommendations
It was purely coincidence that the titles I chose are set in the past, present, and future. Each differ in tone, topic, and genre, they are nonetheless unpredictable and compelling. Donna Has Left the Building by Susan Jane Gilman does not follow the usual midlife crisis formula. Gilman said she wanted to explore, "What if … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Present, Future, Past
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. For June we introduce Katie G., one of our new Circulation Assistants and future world-traveler. We are very lucky she joined us this year. When you see her, be sure and share one of your favorite things to do in O'Fallon. Finding the O’Fallon Public Library … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Katie G.
Welcome again to Third Thursday Treasures! Often, this blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. This month, we are featuring a book recommendation by Lila Simmons, a former circulation assistant who recently moved on to a new position. We are very grateful that she honored us with one last review. The Mom Project: … Continue reading Third-Thursday Treasures