This week we shine the spotlight on some compelling new reads: All the Fierce Tethers by Lia Purpura and Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family by Mitchell S. Jackson are both on the non-fiction shelf. Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the first in a trilogy that is called an African Game of Thrones, by … Continue reading New Title Tuesday-New Perspectives
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Robert our Youth Services Assistant. We first met Robert as a tutor for the SIUE America Reads program. He impressed everyone so much that he was asked to join the staff last summer. Robert is always friendly and eager to help young … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Robert S.
Welcome again to Third Thursday Staff Recommendations! This still-new blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. This month, Angie Simmons, our new page, delights us with her review. Jumping on the Bandwagon With a Wildly Popular Bestseller By Angie Simmons Where the Crawdads Sing It seems like everyone is reading Where the Crawdads … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
My husband and I have an uneasy truce in the argument over whether the words or the music is most important in a song. I contend that the words dictate the mood and kind of music to reflect the meaning. After all, the lyrics are poems set to music, right? So in observance of National … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – National Poetry Month
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Circulation Assistant and gamer Andrea B. who has been with us since November. Andrea has a wide range of interests and an enthusiasm for recommending titles from a variety of mediums (or media for the English majors out there.) I have always … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Andrea B.
Sorry to mislead - this is not about basketball, but another kind of madness. There is a bit of madness in each of these new books - be it men who become tigers at night, 'weirdos in a mad world where there is no escape,' or a sane woman who follows her sister into an … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – March Madness
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Sean, a cheerful member of the circulation staff. Sean has almost reached the one year mark, joining us in April 2018. The next time you're at the library, be sure to ask him about his hobbies and favorite books. Sean B. I’ve lived in O’Fallon my whole life. Coming … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Sean B.