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.
Welcome again to Third Thursday Staff Recommendations! This still-new blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. This month, Autumn K. shares a book she hopes you will read. Thank you, Autumn! Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore “I was an awesome cricket.” Milo has lived 9,996 lives. He’s experienced life as a warrior’s son in Mesopotamia, an … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis Written by Amanda E. Doyle and Melanie A. Adams Recommended for ages 9+ From the Publisher: St. Louis occupies a special place in the long struggle of African Americans for civil rights and equal justice. The city housed a small but thriving population of free African Americans … Continue reading Middle-Grade Recommendations for Black History Month
It was difficult to narrow down my picks for New Title Tuesday, so I opted for the tantalizing titles - The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict and Liars' Paradox by Taylor Stevens The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict is a work of biographical fiction about a beautiful woman who … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Intrigue and Thrillers and Spies, Oh My!
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Annie in Circulation who has been with us since spring, 2018. Easy going and with a wide range of interests, Annie is always happy to help patrons. Next time you come in, ask her to tell you about her wide variety of … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Annie P.
In the spirit of supporting a shared positive outlook, today's suggestions promote a general sense of peacefulness and happiness - just like pie. The first course is an appetizer: Paul McCartney's most recent album, Egypt Station - and not just because I'm a fan. I went looking for something to listen to and was put off … Continue reading Wake-Up Wednesday