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Spotlight on Voter Registration and Election Resources at OFPL

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed voters can change the world. It is the only thing that ever has.”    ― Margaret Mead Election Day is November 6, and the O’Fallon Public Library has many resources to support and help inform voters. First, there is still time to register to vote if… Continue reading Spotlight on Voter Registration and Election Resources at OFPL

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The Angel in the Glass by Alys Clare – New Title Tuesday

The New Title Tuesday pick this week is a mystery that involves medieval medicine, family secrets, and the historical conflict between the Catholic Church and the Protestant movement.  Throw in stained glass artistry and man’s inhumanity to man and voila!  The Angel in the Glass a Gabriel Taverner Mystery by Alys Clare. Publisher’s Summary: 1604. When… Continue reading The Angel in the Glass by Alys Clare – New Title Tuesday

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Women of the Blue & Gray – New Title Tuesday

While it is no surprise that in the early 1800’s women were not supposed to hold political views, it is equally no surprise that some women didn’t particularly care about that gender social code explained Marianne Monson in Women of the Blue & Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies. “The book covers women… Continue reading Women of the Blue & Gray – New Title Tuesday

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By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank – New Title Tuesday

Summer is not over yet, and I wanted a leisurely, fun read. Dorothea Benton Frank’s By Invitation Only was a perfect choice.  It’s light but not silly; it’s romantic, but not naive; and it celebrates the peculiar traits and themes that make and tie families together. Publisher’s Summary: The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By… Continue reading By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank – New Title Tuesday

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Aug. 22, 2018

Youth Services Manager Teri Rankin shared some timely back-to-school resources in this week’s column in the O’Fallon Weekly.  “We have books and databases that will help you or your child write a book report, write a research report, or help with any kind of school assignment,” Teri said. In addition, the after-school tutors from SIUE will return… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Aug. 22, 2018

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The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick, The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman, is the first installment in the new Frances Gorges Trilogy.  Not only is this a well-researched historical novel, it demonstrates that the problems of society in the past are not all that different than those of today – religious intolerance, plots to blow-up the government,… Continue reading The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman – New Title Tuesday