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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

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Audiobook Month Recap, and We Have A Winner

We want to give a big shout-out to all those who participated in our celebration of Audiobook Month.  Although everyone who listens to great writing is a winner, Silvina Catenazzo was randomly selected to win the LG Bluetooth Headphones, and no, her very kind comments did not give her an edge:   l like mysteries; I… Continue reading Audiobook Month Recap, and We Have A Winner

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ICYMI – Library News and Notes 5/24/17

In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly, Youth Services Manager, Teri Rankin elaborated on the many activities in store for the 8-week Summer Reading Program that begins May 30 for children 2 years old through 8th grade. Reading By Design is the theme of this year’s program and will include many STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and STEAM activities… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News and Notes 5/24/17

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ICYMI – Library News and Notes May 10

In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly, you get double the information about you public library. Library Director, Molly Scanlon announced the upcoming OTHS study night, Monday, May 15, 7-10 PM to help students prepare for finals.  Coffee and snacks will be available as well as places to study alone or in groups.  A school ID is required to… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News and Notes May 10

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Beauty and the Beast

Loved Emma Watson in Harry Potter? Go see her take on a different role-Belle-in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Everyone knows the story…the beautiful but eccentric daughter of an inventor takes her father’s place in a magical castle as prisoner. There she encounters a hideous Beast who terrifies her soul. A beast who was once… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast

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Robinson Crusoe Published Apr 25, 1719

Sometimes considered the first English novel, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe is 298 years old today. One of the first novels ever written, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe  (1719), the classic adventure story of a man marooned on an island for nearly 30 years, is part of our culture. Booklist Summary: The story begins with the universal quest: the young… Continue reading Robinson Crusoe Published Apr 25, 1719