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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

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ICYMI – News & Notes April 19, 2017

In the O’Fallon Weekly this week, circulation manager, Michael King announced the upcoming Friends of the Library Blowout Book-Sale, Thursday, May 11, at 2PM, and runs through Monday, May 15, during regular library hours.   Michael said there are thousands of gently used books, DVDs, audio book CDs, and children’s books available at unbeatable prices. In addition, there… Continue reading ICYMI – News & Notes April 19, 2017

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Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott

I resolved this year to read books outside of my usual go-to list, so this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation is Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott. Shoot-em-up Westerns were standard TV and movie fare in the 50’s and 60’s, and there is something to be said about the moral hero enforcing justice in… Continue reading Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott