This month our pick for Meet the Staff Angie S. has a wide variety of talents and experiences that make her a valuable addition to the O'Fallon Public Library family. We are grateful Angie is sharing her many talents. She's got me thinking we need to schedule a karaoke night. Angie S. It’s been just … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Angie S.
The Other Side Written by Jaqueline Woodson Illustrated by E.B. Lewis From the Publisher: Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Annie lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on … Continue reading Picture Book Recommendations for Black History Month
The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli is not my usual pick for New Title Tuesday, but this audiobook narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch not only makes for delightful listening, the author explains this complex subject so that even I can understand it. Publisher's Summary: The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an … Continue reading The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month, we shine the spotlight on Lila who has been a Circulation Assistant since August 2017. Lila brings a great deal of love and joy to everyone she meets. I love books. Now, I actually get paid to talk about books, touch books, help … Continue reading Meet the Staff Monday – Lila Simmons
O'Fallon Public Library now has some popular young adult books, that have been translated to Spanish, available for checkout. These books will assist students in developing their language skills as well as providing reading material for native Spanish speakers. This collection is in development so, in the future, there will be a bunch of new … Continue reading Books Available in Spanish
Everything is awesome at the Library Lego Club! Come and join us tomorrow at 2:30pm. Each month we listen to a story and then build together. Create something using our instructions or build "free form."
You don't know the main character's name. You don't know the city he's from or the country he's in now. You know bits of his life, sprinkled into the narrator haphazardly, randomly, a few details peaking their heads out of the otherwise flat, anonymous soil. Thus is The Apartment by Greg Baxter. The short novel, clocking in … Continue reading The Apartment
Join us tonight: 6pm in the O'Fallon Public Library Community Room for a free program- Social Security Maximization Workshop. If you are approaching the age of social security or know someone who is, you DO NOT want to miss this free workshop. The decision to file for benefits "now vs. later" is only the tip … Continue reading Social Security Maximization Workshop
Hello O’Fallon Neighbors, Starting today, I am pleased to announce that the City of O’Fallon, along with the O'Fallon Public Library, will be utilizing Nextdoor to help build stronger and safer neighborhoods across the city. The City of O’Fallon and City departments plan to share important news and updates, services, programs, public events, and emergency … Continue reading O’Fallon Public Library on Nextdoor
The universe is complicated. And big. So big that our minds can't really wrap themselves around just how expansive this expanding universe is. J. Richard Gott was one of the first cosmologists "to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters of galaxies in intricately connected by filaments … Continue reading The Cosmic Web