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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

5 Star Fridays · movie or tv · Reader's Advisory

Five Star Friday: Lion, Starring Dev Patel

The Five Star Friday recommendation this week is Lion a film directed by Garth Davis and starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and featuring an incredible performance by newcomer Sunny Pawar – the eight-year-old Mumbai native who played the film’s protagonist as a child.  Lion is based on the astonishing autobiography, A Long Way Home, written by Saroo Brierley with Larry… Continue reading Five Star Friday: Lion, Starring Dev Patel

New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

New Title Tuesday Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

The New Title Tuesday recommendation today, Radical Hope edited by Carolina De Robertis is in honor of the dreamers and free thinkers who officially began this nation in 1776. Each person in the United States, regardless of when they arrived, carry the ideological DNA of our founding fathers and mothers.  We expect justice. We demand equality.… Continue reading New Title Tuesday Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

announcements · o'fallon public library · online resources

ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Jun 28, 2017

In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly column, Library Director Molly Scanlan, introduced the new Adult Services Manager, Renny McBride.  Renny comes to us from Bloomington Public Library where she was reference librarian and ran the summer reading program. An alumna of the University of Illinois where she earned her master’s degree in Library and Information Science, Renny is… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Jun 28, 2017

5 Star Fridays · Fiction · Reader's Advisory

Five Star Friday: The Wangs Vs. The World By Jade Chang

The Five Star Friday recommendation this week is the debut novel, The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang.  Not only is it entertaining, it’s smart and unique.  As Chang said in an NPR interview with Steve Inskeep,  “I didn’t want to write about immigrants or people of color who feel like they just have… Continue reading Five Star Friday: The Wangs Vs. The World By Jade Chang

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

New Title Tuesday, Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

I finally got my hands on a copy of Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout and recognized this would be my New Title Tuesday recommendation.  Once again, Strout has created fully-fleshed characters who are seemingly as familiar as someone you see at the grocery but whose innermost thoughts are as complex as their backgrounds.  Strout writes… Continue reading New Title Tuesday, Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

5 Star Fridays · Fiction · Reader's Advisory

Five Star Friday War Dances by Sherman Alexie

While waiting for Sherman Alexie’s newest title, my Five Star Friday recommendation is War Dances, the 2010 winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction.  While we have many titles of of his to choose from (see below), this collection of short stories, poems, and short works is one of my favorites. Publisher’s Summary: Sherman Alexie delivers a… Continue reading Five Star Friday War Dances by Sherman Alexie