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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

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

New Title Tuesday: Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel

This week’s New Title Tuesday, Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel, is a novel that promises to take readers inside the Washington D.C. seats of power.   Frankly, because the news feeds are saturated with real (and fake) political news and scandals, I was hesitant to check it out.  But then I read these lines from the… Continue reading New Title Tuesday: Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor http://search.illinoisheartland.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=263.1033.0.0.3&cn=3505203 The New Title Tuesday recommendation, Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor, is a realistic and pithy exploration of the struggle of being a teenager – which is bad enough with the stress of navigating romantic relationships, the social caste system of high school, making good grades, and… Continue reading Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

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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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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, April 26

In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly, Teri Rankin, Youth Services Manager, formally announced the theme of this summer’s reading program: Reading by Design.  The 8-week program begins with a Kick-Off Carnival on June 3, 10AM-12PM at Katy Cavins Community Center and runs through July 30.   With balloon artists, face painters, simple science experiments, food and games… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, April 26

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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