This is both a reminder to the stalwart writers who braved the first meeting in February and an invitation to those who were not able to join us. Please visit the OFPL website to learn more about us as well as our fledgling O’Fallon Writing Group website. All are welcome – from beginner to expert. … Continue reading O’Fallon Writing Group Meets Saturday, Mar 11. YEA!
Today’s New Title Tuesday is a classic mystery Heartbreak Hotel by the prolific author, Jonathan Kellerman. Normally, my introduction to a series would not be the 32nd, but Booklist was correct by saying it’s “Easy to dive into for mystery fans unfamiliar with the series, and a welcome treat for readers who have been with… Continue reading Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman
In case you need a quick grammar check or a laugh, we have some amazing titles to support your desire or fear of English grammar. Here are just a few you can check out! The Glamour of Grammar a Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English by Roy Peter Clark Early in the history of… Continue reading Happy Grammar Day!
Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon… Continue reading The BFG
In full disclosure, I listened to the audiobook of today’s New Title Tuesday recommendation: American Street by Ibi Zoboi. I was immediately drawn to not only the immigrant experience narrated in the Creole dialect, but I enjoyed learning more about the main character’s religious and cultural influences through this highly compelling protagonist. Publisher Summary: American Street is an evocative and… Continue reading American Street by Ibi Zoboi
In this week’s edition of the O’Fallon Weekly, Circulation Manager, Michael King reported on our collection of Oscar Nominated films including: Arrival Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Manchester by the Sea These are currently available a first-come-first-serve basis on our express shelf. You may also place a hold though your library account from our website or… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News and Notes Feb 22
The New Title Tuesday pick this week is The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky. I didn’t know I needed a refreshing dose of intelligent self-realization literature infused with dark humor until I began this dream-like quick read about a woman at a turning point. Publisher Summary: A wildly imaginative, rebellious, and tender tale of independence… Continue reading The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky