Brother by David Chariandy – New Title Tuesday

Reading about the lives of others teaches us empathy and expands our understanding of culture and ethnicity. So when I come across a beautifully written book such as Brother by David Chariandy, I want to share it with everyone.  This week's New Title Tuesday choice is just as Lauren Bufferd described in her BookPage review: "poetic … Continue reading Brother by David Chariandy – New Title Tuesday

ICYMI – Library News & Notes October 10, 2018

If you’ve been to the Library this week, you’ve surely noticed the gorgeous new potted plants at the entrance. Director Molly Scanlan said in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly that the arrangements were designed by Sarah Burton from the Parks Department. They certainly are a festive and welcoming addition to the entryway. Thanks to Sarah for the touch … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes October 10, 2018

The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen – New Title Tuesday

This week's New Title Tuesday has been longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.  The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life  by David Quammen explains in understandable terms how life emerged from its "primordial origins into the fluorescence of diversity and complexity we see now." Publisher’s Summary: Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains … Continue reading The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen – New Title Tuesday

ICYMI – Library News & Notes October 3, 2018

"Great Libraries Build Communities" Assistant Director Ryan Johnson said in the O'Fallon Weekly column that he came across this quote attributed to the prominent scholar and library-world advocate, R. David Lankes:  "Bad libraries build collections; good libraries build services; great libraries build communities." Ryan said he likes to think we fall into the great category. "On any given … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes October 3, 2018

The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling – New Title Tuesday

The New Title Tuesday this week, The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling will ring true to mothers who have juggled work, a baby, and financial stress while the significant other is not able to provide support or relief. Publisher’s Summary: In Lydia Kiesling’s razor-sharp debut novel, The Golden State, we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of … Continue reading The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling – New Title Tuesday