Usually I'm introducing the staff member who's sharing a favorite, but this time I was so excited about this new book that I just had to talk about how clever and satisfying it is. When I first read the book-jacket summary of Gravity Is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty I knew it had all the … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
What is STEAM? STEAM is an educational approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Instead of teaching each subject separately, STEAM projects incorporate aspects of all five studies. The STEAM Clubs at the library are designed for children ages 9 and up. STEAM Club Science will meet at 4:30 on the second Monday … Continue reading New STEAM Clubs for Kids!
Back to school season always represents new beginnings to me so this week's theme tying new title recommendations relates to fresh starts. Maybe since the kids are back in school you'll have time to start a new project, then Find Your Artistic Voice: the Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic by Lisa Congdon could … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Fresh Starts
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.
Shawnna and her buddy, Zero who keeps her company while she's gaming Welcome again to Third Thursday Treasures! This is where we give OFPL staff members to write about some of their favorite books. This month, our cataloger Shawnna M. reminds us that we have more than just books. We have lots of things to satisfy … Continue reading Third Thursday-Staff Recommendations
The unifying theme of these new titles is they were each by writers who shed light on things right in front of us and might not notice. In some cases, we might not want to notice as I admit when I read Emily Guendelsberger's account of working at Amazon. Since I love, love, love, knowing … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Noticing and Understanding
This month our pick for Meet the Staff needs no introduction. Traci has been at the library for a decade and has brightened the lives of patrons and co-workers alike. Next time you see her, congratulate her on her work anniversary! Traci Wow! This month marks my 10 year work anniversary with the library. This … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Traci S.