Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis Written by Amanda E. Doyle and Melanie A. Adams Recommended for ages 9+ From the Publisher: St. Louis occupies a special place in the long struggle of African Americans for civil rights and equal justice. The city housed a small but thriving population of free African Americans … Continue reading Middle-Grade Recommendations for Black History Month
The Other Side Written by Jaqueline Woodson Illustrated by E.B. Lewis From the Publisher: Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Annie lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on … Continue reading Picture Book Recommendations for Black History Month
It was difficult to narrow down my picks for New Title Tuesday, so I opted for the tantalizing titles - The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict and Liars' Paradox by Taylor Stevens The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict is a work of biographical fiction about a beautiful woman who … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Intrigue and Thrillers and Spies, Oh My!
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Annie in Circulation who has been with us since spring, 2018. Easy going and with a wide range of interests, Annie is always happy to help patrons. Next time you come in, ask her to tell you about her wide variety of … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Annie P.
In the spirit of supporting a shared positive outlook, today's suggestions promote a general sense of peacefulness and happiness - just like pie. The first course is an appetizer: Paul McCartney's most recent album, Egypt Station - and not just because I'm a fan. I went looking for something to listen to and was put off … Continue reading Wake-Up Wednesday
Welcome again to Third Thursday Staff Recommendations! This new blog features staff member reviews of their favorites books. This month, Lila Simmons shares a title that her two children and she enjoy. Thank you, Lila. My minis + I LOVE a good bedtime story and Pete Begler delivered in spades with The Fearless Travelers’ Guide … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
Have you checked out our Cafe Display? The display is located across from the bubble wall and next to the coffee spot. You may not be aware that every two months this display changes. The books featured are often associated with the season. The summer would feature the O'Fallon High School summer reading list while … Continue reading Cafe Display