It was purely coincidence that the titles I chose are set in the past, present, and future. Each differ in tone, topic, and genre, they are nonetheless unpredictable and compelling. Donna Has Left the Building by Susan Jane Gilman does not follow the usual midlife crisis formula. Gilman said she wanted to explore, "What if … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Present, Future, Past
Caterpillar Summer Written by Gillian McDunn Recommended for Middle-Grades From the Publisher Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond-- Cat is one of the few people who can keep Chicken happy. When he has a "meltdown" she's the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She's the … Continue reading Middle-Grade Summer Reads
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. For June we introduce Katie G., one of our new Circulation Assistants and future world-traveler. We are very lucky she joined us this year. When you see her, be sure and share one of your favorite things to do in O'Fallon. Finding the O’Fallon Public Library … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Katie G.
Welcome again to Third Thursday Treasures! Often, this blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. This month, we are featuring a book recommendation by Lila Simmons, a former circulation assistant who recently moved on to a new position. We are very grateful that she honored us with one last review. The Mom Project: … Continue reading Third-Thursday Treasures
This month’s two New Title Tuesday picks are only similar in their unusual settings and the emotional depth of the characters. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips is a thriller set in an almost inaccessible former military zone in Russia. The short stories in Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell take the reader from Florida to … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Uncommon Destinations
Oh, for the love of summer! The warm weather and getting together with friends and family for good food and drinks. New to the library we have some fun books to help you with all of your party endeavors! One of our newest books is Batch Cocktails by Maggie Hoffman. Unlike many cookbooks that feature … Continue reading Fiestas and Cocktails
So it's not exactly the third Thursday of the month, but we still welcome you to our Staff Recommendations! This blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. Again this month Angie in Circulation shares not just one, but two of her favorite books. Thank you, Angie! I have to admit, I originally wanted … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations