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

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram – New Title Tuesday

This week's New Title Tuesday, Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, is a really important young adult read that addresses multiple themes including family, depression, friendship, cultural and religious identity, and the overarching chaos of being a confused hormonal adolescent. Publisher's Summary: Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more … Continue reading Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram – New Title Tuesday