The television series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Season 2 releases today, March 30th! Are you ready? If you've read the books and want to watch the series, check out one of our Roku devices. A Series of Unfortunate Events follows three, recently orphaned children, Violet, Claus, and Sunny Baudelaire as they maneuver their misfortunes … Continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events
Today is the anniversary of The Scarlet Letter's publication in 1850. This gothic romance exposed the dark side to America's puritanical roots by exploring the contrast between people's public and private lives. If you need a refresher on The Scarlet Letter, the story takes place in the mid 17th century and follows a woman named … Continue reading The Anniversary of The Scarlet Letter
Epic Drives of the World : Explore the Planet's Most Thrilling Road Trips Do you prefer to make your own way instead of being shuttled around on a tour? Consider this guidebook. Find your next road trip by choosing from some of the best drives. "With tales of 50 classic driving routes across the world … Continue reading Offbeat Travel Guides for an Adventurous 2018
Tomorrow, rights activists will take to the streets of downtown St. Louis for a Women's March. Even if you can't physically be there, you can support women's rights in many ways--even by reading. Make knowledge your power. I've compiled a brief reading list just for you that includes some great feminist literature, especially important if … Continue reading Five Books that Celebrate Feminism
Are you looking for some bargains? Do you need how-to books? Fiction? Children's titles? You'll surely find a bargain at the Friends of The O'Fallon Public Library Book Sale Saturday (9 AM - 4 PM) and Sunday (1-4 PM). You can find something for every interest and age group. You can't beat the prices: Hardcovers, large … Continue reading Book Sale This Weekend!
Check out this review from one of our own O'Fallon librarian's blogs! This is the second book in the Seraphina series. Seraphina is a half dragon/half human musician who, in the last book, was trying to hide her identity from those around her because, in this world where dragons are real, her existence was considered … Continue reading Guest Post: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman from The Help Desk Book Blog
When I brought Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer home from the library, my husband tried to claim ‘first dibs.’ His curiosity was piqued by the cover comment “A remarkable debut…both thriller and social satire.” My husband reminded me he’d finished his last book and loves a good spy novel. Still, why should I give in? … Continue reading The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen