The History Portal — New Section of the O’Fallon Public Library

The O'Fallon Public Library has partnered with the O'Fallon Historical Society to create, "The History Portal"! It is a glass case on the second floor of the library that opens a portal into the past by sharing local history. In addition to the static display, there are QR codes scattered throughout that you can open … Continue reading The History Portal — New Section of the O’Fallon Public Library

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 17, 2022. A Reader’s Advisory

The library will be closed all day on Monday, January 17, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Here's a reader's advisory put together by Susan, one of O'Fallon Public Library's librarians, to learn all about who Dr. King was and the values he lived by. DVD’s  Selma [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures, Pathé and Harpo … Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 17, 2022. A Reader’s Advisory

Non-fiction November, a Reader’s Advisory

When my kids were younger, we would make many trips to the library to explore topics that the schools just didn’t have the time to fit in to their already overloaded curriculum. My kids would dive into books about science, history, poetry, computers, skateboarding, art, biographies, and so much more. More often than not, I would learn just as much they did.  At … Continue reading Non-fiction November, a Reader’s Advisory

Famous Friday- Rosalind Keith of Belleville, IL

Rosalind Keith was born on December 6, 1916 in Belleville, Illinois. Little details are known about her private and professional life. However, she starred in several Columbia and Paramount films from 1934-1944. Despite her being adored for her roles in these films, she went on to become a singer after her filming days were done. She … Continue reading Famous Friday- Rosalind Keith of Belleville, IL

VJ Day: 75th Anniversary. A Brief History and Reader’s Advisory

On this day in history, Imperial Japan surrendered and brought the Second World War to an end. It has been 75 years since this day occurred. The Second World War lasted almost six years and an estimated 75-85 million people perished worldwide. It is considered the deadliest military conflict in modern history and yet I realize there are so many aspects … Continue reading VJ Day: 75th Anniversary. A Brief History and Reader’s Advisory

Famous Friday- Bernie Fuchs of O’Fallon, IL

Who knew a world-renown artist was born in O'Fallon? This week's topic is the artwork and life of Bernie Fuchs. This man became one of America's most notable artists. Bernie Fuchs was born in O'Fallon, Illinois in October 1932, attended O'Fallon Township High School, and enrolled in Washington University. Fuch's main passion was actually music, … Continue reading Famous Friday- Bernie Fuchs of O’Fallon, IL