Persepolis — Climbing the Stairs with a Librarian

Welcome back to "Climbing the Stairs with a Librarian," a series of blog posts where we explore the classics painted on the O'Fallon Public Library's main staircase. This month's book is "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. "Persepolis" is about Satrapi's childhood in Iran which took place during the Islamic Revolution. It is written as a comic … Continue reading Persepolis — Climbing the Stairs with a Librarian

Black History Month 2022, a Reader’s Advisory

February is Black History Month, a time for remembering and celebrating African American contributions throughout history. The theme for Black History Month 2022 is Black Health and Wellness. From the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH): "This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in … Continue reading Black History Month 2022, a Reader’s Advisory

Experiencing New Year’s resolution failure? Don’t give up! A Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library

Despite experiencing failure year after year, many aspire to improve themselves with New Year's Resolutions. Now, nearly a month into 2022, some may have already given up. Don't quit! O'Fallon Public Library offers free support through a variety of resources. Use this reading guide to continue down the path of the various resolutions you may … Continue reading Experiencing New Year’s resolution failure? Don’t give up! A Reader’s Advisory from 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

The Most Popular Items in the O’Fallon Public Library’s Collection, 2021 Edition

Prepare your to-be-read list because we've compiled the most circulated items this year from different areas of the library! Here is what our community loved the most from Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Children's Fiction, the Children's Item Collection, Young Adult, and Movie categories. The descriptions were taken from the library catalog or book publisher. Enjoy! … Continue reading The Most Popular Items in the O’Fallon Public Library’s Collection, 2021 Edition

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

Gold Medal Reading, an Olympic-themed Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Department

We are over halfway through the Tokyo Olympic Games and it has been an exciting ride. There are a lot of interesting stories about the games throughout the years. Did you know that St. Louis was the first U.S. city to host the Olympic games in 1904? Did you know that skateboarding is a brand … Continue reading Gold Medal Reading, an Olympic-themed Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Department

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli  is not my usual pick for New Title Tuesday, but this audiobook narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch not only makes for delightful listening, the author explains this complex subject so that even I can understand it. Publisher's Summary:  The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an … Continue reading The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday