The Season of Books by Director Ryan Johnson in Library News & Notes

A lot of things in life are seasonal. Take food for example. Specifically, Peeps. Peeps around Easter – acceptable. Peeps any other time of the year – unacceptable. The same holds true for beverages like Oktoberfest beer and eggnog. They have their place on the calendar, and outside of that place, they feel wrong. Books … Continue reading The Season of Books by Director Ryan Johnson in Library News & Notes

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

Win a book from the Children’s Department! And learn about our special selections.

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” -Charles W. Eliot It is September and that means Library Card Sign-Up month. In the Children's section we are having a drawing for Nikki Giovanni's new book A Library. Here are some more … Continue reading Win a book from the Children’s Department! And learn about our special selections.

The Jungle Book — Climbing the Stairs with a Librarian

This is the latest entry in "Climbing the Stairs," a series of blog posts that explores and celebrates the classic titles painted on the O'Fallon Public Library's staircase. Today we will be discussing "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling. "The Jungle Book" is a collection of short stories written for children in which anthropomorphic animals … Continue reading The Jungle Book — Climbing the Stairs with a Librarian

Pride and Prejudice — Climbing the Stairs with an O’Fallon Librarian

This is the latest entry in "Climbing the Stairs," a series of blog posts that explores and celebrates the classic titles painted on the O'Fallon Public Library's staircase. Today we will be discussing "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. Though published in 1813, myriad fans, of the book and the films that have been made … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice — Climbing the Stairs with an O’Fallon Librarian