This space is reserved for OFPL staff members to share suggestions for reading, viewing, or listening. Kasey in Circulation recommends some helpful and timely reads and an album that you might decide is your next favorite listen. As 2020 at last bears down on us in a frigid January, I would like to offer … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends – Kasey K.
This year National Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year it’s September 11. I learned that this was not something created by greeting-card companies, but the result of a grassroots movement started by West Virginia housewife, Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade in 1970. President Jimmy Carter, signed Proclamation 4580 - National Grandparents … Continue reading Prepare for Grandparents Day
Microhistories offer a fresh way of looking at the world. Author Mark Kurlanksy is one of the best researchers and writers of the genre, known internationally for his books Cod and Salt, among others. At first glance, an entire book about something seemingly mundane or insignificant doesn't sound all that thrilling. But when you see how one item affects the … Continue reading Paper
Awhile ago, Ryan wrote a raving review about Kate Atkinson's bestselling novel Life After Life. If you haven't read the book yet...well, look, just read it. Yes, its 500 pages. But I promise it's worth your time. So much so, in fact, that you'll pick up Atkinson's next book, A God in Ruins, as soon as you finish the first. This … Continue reading A God in Ruins