Library Chat Podcast: July 2021

In July’s Library Chat we discuss the vast topic of sports and the books that go with them.  We also discuss the podcast Sports? With Katie Nolan, Episode Better Than Space Jam.  Check out the library blog for a book list and more from the Library Chat July episode.

Library Chat:  July 2021 Book List

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander  DB79528

Ghost (Track #1) by Jason Reynolds  DB85921  BR21669

Million-Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica  DB71012

The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith  DB34711

24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid by Willie Mays  DB99789  BR23250

Moneyball: the art of winning an unfair game by Michael Lewis  DB56245

The Blind Side: evolution of a game by Michael Lewis DB63689  BR21589

Friday Night Lights: a town, a team, and a dream by H.G. Bissinger DB32152

A Good Walk Spoiled: days and nights on the PGA tour by John Feinstein  DB40694

The Sports Gene: inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance by David Epstien  DB77479

Ali: a life by Jonathan Eig  DB89738

The Art of Fielding: a novel by Chad Harbach DB73791

Seabiscuit:  an American legend by Laura Hillenbrand  DB51968   BR14930

The Natural by Bernard Malamud  DB10717

Into Thin Air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster by Jon Krakauer DB44525

Also, check out the library’s monthly Library News podcast and Braille Bits podcast.  Check out the library’s Podcast Page for information on all the library’s podcasts and episodes.

Tales & Travels Summer Reading Program: This Week’s Stop is CONCEPTS

A new week has begun for our Youth Summer Reading program, it is all about concepts. For those that were out of town enjoying summer vacation or learning new skills last week, we sure did miss you. We look forward to catchin’ up with you this week!  Don’t forget to bring your Balloon Bowl to share with others.  If you did miss anything check out the activities and YouTube videos that go along with the Summer Reading Program!     

This Week’s Stop – CONCEPTS

July 19: Jell-O Playdough Fractions, Building Shapes with a Smile! 

July 21: The Electric Butterfly Flutter 

July 23: Guitar and the Rubber Band with a Cup, Drums and Making Music, Rainbow on a Stick! [Food Frenzy Friday Box]

Time is flying by, next week, we will have a guest named Laura DeCook talking with us about the Wooly Mammoth!

Tales & Travels Summer Reading Program – STORIES

Our Youth Summer Reading program has another busy week planned!  This week we are stopping in the neighborhood of STORIES; here is this week’s lineup!  

Wednesday, July 14:

  • Oatmeal Scented Goat Milk Soap
  • Fieldtrip:  Let’s get ready to meet the REAL Goat Lady herself!

Friday, July 16:

  • Paul and Bernadette’s Balloon Bowl
  • Cookies and Cream Popcorn

Check out our Summer Reading Program page for more information!

Check out the Activities and YouTube videos that go along with the Summer Reading Program! 

Check Out the Top Ten Fiction Books from BARD Last Month

Here are the top ten fiction audiobooks downloaded from BARD last month.  Let us know if you would like any titles added to your booklist or head over to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) to download the titles now.  Need more information about BARD?  See our BARD Page.

Tales & Travels Summer Reading Program Recap of the Week – CELEBRATIONS

Our Youth Summer Reading program had another busy week! 

On Monday, “Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You”, that might be a hint at what we did on this day, YEP, we made a CAKE! It smelled delicious, and the air was filled with the aroma of vanilla sprinkled with frosting, YUMMY! Believe it or not, science was part of baking this cake. We also studied the plastics used for making Shrinky Dinks as we created key chains of from our very own handprints.

On Wednesday, BAMB, CRACK and POP, goes the sound of fireworks! Oh boy, if you think science isn’t part of fireworks, you may want to think again. We listened and learned that fireworks are one big chemistry lab in the sky. WOW! We made Star-Spangled Slime with Ellie, and to show off our patriotic flair we glued and dabbled in paint to create decorations called Fourth of July Wind Streamers!

Friday, Ellie showed us that Popcorn is an edible science. Now, why would that be the case I wonder? Ellie shared with us that moisture inside a kernel of popcorn, HEATS UP and goes POP, and voila, you get to enjoy crunchy tasty popcorn right out of the bag. We mixed ingredients and made Bath Fizzy Science. For a creamy chocolaty snack, we twisted and turned pipe cleaner into this adorable, Flower Pot Pudding dessert!

Check out the Activities and YouTube videos that go along with the Summer Reading Program!     

Next Stop – RHYMES and SONGS

Monday, July 5:  No Programming

Wednesday, July 7:

  • Elephant Blow Your Trumpet
  • Radiant Recycled Lizard

Friday, July 9:

  • Magnet Wand Painting
  • Train Whistle
  • Food Frenzy Friday – Rice Crispy Treats

Check out our Summer Reading Program page for more information!