Library Chat

A monthly podcast discussing books and podcasts around various topics.  You can listen to the podcast here online.

Library Chat:  October 2020

October’s Library Chat will focus on the topic of Halloween.  Listen in to hear about spooky books, Halloween traditions and more.  We will also discuss the podcast Stuff You Should Know:  Where Did Trick-Or-Treating Come From?  The popular Stuff You Should Know podcast and video series is published by Stuff Media and hosted by Josh Clark and Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant, both writers at HowStuffWorks.  The podcast launched in 2008 and covers a variety of topics in the fields of science, history, urban legends and pop culture.  Check out the book list highlighting the books we discussed during the podcast and other noteworthy titles.

Library Chat:  November 2020

November’s Library Chat focuses on humor and laughter. Library staff discuss humorous adult and youth books and what makes them laugh. They also discuss Laughter: The Best Medicine episode from the podcast Hidden Brain hosted by NPR social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam. Check out the book list highlighting the books we discussed during the podcast and other noteworthy titles.

Library Chat:  December 2020

December’s Library Chat focuses on one of our favorite topics – food. Library staff discusses all types of books that have to do with food, from recipe collections to mysteries. They also discuss an episode from the podcast The Sporkful which is hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel’s You’re Eating It WrongThe Sporkful episode discussed is called “LeVar Burton Even Reads Recipes Dramatically“.