Library Chat Podcast: June 2022

Clip art image of headphonesIn June’s Library Chat Podcast, we discuss summer reads and how to decide what to read next.  We talk about the library’s Great Reading Challenge program and great podcasts to help you pick your next book to read.   For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library’s blog.

Podcasts Discussed:

Library Chat Podcast: April 2022

Clip art image of headphonesIn April’s Library Chat Podcast, we continue our new format where we invite a different library staff members to join us as a special guest.  They will choose the topic to be discussed during Library Chat and we will talk about what they do on the library team, as well as books and podcasts around their chosen topic.  For April’s Library Chat Leslie Heinzler, Special Services Librarian joins us to talk about the 2022 All Iowa Reads titles.  For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library’s blog.

Podcast Discussed:

Unlikable Female Characters Episode 57

Books Discussed:  2022 All Iowa Reads Book Lists

Winners

Adult Title
The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenny  BRN28392, LT13353, DBC19960

Teen Title
What I Carry by Jennifer Longo  YA BR Lon, YA LT Lon, DB103425

Children Title
The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O’Shaughnessy  JBR O’Sh, JLT O’Sh, DBC19978

2022 All Iowa Reads Shortlists (other titles considered)

Adult Titles
How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang  DB99144
Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore  DB99620
The Monsters We Make by Kali White  DBC19959
Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth  DB98859
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal  DB95922
Love, Zac: small-town football and the life and death of an American boy by Reid Forgrave  DB101188

Teen Titles
Slay by Brittney Morris  DB99185
Displacement by Kiku Hughes
Camp by L.C. Rosen
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore  DB93530
The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf  DB94195

Children Titles
Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte  BR23598, DB102083
Stand up, Yumi Chung! By Jessica Kim
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez  BR22981, DB94118
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks  JRB Mar, DB98670
Itch by Polly Farquhar

Library Chat Podcast: March 2022

Clip art image of headphonesIn March’s Library Chat Podcast, we continue our new format where we invite a different library staff members to join us as a special guest.  They will choose the topic to be discussed during Library Chat and we will talk about what they do on the library team, as well as books and podcasts around their chosen topic.

For March’s Library Chat, Karen Cunningham, our Instructional Materials Center Librarian joins us to talk about inspirational titles and autobiographies.

Books we discussed:
Book List From Podcast

Podcast we discussed:
Gretchen Rubin’s More Happier Podcast, March 5, 2022

 

Library Chat: February 2022

Clip art image of headphonesIn February’s Library Chat Podcast, we continue our new format where we invite a different library staff members to join us as a special guest.  They will choose the topic to be discussed during Library Chat and we will talk to them about what they do on the library team, as well as books and podcasts around their chosen topic.

For February’s Library Chat Angie Houk, Technical Services Librarian joins us to talk about true books about pets and animals and podcasts with a focus on pets and animals.

Books we discussed during January 2022 and February 2022 podcasts

Podcast we discussed:

ARL Animal Connection by the Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Library Chat Podcast: January 2022

Clip art image of headphonesIn January’s Library Chat Podcast, we continue our new format where we invite a different library staff member to join us as a special guest.  They will choose the topic to be discussed during Library Chat and we will talk to them about what they do on the library team, as well as books and podcasts around their chosen topic. 

For January’s Library Chat Jodi Aldini, Access Services Librarian joins us to talk about true crime books and podcasts with a focus on forensics.

Books we discussed during the podcast:

Series
Jeffrey Lindsay’s Dexter series
Kathy Reich’s Temperance Brennan Series
Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series
Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series
Iris Johansen’s Eve Duncan series
Kendra Elliott’s Bone Secret series
Karen Slaughter’s Sara Linton series
Karen Robard’s Charlotte Stone series
Meg Gardiner’s Jo Becket series
Elizabeth George’s Inspector Thomas Lynley series
Ann Rule’s Crime Files Series

Jodi’s favorites:
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule  DB29031
Small Sacrifices by Ann Rule  DB27215

Non Fiction
18 Tiny Deaths: the untold story of Frances Glessner Lee and the invention of modern forensics by Bruce Goldfarb  DB99021
Blood, Bullets, and Bones: the story of forensic science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA by Bridget Heos  DB86620
The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: a true story of injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington DB90785
The Dead of Winter: how battlefield investigators, WWII veterans, and forensic scientists solved the mystery of the Bulge’s lost soldiers by Bill Warnock DB63155
The Poisoner’s Handbook: murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum  DB72307

Podcast we discussed:

Forensic Files Podcast
A true crime podcast that features segments from episodes of the television program Forensic Files.
Episode:  Beaten By a Hair

Library Chat Podcast: December 2021

Clip art image of headphonesIn December’s Library Chat Podcast, we continue our new format where we invite a different library staff member to join us as a special guest.  They will choose the topic to be discussed during Library Chat and we will talk to them about what they do on the library team, as well as books and podcasts around their chosen topic. 

For December’s Library Chat Leland Smith, Instructional Materials Center Service Specialist joins us to talk about the topic of Stoic philosophy, being mindful and finding focus.  Leland shares with us about his work in the library and Instructional Materials Center, books, and braille.

Books we discussed during the podcast:

  • Tiny Habits;  the small changes that change everything by B.J. Fogg  DB98294
  • Designing Your Work Life:  how to thrive and change and find happiness at work by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans  DBC19897
  • Crucial Conversations:  tools for talking when the stakes are high by Kerry Patterson  DB55247
  • Radical Candor:  be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity by Kim Scott  DB90667
  • Why We Sleep:  unlocking the power of sleep and dreams by Matthew Walker  DB86978
  • Breath: the new science of a lost art by James Nestor  Bridges
  • Atomic habits:  tiny changes, remarkable results: an easy & proven way to build good habits and break bad ones by James Clear  DB92857
  • Laugh Again by Charles Swindoll  DBC01569

Podcast we discussed:

Stoic Coffee Break by Erick Cloward
A weekly meditation on how Stoic principles can help you be a better human.

Happy Holidays!