Library Chat Podcast: 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“.

Check out the book list below highlighting the books we discussed during the podcast.

Library Chat:  December 2020 Book List

Some Non-Fiction Titles:

I’m Just Here for the Food:  food + heat = cooking by Alton Brown  DB60619

Cravings by Chrissy Teigen  Bridges

The Best American Food Writing 2019  DB97578

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: mastering the elements of good cooking by Samin Nosrat  Bridges

Memories Cookbook:  collection of recipes used in the Iowa Department for the Blind Orientation Center  BRD20286

Some Mystery Titles:

Agatha Raisin Mystery Series by M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, Book 1  DB38163

Goldy Bear Mystery Series by Diane Mott Davidson
Catering to Nobody, Book 1  DB68789

Pennsylvania-Dutch Mystery Series with Recipes by Tamar Myers
Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth, Book 1  DB49800

Hannah Swenson Mysteries by Joanne Fluke
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, Book 1  DB54603

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.

Library Chat Podcast: 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 below highlighting the books we discussed during the podcast.

Library Chat:  November 2020 Book List

Adult Titles

Good omens: the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch : a novel  by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman  DB37043 BR21217

If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits? by Erma Bombeck DB11627  LT555

The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams  DB18339  BR14438

I feel bad about my neck: and other thoughts on being a woman by Nora Ephron  DB63378

Three men in a boat: (to say nothing of the dog) by Jerome K. Jerome  DB66776  BRN10235

The world according to Garp: a novel by John Irving  DB11764

Why not me? by Mindy Kaling  DB82596

Live right and find happiness (although beer is much faster): life lessons and other ravings from Dave Barry  DB82269

A walk in the woods: rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail  by Bill Bryson  DB46519  LT5740

The life and times of the thunderbolt kid: a memoir by Bill Bryson DB63131  BR16929

Marley & me: life and love with the world’s worst dog by John Grogan  DB61561  BR16584

The importance of being earnest, and other plays by Oscar Wilde  DB26431  BRN8395

If you ask me: (and of course you won’t) by Betty White DB73334  LT10032

Skinny dip by Carl Hiaasen  DB58649  LT7552

Children and Youth Titles

Princess and the pony by Kate Beaton  DB83927  Print/Braille

Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus! by Mo Willems  DBO00481  Print/Braille

The book with no pictures by B.J. Novak  DBC09571  Print/Braille

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.

Library Chat Podcast: October 2020

The Library is excited to announce the first episode in a new podcast called Library Chat. It is in addition to 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.

 During the Library Chat podcast, we discussed books and other podcasts around different topics. October’s Library Chat will focus on the topic of Halloween. Listen in to hear about spooky books, Halloween traditions and more. We also discussed 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 below highlighting the books we discussed during the podcast and other noteworthy spooky titles.

Library Chat:  October 2020 Book List

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson  DB26427  BR11092  LT4028

Dracula by Bram Stoker  DB31689  BR8277

Frankenstein by Mary W. Shelley  DB25835  BR12173  LT5603

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman  DB68027  BR18241

Hallowe’en Party:  a Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie  DB97649

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury  DB44005  BR10971

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson  DB26179  LT11759

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving  DB16731  BR08876

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King  DB62402  BR22530  LT4278

Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark by Alvin Schwartz  DB19713

The Shining by Stephen King  DB51373  BR13271  LT4276

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury DB50233  BR12583