Join library staff for August’s Library News podcast which features information about the library’s youth summer reading programs, the top ten non-fiction books downloaded from BARD last month, information about the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled’s music section and information about ongoing library events and programs.
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
Million-Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica DB71012
The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith DB34711
Moneyball: the art of winning an unfair game by Michael Lewis DB56245
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
The Natural by Bernard Malamud DB10717
Into Thin Air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster by Jon Krakauer DB44525
June’s Library Chat discusses the topic of humor. This episode we invited special guest, Iowa Department for the Blind Director, Emily Wharton, to share her favorite humorous books and podcasts with us. We also discuss an episode from the podcast Make My Day with Josh Gondelman Episode 46: Under the Cheese with Emily Heller. Check out the library blog for a book list and more from the Library Chat June episode.
Library Chat: June 2021 Book List
May’s Library Chat discusses the topic of gardening and the books and a podcast that help us to enjoy are gardens, flowers, yards and more. This episode we invited a special guest, library patron, and Master Gardner Roger Erpelding, to share his knowledge with us. We also discuss an episode from the podcast Let’s Argue about Plants brought to you by the editors of Fine Gardening. Episode 84 titled Underappreciated Plants for Spring discusses those plants that maybe are overlooked when we are planting. Check out the library blog for a book list and more from the Library Chat May episode.
Library Chat: May 2021 Book List
Animal, vegetable, miracle: a year of food life DB64800 by Barbara Kingsolver
The beginner’s guide to starting a garden: 326 fast, easy, affordable ways to transform your yard one project at a time DB87665 by Sally Roth
Climate-wise landscaping: practical actions for a sustainable future DB91615 by Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt
Container gardener’s handbook: pots, techniques, and projects to transform any space DB96682 by Frances Tophill
Food lover’s garden: growing, cooking, and eating well DB88596 by Jenni Blackmore
Grow your own herbs: the 40 best culinary varieties for home gardens DB95988 by Susan Belsinger and Arthur O. Tucker
Grow: stories from the Urban Food Movement DBC03274 by Stephen Grace
Kitchen garden revival: a modern guide to creating a stylish small-scale, low-maintenance edible garden DB101179 by Nicole Burker
Roots, shoots, buckets & boots: gardening together with children DB78475 by Sharon Lovejoy
A way to garden: a hands-on primer for every season DB99339 by Margaret Roach
The bee-friendly garden: design an abundant, flower-filled yard that nurtures bees and supports biodiversity DB96127 by Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn
Fiction books about gardens, but not gardening how-tos
The secret garden DB23638 by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The language of flowers: a novel DB74148 by Vanessa Diffenbaugh