Library News Podcast: August 2021

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.

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.

Library Chat Podcast: June 2021

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

Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy / Judd Apatow.

What’s so funny? : my hilarious life / Tim Conway ; with Jane Scovell.

Yes Please / Amy Poehler.

Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah.

Dear girls : intimate tales, untold secrets, and advice for living your best life / Ali Wong.

I can’t make this up : life lessons / Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss.

If at birth you don’t succeed : my adventures with disaster and destiny / Zach Anner.

Keep moving : and other tips and truths about aging / Dick Van Dyke ; with Todd Gold.

Always look on the bright side of life : a sortabiography / Eric Idle.

The last black unicorn / Tiffany Haddish.

A very punchable face / Colin Jost.

Shrill: notes from a loud woman / Lindy West

Is this anything? / Jerry Seinfeld

Bossypants / Tina Fey

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: May 2021

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

The forgotten garden: a novel DB70900 by Kate Morton

Prodigal summer: a novel DB51048 by Barbara Kingsolver

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.