Library Chat Podcast: April 2021

April’s Library Chat celebrates National Library Week by reviewing books and a podcast about libraries and librarians. Library staff also discuss an episode from the podcast 99% Invisible hosted by Roman Mars.  Episode 415 titled “Goodnight Nobody” explores the complex figure of Anne Carroll Moore, a New York Public librarian, and her role in making libraries accessible to children.

Library Chat:  April 2021 Book List

The bodies in the library DB97038 by Marty Wingate

The giver of stars DB96907 by Jojo Moyes

Her perfect affair DB100847 by Priscilla Oliveras

Information hunters: when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe DB98976 by Kathy Lee Peiss

The Library of the Unwritten DB96922 by A.J. Hackwith

Reading behind bars: a true story of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian DB96548 by Jill Grunenwald

Upright women wanted DB98684 by Sarah Gailey

The midnight library DB100906  by Matt Haig

Syria’s secret library: reading and redemption in a town under siege DB97420 by Mike Thomson

The library book DB92869 by Susan Orlean

The midnight library DB100906 by Matt Haig

Ink and Bone: the Great Library DB85432 by Rachel Caine

The time traveler’s wife DB57102 by Audrey Niffenegger

Dewey’s nine lives:  the legacy of the small-town library cat who inspired millions DB72898 by Vicki Myron

Children’s Titles

The boy who was raised by librarians DBC06351 by Carla D. Morris

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s library DB77918 by Chris Grabenstein

Goodnight moon DB24603 by Margaret Wise Brown

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: March 2021

March’s Library Chat focus is on true crime. Join members of our Library Staff as they discuss the vast genre of true crime, including books and podcasts.  They also discuss the true crime podcast, Today in True Crime a Parcast original.  Each day the Today in True Crime podcast examines a true crime event with the same date from years ago.  Check out the book list below for the books mentioned during this month’s Library Chat podcast.

Library Chat:  March 2021 Book List

Titles with Iowa or Midwest Ties

The Drake Diner Murders by Pete Hale and Jim Rowley  DBC01711

Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America’s Heartland by Patricia L. Bryan  DBC015556, BRD23320

Morning Ran Red:  the Villisca Axe Murders by Stephen Bowman  DBC15042

The man from the train: the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James  DBC15034, Bridges

Other True Crime Titles

All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward DB50574, BR13143, Bridges

American predator: the hunt for the most meticulous serial killer of the 21st century by Maureen Callahan  DB95743

Catch Me If You Can: the amazing true story of the youngest and most daring con man in the history of fun and profit! by Frank Abagnale  DB55517

The Devil in the White City: murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America  by Erik Larson  DB55748

The feather thief: beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century by Kirk Wallace Johnson  DB90801, Bridges

The five: the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold  Bridges

Helter Skelter: the true story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi  DB36994, BRN2670, Bridges

I’ll be gone in the dark: one woman’s obsessive search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara  DB90637, Bridges

In Cold Blood: a true account of a multiple murder and Its consequences  by Truman Capote  DB22726

Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann  DB87767, Bridges

The midnight assassin: panic, scandal, and the hunt for America’s first serial killer by Skip Hollandsworth  Bridges

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: a Savannah story by John Berendt  DB38077, BR11463, LT4644, Bridges

Mindhunter: inside the FBI’s elite serial crime unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker  DB43669, Bridges

The Poisoner’s Handbook: murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum  DB72307

The road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn  DB88119, Bridges

Say nothing: a true story of murder and memory In Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe  DB94329, Bridges

The stranger beside me: Ted Bundy: the classic case of serial murder by Ann Rule  DB29031, LT6194, Bridges

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: February 2021

February’s Library Chat focuses on braille. Library staff discusses the programs the library offers for our braille readers and those who would like to know more about braille.  They also discuss the library’s own podcast Braille Bits by Youth Services Librarian, Denise Bean.

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.