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 News Podcast: February 2022

Join library staff for February’s Library News podcast which features information on the 2022 All Iowa Reads titles,  the top ten nonfiction books downloaded on BARD last month, information about the 2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge, upcoming Youth programs, and information about ongoing library events and programs.

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 News Podcast: January 2022

Happy New Year!  Join library staff for January’s Library News podcast which features information on a new program starting this month called the Great Reading Challenge, the top ten fiction books downloaded on BARD last month, information about the 2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge, upcoming youth programs, and information about ongoing library events and programs.

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!