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Book Chatter Podcast

A book club for busy people, presented by the Longmont Public Library.


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  • 5. Fantasies and What it Means to be "Home."

    19:16
    In this episode we discuss the following books: A Memory Called Empire and A Desolation Called Peace both by Arkady Martine; Mangle Street Murders and Curse of the House of Foskett both by M.R.C. Kasasian; Index, a History of The: A bookish adventure from medieval manuscripts to the digital age by Dennis Duncan; Eragon by Christopher Paolini; Fabelhaven by Brandon Mull; Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein; The Victorian House, The Invention of Murder, The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London, Consuming Passions: Leisure and pleasure in Victorian England, The Making of Home, A Murder of Magpies, A Bed of Scorpions, A Cast of Vultures, and A Cast of Vultures all by Judith Flanders.

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  • 4. Books on Being Human

    40:09
    In this episode we discuss the following books: The Last Ranger: a novel by Peter Heller; Soul Craft: crossing into the mysteries of nature and psyche by Bill Plotkin; Darcy Myth: Jane Austen, literary heartthrobs and the monsters they taught us to love; Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange; Ariel Crashes a Train by Olivia A. Cole; There's Always Next Year: On Basketball and Ascension by Hanif Abdurraqib; Sapiens: a brief history of humankind by Yuval N. Harari; Sapiens: a graphic history. Volume one, The birth of humankind by Yuval N. Harari, Light Bringer by Pierce Brown (a Red Rising novel).
  • 3. Books of science and grandmas

    31:24
    Join your host Z and a crew of other librarians as they talk about books they are reading!
  • 2. Mostly Nonfiction, Mostly Circulation

    23:34
    Barb welcomes Alyssa, Amber and Creola, three staff from our Circulation Department, to talk about what they’re reading and loving now. And it’s mostly nonfiction, with a Contemporary Southern Gothic novel thrown in for spice!LPL Resources mentioned: AllData Repair and Auto Repair Source    https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/library/digital-collections/research-and-learnDiscovery Passes                                                         https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/library/discovery-passesLibrary of Things                                                      https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/library/library-of-thingsTitles discussed:But First, Coffee: a guide to brewing from the kitchen to the bar, by Jordan Michelman and Zachary CarlsenPrague Winter: a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948, by Madeleine AlbrightSomebody’s Daughter: a memoir, by Ashley C. FordStarling House, by Alix E. HarrowI am Bunny: how a “talking” dog taught me everything I need to know about being human, by Alexis DevineThe Last Ride of the Pony Express: my 2,000 mile horseback journey into the Old West, by Will GrantCultish: the language of fanaticism, by Amanda MontellTell My Horse: life and voodoo in Haiti and Jamaica, by Zora Neale Hurston(all but the last title are available from the library; we can borrow that last one through interlibrary loan)
  • 1. Books That Teach Us How To Live. . . and Die

    28:40
    Library staff discuss and recommend what they're reading and chat about what the Longmont Public Library has to offer. Books recommended and discussed in this episode:My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer, by Christian Wiman; The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff; Watership Down: the Graphic Novel adapted from Richard Adams' novel by James Sturm and Joe Stutphin; Whalefall: a Novel by Daniel Kraus; The Book of Joy with the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Self-Therapy by Jay Earley; Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space by Janna Levin;18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern, Forensics by Bruce Goldfarb.
  • 12. S3, E12: Saving Time by Jenny Odell

    46:33
    This month Devon, Jana and Denise discuss Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock by Jenny Odell. We are giving Book Chatter a makeover!We’re keeping our name, still dropping a new episode every month, BUT instead of a book club format, we’ll be discussing what we’re reading or watching (or want to), and what we’re recommending now. And hurray, no spoilers! We’ll be keeping episodes short, a maximum of 30 minutes. The new Book Chatter will feature mostly newer titles but also some hidden gems, oldies but goodies, and a bit of the unexpected thrown into the mix. We’ll be discussing what’s happening at the library: upcoming programs, new materials, services and resources. And we’ll be inviting staff from all departments to join us, talk a bit about what they do at the library, and what they’re reading/watching now. Finally, we’re hoping to tap into what you, our listeners, are reading and recommending to friends— stay tuned for details on how to participate in future Book Chatter episodes. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the podcast hosts and do not reflect or represent the views or opinions of the Longmont Public Library, The City of Longmont or the Friends of the Longmont Library.