Library Chat

During the Library Chat podcast, library staff from the Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled will discuss books and other podcasts around different topics each month.

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May 18, 2021 00:44:18
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Library Chat: 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 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 ...

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April 19, 2021 00:34:03
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Library Chat: 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.  Check out the library blog for a book list and more from the Library Chat April episode. ...

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March 15, 2021 00:24:35
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Library Chat: March 2021

March’s Library Chat focuses on true crime. Library staff discusses the 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 podcast examines a true crime event with the same date from years ago.  Check out the library blog for a book list and more from the Library Chat March episode. ...

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February 16, 2021 00:36:52
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Library Chat: 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. ...

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January 19, 2021 00:31:39
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Library Chat: January 2021

January’s Library Chat focuses on the New Year and setting goals (or New Year's resolutions). Members of the Library staff discuss all types of books that have to do with setting goals, personal and professional growth, and more. They also discuss an episode from the podcast Happier With Gretchen Rubin which is co-hosted by one of the popular voices on the subject of happiness, habits, and human nature, she’s the author of several New York Times bestsellers.  Happier With Gretchen Rubin episode discussed is Podcast 307:  We Reveal Our "21 for 21" Lists.   ...

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December 21, 2020 00:34:46
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Library Chat: December 2020

December’s Library Chat focuses on one of our favorite topics - food. Library staff discusses all types of books that have to do with food, from recipe collections to mysteries. They also discuss an episode from the podcast The Sporkful which is hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong.  The Sporkful episode discussed is called "LeVar Burton Even Reads Recipes Dramatically". ...

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