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Each month, Librarians from the Davenport Public Library in Iowa will dive into a variety of topics and connect listeners to the many great resources the Library and City of Davenport have to offer. Listen in for book suggestions, interviews, and more!
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Join Brittany and Stephanie for a special bonus episode as they sit down and talk with ALA President Emily Drabinski about LibLearnX, books, and the amazing things Libraries are doing!
On this month’s episode, the Librarians talk about favorite romance reads, welcome their new Director on the pod, talking favorite titles with strong themes of friendship, introducing fun programs for the whole family in honor of Family fun month, and will end this episode doing what they do best, talk about books that they love! Important links from the episode:Community Experience Passes QC BeatsQC Beats in the StreetsFairmount Block PartyTumbleBooksPlace a hold on books discussed...
In this episode, listeners will learn about our Summer Reading Program, programming, digital resources, and add to their TBR with recommendations from Library Staff!Helpful Links:Summer ReadingMovies at FairmountKarpeles ProgramUpper Mississippi Valley Digital Image ArchiveMorningstar Investment Research CenterNoveListResume Maker Pro WebTo Learn More and/or place a hold on the books discussed today please visit the followingE-Books & E-AudioRivershare OverdrivePrintOnline Catalog
In this episode, the Librarians gather to share some helpful services, resources, and programming that the Library has to offer. Listeners will hear about the new Seed Library at |Main, what led the hosts to become Librarians, and what they read since the last epidsode.Helpful Links:Enjoy more music by Lojo Russo and other QC Beats Artists: https://qcbeats.org/Check out a Community Experience Pass:https://rivershare.polarislibrary.com/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=14.1033.0.0.7&type=...
6. Love and Your Library

6. Love and Your Library

2022-03-0301:49:17

On this month's episode, your favorite Librarians discuss all things L-O-V-E. Have you been interested in joining a book club? Our Librarians have pulled information on all of our book clubs that we offer and promote them. Additionally, the Librarians talk Romance Reads, favorite LGBTQ reads, showcasing some staff favorite reads by Black authors, talk about love letters in our collection, and wrap with the Librarians doing what they do best, talking about their favorite reads. Help...
On this month’s episode, the Librarians interview Science Fiction fans and set reading goals. Be sure to stick to the end because they give listeners what they are reading right now and play a new game! Be sure to email checked.in@davenportlibrary.com to tell us who you think won the Bring Your Own Book Game or to tell us your own! Thanks for Listening!Important Links:Free Family Fun:https://www.davenportiowa.com/cms/one.aspx?pageId=17743097DPL Catalog:https://rivershare.polarislibrary.com/se...
On this month’s episode, the Librarians say farewell to their leader, discuss board games, the upcoming 2022 Online reading challenge, favorite WWII reads, and so much more. Services Mentioned:Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center: https://www.davenportlibrary.com/genealogy-historyRivershare: http://rivershare.org/index.php/about-us/rivershare-librariesScott County Genealogical Society: https://scottcountyroots.org/Davenport Public Library Instagram: @davenportlibraryDavenpo...
3. Cozy and Your Library

3. Cozy and Your Library

2021-11-2201:20:23

On this episode the Librarians will be talking about the giving season, favorite recipes, and cozy mysteries. The following books were discussed:Zoe's Ghana Kitchen by Zoe AdjonyohBlack Food: Stories, Art and Essays by Bryant TerryMooncakes and Milk Bread by Chinese BakeriesClaudia Roden's Mediterranean by Claudia RodenColumbiana: A Rediscovery of Recipes and Rituals from the Soul of Columbia by Marian VelasquezJew-ish: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch by Jake CohanMacedonia: The Cookb...
2. Spooky and Your Library

2. Spooky and Your Library

2021-10-2501:20:47

On this month’s episode, The Librarians talked with Library staff members about all things spooky. If you are interested in the horror genre, spooky stories, and the occult, this episode is for you. Important linkshttps://qcbeats.org/https://www.davenportlibrary.com/https://qchaunts.com/https://www.librarything.com/profile/macabrelibrarianhttps://www.librarything.com/tags/macabrelibrarianhttps://blogs.davenportlibrary.com/sc/https://haubergestate.org/ BooksCreepy Carrots and Creepy Pair ...
1. Music and Your Library

1. Music and Your Library

2021-09-2701:12:05

Brittany, Michelle, and Steph breakdown all things music in this very first episode! Learn about QC Beats, Freegal, and so much more! For convenience we have gathered some helpful links to sources that were discussed in this episode. https://qcbeats.org/ https://www.davidgsmithmusic.com/https://libguides.davenportlibrary.com/?b=g&d=ahttps://davenportlibrary.freegalmusic.com/homeBooks discussed this month were: Know My Name: a Memoir by Chanel MillerA Long Way Gone by Ishmae...
Happy Pride Month! In this month's episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie talk LGBTQ+ books to get into this June, as well as all of the Summer Reading Challenge fun that The Library has prepared for June, July, and August. They also sat down with returning guest, Sarah Elgatian, from the Midwest Writing Center to discuss the David R. Collins Writers' Conference coming up on June 27th-29th at Augustana College. Some upcoming programs:Adults: Composting Workshop - June 10th @ 6...
Join Brittany and Claire for a bonus episode with ALA President Emily Drabinski! They talk all things libraries and what to look forward to at the 2024 ALA AnnualConference & Exhibition coming up on June 27 – July 2, 2024 in San Diego. For more information about Checked In: A Davenport Library Podcast, visit our LibGuide!
In this month's episode, Stephanie, Michelle, and Brittany prepare listeners for Asian American Heritage Month and Older Americans Month--both of which occur in May. They chat with guests Claire and Joe about Free Comic Book Day, which The Library is celebrating on Saturday, May 4th! They also sat down with our Technical Services supervisor, Merideth, to talk about their shared love of cozy mysteries. Enjoy! Some upcoming programs: Adults: The Journey to Mental Health - May 9th @ 6...
In this month's episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie sat down with the Davenport Public Library director, Jeff Collins, and Board of Trustees President, Steve Imming, to discuss all the recent changes and achievements our library has made in the last year. The also spoke with Aubrey from Family Resources about Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the different support services offered at Family Resources. And as always, they talk books, books, and more books.Some upcoming programs:Adults:...
In this month's episode, Stephanie and Michelle are joined by Family Resource's Iowa Domestic Abuse Advocate, Sydney, as well as our own social worker Quinn, to discuss resources for young people facing violence in their relationships. Our librarians also discuss dragon books (for all the Fourth Wing fans!), and interview one of our Special Collections Librarians about outstanding women in Davenport history. Some upcoming programs:Adults: Publishing Workshop Series with the Midwest Writing Ce...
In this episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie chat with social worker Aaron Shivers from Oak Street Health and talk about Groundhog Day Books! Some upcoming programs:Davenport Black Voices: A Worthy Story – February 22nd @ 6 – 7pm | FairmountTeen DIY: Faux Neon Sign – February 17th @ 11 – 12pm | MainPalentine’s Party – February 13th @ 4 – 5pm | FairmountHelpful links from our discussion:Oak St. Health (Davenport, IA) KanopyQC BeatsBlack History Month Reading ChallengeLibrary L...
On this month's episode, the librarians discuss setting reading goals and so much more! To share feedback or if you have segment ideas, please email checked.in@davenportlibrary.com. Helpful Links:Staff Picks Publication Navigating Religious Diversity in the Workplace 6 Tips for Navigating Your Religious Needs at Work Religious Landscape Animated Map Shows How Religion Spread Around the World All Major Religions Explained in 6 Minute: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judais...
In their final episode of 2023, Michelle, Stephanie, and Brittany air their reading grievances in celebration of Festivus– the book edition! They also discuss short books to read for those hurrying to meet their 2023 reading goals, cold weather novels, and upcoming December programs. Some upcoming programs: "Llama Llama Pajama Party" – December 16th @ 2pm | Eastern "Formal Wear Dropoff" – Dec. 22nd & Dec. 30th @ 9am – 5:30pm | Eastern | Fairmount"Teen Snack Around the Wo...
In this episode, Stephanie and Brittany discuss the Native American Heritage Month Reading Challenge, the prizes participants can win, and the books by Indigenous authors available for all ages! The library is also coordinating a Coats and Hygiene Drive with Kinna's House of Love, a Quad Cities based organization working to support and promote awareness of women and children affected by abuse. Drop off items at Kinna's House of Love anytime before November 20th. These items will be distribute...
In this episode, Stephanie, Michelle, and Brittany talk banned books with our coworker, Beth. In preparation for fall, they give a run-down of all the cozy mysteries and witchy books you could possibly want. They also discussed Hispanic Heritage Month and what the library has to offer in October! Some helpful links from our discussion: ALA Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022Teentober Contests Hispanic Heritage Month Reading ChallengeLibrary Links:Library Social Worker - Do you need help...
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