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Garrulousness

We have an exciting Summer Reading-themed show! Our Librarians called in with several recommendations for your little ones. We also asked you on facebook to submit your favorite childhood titles. We mention a number of your suggestions! From those, we created a really great booklist. Before we launch into all that, Melissa Horak-Hern and Dave Carson share memories of their top-five childhood books!

We have an exciting Summer Reading-themed show! Our Librarians called in with several recommendations for your little ones. We also asked you on facebook to submit your favorite childhood titles. We mention a number of your suggestions! From those, we created a really great booklist. Before we launch into all that, Melissa Horak-Hern and Dave Carson share memories of their top-five childhood books! Continue »

TBT: J. Robert Oppenheimer

Sometimes history is just one week ago. That's when we released our Author Research in Action series where we take an award-winning author and let them dive-into conversation with a subject matter expert! In this rebroadcast, Los Alamos National Laboratory Program Manager and Senior Historian, Alan Carr is paired with author Robert J. Sawyer who’s written a new SciFi/historical fiction/thriller called The Oppenheimer Alternative.

Happy Throwback Thursday! Some call it the best day of the week.

Sometimes history is just one week ago. That's when we released our Author Research in Action series where we take an award-winning author and let them dive-into conversation with a subject matter expert! In this rebroadcast, Los Alamos National Laboratory Program Manager and Senior Historian, Alan Carr is paired with author Robert J. Sawyer who’s written a new SciFi/historical fiction/thriller called The Oppenheimer Alternative.

Happy Throwback Thursday! Some call it the best day of the week. Continue »

Author Research in Action: Oppenheimer

How do authors know so much about the setting, the professions of their characters, and other real-life details? Well, they do research! 

We’re pretty excited about what will be periodically recurring episodes of the podcast we’re calling “Author Research in Action.”  We take an award-winning author and let them dive-into conversation with a subject matter expert!

This time, Reference Librarian Helen Hokanson hosts a discussion on the Manhattan Project and so much more. Los Alamos National Laboratory Program Manager and Senior Historian, Alan Carr is paired with author Robert J. Sawyer who’s written a new SciFi/historical fiction/thriller called The Oppenheimer Alternative. 

How do authors know so much about the setting, the professions of their characters, and other real-life details? Well, they do research! 

We’re pretty excited about what will be periodically recurring episodes of the podcast we’re calling “Author Research in Action.”  We take an award-winning author and let them dive-into conversation with a subject matter expert!

This time, Reference Librarian Helen Hokanson hosts a discussion on the Manhattan Project and so much more. Los Alamos National Laboratory Program Manager and Senior Historian, Alan Carr is paired with author Robert J. Sawyer who’s written a new SciFi/historical fiction/thriller called The Oppenheimer Alternative.  Continue »

In Case You Missed Our LIVE Episode

We love sharing a weekly word you. This week's word, experiment, is apt for this live episode. Why? We've never done a live episode ... until last Thursday. We (the Royal we) talked to Amy about social media in the COVID-19 era, MakerSpace facilitator Thomas updates the progress they've made in helping first responders and healthcare workers, and we talk to Youth Services Librarian Becky to hear what being a Librarian is like when there is no Library building to go to. It's Did you hear? LIVE!

We love sharing a weekly word you. This week's word, experiment, is apt for this live episode. Why? We've never done a live episode ... until last Thursday. We (the Royal we) talked to Amy about social media in the COVID-19 era, MakerSpace facilitator Thomas updates the progress they've made in helping first responders and healthcare workers, and we talk to Youth Services Librarian Becky to hear what being a Librarian is like when there is no Library building to go to. It's Did you hear? LIVE!

New Podcast Episode: Miki P

This is the last episode we recorded at the Central Resource Library before the stay at home order. Local Arts Librarian Bryan Voell joined Dave Carson to host local music sensation Miki P! We’re not sure which you’ll enjoy more: our interview with her, or her jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, ear-pleasing live musical performance! Plus, more of your favorite Librarians have phoned in with their best eLibrary picks and favorite author quotes.  

This is the last episode we recorded at the Central Resource Library before the stay at home order. Local Arts Librarian Bryan Voell joined Dave Carson to host local music sensation Miki P! We’re not sure which you’ll enjoy more: our interview with her, or her jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, ear-pleasing live musical performance! Plus, more of your favorite Librarians have phoned in with their best eLibrary picks and favorite author quotes.   Continue »

Encore Presentation of Podcast ComebackPodcast wakes up from hibernation!

This episode has answers to your frequently asked questions that have popped up during the stay at home order. We also hear from our MakersSpace facilitators as they help take on COVID-19 by doing what they do best--making. We give you tips and suggestions about the gems you'll find in our eLibrary. A number of our Librarians called in with their eResource suggestions and offer up their favorite author quotes. We're back in a big way! Did you hear? The podcast is back!

This episode has answers to your frequently asked questions that have popped up during the stay at home order. We also hear from our MakersSpace facilitators as they help take on COVID-19 by doing what they do best--making. We give you tips and suggestions about the gems you'll find in our eLibrary. A number of our Librarians called in with their eResource suggestions and offer up their favorite author quotes. We're back in a big way! Did you hear? The podcast is back!

elementia goes Digital

This year elementia has gone digital due to the COVID-19 situation. But that won't stop these teen literary voices from being heard. We give elementia writers the platform to perform live, albeit remotely. Kate McNair interviews a few of the publication's editors and producers as well. We also hear from our Librarians as they offer eLibrary suggestions and some of their favorite young adult author quotes. This is can't miss stuff. Did you hear? We've got some amazingly smart and talented teens right here in Johnson County! 

This year elementia has gone digital due to the COVID-19 situation. But that won't stop these teen literary voices from being heard. We give elementia writers the platform to perform live, albeit remotely. Kate McNair interviews a few of the publication's editors and producers as well. We also hear from our Librarians as they offer eLibrary suggestions and some of their favorite young adult author quotes. This is can't miss stuff. Did you hear? ... Continue »

Literally Make Memories

It's our newest Did you hear? podcast episode!

What do you do for date night? Dinner and a movie? Couple's foot massage? A nice walk at one of our great local parks? Maybe a picnic? What if we told you there is a fun date idea that allows you to literally make memories. This episode we feature Erika and Warren who made a MakerSpace date night a regular part of their social lives. We follow their story as they go from dating, to a wedding, to creating an online shop and how the MakerSpace played an important role. Did you hear about how great the MakerSpace is for relationships?

Listen! And, have a look at all of the great items they made over the course of their relationship--including a stunning bouquet of 3D printed flowers used in their wedding!

It's our newest Did you hear? podcast episode!

What do you do for date night? Dinner and a movie? Couple's foot massage? A nice walk at one of our great local parks? Maybe a picnic? What if we told you there is a fun date idea that allows you to literally make memories. This episode we feature Erika and Warren who made a MakerSpace date night a regular part of their social lives. We follow their story as they go from dating, to a wedding, to creating an online shop and how the MakerSpace played an important role. Did you hear about how great the MakerSpace is for relationships?

Listen! And, have a look at all of the great items they made over the course of their relationship--including a stunning bouquet of 3D printed flowers used in their wedding! Continue »

New Podcast Episode: Census 2020

Did you hear about the United States Census 2020? It's kind of a big deal! In fact, it's a requirement of our Constitution that every individual in the country be counted. Even if you are not a citizen, you are legally obligated to answer all Census questions. 

We dive into the what, why, and how. We discuss the importance of the Census and the Library's role as a trusted partner in helping you to participate. History, geology, geography, it's all here. We even help you spot fraud: 

  • No one should be asking for your social security number
  • Census forms do not ask for bank information
  • You will not be emailed or texted by the Census
  • No one will ever call you 

So, did you hear about the Census?

Did you hear about the United States Census 2020? It's kind of a big deal! In fact, it's a requirement of our Constitution that every individual in the country be counted. Even if you are not a citizen, you are legally obligated to answer all Census questions. 

We dive into the what, why, and how. We discuss the importance of the Census and the Library's role as a trusted partner in helping you to participate. History, geology, geography, it's all here. We even help you spot fraud: 

  • No one should be asking for your social security number
  • Census forms do not ask for bank information
  • You will not be emailed or texted by the Census
  • No one will ever call you 

So, did you hear about... Continue »

New Podcast Episode: Branch Managers

In this episode of Did you hear?, it’s a Branch Manager panel. We brought in three branch managers to talk. They compare and contrast their experiences. We take a look at the differences in service populations, facilities, resources, and more. It’s an excellent and insightful discussion. 

In this episode of Did you hear?, it’s a Branch Manager panel. We brought in three branch managers to talk. They compare and contrast their experiences. We take a look at the differences in service populations, facilities, resources, and more. It’s an excellent and insightful discussion. 

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