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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 »

e=everything!

One of our best shows ever! No lie. After listening, your life may change forever. Our eLibrary is just that big of a deal. The "e" is for electronic. We explore our digital Library collection with special guests Hope Harms and Amy Field. If you look at our physical collection at any of our locations, think about this: we just might have that book, audiobook, magazine, newspaper, DVD in a digital format to access on your computer, tablet, phone, and maybe even your smart TV. In fact, you'll find titles in our amazing digital collection you simply won't find anywhere else! So, Did you hear about our eLibrary? 

 

One of our best shows ever! No lie. After listening, your life may change forever. Our eLibrary is just that big of a deal. The "e" is for electronic. We explore our digital Library collection with special guests Hope Harms and Amy Field. If you look at our physical collection at any of our locations, think about this: we just might have that book, audiobook, magazine, newspaper, DVD in a digital format to access on your computer, tablet, phone, and maybe even your smart TV. In fact, you'll find titles in our amazing digital collection you simply won't find anywhere else! So, Did you hear about our eLibrary?  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. 

Spring Preview

Baby, it's cold outside. But SPRING is coming!!! And, the Library has programs that will not only warm your soul, but defrost your brain as well.

In this episode of Did you hear?, our hosts Dave Carson and Melissa Horak-Hern chat with Christopher Leitch, Ben Oglesby, and Amy Field, about what’s to come in the next few months at the Library! Spoiler alert: it's hot stuff!

Baby, it's cold outside. But SPRING is coming!!! And, the Library has programs that will not only warm your soul, but defrost your brain as well.

In this episode of Did you hear?, our hosts Dave Carson and Melissa Horak-Hern chat with Christopher Leitch, Ben Oglesby, and Amy Field, about what’s to come in the next few months at the Library! Spoiler alert: it's hot stuff!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Over this past year our Did you hear? podcast gained over 100 subscribers and our 32 episodes have been downloaded over 5,000 times! Thank You!!!

Have a look back—err—listen back, to the best reader's advisory episodes of 2019. So many of our Librarians dropped by this past year to share gems within genres. We hope their recommendations made your year richer!

Happy New Year! Over this past year our Did you hear? podcast gained over 100 subscribers and our 32 episodes have been downloaded over 5,000 times! Thank You!!!

Have a look back—err—listen back, to the best reader's advisory episodes of 2019. So many of our Librarians dropped by this past year to share gems within genres. We hope their recommendations made your year richer!

2019 Books that Caught Our Attention

50 titles divided into 10 categories, all published in 2019, chosen by Library staff as excellent representations of the genre or of community interest.

Our readers advisory librarian Gregg Winsor makes another Did You Hear? appearance to discuss Notable Books! Gregg, Dave and Melissa reveal this list of great books from 2019. Biography/Memoir, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Literary Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Science Fiction, Sciences—it's all on the 2019 Notable Books list

50 titles divided into 10 categories, all published in 2019, chosen by Library staff as excellent representations of the genre or of community interest.

Our readers advisory librarian Gregg Winsor makes another Did You Hear? appearance to discuss Notable Books! Gregg, Dave and Melissa reveal this list of great books from 2019. Biography/Memoir, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Literary Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Science Fiction, Sciences—it's all on the 2019 Notable Books list

Notable Books 2019

At first glance we thought someone had something against furniture "No table books"??? What do you have against tables?! But then, we realized we needed to pay a little more attention to what we're reading. "Notable" not "No Table." (We apologize for that HORRIBLE joke!!!)

Our readers advisory librarian Gregg Winsor makes another Did You Hear? appearance to discuss Notable Books! Gregg, Dave and Melissa reveal this list of great books from 2019. Gregg whittled this list of 50 titles down from numerous Library staff nominated titles. Get ready to add to your “to read” list!

Go to the 2019 Notable Books list!

At first glance we thought someone had something against furniture "No table books"??? What do you have against tables?! But then, we realized we needed to pay a little more attention to what we're reading. "Notable" not "No Table." (We apologize for that HORRIBLE joke!!!)

Our readers advisory librarian Gregg Winsor makes another Did You Hear? appearance to discuss Notable Books! Gregg, Dave and Melissa reveal this list of great books from 2019. Gregg whittled this list of 50 titles down from numerous Library staff nominated titles. Get ready to add to your “to read” list!

Go to the 2019 Notable Books list! Continue »

Encore Presentation

In this episode of Did you hear, we discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. Melissa and Dave host our librarians Chris Carleton, Austin Johnson and Laura Hunt who share their most fabulous and freaky finds, including many things used as a bookmark.

 

Look for a new episode next Wednesday, Dec. 18: our 2019 Notable Book List! 

In this episode of Did you hear, we discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. Melissa and Dave host our librarians Chris Carleton, Austin Johnson and Laura Hunt who share their most fabulous and freaky finds, including many things used as a bookmark.

 

Look for a new episode next Wednesday, Dec. 18: our 2019 Notable Book List!  Continue »

New Podcast Episode: Return Bin Finds

In this episode of Did you hear, we discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. Melissa and Dave host our librarians Chris Carleton, Austin Johnson and Laura Hunt who share their most fabulous and freaky finds, including many things used as a bookmark.

This is probably a good time to ask you to please, please, please not place anything in the return bins except Library materials. The occasional drawing from a child or periodic thank you note is OK though. :D

From our staff: the artwork for this episode was submitted by Clerk Charles Hower who wrote, "I have only been with the library since June of 2018, so not much time to see really crazy things. I do have one picture I took of a note card with some drawing we got in an adult fiction book at Monticello. I believe the note card was discarded, but I still ponder this art and its meaning months later." The text in the drawing reads, "How many beans until I'm satisfied?

In this episode of Did you hear, we discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. Melissa and Dave host our librarians Chris Carleton, Austin Johnson and Laura Hunt who share their most fabulous and freaky finds, including many things used as a bookmark.

This is probably a good time to ask you to please, please, please not place anything in the return bins except Library materials. The occasional drawing from a child or periodic thank you note is OK though. :D

From our staff: the artwork for this episode was submitted by Clerk Charles Hower who wrote, "I have only been with the library since June of 2018, so not much time to see really crazy things. I do have one picture I took of a... Continue »

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