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Best Cook Library Staff podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Cook Library Staff podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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From the Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville/Vernon Hills, Illinois. Librarians sharing book recommendations, author interviews, local history stories, and more! Hosted by Nate Gass & Lindsay Barber-Peddycoart.
 
Moraine Valley Community College Library, Palos Hills, Illinois, USA. The Library Event PodCasts are intended to be a flexible, portable record of the events held within the Moraine Valley Library. As such, they are intended to enhance library programs and the larger Moraine Valley curriculum.These events are hosted by the library in the spirit of public discussion, open debate, and intellectual growth. The views expressed by panel members, lecturers, or audience members are their own and ar ...
 
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Library Director David Archer returns for one last episode about wrapping up the Aspen Drive Library expansion project. Construction is complete and the library is open for business! We hope you will join us for the Saturday, November 23rd Grand Opening Celebration. Dave talks about response from the community so far, what it feels like to fini ...…
 
Cook Library’s own horror aficionados Lindsay and Mark deliver the thrills and chills with some horror book recommendations just in time for Halloween. IN THIS EPISODE The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Blood Sugar by Daniel Kraus The Shining by Stephen King Full Throttle by Joe Hill Through the Woods by Emily Carroll | Emily Carroll ...…
 
Writer, reporter, and author Gemma Hartley talks with Nate and Erica about her book Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward. Hartley discusses why women often take on such a large share of the unseen and undervalued work in the home and offers practical advice on how partners can begin establishing more equality. SHOW NOTES Check ou ...…
 
Readers’ Advisor Jo Hansen joins Nate to talk about a handful of great books coming out over the next few months. Jo also shares ways you can subscribe to library newsletters so you won’t miss out on other interesting books coming soon. Mentioned in this episode Inland by Téa Obreht The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates This Tender Land by Willi ...…
 
Library Director David Archer returns to give us an update on the 15,000 square foot addition to the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills. Dave reviews the most exciting features coming to the library, how construction is coming along, and what we can expect in the coming months. He answers a few questions and concerns plus shares what it’s like ...…
 
Children’s librarian Melissa Phillips interviews Suzanne Slade, a prolific author whose recent picture book, Astronaut Annie, is literally out of this world. Learn about what goes into the creation of a children’s non-fiction book (hint: lots and lots of research in some fascinating places!). SHOW NOTES: Suzanne Slade’s website Suzanne Slade’s ...…
 
On April 2nd, a little over a week away, you have the opportunity to vote for all things local in the general consolidated election. We’re talking about positions like village trustees, library boards, school boards, and local referendums. For the election, Cook Library created Be A Voter!, a one-stop shop for election-related information speci ...…
 
It is Women’s History Month and when it comes to Libertyville history there is no shortage of inspiring women who have lived and served in this town to make it what it is today. Our local history librarian Jenny Barry is back for a special edition of The Past is Present, highlighting 3 such women. Dr. Getta Sweeting Hattie Boehm JoAnn Eckmann h ...…
 
For the 4th year in a row, AV Librarian Becky King comes onto the podcast to talk about the Academy Awards ceremony. Nate and Becky discuss the night’s biggest moments, plus share a few 2018 movies not mentioned during the awards but that you definitely don’t want to miss. Find out what movies to catch up on and how you can use the library to g ...…
 
If this cold winter is starting to feel like it was last forever, we’ve got a suggestion for something to give you a bit of that hygge feeling until spring shows its face. Join our Up Lit Adult Winter Reading Club and find some uplifting and heartwarming titles to get you through the last few weeks of winter. Titles recommended in this episode: ...…
 
Jo is back on the podcast to help us review the year 2018 in books. She shares highlights from our annual Favorite Fiction/Nonfiction booklets now available online and at the Reference Desk. We talk about the titles that topped the national best-of lists along with the unique reads our staff couldn’t stop raving about. This episode is guarantee ...…
 
Jennifer Segal is the classically trained chef and busy mom behind Once Upon A Chef, a popular cooking blog where she uses tips and tricks learned in culinary school to create tested and perfected recipes for the often hectic family life. This year Jenn made the transition from cooking blogger to cookbook author with the Once Upon A Chef cookbo ...…
 
What better way to spend a chilly, blustery day than with a good read (and maybe a warm drink)? Andrea stops by to share five titles that she recommends for this fall. Titles mentioned: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg November Road by Lou Berney (read Jo’s review here) Washington Black by Esi Edugyan ( ...…
 
Mr. & Mrs. American Pie is “riotously funny with a surprising amount of heart” according to Erica who interviews McDaniel about her debut novel already in the works to be adapted for television. Their conversation touches on a wide variety of topics including 80’s beauty pageants, the challenges and tricks to writing good child characters, and ...…
 
Aspen Drive Library Manager Brooke Bahnsen talks about reading Jason Reynolds’ award-winning youth fiction novel Ghost as part of PBS’s The Great American Read. We talk about why this contemporary book series written for junior high readers deserves to be recognized, the enjoyment of reading youth literature as an adult, and the benefits of rea ...…
 
Popular Services Librarian Jo Hansen shares her thoughts on John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany, a novel she read for the first time as part of PBS’s The Great American Read. We talk about why she selected this novel out of the 100 finalists, her favorite Owen Meany quotes, and why it should be considered an American classic. Agree? Disagree? ...…
 
Mary Shelley aficionado Emily Stensloff joins us on the podcast to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication. We talk about Shelley’s life, her feminist/anarchist upbringing, the differences between Frankenstein the novel and the idea of Frankenstein in popular culture, and why this 1818 book is Emily’s all-time favorite. Ch ...…
 
In Locally Sourced we ask local business owners to talk about an influential or special book they’ve read. Chris Hamel is one of the owners of the new ice cream and Hawaiian shaved ice shop in Libertyville – My Flavor It! Place. Chris stopped by the library to talk about a favorite book with a local Chicago connection, great for history buffs a ...…
 
We’re in the full swing of summer and for anybody still looking for that great beach read, we’ve got you covered! Andrea joins us to talk about must-read titles from five different genres, each with its own appeal. The titles Andrea recommends in this episode are: Gale Force by Owen Laukkanen Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce – You can also read An ...…
 
Award-winning journalist Catherine Price joins us on the podcast for a conversation on smartphone addiction. A growing number of smartphone users are starting to notice their phone usage has evolved into something problematic. Price’s new book is a practical guide to help acknowledge addictive smartphone behavior and develop healthier relations ...…
 
Chances are you’ve never heard of Samuel Insull, but his fingerprints are all over Libertyville. Stick around this town long enough and you will surely use a building or service with a history that can be drawn back to Mr. Insull. He was like a living Monopoly Man with his hands in utilities, railroads, schools, hospitals and more. Local histor ...…
 
This second week in April is National Library Week – a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. For a special National Library Week podcast episode we interviewed some of our own librarians about what a day on the job looks like and also interviewed Vernon Hills High Sc ...…
 
Susie, Andrea, and Nate recommend a powerful new memoir. They try to put into words why the book had such an impact on each of them. Read Andrea’s original Educated blog post on Shelf Life. Check out Educated from the library http://traffic.libsyn.com/cooklib/Book_Pick_-_Educated_by_Tara_Westover.mp3…
 
Nate and AV Librarian Becky King meet up once again to talk about the past year in film and last Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. They discuss the night’s hits and misses plus share a few personal favorites they hope aren’t forgotten. Find out what movies you may have missed and how you can use your library to catch-up with all of them. http:/ ...…
 
Chris Harris is the author of the New York Times bestselling I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups. This impressive debut of children’s poetry has been making the rounds here at Cook Library and quickly become a staff favorite, provoking unhealthy amounts of laugh out loud moments. We can’t ...…
 
Library Director David Archer makes his podcast premiere! We chat about the recently announced Aspen Drive Library construction project. Find out what the expanded Vernon Hills library will look like, the needs that will be addressed, and learn what kind of planning and preparation go into a community construction project. Visit the library’s A ...…
 
In December Erica set some reading resolutions for herself, which you can read about in her blog post. We thought we would check in with Erica and get some tips on those resolutions, get some good reading recommendations and get some tips on another common reading resolution – reading more books (she read 150 last year, so she’s a good person t ...…
 
Each year Jo Hansen meticulously culls, analyses, organizes, edits, and publishes our selections for the year’s best Fiction and Nonfiction. 2017 produced the library’s largest booklets yet! Jo comes back onto the podcast to talk about how the booklets were compiled, our year in books, and highlight a few of the titles you’ll find in these annu ...…
 
Jac Jemc is the author of The Grip of It, a deftly told story about a couple who purchase what turns out to be a haunted house. You may think you’ve read haunted house stories before, but you’ve never read any told this well or that does the creepiness so well. The Grip of It is featured in our Favorite Fiction of 2017 booklet, is featured on C ...…
 
While we like to discuss books, movies and music on our podcast, we also like to share with you all the other great stuff we do here at the library. In this episode we talk with our genealogy librarian, Sonia, and find out how to get started using the library to do family history research. There’s a lot of great resources mentioned in this epis ...…
 
Mark Russell is the author of DC Comics’ re-imagined version of The Flintstones, one of our favorite comics here at the library. And yes, we are talking about the Yabba-Dabba-Doo Hanna-Barbera TV characters. Russell and illustrator Steve Pugh’s version of Bedrock is a newly established Stone Age civilization just beginning to construct things l ...…
 
If you consider yourself a book lover, bookworm, or bibliophile you will love this week’s author interview. Annie Spence is the author of Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to the Books in her Life. This collection of insightful and often hilarious letters to books will rekindle (no ebook device pun intended) you ...…
 
Libertyville local mystery author Gail Lukasik discovered a family secret that led her on an extraordinary personal journey through America’s complicated racial history. After appearing on PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow, Lukasik began recounting her memories and compiling her research into a book. White Like Her was published last week and Gail stopp ...…
 
For a chilling Halloween edition of The Past is Present, Local History Librarian Jenny Barry digs into a mysterious Libertyville legend: the 1885 murder of August Rosine. You may never look at the Cook House the same way again. Listen to last year’s Halloween episode on The Gate. http://traffic.libsyn.com/cooklib/Ep_48_The_Past_is_Present_Murde ...…
 
It’s time for another episode of Meet the Bookies, where we introduce our library’s Bookies who can give you great book, movie and music recommendations. This week we are chatting with Jo Hansen, the editor and mastermind behind the extremely popular Favorite Fiction & Non-Fiction booklets we publish every year. Some of Jo’s recommendations fro ...…
 
The library offers several book clubs for you to join, but we wanted to take time with this episode to highlight one of our newer book clubs, Teen Lit for Grownups. We talk with Andrea who runs the book club about teen lit and why adults might want to try reading books. Our next Teen Lit for Grownups book club is Tuesday, September 26th at 7pm ...…
 
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg and her dog Gaby join us on the podcast to talk about her new collection of Facebook posts Make Someone Happy and her upcoming novel The Story of Arthur Truluv. Elizabeth also shares how she became a professional writer, insights on the publishing industry, advice for aspiring writers, and of cou ...…
 
Welcome to another edition of Bonus Features where Nate and Becky highlight two movies currently flying under the radar. Becky shares the cultural coming-of-age tale Growing Up Smith, then Nate shares the Nick Cave making-of music documentary One More Time With Feeling. Both titles are new to the library’s collection and shouldn’t be missed. No ...…
 
Welcome to another episode of our Meet the Bookies podcast, where we introduce you to our library’s Bookies who can give you great book, movie and music recommendations. This week we are chatting with Ellen, reader’s advisor in Popular Services, selector for our Young Adult collection, and a fan of, well, all kinds of books! Some of Ellen’s rec ...…
 
Have you ever wondered why the library servicing Libertyville/Vernon Hills is called the Cook Memorial Public Library District? I mean, we’re not even in Cook county! The answers are found in 19th century Libertyville resident Ansel B. Cook. Our local history librarian Jenny Barry returns for another episode of The Past is President. Find out w ...…
 
It’s time for another episode of Meet the Bookies, where we get a chance to hear from one of our recommendation specialists (The Bookie). This week we get to know Lindsay, our Digital Services Librarian, as she shares some of her favorite book genres and titles. Get personalized book, movie, and music recommendations anytime by visiting our Boo ...…
 
It’s time for another edition of Locally Sourced, the podcast series where we ask local business owners to talk about an influential or special book they’ve read. Paul Patricelli is owner of GRIL, a brand new grilled cheese takeout restaurant in Mundelein. Paul shares how Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen encouraged him to seek out his calling ...…
 
In this episode of our podcast, we get some recommendations from Nate, one our podcast hosts but also one of our library’s Bookies, a new service to get book, movie and music recommendations from our librarians. You can find Nate and all our other Bookies at our website at cooklib.org/bookies. Mentioned in this episode: Books Devil in the White ...…
 
Jenny, our local history librarian returns to the podcast to talk about Libertyville’s 19th century claim to fame- the best spring water in the nation! Jenny shares her research on Libertyville icon Frederick Grabbe, the German immigrant, Civil War hero, and beekeeper who founded the Abana Spring Water company. Read Jenny’s blog post Frederick ...…
 
In this episode of our podcast we meet Becky, one of our library’s Bookies, a librarian who you can ask for a book, movie or music recommendation. You can find Becky and all our other Bookies at our library’s website. Recommendations in this episode: Movies Hunt for the Wilderpeople I,Anna The Dinner Books The Defense by Steve Cavanagh The Dry ...…
 
Mary Higgins Clark and Anthony award winning author Lori Rader-Day talks about her latest book The Day I Died. We discuss the origins of the new book, writing troubled characters, professional handwriting analysis, and what got her into writing in the first place. If you like what you hear, check out one of Lori’s books from the library! http:/ ...…
 
Susie and John come on the podcast to get the word out about two new library services- text message notifications via Shoutbomb, and 3D printing. Find out how you can use these new features today! More information about Shoutbomb and 3D Printing available on our website. http://traffic.libsyn.com/cooklib/Ep._35__New_at_the_Library_-_Text_Notifi ...…
 
Andrea, Manager of Popular Services, talks to us about Cook Library’s new books, movies and music recommendation service and some of her personal recommendations for individuals and book clubs. Authors and series mentioned in the episode: The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Reverend Clare Fergusson mysteries by Ju ...…
 
Erica, the newest member of our Popular Services department and a Neil Gaiman superfan, thinks now is the perfect time to brush up on your Norse Mythology, and she explains why Neil Gaiman’s new book of Nordic myths is the perfect entry into these exciting tales of gods and goddesses. Read Erica’s Norse Mythology blog post on Shelf Life. http:/ ...…
 
So many of us feel overwhelmed by the amount of constant news information. Throw “fake news” into the mix and you have the perfect recipe for a confused and exhausted citizenry. But don’t panic because librarians are here to help! Bad information and fake news is actually nothing new and librarians have been teaching media literacy since the da ...…
 
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