Best public library podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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Join The New York Public Library and your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers for smart talks and provocative conversations from the nation’s cultural capital.
 
Join The New York Public Library and your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers for smart talks and provocative conversations from the nation’s cultural capital.
 
A selection of transformative tips for spectacular speakers for simply powerful speech transformation
 
Just about any day of the week there is something going on at the library specifically for teens. Subscribe and have a listen.
 
ALOUD is the Library Foundation of Los Angeles' award-winning literary series of live conversations, readings and performances at the historic Central Library and locations throughout Los Angeles.
 
Publiclibrariesonline.org is the companion website to the bi-monthly print publication “Public Libraries,” the official magazine of the Public Library Association.
 
Better Library Leaders is a podcast devoted to exploring the elements of great libraries, and great library leaders! If you're an academic, public, school, or special librarian looking to improve your leadership skills, this is the show for you!
 
The Everett Public Library produces podcast files on subjects such as The Directors Corner, Author Visits, Staff Book Reviews, Interviews, History Tours, and other subjects of interest to our patrons.
 
Listen to a wide range of talks, readings, lectures and performances which reflect the rich history and literature of Dublin city.Serving over half a million people, Dublin City Public Libraries are the largest library service in the Republic of Ireland.
 
The Seattle Public Library celebrates the written word through literary and humanities programs, including readings and talks by authors and speakers. Check out our large collection of podcasts, spanning from 2006 to today at www.spl.org/podcasts
 
Volumes, the Austin Public Library podcast shares stories of creativity, knowledge and innovation through conversations with the people of Austin.
 
The Seattle Public Library celebrates the written word through literary and humanities programs, including readings and talks by local, national and international authors, Seattle Reads, and the annual Washington State Book Awards, American history lecture, and Living History or Living Literature series.
 
The official radio program of the D.C. Public Library. Hear author talks, interviews, special presentations, stories about the goings-on in the library system and Washington, D.C., and much more!
 
Get to know your library. Featuring book recommendations, discussions, interviews, local history stories, and a whole lot more.
 
Shelf Understanding is the podcast of the Bloomington (IL) Public Library. Join librarian/host Danny Rice as we host discussions, interviews, and ideas through the lens of a community.
 
Podcast by Toronto Public Library
 
Follow your Abilene Public Library (Abilene, TX) as librarians Tremain Jackson & Alyssa Crow present a weekly show where we provide our own look at what's happening in the world of libraries and adding our unique humorous spin. After all, librarians shouldn't have a rap for being boring...right?
 
The Long Overdue Podcast is a podcast about all things library related. Brought to you by the staff of the Decatur Public Library in Texas.The hosts of the Long Overdue Podcast are:Pat Peters, Library Director Dawn Wilbert, Youth Services ManagerChris Shenkir, Technical Services SupervisorDenice Herrera, Library TechnicianSound Engineer: Chris ShenkirEditor and Media Specialist: Denice Herrera
 
The public library in Independence, Kansas posts episodes of interest to the public and to our community. Our purpose is to engage the Public, to enrich our Community, and to enjoy Life.
 
Menomonie Public Library - Ted Talks interviews interesting people with a story to tell in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Programs of local interest to Dunn County and surrounding communities with your hosts Chuck Backus and Ted Stark.Theme Song: "Leopard Print Elevator" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensecreativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
 
Join Daniel Messer, the Cyberpunk Librarian, as he talks about ideas, trends, and cool stuff for technologically minded librarians who are high tech and low budget! Occasionally, we'll dive into the art, literature, and media of cyberpunk.
 
Join the librarians of Middle Country as they chat about upcoming programs and events, hear entertaining discussions on what to read, what to watch, and what to do at Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York.
 
This is a catch-all feed for podcasts produced by the Daviess County Public Library in Owensboro, KY.
 
The Harford Edge is a weekly radio show that airs on Fridays at 9 am on 970 WAMD Aberdeen (Harford County, MD). The show covers local and national news and commentary, and features guests who represent the non-profit and civic organizations and businesses in Harford County. The Harford Edge is cohosted by Bob Mumby and the Harford County Public Library's Mary Hastler, Leslie Greenly Smith and Jennifer Button.
 
LibraryYOU, brought to you by the Escondido Public Library, is a project to collect and share local knowledge through videos and podcasts. Watch a video, listen to a podcast, or make your own. http://libraryyou.escondido.org/
 
The ongoing feed for podcasts created by Skokie Public Library. Book discussions, archived programs, interviews, and much more.
 
Podcasts from the Gwinnett County Public Library
 
The Westport Public Library (WPL) hosts readings, lectures, and book talks by authors. Subscribe to the library’s free podcasts of events and programs.
 
The official podcast of the Spencer Public Library in Spencer, Iowa
 
The Kankakee Public Library features a periodic Podcast from the Library featuring programs with famous authors and local newsmakers.
 
One of a Kind is a series of interviews, 1993-present, with Iowa City community leaders. We've made them available here as audio podcasts for the convenience of our patrons. One of a Kind is produced and hosted by Ellen Buchanan especially for the Iowa City Public Library. To watch these programs with video, visit video.icpl.org
 
Intelatin is a monthly broadcast for irie individuals interested in Latin American culture.
 
Celebrating the written word through literary and humanities programs, including readings and talks by local, national and international authors, Seattle Reads, and the annual Washington State Book Awards, American history lecture, and Living History or Living Literature series.
 
Career Conversations is a series presented by Teen'Scape at Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library. Teens and adults are able to listen to guests discuss their chosen career and the path it took to get there. These relaxed conversations are a great insight into your dream career!
 
Welcome to our improved Bee Cave Public Library Podcast Channel! Here you can find the podcasts for our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and our new Bee Cave Book Haul podcast.Our TAB podcasts feature teens from our community talking about their favorite reads, discussing banned books and even featuring ads and book trailers they have made for BCPL events. “Bee Cave Book Haul” is where our librarians Megan and Cate talk about about the latest books they are reading and what titles are new or coming ...
 
The Reading Public Library will generate a library for the future by meeting the informational, educational, and recreational needs of library consumers today.
 
Podcasts of readings, talks and workshops held at Dublin City Public Libraries
 
This podcast was created by the girls of Monroe County Public Library and focuses mostly on our local library, books and reading, and the power of girls.
 
Iowa City Public Library has a podcast! Join Brian, Jason, Melody, and Meredith as they discuss materials that are awesome (and not so awesome).
 
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Popmatic Podcast
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The Popmatic Podcast is where you can rock out with your library card out. Librarians at Nashville Public Library tell you about the best books, movies and music. It’s like TV Guide but for people who are too smart for their own good.
 
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Primary Sources
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Primary Sources features extended conversations with politicians, artists, journalists, activists, business leaders -- each with a unique perspective on the history, society, culture, and politics of life in Arkansas.
 
The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.
 
Welcome to LFPL's At the Library Series, an ongoing podcast featuring author talks, programs and events at the Louisville Free Public Library.
 
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Pop Up Podcast
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Pop Up Podcast is a free after-school activity for teens currently being rolled out at two sites in Escondido, CA. The goal is to provide a fun, creative environment for teens to engage with audio recording technology and explore their own self-expression and presentation skills. Brought to you by the Escondido Public Library.
 
The Maine Humanities Council podcast includes readings, lectures, interviews, and other programs sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and partners like the Portland Public Library.
 
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Street View
Monthly
 
Street View Podcast is a part of the Dallas Public Library’s ongoing Homeless Engagement Initiative aimed at increasing community awareness of issues related to homelessness and promoting the public library as a place of social inclusion. Visit us at www.streetviewpodcast.com.
 
Musical artists perform at the Decatur Library in DeKalb County Georgia
 
Charleston County Public Library
 
We are a teen-driven cultural magazine featuring teen writers, musicians, reviewers, commentators and more.
 
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Hush
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The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library's HUSH podcast recommends books, promotes library services, and interviews authors. In 2017, we are playing "Reading Bingo" and our episodes will offer book recommendations to help listeners choose books to complete a cover-all win on their Reading Bingo Card. Listen in and play along! Find out more at http://tscpl.org/podcast/
 
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On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville, we talk with Knoxville Public Library board member Dave Garcia on the groundbreaking of the library expansion and renovation project
 
Nonfiction Friends is an educational, library-based podcast that seeks to help the public learn interesting, quirky, and sometimes bizarre facts that can be found in the nonfiction section of their local library. This week things get spooky as we highlight our very first local author by talking about cryptids! Music credit:"Digital Lemonade" Ke ...…
 
In this episode we discuss three mid-'70s films starring Amitabh the “Big B” Bachchan. Show Notes: We did not come up with a series name Our previous AB episode (https://audioboom.com/posts/6295088-bachchan-76-78) We still can’t find some of Bachchan’s big '70s hits Thank you Edmonton Public Library Bachchan: The Early Years Namak Haraam (https ...…
 
The importance of the teachable moment from the Career Opportunities Podcast Listen to this podcast …or tell your Alexa, “Alexa, play the podcast Career Opportunities” During our recent 3 week trip visiting family in Sicily, I had the opportunity to spend several days with our 25-year-old cousin Orazio who is just finishing up a 5 year program ...…
 
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Boston Marathon weekend is here, and Peter and Bryan sit down with fast, funny Ellen London to talk her through her taper trap. They chat about the amazing field of elite women runners coming to Boston, race day clothes, how not to freak out about the weather, and pre-race traditions. Also, advice for r ...…
 
Show Notes Episode #3 Who’s Yer Con 2018 Ben Rosset Between Two Cities Between Two Cities Capitols Expansion HomeBrewers Planet 9 Play to Win Colossal Games Imperius Kami-sama AEG Edge of Darkness Aeon’s End Calimala Pixie Queen Escape Room Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium Anderson Public Library Game Nights Love Letter The Castles of Burgun ...…
 
Nonfiction Friends is an educational, library-based podcast that seeks to help the public learn interesting, quirky, and sometimes bizarre facts that can be found in the nonfiction section of their local library. This week we get lost in space! Emily joins the Nonfiction Friends and brings some interesting facts about space while Josh talks abo ...…
 
In our pilot episode, we discuss two short films: Oculus Chapter 3: The Man with the Plan (2005) and Don't Look Away (2017). Plus, we discuss the horror genre and what it means to us. (Theme music - "Baba Yaga" by Kevin MacLeod; synopsis music - "Anxiety") Sources and Extra Reading: “Don’t Look Away” (2017) by Christopher Cox https://www.youtub ...…
 
This is the very first episode of Page Turn the Largo Public Library Podcast! With every episode you will see show notes. These are a brief outline of what is in the podcast as well as a transcript of the Spanish language book review. If you wish to skip over the Spanish segment it begins at time stamp 6:17 and ends at time stamp 9:06. This epi ...…
 
Nonfiction Friends is an educational, library-based podcast that seeks to help the public learn interesting, quirky, and sometimes bizarre facts that can be found in the nonfiction section of their local library. This week is a very special mini episode with Josh who talk about his experience with baking.Music credit:"Digital Lemonade" Kevin Ma ...…
 
Today I have Laura with me on the podcast to talk all things DIY art. Laura's been an artist in the DIY scene for years so I knew she was the perfect person to explain the movement to me. Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) How a One-Painting Show Lets You Get Inside the Brilliant Young Basquiat’s Head - a look at the painting that sold for $110 m ...…
 
We go back to the basics! Flave and Errik swap notes on some fundamental game mechanics and discuss how they get the most out of them. Also featured ⇒ squad play, what went right since last episode, and what went horribly wrong. Talked about during the show: ↪ Diary of Robert L Mackay Find us on Twitter @AfflictedCast or email us at sufficientl ...…
 
Best selling author, CEO of futurethink and keynote speaker of IHRSA, Lisa Bodell has transformed thousands of organisations to make more of their time, and inspired even more people to innovate in strategy, ideas, process and climate. IHRSA’s keynote speaker for 2018, Lisa is CEO of futurethink, internationally recognised innovation, research ...…
 
A podcast from Glenview Public Library
 
Who loves the 80s? Well, it looks like Pat, Dawn, Chris, and Denice sure do! This is part 2 of our 80s Nostalgia podcast episode!Opening and ending theme is Toby or Not Toby? By Matt Oakley from the album 80s TV vol. 1
 
Drew Cameron is a papermaker and artist based in San Francisco. He rediscovered his interest in the craft of hand-papermaking after returning from his enlistment in the U.S. Army with a deployment in the war. Cameron traveled to Iowa to participate in several workshops and class visits in support of Hancher's recent production of My Lai. In thi ...…
 
On this episode of the Long Overdue Podcast, Pat, Dawn, Chris, and Denice talk about the 80s. Everything from music, movies, TV, and even some more recent things that have been inspired by the 1980s. This episode is part 1 of 2.Opening and ending theme is Toby or Not Toby? By Matt Oakley from the album 80s TV vol. 1…
 
At Philadelphia’s PLA Conference, the common thread among speakers was the new media landscape Catching up with PW's Andrew Albanese http://media.blubrry.com/beyond_the_book/s/beyondthebookcast.com/wp-podcasts/PWPreview033018.mp3 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | Download The Public Library Association may have packed up after its ...…
 
Pleasant Hill is a vibrant Austin community. Librarian Jeff Melkerson talks about what makes this South Austin area and its branch of the Library unique.
 
Writers from the Challenger Street Newspaper read selections of their published stories aloud. The mission of the Challenger Street Newspaper is to empower people in need with economic opportunity and have their viewpoints heard. The material in the Challenger Street Newspaper reflects the opinions of its authors.…
 
Since she was a child, Kristy Robinett has applied her gift to heal hearts and bring clarity to confusion. In addition to giving readings and teaching workshops, she uses her intuitive skills to assist with police investigations. Ms. Robinett lectures across the country and has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, Coast to Coast, and hundreds of oth ...…
 
We discuss public libraries and the Man Booker Awards being open to AmericaBy info@reditalgroup.com (Redital).
 
In which Joel and Basie talk about Ada Limon's "The Vine." Interested in more of Ada Limon's poetry? You can buy Bright Dead Things here: https://milkweed.org/book/bright-dead-things Was your interest piqued when I mentioned Camille Paglia's Blow, Break, Burn? Buy it here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/126095/break-blow-burn-by-camil ...…
 
A drag queen named "Whatshername" sharing songs, stories and a message of acceptance with a crowd of more than 80 people at Confederation Centre public library.
 
Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Veronda Pitchford, talks about her love of food, reality tv, and (more than anything else) libraries. 0:00 Show begins 0:37 Guest Introduction 1:17 Veronda talks about Veronda 3:27 How she chose her three books & ...…
 
This is the eighteenth episode of Six Table Stories. “Six Table Stories” are completely mythical, and all involve the people in a completely mythical small community known as Six Table. All the stories were written by James D. Fischer. Some of the stories began as short plays, some have been wrestled into reading shape from short stories. A few ...…
 
On this week’s News to Use podcast, learn about county farmers markets, the Public Library’s Comic Con, teen job fairs and resume building workshops, and more.
 
What are YOUR top ten books? On our monthly books program, we continue on the topic of "Best Books of All Time." Our host Mindy Todd sits down in The Point studio to add to the list of favorites, with Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library, and Robert Waxler, retired Professor of English at UMass-Dartmouth.…
 
"Everybody Hates Morning People." We invited Louise Burns on the podcast this week to talk about Spice World and her own personal experience as a teenager in an all-girl band. Also discussed: insomnia, Hilary Duff, and Justin Bieber books. Show notes: Louise Burns Spice World trailer All the Ways 'Spice World' Defines Who Your Favourite Spice G ...…
 
I have followed Claudia Swisher on Twitter @ClaudiaSwisher and on her blog Fourth Generation Teacher for years. She has truly been an advocate for education throughout her 39-year teaching career and now into retirement. Over the years I have learned from Claudia the importance of advocacy and persistence in the face of seeming defeat. Claudia ...…
 
Show Description - Digital Signage Stories, the official podcast of Digital Signage Expo and its editorial partner site DigitalSignageConnection.com, highlights successful digital signage projects and installations deployed around the world in a variety of different vertical markets. With this podcast, you will gain insight from industry expert ...…
 
Columbia, MD resident Lynne Hulse Javier, recorded a timeless folk album in Potomac, MD in 1969 when she was 16 years old. The album was recently rereleased through DC's Federal Green Records. We listen to two songs from their only album, No More Words.By info@fullserviceradio.org (Full Service Radio).
 
Today was a bit of a potpourri episode! I took some time strolling down memory lane to the day Philip and I met (Holy Saturday, 3/26/05) and the day our “baby” Dorothy was born (3/28/16). I had a few recommendations this week, too: New show – Somebody Feed Phil, on Netflix. Recent book recommendations (I listened to all of these on OverDrive th ...…
 
This week, Nicole chats about a wonderful resource called Libby, and Sara gives us a preview of the upcoming DVD release list. Plus: James Matias drops by with some info on our Innovation Celebration in our Focus segment.
 
Nonfiction Friends is an educational, library-based podcast that seeks to help the public learn interesting, quirky, and sometimes bizarre facts that can be found in the nonfiction section of their local library. This week we celebrate women's history month! Josh talks about Amelia Earhart and Rebecca talks about Hedy Lemarr!Music credit:"Digit ...…
 
Here are your Wichita State University digital signage announcements for Monday, March 26th through Sunday, April 1st, 2018: Spring Exhibition Opening - Music, dance, parade and pageantry fill the evening of our spring feast of our opening exhibition, "EN MAS: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean". Explore the galleries and venture amo ...…
 
Amy Stark of the Commerce Public Library says they've finally collected enough plastic caps and lids -- 400 pounds -- to make a park bench for Authors' Park, adjacent to the library. Library patrons contributed the caps and lids. And Amy discusses the digitization of the Commerce Journal going back to 1901. All editions of the newspaper are now ...…
 
In 2002 the United State Congress authorized what would later become the Iraq War. Months later, in March of 2013, the United States began to invade Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein, the president of Iraq from power. And the initial phase of the invasion was short and successful. Iraqi forces were significantly outmatched facing the United States ...…
 
In advance of the 2018 edition of Canada Reads, the St. Albert Public Library hosted a mini Canada Reads debate. Five local celebrities each championed one of the books on this year's Canada Reads list and the audience voted on the winning argument to determine which one of the Canada Reads books is "The one book to open your eyes." The debate ...…
 
She had so much fun talking with me last time, Elizabeth Rambo is back for more! This time around the Professor and I discuss the uncomfortable implications of Xander’s memory after 106, “The Pack,” Angel and Darla finally becoming themselves (perhaps a moment too late in Darla’s case) in 107, “Angel,” and how 108, “I Robot, You Jane” manages t ...…
 
A disease that plagued thousands solved with simple empiricism. Blog: https://beforeyoucontinue.blogspot.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeforeYouContinue/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE75tRXp9d0ft6tj8FGcJNQ -o- Music Credit: Hall of the Mountain King Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attr ...…
 
CPD members can earn 2 points for each Podcast listened tooIn the podcast, Stephen Dixon (Deputy Actuary at Munich Reinsurance Australia) questions Jessica Chen (Director of Insurance, Finance at BT Financial Group) on the research, potential impacts and considerations of modern genetic testing in the Dialogue thought leadership paper 'Genetics ...…
 
This week on District Council 37 radio: DC 37 leaders, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, city council members, the presidents of the three public library systems, and community activists call to increase funding for the city’s public libraries in the 2019 budget. Hosted by Chris Policano.…
 
If you've ever had the pleasure of recruiting within the field of the culinary arts, you know that it's often times more difficult than expected. Efforts could be focused on finding roles that range from part-time team members to apprentices to full-fledged and highly sought after chocolatiers. (Yes, that's a thing and yes, we all like to think ...…
 
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