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Five for Five

Five for Five

September 18, 2020

We go around the Library to hear from 5 different voices for 5 topics 5 minutes at a time! We call it Five for Five. In this episode:

  1. Census wrap up
  2. Career and Finance online series
  3. Book party
  4. Debate watch parties 
  5. Collector’s corner 

If this episode had any more goodness stuffed into it, there'd be an explosion of confetti.

Youth Fantasy Writing Contest Winners

Youth Fantasy Writing Contest Winners

August 26, 2020

In this episode of Did you hear? we present the winners of our Youth Fantasy Writing contest this summer. We talk about this amazing contest and hear from some of the winners. Kids from 3rd through 8th grade participated and we think you'll be impressed by these young authors.

Incarcerated

Incarcerated

August 7, 2020

We’ve got another “Author Research in Action” episode for you! Just a reminder--we take an award-winning author, and let them dive-into conversation with a subject matter expert! In this case, both authors did their research from inside. Inside what or where? For that answer, you just have to listen ...

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

July 15, 2020

We have a number of online events including gaming! What kind of gaming? Well, after watching the epic 80’s-set Sci-Fi series Stranger Things, have you become intrigued about the role-playing game: Dungeons and Dragons? In this episode, we talk a bit about online programs and invite three staffers to show Dave the ropes as they play a round of D&D!

The following music clips were used as the soundtrack to our epic adventure:

The Descent by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4490-the-descent
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Strength Of The Titans by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5744-strength-of-the-titans
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Hidden Agenda by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3872-hidden-agenda
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Summer Reading Recommendations for Little Ones

Summer Reading Recommendations for Little Ones

July 7, 2020

We have an exciting Summer Reading-themed show! Our Librarians called in with several suggestions for your little ones. Also, we asked you to submit your favorite childhood titles on facebookWe mention a number of your suggestions! All the submitted recommendations,  mentioned or not, are available in a catalog booklist. Before we launch into all that, Melissa Horak-Hern and Dave Carson remember our top-five childhood books!

Author Research in Action: Oppenheimer

Author Research in Action: Oppenheimer

June 23, 2020

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. 

The LIVE experiment

The LIVE experiment

May 1, 2020

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 Thursday, 4/30. 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!

Miki P

Miki P

April 23, 2020

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.  

elementia goes Digital

elementia goes Digital

April 10, 2020

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 perfrom 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! 

Podcast wakes up from hibernation!

Podcast wakes up from hibernation!

April 3, 2020
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!

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