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We are a book group podcast, looking at a new genre each week. We enjoy a beverage that matches the theme of the episode, we talk about some books we like with our Guest Hosts, and we share resources for finding more books. We work in a library system, and many of our guests work in libraries - so we have a lot of fun books to share!

Grab a beverage, and let's start talking about books!

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We are a book group podcast, looking at a new genre each week. We enjoy a beverage that matches the theme of the episode, we talk about some books we like with our Guest Hosts, and we share resources for finding more books. We work in a library system, and many of our guests work in libraries - so we have a lot of fun books to share!

Grab a beverage, and let's start talking about books!

    Browsing Books: Glendalough State Park

    Browsing Books: Glendalough State Park

    Glendalough is home to abundant populations of white-tailed deer, raccoon, red fox, and smaller mammals. The park also offers excellent birdwatching for a variety of species of prairie, wetland, and hardwood forest birds.

    Mary  spent a great weekend here that was cold outside, but very warm in the heated cabin. 

    For this reading prompt, enjoy the hygge feelings by reading a book set, at least partially, in a cabin.

    • 8 min
    Browsing Books: Franz Jevne State Park

    Browsing Books: Franz Jevne State Park

    This season we are suggesting books you might enjoy for our Goodreads group: Armchair Travel to Minnesota State Parks. We give you a prompt connected to each state park, and you find a book to fulfill the challenge. You can use one of our suggestions, and you should feel free to read any book!

    Franz Jevne State Park was first designated as a Wayside park in 1967; in 1969 it was adjusted to a state park. For this prompt, read a book about a character with two names, or with a changed identity.

    • 8 min
    Browsing Books: Split Rock Creek State Park

    Browsing Books: Split Rock Creek State Park

    Welcome back to Browsing Books! Let's explore some summer time reading.

    Split Rock Creek State Park is in the Pipestone area of the state. (Don't be confused with the very similarly named Split Rock park!)

    This is the largest body of water in Pipestone County, an area famous for indigenous peoples coming to this area to gather. Let's celebrate the history by reading a book about gatherings of people!

    Thanks for joining us! We’ll be back next week with a look at the next park and book prompt!

    • 8 min
    Browsing Books: Red River Valley State Recreation Area

    Browsing Books: Red River Valley State Recreation Area

    Welcome to a summer of good reading – and good state parks!

    This season we are suggesting books you might enjoy for our Goodreads group: Armchair Travel to Minnesota State Parks. We give you a prompt connected to each state park, and you find a book to fulfill the challenge.

    Red River Valley State Recreation Area was established in 2000.

    Celebrate the frequent question at any library: "I'm looking for a book with a red cover; do you know it?" by reading a book with a red cover!

    • 8 min
    Browsing Books: Moose Lake State Park

    Browsing Books: Moose Lake State Park

    Welcome to a summer of good reading - and good state parks!

    We are the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange, a multitype library system serving all types of libraries.

    This season we are suggesting books you might enjoy for our Goodreads group: Armchair Travel to Minnesota State Parks. We give you a prompt connected to each state park, and you find a book to fulfill the challenge. You can use one of our suggestions, and you should feel free to read any book!

    • 8 min
    Episode 515: Minnesota

    Episode 515: Minnesota

    This week we are discussing a favorite topic: Minnesota books! We will look at book set in Minnesota, and books by Minnesota authors. This is always our season finale topic, because we know there are 10,000 lakes here and at least as many good stories!

    Who is joining us today? We are welcoming back our frequent Alternate Host Ariel Kirst, from the Great River Public Library system!

    • 27 min

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