Did you hear? This is Johnson County Library's official podcast where we let you know what's happening and what we recommend!
Five for Five
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:
Census wrap up
Career and Finance online series
Debate watch parties
If this episode had any more goodness stuffed into it, there'd be an explosion of confetti.
Youth Fantasy Writing Contest Winners
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.
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
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 MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4490-the-descentLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Strength Of The Titans by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5744-strength-of-the-titansLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Hidden Agenda by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3872-hidden-agendaLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Summer Reading Recommendations for Little Ones
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 facebook. We 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
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.