The TN Library for Accessible Books and Media's 2019 summer reading program is a 10 week audio adventure that you can enjoy from anywhere, anytime.
A Voice for the Voiceless: Our Conversation with Author Ruta Sepetys
Ruta Sepetys' historical fiction gives voice to underrepresented history and those who experienced it. We talk about the people and historical times which inspire her, and how to pursue our dreams without the limiting fear of failure. To learn more, visit http://rutasepetys.com/. The TN Library for Accessible Books has Ruta's books available in multiple formats: Between Shades of Gray in large print as LP012437 and in audio as DB074452, Salt to the Sea in large print as LP018242 and in audio as DB083767, and Out of the Easy in audio as DB076108. Call 800-342-3308 to request books, or download them from the BARD website or app.
Helping Animals in Need: Karina McDaniel from Silver Rescue
For decades, Karina McDaniel has been rescuing animals in Tennessee. Hear the story of how she got involved in animal rescue as well as the tales (or should we say tails?) of some of the dogs and cats that she's helped. Karina also explains what to do if you see a stray or injured animal. Of course, we also talk about books that feature animals. To learn more, visit http://www.silverrescue.org.
Girl-Powered Comics with Becca Hilburn
Nashville artist Becca Hilburn talks about her career as a comic and the importance of representation in the arts.
Andrew Maraniss Tells the Story of Perry Wallace, the First African-American Varsity Player in the Southeastern Conference
Today we're talking with Andrew Maraniss, author of Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South. Perry Wallace became the first African-American varsity basketball player in the Southeastern Conference as an 18 year old Vanderbilt University student. His life and the launch of his career were defined by bravery in the midst of the darker aspects of 1960s southern culture. For more information, trot on over to andrewmaraniss.com/.
Sparking Creativity with Tennessee Author Sharon Cameron
Author of The Dark Unwinding, A Spark Unseen, The Forgetting, The Knowing, and Rook takes us on a journey through her own creative process. Fascinating tales abound in this episode! For more information, visit Sharon online at www.sharoncameronbooks.com.
Explore Nashville Public Library's Creative Spaces with Niq Tognoni, Studio NPL Coordinator
Studio NPL is an innovative, technology driven learning environment for teens aged 12-18. Daily workshops are mentor led, and focus on building 21st century
skills in STEM, digital literacy, and career readiness. Whether you want
to be an engineer, an inventor, a filmmaker, a photographer, a graphic
artist, a musician, or anything else, Studio NPL has resources and the
nurturing environment for teens to explore and engage their passions. For more information, go to http://nashvillepubliclibrary.org/studionpl/.