25 episodes

Journey to the great beyond. Unlock the secrets of your local library. Beyond The Shelves Podcast is a production of the Blount County Public Library.

Beyond the Shelves Podcast Jennifer and Lea

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Journey to the great beyond. Unlock the secrets of your local library. Beyond The Shelves Podcast is a production of the Blount County Public Library.

    Books and The Night Marauder Project

    Books and The Night Marauder Project

    On this special episode, Lea and Savannah go to our Facebook to talk about books that Blount County and we couldn’t finish. After, Lea sits down with Dr. Nancy Locklin, a history professor from Maryville College, to talk about her new project- The Night Marauder Project.  Dive into this sneak peek about local true crime.  Check out updates on the project: thenightmarauderproject.com.
    00:26 — What Book Could You Not Finish?
    14:00 – Interview with Dr. Nancy Locklin – The Night Marauder Project
    Theme song "Organic to Synthetic" by PunchDeck
    PunchDeck on SoundCloud
    Blount County Friends of the Library

    • 34 min
    Cat Names and Seed Saving

    Cat Names and Seed Saving

    Lea and Savannah take an adventure away from the Whiteboard to the Land of Facebook to talk about some of Blount County's cat's names (they also talk a lot about their own cats, and no: they are not apologizing for it).  Lea sits down with reference Librarian Sheila Pennycuff, creator of the Seed Library at BCPL, to talk about fall seed saving.
    0:26: What's on Facebook? (Drop Your Cat Names/Photos)
    6:19: Interview with Sheila Pennycuff about Seed Saving
    Theme song "Organic to Synthetic" by PunchDeck
    PunchDeck on SoundCloud
    Blount County Friends of the Library

    • 18 min
    Summer Playlists and A Place to Stay

    Summer Playlists and A Place to Stay

    Lea and Savannah sort through some amazing songs to chose our summer playlists (including a spicy controversial take).  Lea interviews Mary Moreland, the Executive Director of A Place to Stay- a nonprofit that has an office in the library.  Finally, Lea and Savannah decide what life is really like... There's a lot of singing in this episode, we apologize in advance.
    0:26: What’s on the Whiteboard? (What song is on your summer playlist?)
    5:46: Interview with Mary from A Place to Stay
    12:50: What's on the Whiteboard? (Life is like a *blank*)
    Theme song "Organic to Synthetic" by PunchDeck
    PunchDeck on SoundCloud
    Blount County Friends of the Library

    • 19 min
    The Lost Episode IV

    The Lost Episode IV

    In this lost episode, Jennifer and Lea talk about fictional pets.  Jennifer talks about The Boneless Mercies and a little about Beuwolf. 
    0:31: What's on the Whiteboard? "What fictional pet would you want to adopt?"
    11:10: Book talk The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke.
    Theme song "Organic to Synthetic" by PunchDeck
    PunchDeck on SoundCloud
    Blount County Friends of the Library

    • 24 min
    A Bittersweet Farewell, Rule of Wolves, and Who'd We Like to Meet

    A Bittersweet Farewell, Rule of Wolves, and Who'd We Like to Meet

    Lea and Savannah say a very sad goodbye to Jennifer that somehow included AMSR Girl Scout Cookie eating.  Teen Librarian Carrie and Youth Force Teen Sydnie talk about the book Rule of Wolves from the King of Scars Duology by Leigh Bardugo.  Then Lea and Savannah dive into some chaos from the Whiteboard.
     3:43: Rule of Wolves book talk
    16:09: What’s on the Whiteboard? (What Fictional Character Would You Most Like to Meet in the Library Today?)
    Theme song "Organic to Synthetic" by PunchDeck
    PunchDeck on SoundCloud
    Blount County Friends of the Library

    • 20 min
    Music and Mayhem with Sarah Pirkle

    Music and Mayhem with Sarah Pirkle

    Jennifer interviews East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame Inductee Sarah Pirkle about how she got started in music and what she loves about it. Then Jennifer and Lea venture into what may be the wildest Whiteboard ever.
    0:31 Sarah Pirkle (Song, "Labor," used by permission)
    15:01 What's on the Whiteboard? "What would you plant in your fantasy garden?"
    Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle, official website
    East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame
    Theme song "Organic to Synthetic" by PunchDeck
    PunchDeck on SoundCloud
    Blount County Friends of the Library

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

writingjen ,

More than "just" a Library Podcast

A refreshing find! Informative interviews and fun banter on the book talks. Brings a library to life but also, as the title suggests, goes "beyond" the library itself.

BeyondTheBeyond ,

TN Dude

Very informative and interesting - a must for anyone living in Blount County, TN. But it can also be of a source of inspiration to any librarian anywhere in the world.

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