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Episode 48: HCLS Roving Podcast at the ALA Conference & Exhibition (D.C.)
Hello and happy summer to our listeners! We hope you are finding ways to enjoy your time outside.
In June HCLS hit the Exhibit floor at the 2022 ALA Conference with thousands of other library professionals. We hosted a roving podcast and enjoyed chatting with some of the dedicated vendors who help us bring top-quality education and services to our community, authors, publishers, and others! Listen in for what’s now, new, and next in libraries - then find it all on our Library website. You may even hear a few familiar voices from our staff. Check it out.
Author J’nellCiesielski, “The Brilliance of Stars” (New!) (Listen @ 1:13)
Author Julie Banks Lewis, “Critical Masses: Who Wins, Who Loses, Who Decides” (Listen @ 2:04)
Author Moses D. Powe, “Sean Moses is Martin Luther The King, Jr.” (Listen @ 5:31)
Publishers and Friends
Corerra, Lectorum Publications, Inc. (Listen @ 8:42)
Kurt Nelson, Mad Cave Studios (comics) (Listen @ 10:54)
Ash Baker and Stacey Fields, HCLS (Listen @ 13:36)
Brock Templin, Farber Specialty Vehicles (Listen @ 14:58 )
Tour the STEAM Machine AUG 6-12th at the Howard County Fair - hclibrary.org/steam
Paige Pokorney, No Kid Hungry (Share Our Strength) (Listen @17:03 )
Learn more about Free summer meals, available through Aug 12 - HClibrary.org/meals
Randi Penfil and Petia Abdur-Razzaaq, Grow with Google (Listen @ 18:59 )
Services and Partners
Glen Kasofsky, Playway (Listen @21:11)
Monica Wilson, Gale (Listen @ 25:22)
Patrick Seymour, Hoopla (Midwest tape) (Listen @ 33:25)
Susan Rhood, Newsbank, Inc. (Listen @ 35:59)
Dustin Hood, Library Market (Listen @ 36:51)
Episode 47: An interview with Roseanne A. Brown
Listen in as we interview Roseanne A. Brown New York Times best selling author oif A Song of Wraiths and Ruin. Rosie was born in Ghana and immigrated to the wild jungles of central Maryland as a child. Writing was her first love, and she knew from a young age that she wanted to use the power of writing—creative and otherwise—
Episode 46: Women's History Happening Now
Episode 46: Women's History Happening Now by Howard County Library System
Episode 45: Wrapping Up 2021
In this episode, we wrap up the past year with a heartfelt thanks to you, our community, and recap two of our in-person fall events complete with shoutouts from you lending your important voices and opinions on HoCo and HCLS favorites.
We reflect on the last 12 months with gratitude and appreciation for our customers who stuck with us throughout the uncertainties we faced and difficult times we had to overcome in 2021. From online education and engagement to contactless book pick-ups, and - finally - a return to exciting in-person events last fall, you continued to rely on and make use of the library’s services. It is truly because of your continued support and the hard work of devoted staff that HCLS is once again named a 5-Star Library System for 2021 (and still the only one in Maryland). On October 2nd, we celebrated just that! You came, you saw, and you shared at the HCLS 5-Star Showcase and Community Circles outdoor event. We have clips of all you had to say about your HoCo favorites and things you love about the library system.
Then on Saturday, December 4th, we reopened our Glenwood Branch and presented a revitalized space filled with upgrades and enhancements for all ages and interests in the community. There is no doubt that anyone can find something to get into and enjoy during future visits to the Glenwood location. Listen in for what attendees of the ribbon-cutting ceremony and reopening event thought about the new space and how they plan to make use of all the new resources like the Maker’s Space, Builders Barn, play area, teen space, outdoor patio, and more.
From our HCLS family to yours, thank you so much for trusting us to do work that really matters to the entire community and meet your needs - we can’t wait to welcome you back for much more in 2022. We wish everyone a healthy, safe, and prosperous New Year. Take good care and be kind to yourselves.
Please note the new date announced for Evening in the Stacks. Our 2022 event is postponed to Saturday, May 14. we have postponed the event Due to the surge in Covid-19 cases and out of an abundance of caution for our community and staff. We look forward to celebrating safely with everyone at that time. Please stay tuned for more event updates, and most importantly, stay safe. Thank you and take care.
5-Star Showcase and Community Circles shoutouts -
“Here is what you had to say about your “5-Star” or favorite person, place, or pastime in Howard County…”
GLE ribbon-cutting and reopening shoutouts –
“Here are some thoughts from event guests about the newly remodeled space at Glenwood and how they look forward to using the upgrades…”