21 episodes

Welcome to Kent District Library’s Stump the Librarian Podcast where your friendly neighborhood librarians put their research skills to the test answering questions from you, the listener! Join Courtnei, Emily, and Jill every other Wenesday to learn new and exciting information. Think you have a question that can stump us? Visit www.kdl.org/stump to submit a question of your own!

Stump the Librarian Kent District Library

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Welcome to Kent District Library’s Stump the Librarian Podcast where your friendly neighborhood librarians put their research skills to the test answering questions from you, the listener! Join Courtnei, Emily, and Jill every other Wenesday to learn new and exciting information. Think you have a question that can stump us? Visit www.kdl.org/stump to submit a question of your own!

    Episode 20 - Puppets in the Blue Skies

    Episode 20 - Puppets in the Blue Skies

    It’s the season finale of Stump the Librarian! The podcast where YOU the listener, attempt to Stump Librarians Courtnei and Emily, with a little help from the Librarian-behind-the-computer, Jill.

    • 27 min
    Episode 19 - The Potential Energy of a Teddy Bear

    Episode 19 - The Potential Energy of a Teddy Bear

    Well, hello! Just your favorite friendly neighborhood librarians back with another information-packed episode of Stump the Librarian! This episode is a wild one, let me tell you! First, we start off with the very-sciencey question, “Is there a limit to how much potential energy an object can have?” Then, we ease our way into the next few questions on muteness, “How does being mute work? Can they not talk if they even try? Can they play an instrument?” Lastly, we slow it down with, “Who thought of making a teddy bear?” So, grab your teddy and listen as Emily and Courtnei, with help from our librarian-behind-the-computer, Jill, answer these fabulous questions! 

     

    Join us every other Wednesday as we answer listener questions about space, nature, human bodies, animals, and so much more. You can submit your own question for a chance to Stump the Librarian. Check out kdl.org/stump. You can also email us at Stumpthelibrarian@kdl.org. We would love to hear from you! You can follow our podcast at stumpthelibrarian.podbean.com or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

     

    Interested in learning and exploring more about this episode's curious questions?  You can always use any of the databases KDL has to offer with your library card. Just go to kdl.org/online-resources/ to find the best database for more information on the answer to your question. And don’t forget the books! Our catalog is full of amazing books that are filled with fascinating information. Just visit kdl.bibliocommons.com/ to search for your next great read! 

    Here are the books we mentioned in this episode. Check them out! 

    Show Me a Sign – Ann Clare LeZotte 

     

    Concerning Energy... 

    https://www.coolkidfacts.com/potential-energy/ 

    https://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/energy/274180#300855.toc 

     

    Concerning being mute... 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muteness 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apraxia 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deafness 

    https://www.nad.org/resources/american-sign-language/community-and-culture-frequently-asked-questions/ 

     

    Concerning Teddy Bears... 

    https://www.nps.gov/thrb/learn/historyculture/storyofteddybear.htm#:~:text=Morris%20Michtom%2C%20a%20Brooklyn%20candy,called%20it%20'Teddy's%20Bear'. 

    The Woman Who Invented Stuffed Animals 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jENRuFJIBHk 

     

    • 27 min
    Episode 18 - Fighting Crickets

    Episode 18 - Fighting Crickets

    Stump the Librarian is here with a special 4th grade takeover episode! This week join librarians Courtnei and Emily, with a little help from the librarian behind the computer, Jill as they tackle questions from Mrs. Blanchard’s 4th grade class at Vanguard Charter Academy. These quick-thinking scholars tried to stump us and even gave us a book recommendation! Join us as we discuss the inner workings of fire extinguishers, the invention of zippers, and why crickets chirp. Listen to find out who will have to say the longest and silliest phrase (spoiler- I'm glad they are called ZIPPERS!) and to hear all about this guy with the great hair:  

    Join us every other Wednesday as we answer listener questions about space, nature, human bodies, animals, and so much more. You can submit your own question for a chance to Stump the Librarian. Check out kdl.org/stump. You can also email us at Stumpthelibrarian@kdl.org,  We would love to hear from you! You can follow our podcast at stumpthelibrarian.podbean.com/ or anywhere you get podcasts.  

    Interested in learning and exploring more about this episode's curious questions?  You can always use any of the databases KDL has to offer with your library card. Just go to kdl.org/online-resources/ to find the best database for more information on the answer to your question. And don’t forget the books! Our catalog is full of amazing books that are filled with fascinating information. Just visit kdl.bibliocommons.com/to search for your next great read! 

    Here are the books we mentioned in this episode. Check them out! 

    Fact of the day- https://kdl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S174C772356 

    Book Recommendation- https://kdl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S174C840149 

     

    Concerning Fire Extinguishers... 

    The Smokin' Science of Fire Extinguishers 

    https://www.firesafe.org.uk/history-of-fire-extinguishers/ 

    https://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/fire-extinguisher/34329 

    https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/extinguishers.html 

    Concerning Zippers...  

    https://blog.library.si.edu/blog/2010/05/03/the-up-an-down-history-of-the-zipper/#.YlXkk8jMIdU 

    The Zipper: Where did it come from? | Stuff of Genius 

    Concerning Crickets... 

    https://www.orkin.com/pests/crickets/cricket-chirp 

    https://greatlakesecho.org/2020/08/24/hear-crickets-chirping-in-the-evening-use-them-to-tell-the-temperature/ 

    https://www.americanpest.net/blog/why-does-cricket-make-sounds-and-what-they-mean/ 

    https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Cricket_(insect) 

    https://www.terro.com/crickets 

    https://askabiologist.asu.edu/explore/true-bugs 

    • 32 min
    Episode 17 - Jaguars and Jolly Ranchers

    Episode 17 - Jaguars and Jolly Ranchers

    Listen as Emily and Courtnei, with a little help from our librarian-behind-the-computer, Jill, answer questions about the moon, jaguars, and Florida’s state representatives. You’ll learn quite a bit and hopefully laugh a little too!

    • 33 min
    Episode 16 - Do You Bite Your Ice Cream?

    Episode 16 - Do You Bite Your Ice Cream?

    Was the last episode a little too gross for you? Or not gross enough? Either way, we toned things down a bit this episode to talk about teeth, giraffe necks, and everyone’s favorite frozen treats!

    • 30 min
    Episode 15 -Ew, That’s Gross

    Episode 15 -Ew, That’s Gross

    Stump the Librarian Episode 15 – Ew, That’s Gross 


    It’s the gross out episode of Stump the Librarian podcast where we explore all things icky! Join librarians Courtnei and Emily, with a little help from the librarian behind the screen Jill as we answer questions from YOU, the listener. This week we are tackling the questions “Why does there have to be bugs?”, “Why don’t we notice our own BO?” and “How many times does an average person fart in a day?” If you love all things ick, this is the episode for you!  


    Join us every other Wednesday as we answer listener questions about space, nature, human bodies, animals, and so much more. You can submit your own question for a chance to Stump the Librarian. Check out kdl.org/stump. You can also email us at Stumpthelibrarian@kdl.org. We would love to hear from you! You can follow our podcast at stumpthelibrarian.podbean.com/ or anywhere you get podcasts.  


    Interested in learning and exploring more about this episode's curious questions?  You can always use any of the databases KDL has to offer with your library card. Just go to kdl.org/online-resources/ to find the best database for more information on the answer to your question. And don’t forget the books! Our catalog is full of amazing books that are filled with fascinating information. Just visit kdl.bibliocommons.com/ to search for your next great read! 


    Here are the books we mentioned in this episode. Check them out! 


    Science Comics: Trees 


    Alligators and Crocodiles Can’t Chew 


     


     


    Concerning Bugs... 


    https://www.si.edu/spotlight/buginfo/bugnos 


    https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/radicalbugs/index.php?page=importance_of_insects#:~:text=Without%20insects%2C%20our%20lives%20would,fruits%2C%20flowers%2C%20and%20vegetables.&text=Many%20insects%20are%20omnivorous%2C%20meaning,they%20encounter%20in%20their%20environment. 


    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/insect-bug-medicine-food-macneal 


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgZ_YdKPMdM 


     


    Concerning Body Odor..... 


    Five Senses: The Sense of Smell | Educational Videos for Kids 


    https://www.apa.org/news/podcasts/speaking-of-psychology/sense-smell-covid-19 


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/11/07/dear-science-why-cant-i-smell-my-own-body-odor/ 


    https://www.thecut.com/2014/08/why-cant-you-smell-your-own-home.html 


    https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chsmell.html 


     


    Conerning farts.... 


    https://www.healthline.com/health/why-do-i-keep-farting#see-a-doctor 

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