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A podcast about the wide and wild world of libraries. Brought to you by the Lewistown Public Library in Lewistown, Montana.

In the Stacks Lewistown Public Library

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A podcast about the wide and wild world of libraries. Brought to you by the Lewistown Public Library in Lewistown, Montana.

    Episode 14 - True Crime

    Episode 14 - True Crime

    While the consumption of the stories of real crimes as a form of entertainment is not new, the internet age and the proliferation of podcasts have made these stories especially accessible. Just like any media explosion, there are pros and cons and plenty of nuances to the genre of true crime and the world's obsession with it, which gravitates from voyeuristic at worst to purposeful at best. In this episode, Alissa and Brittney discuss what makes true crime entertaining, whether its consumption is harmful, and the positive impact that sharing these stories can have. While there is nothing explicit or gruesome discussed here, be aware that there are references to violence and abuse.

    Subscribe to In the Stacks on Spotify, Google, and all other major podcast platforms. You can email us at lewistownpubliclibrary@gmail.com. Follow us at @lplgram on Instagram or Lewistown Public Library on Facebook.

    • 31 min
    Episode 13 - Meet Alissa

    Episode 13 - Meet Alissa

    As we welcome back students and families into a fully open library, we also welcome our new director, Alissa Wolenetz. Brittney and Alissa and have a conversation about Alissa's background growing up in Ekalaka, Montana and teaching in Japan, how she ended up here in Lewistown, and what the future for the Library holds. Random tangents include hyper-holds, Brittney's thesis research, and the staying power of Scooby-Doo.

    Subscribe to In the Stacks on Spotify, Google, and all other major podcast platforms. You can email us at lewistownpubliclibrary@gmail.com. Follow us at @lplgram on Instagram or Lewistown Public Library on Facebook.

    • 32 min
    Episode 12: Good Drinks for Good Books

    Episode 12: Good Drinks for Good Books

    It's been a while, but we are back! For this episode, Dani and I bring you a list of the perfect drinks to go with some of our favorite books. We've got new stuff, old stuff, fiction and non, classic and modern - 16 books in total, each with a drink that fits the theme or feel of the story. (There is some mild cursing in this episode as well as references to alcohol, so listen accordingly.)

    Books and accompanying drinks mentioned in this episode include:

    “Godshot” by Chelsea Bieker with a Blood Orange Mezcal

    “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez with a Margarita

    “Paradise, WV” by Rob Rufus with a Snakebite

    “Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki with a Charred Chili and Orange Aperol

    “Townie” by Andre Dubus III with a Budweiser or PBR

    “Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness with a White Claw

    “Outlawed” by Anna North with a Cherry Vanilla Moonshine

    “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner with Death in the Afternoon

    “Nightbitch” by Rachel Yoder with a Bloody Mary

    “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald with a Bathtub Gin

    “A River Runs Through It” by Norman Maclean with Ole Gus Scotch Rye

    “Animal” by Lisa Taddeo with a Prickly Pear Gin Buck

    “Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water” by Marc Reiser with a tall drink of water

    “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling with a spot of tea or cup of coffee

    “Blackbird House” by Alice Hoffman with an Old Fashioned

    “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte with 7 Deadly Zins



    Subscribe to In the Stacks on Spotify, Google, and all other major podcast platforms. You can email us at lewistownpubliclibrary@gmail.com. Follow us at @lplgram on Instagram or Lewistown Public Library on Facebook.

    • 45 min
    Episode 11: Campfire Stories

    Episode 11: Campfire Stories

    On this episode, we finally dive into some spooky campfire stories of wilderness legends, a haunted hotel, a sinister cat, and more, just in time for camping season. The stories we share in this episode are scary, so if you are sensitive to that or have children listening, please take care of yourself accordingly. Stories shared in this episode can be found at/in:

    "Crow Brings Daylight"

    "Harlem Hotel" from Montana Chillers: 13 True Tales of Ghosts and Hauntings by Ellen Baumler

    "Brown Mountain Lights"

    "Cold as Clay" and "Room for One More" from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

    "Porch" from Dark Blood Comes From the Feet by Emma J. Gibbon

    Subscribe to In the Stacks on Spotify, Google, and all other major podcast platforms. You can email us at lewistownpubliclibrary@gmail.com. Follow us at @lplgram on Instagram or Lewistown Public Library on Facebook.

    • 50 min
    Episode 10: Microreviews and Jock Jams

    Episode 10: Microreviews and Jock Jams

    In a flurry of seasonal confusion and library-land craziness, Dani and Brittney managed to catch up about what they are reading lately, as well as reminisce about the classic 90's sports-anthem compilation, 'Jock Jams'.

    Books mentioned in this episode include:

    "The Neon Hollywood Cowboy" by Matt Mitchell (https://www.biglucks.com/store/matt-mitchell)

    "Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans" by Michaeleen Doucleff

    "Justine" by Forsyth Harmon

    Subscribe to In the Stacks on Spotify, Google, and all other major podcast platforms. You can email us at lewistownpubliclibrary@gmail.com. Follow us at @lplgram on Instagram or Lewistown Public Library on Facebook.

    • 31 min
    Episode 9: Tails & Tales

    Episode 9: Tails & Tales

    The LPL is ecstatic to be able to a host our Summer Reading Program for 2021 - Tails and Tales, focusing on animals and the stories about them. To get us into this theme, today's episode of In the Stacks is about the animals of Central Montana and the people that get to work with them. We interviewed several individuals from various walks of life about what influenced them to pursue a career working with animals, what makes Central Montana a unique ecosystem in which to encounter wildlife, and their funniest, wildest animal experiences - their tales about tails. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear details about this year's Summer Reading Program.

    Thank you to guests Mariah Shammel, Matt Comer, Katy Beady, Whitney Brady, and Andy Oestreich. For more information about their work, visit:

    Montana RancHERS, American Prairie Reserve Wild Sky Program, Lewistown Veterinary Service, BLM Lewistown Field Office

    Subscribe to In the Stacks on Spotify, Google, and all other major podcast platforms. You can email us at lewistownpubliclibrary@gmail.com. Follow us at @lplgram on Instagram or Lewistown Public Library on Facebook.

    • 53 min

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