Shelf Check is a podcast that combines fun discussions and storytelling to spotlight the interesting authors, literary topics, and community questions. Each episode, less than an hour, of Shelf Check will focus on different themes including holidays and pop culture with recommendations for both fiction and non-fiction.
Let's Talk About Me
Miranda and Tamera explore the world of Memoirs and Biographies and join the Danny Kaye fan club. They also try their hand at fortune telling and choose contemporary movies and TV shows they think will stand the test of time.
Unlocking the Past with Historical Fiction
Miranda and Mark look at novels set in unusual time periods and discuss how easy it is to read historical fiction by accident. They also delve into the surprising fun of deliberately anachronistic literature.
For the Love of Jane Austen
Librarian Sharon Granado and Program Specialist Lesley Hinojosa dive into the world of Jane Austen. In this episode, they discuss Jane Austen’s classic novels, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility.
Sharon and Lesley are also joined by a very special guest, Dr. Kathryn Warren, an English senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington who teaches a Jane Austen literature course. Dr. Warren shares her knowledge on Jane Austen including why Jane Austen’s writing is still relevant today, how Austen’s books teach us empathy, and what character Dr. Warren identifies with most.
This season kicks off with an episode about Fresh Starts. Library Staff Lesley, Sarai, and Sharon recommend books and tips to help start the new year off right. This season we want to hear from you! So let us know how you plan to spend 2021 and any New Year traditions and resolutions you have. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter @ ArlingtonTXLib #APLshelfcheck or leave us a voice message at https://anchor.fm/arlington-public-library
On the Move - Journeys & Travels
Librarians Mark and Sharon invite you along as they set out for far-off lands (and day trips in North Texas) discussing favorite novels, memoirs, and guidebooks focused on quests, journeys, and travel!
So pack your bags and let’s get moving!
No Batteries Required - Books as Gifts
Librarians Miranda and Lisa share tips on how to successfully give books as gifts and how to avoid accidentally giving homework to your friends and family. Lisa and Miranda also geek out over the Icelandic holiday tradition of Jólabókaflóð (the Yule Book Flood) and discuss whether you should write inscriptions in books (not library books).
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