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The Book Drop is a weekly podcast from Omaha Public Library about books, our community and the joy of reading.

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The Book Drop is a weekly podcast from Omaha Public Library about books, our community and the joy of reading.

    152. Reading Challenge: Social Justice

    152. Reading Challenge: Social Justice

    This week on The Book Drop we discuss the wealth of books being publish in March, check in on the OPL Reading Challenge with books about social justice and recommend new holidays for query of the week. 
    Happening at the library:
    Share your nominations for Omaha Reads 2024. Music Evoking Stories | 12 events between March 1st & April 3rdAll the books, movies, TV shows and resources we talk about in this episode can be found here.

    See and answer the next query of the week here --> https://bit.ly/BookDropQuery

    • 42 min
    151. Female Creeps, Mean Girls & Unlikeable Femmes

    151. Female Creeps, Mean Girls & Unlikeable Femmes

    This week on The Book Drop we celebrate Galentine's Day by honoring the complexity of female creeps, mean girls and unlikeable femmes in literature.  And we talk about favorite revenge tales for Query of the Week. 

    Happening at the library:
    All OPL locations (except South Omaha Library) will be closed on February 19th. Virtual Book Bash | Thursday, February 22, 7pmShare your nominations for Omaha Reads 2024. All the books, movies, TV shows and resources we talk about in this episode can be found here.

    See and answer the next query of the week here --> https://bit.ly/BookDropQuery

    • 46 min
    150. It's a Sesquicentennial!

    150. It's a Sesquicentennial!

    This week on The Book Drop it's our sesquicentennial! We celebrate with a discussion of our favorite (and not so favorite) trends, tropes, and automatic TBRs. And we ask, what makes you immediately put down a book for query of the week.

    Happening at the library:
    All OPL locations (except South Omaha Library) will be closed on February 19th. Virtual Book Bash | Thursday, February 22, 7pmAll the books, movies, TV shows and resources we talk about in this episode can be found here.

    See and answer the next query of the week here --> https://bit.ly/BookDropQuery

    • 1 hr 5 min
    New Title Drop: February 2024

    New Title Drop: February 2024

    In the first New Title Drop of the year Anna, Melanie and Angela talk about favorite reading spots and share new titles coming out this month.

    Check out this month's titles and place holds here.

    Check in with us on the first Tuesday of every month to hear about books we think you should be excited about. 

    • 19 min
    149. Reading Challenge: Tech & Culture

    149. Reading Challenge: Tech & Culture

    This week on The Book Drop we learn which of us is the most dependent on technology and check off our first category in the 2024 OPL Reading Challenge with books about Tech & Culture. We also reminisce about our favorite technology from childhood for query of the week. 

    Happening at the library:
    The Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest is held each year in the spring to recognize the creative writing talent of area students in grades 5-8. Students must submit an original work of fiction under 750 words that features a character from a book they have read on their own and enjoyed. Each winner receives a cash prize and certificate, is recognized in a ceremony, and has their story published on the library website. The school libraries of each winning student are also recognized with a matching cash prize. The deadline for 2024 entries is February 23, 2024. https://omahalibrary.org/virginia-frank-memorial-writing-contest/ All the books, movies, TV shows and resources we talk about in this episode can be found here.

    See and answer the next query of the week here --> https://bit.ly/BookDropQuery

    • 1 hr 2 min
    148. Cozy Vibes Only

    148. Cozy Vibes Only

    This week on The Book Drop we share our personal reading IN & OUT lists for 2024 and try to stay warm with some cozy reads. 
    Happening at the library:
    Teen Hangout at the Downtown Branch | Tuesday, January 23, 3:30–4:30pm | Downtown BranchSpark Your Story: Precious McKesson | Thursday, January 25, 4:30–5:30pm | Charles B. Washington BranchBrian Corey: Do You Believe in Ghosts? | Thursday, January 25, 6:30–7:30pm
    Benson Branch

    All the books, movies, TV shows and resources we talk about in this episode can be found here.

    See and answer the next query of the week here --> https://bit.ly/BookDropQuery

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Eanderson1234 ,

I love the library and the librarians!!!

It feels so good to hear people from the community talking about books. It feels even better that the ones talking about books are the librarians we’re all missing terribly during this pandemic.

P.S. F the mayor, fund our libraries.

Nebklvr ,

Great fun.

It is great fun to listen to a book podcast from our neck of the woods. I enjoy hearing about the events at the library and all of the wonderful work you all do.

shelby3lou ,

Look forward to Fridays!

This is my new favorite podcast. The librarians speak about a range of topics that address the Omaha community and our shared love of reading.

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