14 episodes

Short Takes is just that, an occasional series of short episodes from the Wellesley Free Library that touch on various library-related and adjacent topics.

WFL Short Takes Wellesley Free Library

    • Society & Culture

Short Takes is just that, an occasional series of short episodes from the Wellesley Free Library that touch on various library-related and adjacent topics.

    WFL Short Takes - The Mysterious Episode

    WFL Short Takes - The Mysterious Episode

    In this Short Takes, we talk about the unexplained, the mysterious, and various strange creatures . . .

    • 9 min
    WFL Short Takes - Whip It Up Wellesley

    WFL Short Takes - Whip It Up Wellesley

    Whip It Up Wellesley is a brand new recipe club will provide an opportunity for people to try new recipes and compare notes and experiences. Hosted by long-time Information Services librarian Tyson Bolles, Whip It Up Wellesley is a fun and supportive opportunity to connect around the cooking experience.

    • 2 min
    WFL Short Takes - Radiation

    WFL Short Takes - Radiation

    Marco Kaltofen, PhD, PE (Civil, MA), C. NSE, has spent much of his professional life tracking radiation from its various sources to communities around the world. In this episode, he speaks with information services librarian Greg Peverill-Conti to briefly discuss common - but unexpected sources - of radiation in our community, past experiences in radiation hot zones around the world, and how people might mitigate the potential impact of radiation.

    • 6 min
    Episode 11: Cookbooks with Annette

    Episode 11: Cookbooks with Annette

    Today I’m going to talk to Annette, who just so happens to be our cookbook selector, about the collection, how she chooses what to add, and a couple of recent recommendations.



    See more show notes at wellesleyfreelibrary.org/bookreport

    • 40 min
    Episode 10: Holiday Romances with Rachael

    Episode 10: Holiday Romances with Rachael

    Holidays are in the air! Whatever your feelings on the holiday season, a little escapism can go a long way. Enjoy these Christmas romances from Circulation team member library TikTok and BookTube-er Rachael Hobson.

    YA Romances:

    10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

    Blame it on the mistletoe by Beth Garrod

    The holiday switch by Tif Marcelo

    And a more grown-up recommendation:

    Nick and Noel's Christmas playlist by Codi Hall

    In our discussion Rachael also mentions the book Tweet Cute by Emma Lord and the 2007 Nancy Myers film The Holiday starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz.

    You can find Rachael on TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram

    NancCheck out the full Reader's Report in our show notes at wellesleyfreelibrary.org/bookreport!

    • 41 min
    Episode 9: Graphic Novels with Annette

    Episode 9: Graphic Novels with Annette

    Annette brings us a number of diverse recommendations from this category, which really show the breadth and depth of what’s available for readers:

    Superhero genre: Invincible by Robert Kirkman

    Graphic memoir: I was their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

    Graphic adaptation: Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation by Damian Duffy and John Jennings

    Manga: The way of the househusband by Kousuke Oono

    Webtoon adaptation: Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe



    Shownotes at: https://www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org/bookreport/

    • 34 min

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