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The Waterloo Public Library's podcast gathers trends and topics from the literary world to connect listeners with their library and explores what makes our community a great place to live.

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The Waterloo Public Library's podcast gathers trends and topics from the literary world to connect listeners with their library and explores what makes our community a great place to live.

    Summer 2022 Interlude Episode: UNI-CUE Talent Search Students Learn Podcasting

    Summer 2022 Interlude Episode: UNI-CUE Talent Search Students Learn Podcasting

    ​A few weeks ago, the Waterloo Public Library partnered with the University of Northern Iowa Center for Urban Education Talent Search. Around 30 teenage Talent Search students participated in a podcasting workshop at the library. The students learned what podcasting is, and why people do it. The teens then collaborated in small groups to brainstorm, outline, and perform their own short podcast episodes. The workshop was about two hours long from start to finish. There was a lot of laughing and learning! 
    Now, in this special interlude episode of the WPL Book Drop, we share the groups' recordings. You will hear five short episodes back-to-back.

    • 15 min
    Episode 40: Dusty Visits with Becky About the Upcoming Adult Summer Library Program

    Episode 40: Dusty Visits with Becky About the Upcoming Adult Summer Library Program

    In this episode, Library Assistant Dusty talks about the upcoming Adult Summer Library Program. Learn more about it here.
     
    The Adult Summer Library Program is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Shop the FOL Used Book Shop anytime the library is open. 
     
    You'll also find great deals in their basement shop on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10 am - 1 pm and on Mondays from 10 am - 1 pm. FOL also invite you to shop their $5-a-bag book sale on Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the library's basement. 
     
    Titles discussed: 
     
    The Great Kitchens of the Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
    The Labyrinth by Simon Stålenhag
    Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy

    • 22 min
    Episode 39: Diane Visits with Becky About the Upcoming Teen Summer Library Program

    Episode 39: Diane Visits with Becky About the Upcoming Teen Summer Library Program

    In this episode, Library Assistant Diane talks about the upcoming Teen Summer Library Program. Learn more about it here.
     
    ​Titles discussed:
     
    The Leaving by Tara Altebrendo
    Skyfall series by Shannon Messenger
    Worldwalker series by Josephine Angelini​

    • 12 min
    Episode 38: Robin Kime Visits with Becky About the Waterloo Community Playhouse

    Episode 38: Robin Kime Visits with Becky About the Waterloo Community Playhouse

    In this episode, Robin Kim, Director of CLUE for Waterloo Community Playhouse, visits with Becky about the Waterloo Community Playhouse and their upcoming production of CLUE.
    Also discussed: 
    Poetry Alive
    ThreeHouse Collective Campus Ministries

    Titles discussed:
    Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn
    Tamora Pierce books

    • 12 min
    Episode 37: Missie Talks With Becky About the Upcoming 2022 Youth Summer Library Program

    Episode 37: Missie Talks With Becky About the Upcoming 2022 Youth Summer Library Program

    In this episode, Library Assistant Missie talks about the upcoming 2022 Youth Summer Library Program. The 2022 Youth Summer Library Program is sponsored by Friends of the Waterloo Public Library, the LORAL Trust for the Love of Reading and Learning, and Nagle Signs, Inc.
     
    Registration for the 2022 YSLP begins on Monday, June 6, and Tuesday, June 7, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm outside the library on 3rd Street (between the library's parking lot and SingleSpeed Brewing Company.)
     
    Titles discussed:
    Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World by Eliza Reid
     
    The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O'Shaughnessy (All Iowa Reads 2022 youth title)

    • 17 min
    Episode 36: Haley and Holly Talk About Coffee and the Classics Book Club

    Episode 36: Haley and Holly Talk About Coffee and the Classics Book Club

    In this episode, Haley and Holly talk about their new book club, Coffee and the Classics, which begins at the library in May. 
     
    Coffee and the Classics Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30 am - 11:30 am beginning May 18.
     
    To participate, please email Haley at hbunnell@waterloopubliclibrary.org.
     
    Titles discussed:
    Emma by Jane Austen (May's book)
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (June's book)
    Candide or Optimism by Voltaire (July's book)
     
    The Power by Naomi Alderman
    The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
    Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian

    • 12 min

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