Hear from 6 of the 20 local authors who are contributing a chapter to this year’s Community Novel Project. What is it like to write just one chapter and then trust other people with “your” characters and plot? How do 20 creative types successfully work together to write a novel? Find out as Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley wrangle a roomful of writers to get you the behind-the-scenes gossip on SpeakEasy in this podcast.
What will you be reading this summer? Get some recommendations from a room full of librarians as Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley interview librarians about their great summer reads. Have you tried downloading ebooks and audiobooks from the library’s Overdrive service yet? Stephanie will convince you to try it!
Who was Sylvia Plath? Why is her poetry still read and discussed today? Find out as Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley interview Miranda Ericcson about Sylvia Plath’s life and work in this illuminating and insightful podcast. Have you read Sylvia Plath’s poetry or her novel The Bell Jar? Share your thoughts with us!
Find out about the best new titles for your book group – Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley interview Deb Bryan about the library’s Book Group in a Bag collection, including the titles being added in 2013. What books has your book group loved to discuss? Share your thoughts with us!
Listen in on a book discussion – Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a discussion with Erin and Autumn about the book Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, which will be discussed at an upcoming Bean There, Read That book discussion group. Have you read the book? Share your thoughts with us!
It’s been a great year for movies — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a discussion with Brian about Oscar winning movies. Who do you hope takes home the Best Picture Oscar this year? What Academy Awards for Best Picture over the past 85 years do you think were most (or least) deserved? Share your recommendations with us!
It’s been a great year for books — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (31:38) discussion with Julie about disaster books and a (34:53) discussion with Brian about the disaster movie genre. What are your favorite disaster stories? Share your recommendations with us!
It’s THE BIG READ –Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a discussion with Tanya and Valerie about The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Listen in, get some background for your own reading, and join our discussion online.
It’s been a great year for books — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (1:05:48) discussion with Stephanie, Megan and Kelli about the best books of 2012 and the Goodreads Choice Awards. What did you love in 2012? Share your recommendations with us!
Just in time for Christmas! Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (31:31) discussion with a variety of guests about what they read in December. Get inspired with great holiday reads and share your recommendations with us!
Once you’ve read the Hunger Games, what do you read next? Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a brief (41:44) discussion with Miranda about the popularity of this series and some of the similar books that came before it. Learn more about these books that relate back all the way back to the Roman Gladitorial matches, and continue to be popular today. Share your recommendations with us!