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ShelfLogic Podcast

The shelves of MCLD come to life! Join librarians each week to connect with books, music and apps available at your library. Find your next favorite read, discover a new album, or connect with your community.

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Josei Manga with Tim and Glen

Episode 56, published Monday, September 13, 2021.

Josei is a genre written with the target audience of roughly 18+ women. It’s similar to Seinen manga, which is targeted at men 18+. Like Seinen, Josei can focus on anything from a wider genre list but does tend to more realistic and romantic stories. For this podcast we will focus on Princess Jellyfish, Descending Stories, and Wotakoi: Love is Hard for An Otaku.

BookTok Recs!

Episode 55, published Monday, September 6, 2021.

This week, Caroline and Jen review two of BookTok's most suggested reads! The titles discussed are "The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue" by V. E. Schwab and "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller--both are available immediately on the Hoopla app with your library card.

Check This Out!

Episode 54, published Monday, August 30, 2021.

“One might say that the true subject of the horror genre is the struggle for recognition of all that our civilization represses and oppresses.” -Film Critic Robin Wood The enduring works of the genre ingrained in our pop cultural consciousness not only reflect their era, but challenge their audiences’ viewpoints. In this episode of Check This Out Kristin and Rob discuss diversity in the horror genre, putting it into historical context from Mary Shelley to Jordan Peele, including: Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale, Victor LaValle :The Ballad of Black Tom, The Changeling, The Devil in Silver, Big Machine, Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq) - “Frankenstein in Baghdad”, New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color - Shawl, Nisi (ed.) (2019), Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby), The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories - VanderMeer, Ann and Jeff (eds.), and more.

Star Trek Multi-Media with Tim and Caroline!

Episode 53, published Monday, August 23, 2021.

Star Trek has had a place in the global vision of Science Fiction since the 1960’s. In three separate podcasts, Tim and Caroline will focus on Star Trek in different mediums. Today they will discuss Star Trek in books, graphic novels, audiobooks, and documentaries. Specifically they will break down high points, how Star Trek handles a Utopian vision of the future, and Star Trek’s social commentary.

Musicals!

Episode 52, published Monday, August 16, 2021.

Join Kelly and Roxie as they discuss Rodgers and Hammerstein and Irving Berlin. They will talk about their favorite musicals such as Jersey Boys, Hamilton, Beautiful: the Carole King Musical and White Christmas.

Book Lovers Day 2021

Episode 51, published Monday, August 9, 2021.

Join Caroline, Alex, and Jen as they discuss some recent books they love as well as books that have made an impact on them. Titles discussed: Beetle and the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne, Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Martian by Andy Weir, Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Holes by Louis Sachar, Small Steps by Louis Sachar, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, and Sabriel by Garth Nix.

50th Shelf Logic Episode!

Episode 50, published Monday, August 2, 2021.

Can you believe we have done 50 episodes of Shelf Logic? Neither can we! Join Alyssa and Corban as they reminisce on the past few months and their favorite podcasting moments.

Native Representation in Literature

Episode 49, published Monday, July 26, 2021.

Join Librarian Laura with panelists Byron Aspaas, Naomi Bishop, and Vina Begay as they talk about how books and movies misrepresent Native Americans, how to spot cultural misappropriation, and what advice they have for how writers can correctly and respectfully portray Indigenous cultures in books.

Star Trek Movies with Tim and Caroline!

Episode 48, published Monday, July 19, 2021.

Star Trek has had a place in the global vision of Science Fiction since the 1960’s. In three separate podcasts, Tim and Caroline will focus on Star Trek in different mediums. Today they will discuss Star Trek in Film. Specifically they will break down high points, how Star Trek handles a Utopian vision of the future, and Star Trek’s social commentary.

Star Wars Skywalker Saga Movie Showdown

Episode 47, published Monday, July 12, 2021.

Join Caroline, Nicolas and Travis for round 2 of discussing incredibly popular film franchises as they pick their favorite (and not so favorite) movies from the Star Wars Skywalker Saga. Movies discussed are: Episode I: The Phantom Menace; Episode II: Attack of the Clones; Episode III: Revenge of the Sith; Episode IV: A New Hope; Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back; Episode VI: Return of the Jedi; Episode VII: The Force Awakens; Episode VIII: The Last Jedi; Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker; Rogue One; and Solo.