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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Children’s Manga with Tim and Glen

Episode 71, published Monday, December 27, 2021.

Children’s Manga, or Kodomo-muke, are Japanese graphic novels targeted at children roughly from the age of learning to read up to and including tweens. Teen manga and up are then further broken down by gender. Children’s manga are often distinguished by simpler stories and art, but many of the titles we discuss can be enjoyed by a wider variety of ages. We will focus on Chi’s Sweet Home, Yotsuba&!, and Little Witch Academia. We will also give a brief over of three other titles: The Legend of Zelda, Splatoon, and Fluffy Fluffy Cinnamoroll.

Meet the Author: Kevin Hearne

Episode 70, published Monday, December 20, 2021.

Meet the bestselling author of the new fantasy hit: Ink and Sigil! Kevin is also the author of the wildly popular Iron Druid Chronicles, the 7 Kennings series, and co-author of the Tales of Pell!

Long Story Short: Pokémon

Episode 69, published Monday, December 13, 2021.

Pokémon is Japanese media franchise created in 1995. Follow along as Mikel and Lesilee give their answers to the Ultimate Pokémon Survey. Place some Poké-holds and then take this Poké-quiz with us. What answers will you give?

People You Should Know Part 4

Episode 68, published Monday, December 6, 2021.

Everybody knows Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, and Betsy Ross, but do you know Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer? On this episode, we will be discussing artists Yayoi Kusama and Andy Warhol.

Diversity in Speculative Fiction

Episode 67, published Monday, November 29, 2021.

ShelfLogic selects one of our great video presentations to bring you a new audio experience! Join librarian Laura as she discusses the need for diversity in speculative fiction and gives book recommendations for diverse characters in love & gender, race & ethnicity, and disability & neurodiversity.

Meet the Author: Olivia Dade!

Episode 66, published Monday, November 22, 2021.

Meet celebrated author Olivia Dade! Known as an "undeniable nerd" and book lover, Olivia has translated her passions into several series that are fun while featuring body positivity and healthy relationship role models. Join librarians Shelley and Ashley as we meet Olivia to learn more about her newest book, as well as talk about fandoms, representation in the romance genre, connecting communities across virtual platforms, and the ancient art of thatchery! Meet the Author: Olivia Dade!

Sci-Fi Movies on Kanopy with Tim and Caroline

Episode 65, published Monday, November 15, 2021.

Science Fiction films have a history almost as long as film itself. Join Tim and Caroline as they explore four films of the genre available on Kanopy! The films are The Lost World, Dark City, The Postman, and Prospect.

Indigenous Authors Spotlight

Episode 64, published Monday, November 8, 2021.

Jen and Jennifer talk about six great new titles from Indigenous authors. Titles discussed: "An American Sunrise" by Joy Harjo, "Winter Counts" by David Heska Wanbli Weiden, "Firekeeper's Daughter" by Angeline Boulley, "The Case of the Missing Auntie" by Michael Hutchinson, "The Seed Keeper" by Diane Wilson, and "A History of Kindness" by Linda Hogan.

Long Story Short: Jane Austen

Episode 63, published Monday, November 1, 2021.

Follow along with Mikel and Lesilee as they take "The Ultimate Jane Austen Survey."

Dungeons & Dragons in Comics with Tim, Glen, and Jeff!

Episode 62, published Monday, October 25, 2021.

Dungeons & Dragons is the hugely influential table top role playing game known the world over. This means its influence stretches beyond the table top and into media, such as comics. Join Tim, Glen, and Jeff as they discuss three directly produced Dungeons & Dragons graphic novels and one inspirationally tied graphic novel. The titles to be discussed are: Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 1 by Jeff Grub and Rags Morales, Dungeons & Dragons: Fell’s Five by John Rogers and Andrea Di Vito, Legends of Baldur’s Gate by Jim Zub and Max Dunbar, and Die Vol. 1 Fantasy Heartbreaker by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans.