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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Spoken Spooks

Episode 61, published Monday, October 18, 2021.

Join Jere and Jen as they review some of the spookiest spoken stories that Hoopla has to offer! They will review radio versions of some favorite Twilight Zone episodes as well as a live-performance radio drama. Titles discussed: "To Serve Man" Twilight Zone Radio Drama, "The Midnight Sun" Twilight Zone Radio Drama, "The Odyssey Of Flight 33" Twilight Zone Radio Drama, and "The Grimm of Stottesden Hall" from The Wireless Theatre Company.

One Star Book Reviews

Episode 60, published Monday, October 11, 2021.

Inspired by Fowlerville Public Library’s Tik Tok, Jen and Caroline will read each other one star reviews from Goodreads and guess the books being described! Listen along for a good laugh!

Happy Birthday, JD Robb!

Episode 59, published Monday, October 4, 2021.

It is the episode you have all been waiting for… Corban finally gets to discuss the works of JD Robb during this very special episode of Shelf Logic. Alyssa discusses the works of Nora Roberts in celebration of Nora’s 71st birthday on October 10th!

Banned Books Week

Episode 58, published Monday, September 27, 2021.

Kristin and Rob discuss banned books we have read -focusing on Mikhail Bulgakov's classic The Master and Margarita. Listen for read-alike titles too. Bonus topic: A history of Banned Books Week in the US and why it’s important.

Quick-Bite Hoopla Books

Episode 57, published Monday, September 20, 2021.

Sample some of the most in-demand titles by listening to a quick summary or analysis available on Hoopla! Jane, Jillian, and Jen discuss the insights from recorded summaries on: "Deep Work" by Cal Newport, "Thank You for Being Late" by Thomas L. Friedman, "Victoria: The Queen" by Julia Baird, and "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brené Brown.

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.


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.