ShelfLogic

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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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.

2021 PopSugar Reading Challenge Discussion Part 2

Episode 46, published Monday, July 5, 2021.

Join Caroline and Travis for Part 2 of their PopSugar Reading Challenge discussion as they check in midway through their journey to see how they are progressing. Some of the books discussed: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett; Saga series by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples; The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism by Shirley A. Wiegand and Wayne A. Wiegand; The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie; To Drink Coffee with a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace; Flamer by Mike Curato; Whatever It Takes: Life Lessons from Degrassi and Elsewhere in the World of Music and Television by Stephen Stohn; Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman; Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson; Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

People You Should Know Part 3

Episode 45, published Monday, June 28, 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 Billie Jean King, American tennis player and Alan Turing, British mathematician and logician.

Star Trek Television with Tim and Caroline!

Episode 44, published Monday, June 21, 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 Television. Specifically they will break down series high points, how Star Trek handles a Utopian vision of the future, and Star Trek’s social commentary.

Pride Month Reads

Episode 43, published Monday, June 14, 2021.

Join Laura and Jen as they discuss a few titles that are awesome to check out, especially during Pride! Titles to checkout: “Gideon the Ninth” by Tamsyn Muir, “The Murderbot Diaries” by Martha Wells, “Last Night at the Telegraph Club” by Malinda Lo, “Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us” by CN Lester, “Pet” by Akwaeke Emezi, “The House in the Cerulean Sea” and others by TJ Klune, “Conventionally Yours” and others by Annabeth Albert.

All About Summer Reading!

Episode 42, published Monday, June 7, 2021.

Join Alyssa and Corban as they dive in to the details on the Summer Reading Program and share some of their favorite memories. Listen to the whole episode to learn a secret code that you can enter for points at Maricopacountyreads.org!

Masterpiece Theater Favorites

Episode 41, published Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Join Lindsey and Kimberly in a discussion of our favorite series from Masterpiece Theater. Featuring Victoria and Poldark, and highlighting a few others from their large collection. Get a preview of the story and hear about our favorite characters and aspects of the show.

Shoujo Manga with Tim and Glen

Episode 40, published Monday, May 24, 2021.

Shoujo is a genre written with a target audience of young women from, roughly, the ages of 7-18. It’s similar to Shonen manga, which is targeted at young men 7-18, but tends to highlight a bit more romance. Shoujo can focus on sci-fi, fantasy, sports, comedy, or anything from a wider genre list. For this podcast we will focus on Yona of the Dawn, Rose of Versailles, and Sailor Moon.

Short Story Long

Episode 39, published Monday, May 17, 2021.

Join Lesilee and Mikel as they discuss three recent short story collections by three authors under the age of 40. The collections discussed are “What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky” by Lesley Nneka Arimah, “What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours” by Helen Oyeyemi and “Orange World and Other Stories” by Karen Russell.