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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Reads for Anxious Times

Episode 11, published Monday, November 2, 2020.

Jennifer and Jen from Southeast Regional Library discuss many titles, both fiction and non-fiction, that will make you feel less alone during times of anxiety. Whether its poetry, funny stories, or self-help books that can empower you to feel better—you’ll learn about some great titles to pick up during your next library visit. Books discussed: “Love Poems for Anxious People” by John Kenney, “My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown” by Meera Lee Patel, “Separation Anxiety” by Laura Zigman, “Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Healthy Life” by Hector Garcia, “How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life” by Craig Hase, “Alphabreaths: The ABC’s of Mindful Breathing” by Christopher Willard, “Meditate with Me: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Journey” by Mariam Gates.

SciFi Abounds

Episode 10, published Monday, October 26, 2020.

Jen and Nicolas look at how the science fiction genre can give us a different perspective on our own realty. They will be discussing the following books: Providence by Max Barry, Martian by Andy Weir, Interstellar movie, Waking Gods (The Themis Files) by Sylvain Neuvel, Zone Science Fiction, Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, The Book of Strange New Things Michel Faber, Tales From the Loop by Simon Stålenhag, The Electric State by Simon Stålenhag.

Timeless Westerns

Episode 9, published Monday, October 19, 2020.

Join Lindsey and Mikel as they discuss some of the finest westerns ever written. From the heavy literary themes of Blood Meridian to the kinship in Lonesome Dove westerns can appeal to all readers. They will be discussing the following books: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, True Grit by Charles Portis, Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtry

Our Favorite Books

Episode 8, published Monday, October 12, 2020.

Corban and Alyssa discuss the following books: Such a Good Age by Kiley Reid, JD Robb series, Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent, Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Midnight Man by Meg Gardiner, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T Higgins, The Ruins by Scott Smith, Rising Strong by Brené Brown, Quackery by Lydia Kang, Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett Graff

Women Find Their Strength

Episode 7, published Monday, October 5, 2020.

Jen and Jennifer discuss four diverse books that tell the stories of women finding their strength in community, family, tradition and more. They discuss: “Upright Women Wanted” by Sarah Gailey, “Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows” by Balli Kaur Jaswal, “Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want” by Ruby Tandoh and “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle

What Horrifies You?

Episode 6, published Monday, September 28, 2020.

In this episode, Nicolas and Travis discuss some of their favorite horror books to get you ready for Halloween. From short stories to series here are some of the books that they discuss are: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Alvin Schwartz, IT by Stephen King, Parasite by Mira Grant, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham, Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, Invisible Man by HG Wells and Edgar Allen Poe.

The Comic was Better

Episode 5, published Monday, September 21, 2020.

Corban and Alyssa discuss some of their favorite comics that have moved to the screen. From the good, the bad and the ugly comics are all over the screen. We are going to give you some of our insights from popular shows and movies from Marvel, CW, DC and more.

A Comic-al Discussion

Episode 4, published Monday, September 14, 2020.

Comics and their stories have become an everyday part of today’s media. Join Librarians Alyssa and Corban for a special LibraryCon episode as they take us on a tour of some of their favorite comics and graphic novels. Not only will you be inspired to pick up a comic book from your library, but you’ll also learn about checking out e-comics to read on your device! Make sure to check out our other LibraryCon virtual programs. Here are some of the titles they discuss: DC, Marvel, The Boys, Watchman, Sabrina the Teenage Witch

A Classic Rethink

Episode 3, published Monday, September 7, 2020.

Nicolas and Travis discuss some of their favorite classics, authors and the history of writing. They theorize over the debate of what makes a classic. They discuss the following books and authors: The Count of Monte Cristo by Andrea Duema, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, Edgar Allen Poe

Our Diverse Shelf

Episode 2, published Monday, August 31, 2020.

Do you want to branch out in your book choices but don't know where to start? Join Caroline and Jen from the library as they review some of their most recent diverse reads. We dive into three titles that are written by authors from diverse backgrounds whose stories will encourage you to grow and learn through the experiences of others. You will be inspired to pick up these titles and follow along! There There By Tommy Orange, Long Way Down By Jason Reynolds, You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain By Phoebe Robinson