Off the Shelf with Delaware Library
Off the Shelf Radio Show - June 24th, 2022

Off the Shelf Radio Show - June 24th, 2022

June 27, 2022

Recording of Off the Shelf Radio Show from WDLR with co-hosts George Needham and Nicole Fowles.

Our guest this week is Brandi Orsini, the Public Information Officer from the Delaware County Prosecutor's Office. We speak to her about how the library is partnering with the Prosecutor's Office this summer. 

Recommendations include The Witches by Roald Dahl, My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray, and The Aquanaut by Dan Santat. 

Read more about today's episode here.

Listen live every Friday morning at 9 AM https://wdlrradio.com/program-schedule/off-the-shelf/ 

This episode originally aired on June 24, 2022

Off the Shelf Radio Show - June 17th, 2022

Off the Shelf Radio Show - June 17th, 2022

June 20, 2022

Recording of Off the Shelf Radio Show from WDLR with co-hosts George Needham and Nicole Fowles.

Our guest this week is Alice Mackey who is a Youth Services Librarian at the Orange Branch. WE talk to her about Juneteenth and how the library is celebrating. 

Recommendations include By the Book by Jasmine Guillory, Winterhouse by Ben Guterson, and Ghosts on CBS. 

Read more about today's episode here.

Listen live every Friday morning at 9 AM https://wdlrradio.com/program-schedule/off-the-shelf/ 

This episode originally aired on June 17, 2022

The Delaware History Portal: Keep it Civil - Episode 1

The Delaware History Portal: Keep it Civil - Episode 1

June 18, 2022

"The Farmer and the Poet: A Story of a Lost Arm, a Found Leg and Delaware in the Civil War."

To see some images associated with the story, watch the podcast on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/PhqyNOiC6gs

Imagine being one person in a party of 23,000. If you lived in Delaware County in 1860, this was your exact situation. These days you’d be one person in a party of ten times that (or 209,000). Now imagine being one in a literal million. If you survived the first three years of the Civil War, this was about the size of the Union army by the time Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox. This is the story of a man (kid?) who was all of these things: a resident of Delaware Ohio in 1860, one of a million Union soldiers, and one of the approximately 620,000 who unfortunately wouldn’t make it back home. But this is also the story of America’s most famous poet, the south’s most famous missing limb, and a love affair that lasted a lifetime. Meet Oscar H. Cunningham.

Library Gals Celebrate Pride! - Episode 10

Library Gals Celebrate Pride! - Episode 10

June 17, 2022

This week at the library, we are celebrating Pride Month, with reading lists, displays, and more.

This week we are joined by Shannon Schilling, Teen Services Librarian at the Delaware Branch. 

We discuss the Stonewall Riots, and give recommendations for LGBTQIA+ books for Teens and Adults.  Shannon and Katy share these recommendations: Heartstoppers by Alice Oseman, All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson, Saeed Jones' How We Fight For Our Lives, The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer, and The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. Try The Guncle by Steven Rowley or Boyfriend Material by Alexis J. Hall for your summer reading if you're looking for a lighter read. 

Take a look at the Stonewall Book Awards or visit the booklist for Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction and Adult Graphic Novels created by library staff to find your next great read. 

Do you have a topic you want to hear us cover? Please email libraryguys@delawarelibrary.org 

Music Credit:  Blippy Trance by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

 

 

Off the Shelf Radio Show - June 10th, 2022

Off the Shelf Radio Show - June 10th, 2022

June 13, 2022

Recording of Off the Shelf Radio Show from WDLR with co-hosts George Needham and Nicole Fowles.

This week we speak with Amanad Sheterom who is the Human Resources Coordinator at the Delaware County District Library. We speak with her about the hiring fair happening on June 23rd from 1-5PM at the Liberty Township Hall.

Recommendations include a list of adult books for Summer Reading Club found here, What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe, and Stranger Things on Netflix. 

Read more about today's episode here.

Listen live every Friday morning at 9 AM https://wdlrradio.com/program-schedule/off-the-shelf/ 

This episode originally aired on June 10, 2022

Off the Shelf Radio Show - June 3rd, 2022

Off the Shelf Radio Show - June 3rd, 2022

June 6, 2022

This week we speak with Shari Bowers who is the Branch Manager for the new Liberty Branch that is being built. We speak with her about her background and her plans for the new library in the future. 

Recommendations include If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy, The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, and The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. 

Read more about today's episode here.

Listen live every Friday morning at 9 AM https://wdlrradio.com/program-schedule/off-the-shelf/ 

This episode originally aired on June 3, 2022

Library Gals Go to the Library’s Summer Reading Club - Episode 9

Library Gals Go to the Library’s Summer Reading Club - Episode 9

June 3, 2022

It's June, and do you know what that means? It means we are ready for all things summer reading! To learn more, visit https://www.delawarelibrary.org/summerreading/ 

This week we are joined by Jenny H., the Youth Services Supervisor and Assistant Branch Manager at the Orange Branch to discuss our Summer Reading Club. 

This year's summer reading theme is "Oceans of Possibilities," a topic that Jenny and Katy are very passionate about.  Jenny recommends So Cool! Sharks, The Titanic An Interactive History Adventureand The Magnificent Book of Ocean Creatures. Via has a recommendation for The Deep by Nick Cutter, and Katy puts together a "Beyond Jaws Summer Film Festival" with more shark movies than you ever wanted!  To see more recommendations from this episode, visit: https://libraryaware.com/2JMDG8 

Do you have a topic you want to hear us cover? Please email libraryguys@delawarelibrary.org 

Music Credit:  Blippy Trance by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Off the Shelf Radio Show - May 27th, 2022

Off the Shelf Radio Show - May 27th, 2022

May 30, 2022

Recording of Off the Shelf Radio Show from WDLR with co-hosts George Needham and Nicole Fowles.

This week we speak with Beth McCollam who is from Preservation Parks. We speak with her about Summer Letterboxing and this year’s new exhibits.

Recommendations include Prehistoric Planet by the BBC, Weird Dinosaurs: the Strange new fossils challenging everything we thought we knew by John Pickrell, The Rise and the Fall of the Dinosaurs: A new History of a Lost World by Stephen Brusatte, The Paris Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal, and March: Book 1 by John Lewis. 

Read more about today's episode here.

Listen live every Friday morning at 9 AM https://wdlrradio.com/program-schedule/off-the-shelf/ 

This episode originally aired on May 27, 2022

Off the Shelf Radio Show - May 20th, 2022

Off the Shelf Radio Show - May 20th, 2022

May 23, 2022

Recording of Off the Shelf Radio Show from WDLR with co-hosts George Needham and Nicole Fowles.

This week we speak with Kelly Cochran, the Youth Services and Program Coordinator and George Morrison, a Youth Services Librarian at the Delaware County District Library. We speak with them about the Summer Reading Club. 

Recommendations include I’m Terrified by Bath Time by Simon Rich and a multitude of other titles that can be found here and here

Read more about today's episode here.

Listen live every Friday morning at 9 AM https://wdlrradio.com/program-schedule/off-the-shelf/ 

This episode originally aired on May 20, 2022

Library Gals Go to the Library - Episode 8

Library Gals Go to the Library - Episode 8

May 20, 2022

May is officially recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. To learn more about this, you can visit Mental Health America, NAMI, or our local NAMI organization, NAMI of Delaware & Morrow Counties.

We have a selection of titles for all ages across the spectrum of mental health disorders this week - It's Kind of a Funny Story based on the book by Ned Vizzini, Infinitely Polar BearThe Color of Hope, We're Not Broken by Eric Garcia, Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram and Stuntboy, In the Meantime by Jason Reynolds. 

This week's recommendations come to us from Rachel, teen librarian at the Orange Branch, and Bridget, children's specialist at the Delaware Branch.  Rachel recommends Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman. Bridget recommends You Have Feelings All the Time by Deborah Farmer Kris, Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival, When Sadness is at Your Door by Eva Eland and Catching Thoughts by Bonnie Clark to explore different topics surrounding mental health in youngsters. These titles are all picture books for caregivers and children to enjoy together. 

Do you have a topic you want to hear us cover? Please email libraryguys@delawarelibrary.org 

Music Credit:  Blippy Trance by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Cover art of When Sadness is At Your Door picture book

 

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