Schlow Library Podcast-logo

Schlow Library Podcast

Arts & Culture Podcasts >

The Schlow Library Podcast features interviews and news about events, happenings, and services at Schlow Centre Region Library in State College.

The Schlow Library Podcast features interviews and news about events, happenings, and services at Schlow Centre Region Library in State College.
More Information


United States


The Schlow Library Podcast features interviews and news about events, happenings, and services at Schlow Centre Region Library in State College.




Episode 43: Central PA Theatre & Dance Festival Preview

Cynthia Mazzant and Elaine Meder-Wilgus, co-founders of the Central PA Theatre & Dance Festival, join us to talk about this year's festival, which runs June 21-23. This is the second year for the festival, and it features performances, workshops, intensives, and more! Several festival events will be happening at Schlow. Central PA Theatre & Dance Festival:


Episode 42: Free Summer Lunches

Schlow is once again participating in the Free Summer Lunch Program presented by the Healthy Bodies Project at Penn State. Schlow will be holding free summer lunches for kids ages 0 to 18 in our Community Room from 11:30am to 12:30pm on Tuesdays, starting June 18 and running through August 20. We talk with Catie Simpson, nutrition educator for the Healthy Bodies Project at Penn State, about the program and some tips on getting kids to eat healthier. Healthy Bodies Project at Penn State:...


Episode 41: A Poem in Our Eyes

The June exhibition in the Schlow gallery is A Poem in Our Eyes and features works done by residents of Centre Crest nursing home's memory care unit. The program was done through Ridgelines Language Arts, which provides expert language arts instructions to those who are impacted by stigma and injustice in central Pennsylvania. We chat with Abby Minor, who founded Ridgelines, along with Robyn Passante, a local freelance writer who taught the A Poem in Our Eyes class at Centre Crest. The...


Episode 40: Reducing Opioid Stigma

The Share Your Opioid Story Initiative will be bringing its Reducing Opioid Stigma Community Conversation event to Schlow on Thursday, May 30. We have a conversation with Dr. Glenn Sterner, who coordinated the initiative and is an expert on the opioid epidemic. Share Your Opioid Story:


Episode 39: Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories

We look ahead to this year's Summer Reading Programs. Paula Bannon, head of children's services, Maria Burchill, head of adult services, and Karen Lambert, adult services librarian, chat about what's in store for the reading programs this summer with the theme of A Universe of Stories! Summer Reading Registration:


Episode 38: Biking in the Centre Region

The Schlow Library Podcast talks about bicycling in the Centre Region with Trish Meek, who will lead the class/discussion Biking in the Centre Region 101 at Schlow on May 16. Trish is the senior transportation planner with the Centre Regional Planning Agency in State College. She has worked to emphasize the importance of incorporating walking and biking into the transportation network in Centre County.


Episode 37: Preparing for Centre Gives

With Centre Gives happening May 7-8, we discuss the popular online giving event with Rachael Hartman from Centre Foundation, Amy Wilson, who is the executive director of Mid-State Literacy Council, and Schlow's own Molly Hetrick. Centre Gives: Centre Foundation: Mid-State Literacy Council:


Episode 36: Reduce, Reuse, Remake 2019

Students from the State College Area School District and Bald Eagle Area School District will once again be having an exhibition in Schlow's gallery. Reduce, Reuse, Remake 2019 will be in the gallery in May and features pieces students did using plastic as a way to promote environmental concerns over plastic. We talk with Julia Nelson, a sixth-grade art instructor from Mount Nittany Middle School, along with State College students Madeline Pate, Jessica Saraka, and Anastasia Shawver about...


Episode 35: Getting Ready for Children's Book Week with Shaina Birkhead

We have a conversation with Shaina Birkhead from the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader as we get ready for the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week, April 29-May 5. Every Child a Reader: Children's Book Week:


Episode 34: Saluting the Volunteers!

It's National Volunteer Week and we chat with Diane Schmidt, head of technical and volunteer services at Schlow, and Jan Miles, who has been a volunteer at Schlow for one year.


Episode 33: Celebrating National Library Week with Centre County Library Director Denise Sticha

We have a conversation with Centre County Library director and Pennsylvania Library Association president Denise Sticha about the state of libraries and what National Library Week means. Centre County Library: Pennsylvania Library Association:


Episode 32: Preview of Research Unplugged Spring 2019

We talk with Charima Young, director of Penn State's Local Government and Community Relations department, about the upcoming Research Unplugged Spring 2019 schedule that begins April 4 and will be held each Thursday in April in Schlow's Community Room. Research Unplugged:


Episode 31: Get Help Finding a Job Through the Link

The Link is the mobile career center from Pennsylvania Career Link, and it visits Schlow Library each month on the fourth Thursday of the month. The Link's project coordinator Craig Kurtz talks about the services, how it has helped people find work, and what sectors are hiring. PA Career Link:


Episode 30: A Conversation with Children's Book Author Rebecca Roan

State High alum and former Schlow employee Rebecca Roan will be returning to Schlow on March 24 for a launch party for her debut picture book Dragons Get Colds Too. Rebecca took some time to be a guest on our podcast, where she talked about her days at Schlow and her book!


Episode 29: Tuning Into Kids: A Conversation with Parenting Plus' Jennifer Crane

Parenting Plus program director Jennifer Crane will be leading a five-week parenting discussion group at Schlow called "Tuning Into Kids." The program is each Tuesday, starting March 12. Jennifer talks about the program and how Parenting Plus is helping the community.


Episode 28: A Conversation with Jamie Berube

Jamie Berube is a 27-year-old from State College who was born with Down Syndrome. He has become a talented artist and will have a solo exhibition in March at the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery at Schlow. For this episode, Jamie was joined by his father, Michael, and mother, Janet Lyon. Michael has written two books about Jamie that Schlow has available in its collection. Michael Berube's Web site:


Episode 27: A Conversation with author Katie Fallon

The Schlow Library Podcast talks with Katie Fallon, author of this year's Centre County Reads book Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird. Katie will be giving a talk about her book on April 4 at the Nittany Lion Inn. Centre County Reads: Katie Fallon:


Episode 26: Celebrating Library Lovers Month with Happy Valley Improv

In honor of Library Lovers Month, we invited Nate Rufo and Andrea McCloskey of Happy Valley Improv back to the podcast to talk about their love of libraries and have some improv fun. Happy Valley Improv: Check out books from the Happy Valley Improv Collection at Schlow:...


Episode 25: A Conversation with Sascha Meinrath

Sascha Meinrath is the Palmer Chair in Telecommunications at Penn State and director of X-Lab, an innovative think tank focusing on the intersection of vanguard technologies and public policy. He is a renowned technology policy expert and is internationally recognized for his work over the past two decades as a community internet pioneer, social entrepreneur, and angel investor. Sascha will host Schlow Labs: Practical Tools for Digital Privacy February 16 at Schlow. Before then, we had a...


Episode 24: A Conversation with Artist Marisa Eichman Kupiec

The Schlow Library Podcast talks with local artist Marisa Eichman Kupiec, whose exhibition The Hunt for the Red Doe will be in the Schlow gallery during the month of February. Kupiec won the Images 2018 award for her painting "The Hunt for the Red Doe."