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The Book Drop is a weekly podcast from Omaha Public Library that explores topics related to our community, libraries and the joy of reading.

The Book Drop is a weekly podcast from Omaha Public Library that explores topics related to our community, libraries and the joy of reading.

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United States

Description:

The Book Drop is a weekly podcast from Omaha Public Library that explores topics related to our community, libraries and the joy of reading.

Language:

English


Episodes

46. Library Week

4/9/2021
On this episode of The Book Drop we celebrate National Library Week with tales of the heroes and villains of library world. We also share our librarian origin stories and talk about everyone’s favorite OPL branch for query of the week. Check out the OPL events calendar for these upcoming events: OPL Reading Challenge Book Club on Tuesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 15th. Celebrate National Library Week with OPL by asking for an illustrated branch sticker at your local branch or when...

Duration:01:01:31

45. Nebraska Books with Author Theodore Wheeler

3/26/2021
This week on The Book Drop we welcome local author Theodore Wheeler to talk about Nebraska literature, writing about the Midwest and building a community of books lovers with a single book cart. We all play a game to see how many Teds from Nebraska we can identify and we talk about our favorite thing about the places where we live for query of the week. https://theodore-wheeler.com/Dundee Book Company(https://dundee-book-company.square.site/https://omaha-lit-fest.com/If you're looking for...

Duration:01:04:33

44. What We're Reading

3/19/2021
This week we share what we’ve been reading lately, David makes a play for the most out there reading recommendation and we talk about our favorite spring activities for query of the week. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here — http://bit.ly/TBD44_2

Duration:00:47:54

43. Book Club: Leave the World Behind

3/10/2021
This week it's our longest episode yet as we discuss Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam for our first Book Club episode of The Book Drop. We’ve got anxieties, predictions and casting ideas as well as what unconventional item we’d pack for the apocalypse for query of the week. For more information on OPL's book club services, check out our website. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here — bit.ly/TBDep43

Duration:01:10:52

42. Bookish News Vol. 2

2/26/2021
This week on The Book Drop we share some of the latest and greatest news stories from the book world, offer up dramatic readings of Nora Roberts’ blog and write the titles of our memoirs for query of the week. Don't forget to check out the OPL events calendar for upcoming events: Online Family Storytimes, Monday through Saturday We're getting ready to discuss our first book for our podcast book club, "Leave the World Behind" by Rumaan Alam. Check out the book before our discussion episode...

Duration:00:53:55

41. Friends in Fiction

2/19/2021
This week we go looking for friends in fiction, discuss the overuse of trauma bonding in adult literature and question if we might possibly be your parasocial friends. We also give Anna unfair grief about her pop culture blind spots and pick our fictional BFFs for query of the week. Don't forget to check out the OPL events calendar for upcoming events: OPL Reading Challenge Book Club on Tuesday, March 9th. Virtual Book Bash on Thursday, February 25th. We're getting ready to discuss our...

Duration:00:58:11

40. To All the Books I've Loved on Screen

2/12/2021
This week we talk about weirdest movies to see on Valentine’s day, share some of our favorite romance and relationship adaptations, and although absent, Elly drops her spicy take on Barry Jenkins movies. We also get to know out listeners a bit better by the romance tropes they’d write themselves into for query of the week. Don't forget to check out the OPL events calendar for upcoming events: OPL Reading Challenge Book Club on Thursday, February 18th and Tuesday, March 9th. Virtual Book...

Duration:00:48:21

39. Staying on Top of New Books

1/29/2021
This week we share all the newsletters, email blasts, social media accounts, websites and publications we follow to stay up-to-date on new books and publishing news. We also talk about the ultimate James Baldwin playlist and imagine the late, great Ursula K. Le Guin as an Instagram influencer. And we share our favorite childhood books for query of the week. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here — http://bit.ly/TBDep39

Duration:00:55:19

38. Reading Challenge: Book with Illustrations

1/22/2021
This week we kick off the 2021 OPL Reading Challenge with the Read a Book with Illustrations category. OPL Arts & Culture Librarian Mark Sorensen also shares his knowledge about visual storytelling and we all talk about the historical and public figures we'd like to start fan clubs for for query of the week. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here — http://bit.ly/TBDep38 For even more recommendations for the Read a Book with...

Duration:00:56:37

37. New Season, Who This?

1/15/2021
The Book Drop is back for Season 2! This week we share our plans for the new season, offer an update on curated bookshelves and make educated and wildly speculative predictions for the book world in 2021. We also talk about new year reading goals for query of the week. Don't forget to check out the OPL events calendar for upcoming events: OPL Reading Challenge Book Club on Thursday, January 21st and Tuesday, February 9th. Virtual Book Bash on Thursday, February 25th. All the books,...

Duration:00:40:46

36. Goodbye 2020

12/21/2020
On the final episode of season one of The Book Drop we talk about winter reading aesthetics, share our plans for next season and talk about our favorite season one episodes for query of the week. The podcast team would also love to hear your thoughts on season one and what you'd like to hear in the second season. Fill out our short survey here — http://bit.ly/TBDs1Survey

Duration:00:24:47

35. The Year in Reading

12/18/2020
In the last regular episode of the season the podcast team looks at the year in reading, explore our own 2020 reading and give ourselves awards for reading accomplishments both big and small. We also share our best reads of the year for query of the week. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here — https://bit.ly/TBDep35

Duration:00:58:13

34. Reading Challenge: Nonfiction Graphic Novels

12/11/2020
This week on The Book Drop we finish up the 2020 Reading Challenge with our picks for nonfiction graphic novels. We also share our favorite childhood cartoons and talk about being seen in animation for query of the week. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here — https://bit.ly/TBDep34

Duration:00:42:25

33. Korean Wave

12/4/2020
This week we talk about Korean Wave and share our favorite cultural exports from South Korean. We also share dream vacations for query of the week. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here — https://bit.ly/TBDep33

Duration:00:47:20

32. What We're Reading

11/20/2020
This week the team talks about what we've been reading lately and what's helping us through our reading slumps. We also share some listener reading recommendations for query of the week. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here — https://bit.ly/TBDep32

Duration:00:38:31

31. Reading Challenge: A Classic That's New to You

11/13/2020
This week the team spills their feelings about classic literature and offers up picks for the Read a Classic That's New to You task from the 2020 OPL Reading Challenge. We also share some controversial opinions about film adaptations of classic literature for query of the week. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here — https://bit.ly/TBDep31

Duration:00:44:46

30. Read It & Eat

11/6/2020
This week the podcast team talks with OPL's Adult Services Manager, Amy Mather, about local food history, favorite restaurants and the upcoming Read It & Eat Virtual Culinary Conference. We also share our favorite eating experiences for query of the food. Check out the Read It & Eat Virtual Culinary Conference Saturday, November 7th, 2020, 1:00-3:00 PM on Crowdcast. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here —...

Duration:00:55:34

29. All Things Halloween

10/30/2020
This week the podcast team finishes out the spooky season with a chat about scary movies, books, music and childhood memories. We also discuss the best places to haunt if you’re a ghost for query of the week. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here — http://bit.ly/TBDep29

Duration:00:48:27

28. Bookish News

10/23/2020
This week the podcast team takes a look at the news in publishing and libraries around the world. We also share our weirdest phobias for query of the week. All the news items we talked about in this episode can be found here -- http://bit.ly/TBDep28

Duration:00:43:03

27. Spooky Reads

10/16/2020
On this episode of the podcast the team talks about scare thresholds and offers up titles for for the spooky season . We also talk about favorite scary movies for query of the week. All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here — http://bit.ly/TBDep27

Duration:00:50:26