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Connections: A Podcast of the James L. Hamner Public Library

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If you want book reviews, don't listen here. The mission of the James L. Hamner Public Library is to facilitate connections that provide free learning opportunities. That means almost anything is relevant to the library. In Connections, library workers take advantage of this and talk about whatever interests them. Sometimes, they even talk about the library. Dance, religion, why the library thinks you're a terrible person (spoiler... it doesn't... usually), almost anything is up for grabs.

If you want book reviews, don't listen here. The mission of the James L. Hamner Public Library is to facilitate connections that provide free learning opportunities. That means almost anything is relevant to the library. In Connections, library workers take advantage of this and talk about whatever interests them. Sometimes, they even talk about the library. Dance, religion, why the library thinks you're a terrible person (spoiler... it doesn't... usually), almost anything is up for grabs.

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United States

Description:

If you want book reviews, don't listen here. The mission of the James L. Hamner Public Library is to facilitate connections that provide free learning opportunities. That means almost anything is relevant to the library. In Connections, library workers take advantage of this and talk about whatever interests them. Sometimes, they even talk about the library. Dance, religion, why the library thinks you're a terrible person (spoiler... it doesn't... usually), almost anything is up for grabs.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Go Make Them Feel Normal

1/20/2021
Musician Daniel Bennett talks with Jill about music, life, and COVID. Photo Credit: Alexa Drew Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Qello Concerts Other Resources: Daniel's Winter Playlist We Are the OrchestraJohn DenverPictures at an Exhibition

Duration:00:49:50

Just Write the Book

1/13/2021
Author Lee Williams talks with Jill about her book, The Adventures of Itty Bitty, and her work with horses and children. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Passport Application Acceptance Facility Other Resources: ConnectionsTaking Care of WritersSpur'n Up Hope

Duration:00:29:10

A Teacher Who Teaches Reading

1/6/2021
Valerie Robnolt, Ph. D. talks with Jill about teaching people how to teach people to read. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Acorn TV Other Resources: ConnectionsGood People ReadConnectionsI'm Intelligent, But Reading is HardConnectionsIt's a Different Way of Processing InformationGail GibbonsThe Power of LiteracySeymour SimonTeaching Reading Is Rocket Science

Duration:00:39:41

Holiday Hiatus 2020

12/23/2020
Jill got too busy to edit, so the podcast is taking a break over the holidays. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org

Duration:00:02:43

Victor Haskins Says, "Do Something"

12/16/2020
Mr. Victor Haskins, a Richmond-area artist, talks with Jill about themes in his presentation The American Way. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: The Friends of the James L. Hamner Public Library Other Resources: ConnectionsMusic to SeeVideo Interview of This Episode

Duration:00:30:58

Racial Equity Education: Post-Reflection

12/9/2020
The Library of Virginia offered a racial equity educational challenge to librarians in Virginia. In this episode, Jill and a librarian from another library record their conversation as they think about racial equity after completing the challenge. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: A to Z World Food Other Resources: The 1619 ProjectAmerica and Moore 21-Day Racial Equity ChallengeAmerica Wasn't a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made it OneConnectionsRacial...

Duration:00:52:40

Human Trafficking

12/2/2020
Detective Chris Lee and Detective Joanna Hartsook from the Chesterfield County Police Department talk with Jill about human trafficking. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Libby Other Resources: National Human Trafficking HotlineRichmond Justice InitiativeVirginia Department of Social Services Sex Trafficking Training

Duration:00:35:28

"It's a Different Way of Processing Information"

11/25/2020
Artist and dyslexia advocate Rebecca Warner talks with Jill about ways to identify and help students with dyslexia. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Acorn TV Other Resources: Code of Virginia: Child FindConnections"I'm Intelligent, But Reading is Hard"Decoding Dyslexia: VirginiaDyslexia Friendly Library ChallengeLearning AllyInternational Dyslexia AssociationNational Center for Learning DisabilitiesPqbdUnderstoodVirginia Association of School LibrariansVA...

Duration:00:35:41

Thinking About Dress Codes

11/18/2020
Jill recently read Dress Coded and uses this episode to think about dress codes in the workplace. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Libby

Duration:00:28:27

Autumn Thoughts

11/11/2020
Jill talks about the words associated with autumn and after failing to find a book that represents the season, reads an excerpt from Lindsey Stoddard's Just Like Jackie. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Acorn TV

Duration:00:11:38

"I'm an Advocate for My Authors"

11/4/2020
Author and ghostwriter Laura Tucker talks with Jill about her work and her book All the Greys on Greene Street. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Acorn TV

Duration:00:53:04

Racial Equity Education: Pre-Reflection

10/28/2020
The Library of Virginia offered a racial equity educational challenge to librarians in Virginia. In this episode, Jill and a librarian from another library record their conversation as they think about racial equity before starting the challenge. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: A to Z World Food

Duration:01:01:13

Taking Care of Writers with Danielle Svetcov

10/21/2020
Literary agent and author of Parked, Danielle Svetcov talks to Jill about what a literary agent does. In the process, they talk about books, podcasts, writing, and more. Featured Resource: NoveList Other Resources: Alexander McCall SmithAsk a ManagerBreathBreath: The Art of Manliness Podcast Interview with James NestorCan't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout GenerationDanielle SvetcovFighting WordsFree LunchGordon KormanOutliersWink Writers and Lovers

Duration:00:53:02

Social Norms (Inspired by Long Way Down)

10/14/2020
Inspired by Jason Reynolds' Long Way Down, Jill learns about social norms. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Local History Archives Other Resources: Bodies: A Digital Companion > Cultural NormThe National Academies Press: Addressing the Social and Cultural Norms That Underlie the Acceptance of ViolenceOpen Oregon Press Books: Introduction to the American Criminal Justice SystemStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Social Norms

Duration:00:23:49

How to Save a Life Playlist and Adoption Notes

10/7/2020
Jill creates a playlist for Jill and Mandy from Sara Zarr's How to Save a Life and talks a bit about adoption. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Curbside Service Other Resources: Adoption Business Insider: How Much It Costs to Have a BabyU.S. News and World Report: What Adoption CostsVirginia Department of Social ServicesJill's Playlist I GrieveThe LonelyStart Over AgainMandy's Playlist Fight SongIt's Not Over YetSpeechless

Duration:00:24:25

Traci Sorell and Indian No More: Author Talk

9/30/2020
Jill talks with author Traci Sorell, inspired by the book Indian No More which she finished for Charlene Willing McManis. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: The Friends of the James L. Hamner Public Library Other Resources: The Field Guide to the North American TeenagerIllumiNativeNational Indian Council on AgingThe People Shall ContinueTraci SorellSociety of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Duration:00:55:28

Antibullying Advice and Piddy's Story (Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass)

9/23/2020
Jill thinks about Meg Medina's Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass in the context of anti-bullying advice. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Local History Archives Other Resources: Stomp Out BullyingYaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Duration:00:18:54

On Homes and Dignity

9/16/2020
Jill talks about Danielle Svetcov's book Parked, focusing more on themes and how events compare to real life than on reviewing or summarizing the story. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Libby by Overdrive Other Resources: Danielle SvetcovTeaching Books Author Pronunciation Guide

Duration:00:35:23

Hiatus Announcement

8/13/2020
Jill announces a hiatus. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org

Duration:00:01:39

How to Apply for a Job with Me

8/5/2020
Jill talks about how to apply for a job at her library. Contact Us: circulation@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Weekly Amelia Bulletin Monitor article Other Resources: Connections"What a Library Service Job Is Really Like" Part 1Connections"What a Library Service Job Is Really Like" Part 2

Duration:00:25:45