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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.

Location:

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:

8045614559


Episodes

A Talk with Author Lindsey Stoddard

4/14/2021
Author Lindsey Stoddard talks with host Jill about big emotions, writing, and more. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Libby Other Resources: #ClassroomBookADayJillian Heise"Let's Go to Therapy,ConnectionsI Want to Do Everything That I Ever Imagined That I Could DoConnections

Duration:00:31:37

Band Instrument Repair Technician: Travis Thacker

4/7/2021
Band Instrument Repair Technician Travis Thacker of Carl's Pro Band tells host Jill about his profession. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Qello Other Resources: "I Love My Job [As a Band Instrument Repair Technician]" Connections EpisodeNational Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair TechniciansPiano Technicians Guild

Duration:00:57:56

"It Didn't Happen Overnight": Brooke Shoenman

3/31/2021
Traveler Brooke Shoenman of Her Packing List gives Jill tips for traveling in cities when you've never lived in one. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Libby Other Resources: FulFILL ContainerHPL WorldToilet FinderWanderful

Duration:00:42:42

Saadia Faruqi: Author and Interfaith Activist

3/24/2021
Author and interfaith activist Saadia Faruqi talks with Jill about her middle-grade novel A Thousand Questions and how people can get to know their neighbours who appear to be different from them. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: A to Z World Food Other Resources: Blue MinaretThe Faith ClubA Place at the Table

Duration:00:46:18

Author Episode RoundUp March 2021

3/17/2021
Jill lists all the episodes featuring authors. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org List of Author Episodes: Barbara EmodiCarrie FirestoneDanielle SvetcovErin TeaganGrandma SaladKarin Anderson and Kathryn ErskineLaura TuckerLee WilliamsTraci SorellTricia Elam WalkerVeronica Bartles

Duration:00:05:06

I Love My Job [As a Band Instrument Repair Technician]

3/10/2021
Music Instrument Repair Technician Abby Lawson tells host Jill about her profession. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Universal Class Other Resources: Band Instrument Repair, Renton Technical CollegeBand Instrument Repair, Western Iowa Technical Community CollegeKBI Music ShoppeMusical Instrument Repair and Construction, MN State Technical College

Duration:00:52:05

I Want to Do Everything That I Ever Imagined I Could Do

3/3/2021
Tricia Elam Walker talks with Jill about writing plays, her newest book Nana Akua Goes to School, the value of picture books for adults, and more. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Libby Other Resources: Dream StreetMufaro's Beautiful DaughtersThe Paper Kingdom

Duration:00:52:31

Uncomfortable Conversations: Dana's Thoughts

2/24/2021
Jill talks with another librarian about how to respond to uncomfortable situations. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Notary Other Resources: ConnectionsUncomfortable Conversations: Emily's ThoughtsSoutheast Collaborative Conference

Duration:00:36:11

Your Clavicle Is Distracting

2/17/2021
Author Carrie Firestone talks with Jill about the personal and social impacts of dress codes, dress coding in schools, and her book, Dress Coded. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Libby Other Resources: Carrie Firestone

Duration:00:51:16

Uncomfortable Conversations: Emily's Thoughts

2/10/2021
Jill talks with another librarian about how to respond to uncomfortable situations. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Libby Other Resources: Crucial ConversationsI Holla Back

Duration:00:29:59

Book Quotes: Beginnings

2/3/2021
Jill reads book quotes about beginnings. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Notary Services Book List: The Darkest MindsDivergentThe Great AloneHave Sword, Will TravelThe HobbitRedemptionThe Upside of Unrequited

Duration:00:07:36

Assessing Needs

1/27/2021
Jill talks about the facility needs assessment process. Contact Us: connections@hamnerlibrary.org Featured Resource: Local History Archives

Duration:00:24:27

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