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Shelf Understanding: The Bloomington (IL) Public Library's Podcast

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Shelf Understanding is the podcast of the Bloomington (IL) Public Library. Join librarian/host Danny Rice as we host discussions, interviews, and ideas through the lens of a community.

Shelf Understanding is the podcast of the Bloomington (IL) Public Library. Join librarian/host Danny Rice as we host discussions, interviews, and ideas through the lens of a community.
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Bloomington, IL

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Podcasts

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Shelf Understanding is the podcast of the Bloomington (IL) Public Library. Join librarian/host Danny Rice as we host discussions, interviews, and ideas through the lens of a community.

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@decittoluca

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English

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Episodes

14 – The Art of Tattooing

11/20/2017
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On this month’s episode, host Marion Archer interviews local tattoo artist Ricky Sturdivant of 33 Tattoos and Art about the art of tattooing. We’ll talk about the history of tattooing, how Ricky has used tattoos to help those stricken with cancer, and the future of tattoos, including the use of bioreactive ink! Did you ever … Continue reading 14 – The Art of Tattooing →

Duration: 00:40:09


13 – Canoeing the Mississippi River (with The Current Situation)

9/28/2017
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On this month’s episode of Shelf Understanding (where you can really learn to understand yourshelf), co-hosts Danny Rice, Marion Archer, and Rhonda Massie interview Travis and Carrie Mack (also known as “The Current Situation”), who recently canoed the length of the Mississippi River. Join us as Travis and Carrie answer the questions we all want … Continue reading 13 – Canoeing the Mississippi River (with The Current Situation) →

Duration: 00:54:38


12 – Retro Gaming

8/28/2017
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This month, co-hosts Danny Rice and Marion Archer (and even Sound Engineer Rob, at one point!) talk with a few local business owners and experts about different types of, “Retro Gaming”. Whether this means classic arcade games, tabletop and/or card games, or pinball, we wanted to better understand why these gaming styles are experiencing a … Continue reading 12 – Retro Gaming →

Duration: 00:45:18


11 – Zoos and Wildlife Conservation

7/20/2017
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This month’s episode of Shelf Understanding focuses on efforts by two local organizations who care for both exotic and native animals. Host Danny Rice and this month’s co-host Marion Archer talk to Adrienne Bauer of Wildlife Prairie Park and Jay Tetzloff of the Miller Park Zoo. We’ll learn about conservation efforts at both locations and … Continue reading 11 – Zoos and Wildlife Conservation →

Duration: 00:48:46


10 – Cyber Security

6/14/2017
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On this month’s episode of Shelf Understanding (where you can really learn to understand yourshelf), host/librarian Danny Rice talks with cyber security guru Craig Yarbrough about the primary types of malware, how you can protect yourself from “Bad Guys”, and how emerging technologies will also lead to additional vulnerabilities. But fear not! Because we will … Continue reading 10 – Cyber Security →

Duration: 00:40:18


09 – The West Bloomington Revitalization Project

5/18/2017
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This month on Shelf Understanding, librarian/host Danny Rice talks with Deborah Halperin and Karen Schmidt from the West Bloomington Revitalization Project about all of the wonderful things that the WBRP is doing in our community. From the Tool Library, Book Bike, and Veggie Oasis to the Bed/Bench Blitz and Home Restoration Project, the WBRP is … Continue reading 09 – The West Bloomington Revitalization Project →

Duration: 00:46:57


08 – Comics & Graphic Novels

4/19/2017
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Do you think Comics and Graphic Novels are just for nerds? Do you think they’re just for little kids? Do you think people who enjoy books with illustrations are bad at reading? Well, join host Danny Rice this month as we buck all of the stereotypes surrounding this genre of literature. Danny talks with “nearly … Continue reading 08 – Comics & Graphic Novels →

Duration: 02:00:34


07 – Erik Larson Interview

3/6/2017
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Bloomington (IL) Public Library is bringing New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson to Bloomington on April 12, 2017, to discuss his book, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, during a free author presentation at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. This month on Shelf Understanding, host … Continue reading 07 – Erik Larson Interview →

Duration: 00:30:01


06 – Virtual Reality

2/15/2017
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Often, technology advances faster than we can keep track. Virtual Reality is one such example, so let’s get to the bottom of what makes this tech craze so appealing. We’ll also look into some of its more meaningful uses, and try to defuse a virtual time bomb. “Try” being the key word…

Duration: 00:50:13


05 – There Is No Average Person

1/24/2017
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Everyone learns differently. But did you know that your brain might learn differently simply based on your given situation? Join host Danny Rice, librarian Rachel Park, and Heartland Community College professor Zach Petrea as we discuss a new way of learning, teaching, and thinking: Universal Design For Learning. … Continue reading 05 – There Is No Average Person →

Duration: 00:31:37


04 – Tiny Houses

12/20/2016
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This month, Shelf Understanding host Danny Rice discusses Tiny Houses with contractor Mike Robinson, a member of a local makeshift task force that is working with the City of Bloomington to reshape zoning laws in an effort to provide space for tiny houses for those in need of housing. Robinson is part of a team … Continue reading 04 – Tiny Houses →

Duration: 00:49:15


03 – Puppetry

11/18/2016
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On this month’s edition of Shelf Awareness, our librarians are talking about puppetry with Samantha Anne Maggio who co-owns Suspended Belief Theater in Bloomington, IL, and with Michael Vetere, Associate Professor in the School of Theater and Dance at Illinois State University where he teaches creative drama and puppetry classes. We love them! We’re scared … Continue reading 03 – Puppetry →

Duration: 02:46:31


02 – Nonvoting

10/19/2016
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With the presidential election on the horizon, this month on Shelf Awareness librarian/host Danny Rice talks to Michael Weis, Professor of History at Illinois Wesleyan University, about nonvoting and how it affects the democratic process.

Duration: 00:35:57


Episode 1: Evergreen Cemetery Walk

9/21/2016
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On the inaugural episode of Bloomington Public Library’s podcast – Shelf Awareness – our librarian/host Danny Rice talks to Candace Summers of the McLean County Museum of History and Rhys Lovell of Illinois Voices Theatre about the 22nd Annual Cemetery Walk at Bloomington’s Evergreen Cemetery. The 2016 walk offers public performances at 11am & 2pm … Continue reading Episode 1: Evergreen Cemetery Walk →

Duration: 00:37:58