BPL Podcast
Best of 2022!

Best of 2022!

November 25, 2022

The best of 2022! 

Special thanks to fo/mo/deep for lending us their song, "Bourbon Neat" for the podcast!

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Here is the list of highlighted items from the BPL staff:

Fiction Books

  • Olga Dies Dreaming - Xochitl Gonzalez
  • Flung Out of Space - Grace Ellis
  • The Fervor - Alma Katsu
  • You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty - Akwaeke Emezi
  • This Time Tomorrow - Emma Straub

Non-Fiction Books

  • I’m Glad My Mom Died - Jeanette McCurdy
  • Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial - Corban Addison
  • Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries - Rick Emerson

Youth

  • 0-3 yrs

    • The Hair Book - LaTonya Yvette and Amanda Jane Jones
  • 3-6 yrs
    • My Parents Won’t Stop Talking! - Emma Hunsinger and Tillie Walden
    • Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps - Charlotte Sherman and Geneva Bowers 
    • Sports Heroes: Inspiring Tales of Athletes Who Stood Up and Out - Mia Cassany and Iker Ayestaran 
  • Middle graders 
    • A Taste of Magic - J. Elle
    • A Duet for Home - Karina Yan Glaser
    • Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coatl - Julie Kagawa
  • Teen
    • Iron Widow - Xiran Jay Zhao
  • Honorable Mentions
    • We Made It All Up - Margot Harrison
    • Once Upon a K-Prom - Kat Cho
    • Loveless - Alice Oseman
  • Board Games
    • Builders & Biomes
    • Draftosaurus

Movies

  • The Batman
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Nope

Video Games

  • Elden Ring
  • Raft
  • Stray

Music

  • Madison Cunningham - Revealer
  • Wilco - Cruel Country
  • Natalia Lafourcade - De Todas las Flores
  • Julian Lage - View with a Room
Vampire Week!

Vampire Week!

October 21, 2022

Vampire Week is here! Plucked from our blog, Julianna tells us about her favorite vampire movies and everything the library has to offer this week.

Julianna mentions some of her favorite vampire movies. Here’s a list of them: 

  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
  • The Lost Boys
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Nosferatu
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • Let the Right One In
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Let the Right One In

Special thanks to fo/mo/deep for lending us their song, "Bourbon Neat" for the podcast!

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Banned Books - A History

Banned Books - A History

October 13, 2022

Owen dives into the history of banning books, reasons books are challenged, and he even recommends his favorite challenged title. Here is a list of all the books Owen mentions:

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Special thanks to fo/mo/deep for lending us their song, "Bourbon Neat" for the podcast!

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

October 1, 2022

Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros, Assistant Professor and the Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies Librarian at The OSU University Libraries, and Patti Vocal, The OSU Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) Outreach Coordinator, discuss the importance of bringing authentic Latinx and Latin American stories into K-12 classrooms through children's literature. Pamela and Patti talk to us about the CLAS BookBox project and share tips on how we can all celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month which is celebrated annually from September 15 - October 15.

Discover more Hispanic Heritage Month resources here.

Special thanks to fo/mo/deep for lending us their song, "Bourbon Neat" for the podcast!

Find out about upcoming Bexley Public Library events at https://www.bexleylibrary.org

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Celebrating Black Poetry Past and Present

Celebrating Black Poetry Past and Present

June 18, 2022

Jack Marchbanks sits down with Dionne Custer Edwards, Scott Woods, and Is Said for a discussion about Black poetry using James Weldon Johnson's groundbreaking anthology The Book of American Negro Poetry as a springboard.

Dionne Custer Edwards is a writer, educator, and the Director of Learning & Public Practice at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Scott Woods is a poet, writer, and the founder and director of the performing arts organization Streetlight Guild, and Columbus poetry legend Is Said, has received the King Arts Complex Legends & Legacies Award and was inducted into the Lincoln Theater Hall of Fame. 

This program is generously funded by Jack Marchbanks and The Kridler Family Fund at The Columbus Foundation.

Special thanks to fo/mo/deep for lending us their song, "Bourbon Neat" for the podcast!

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The Current: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Current: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

March 5, 2022

Ohio State University Eastern European experts, Theodora Dragostinova, Marianna Klochko, and Mykyta Tyshchenko, to try and make sense of the evolving crisis in Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

The panel discussed the history and progression of the conflict, the ensuing humanitarian crisis, and the international repercussions of the events.

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Best of 2021!

Best of 2021!

November 26, 2021

The best of 2021!

 

Special thanks to fo/mo/deep for lending us their song, "Bourbon Neat" for the podcast!

Find out about upcoming Bexley Public Library events at https://www.bexleylibrary.org

Follow Bexley Public Library across platforms @bexleylibrary

 

Here is the list of highlighted items from the BPL staff:

Books

  • American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears by Farah Stockman
  • Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson
  • Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras
  • Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
  • Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
  • The Guncle by Stephen Rowley
  • The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois By Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Youth/Teen Books

  • Woodland Dance by Sandra Boynton
  • B is for Bison! by Greg Paprocki 
  • Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty
  • Every Little Kindness by Marta Bartolj 
  • Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham 
  • Dog Man: Mothering Heights by Dav Pilkey
  • Max and the Midnights by Lincoln Peirce
  • Super Sidekicks by Gavin Than
  • Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, by Chris and Laura Samnee
  • Lotería by Karla Arenas Valenti
  • Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori Lee
  • Tristan Strong Keeps Punching by Kwame Mbalia
  • Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
  • The Infinite by Patience Agbabi
  • Don’t Breathe a Word by Jordyn Taylor
  • The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzie Lee
  • Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer

Movies

  • Loki
  • Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  • Wandavision
  • Black Widow
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Eternals
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Cruella
  • Suicide Squad
  • Godzilla vs Kong
  • Army of the Dead
  • Red Notice
  • The Harder They Fall
  • Malignant
  • Quiet Place Part Two
  • Candyman
  • Halloween Kills
  • Luca 
  • Mitchells vs The Machines
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • No Time To Die
  • Roadrunner
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Minari
  • Cry Macho
  • Dune
  • Green Knight

Music

  • Moontype - Bodies of Water
  • Sarah Jaroz - Blue Heron Suite
  • Genesis Owusu - Smiling with No Teeth
  • Aaron Frazer - Introducing…
NYT Best Selling Author Natalie D Richards

NYT Best Selling Author Natalie D Richards

November 5, 2021

New York Times best seller, Natalie D Richards, sat down with Josh to talk about Five Total Strangers becoming a Big Library Read, her book Seven Dirty Secrets coming out this month, and the inspiration for her writing. Visit her websiteinstagram, and twitter for up-to-date information about her work.

Special thanks to fo/mo/deep for lending us their song, "Bourbon Neat" for the podcast!

Find out about upcoming Bexley Public Library events at https://www.bexleylibrary.org

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Tomorrow and Tomorrow

October 29, 2021

Kristopher and Gretchen Armstrong sit down with Josh to talk about their literary journal Tomorrow and Tomorrow, how it highlights artists from Bexley, the importance of mixtapes, and ghost stories that are too unsettling for the campfire. 

Join writers and artists highlighted in Tomorrow and Tomorrow's "Ghosts" issue at Austen & Company (or virtually!) on November 4th for an evening of readings and conversation!

Special thanks to fo/mo/deep for lending us their song, "Bourbon Neat" for the podcast!

Find out about upcoming Bexley Public Library events at https://www.bexleylibrary.org

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Leading Through Uncertainty w/ LC Johnson

Leading Through Uncertainty w/ LC Johnson

September 24, 2021

LC Johnson, founder and CEO of Zora's House, shares her journey from the dream (literally!) of a co-working-community-space for women of color in Columbus to the bright future ahead for Zora's House. LC talks about how she, with the support of community, made it through one of the most challenging and uncertain times of her life. 

 

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Follow LC Johnson @no1doesitlikeLC

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