Gwinnett County Public Library

Gwinnett County Public Library

Podcasts from the Gwinnett County Public Library: Authors Annotated features conversations with authors who visit the library about their work, their creative processes, and their love of libraries. Flip the Library showcases GCPL‘s staff and services and the ways they work with and for the Gwinnett County community. Spill Lit is a young adult literature podcast from GCPL‘s Youth Services department, featuring reading recommendations and discussions of YA lit trends and themes.

Episodes

January 30, 2023 43 min

Join our hosts Katharine, Sarah, and Patty as they discuss what they’re reading and what they recommend! In this episode, listen as they discuss The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and share their reading resolutions for the new year. 

Email us at SpillLit@gwinnettpl.org and tell us what you like about the show, recommend a book for us to read, or share your opinion about a book we've already reviewed. Everyone wh...

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Adrienne Su was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned a BA from Radcliff College of Harvard university and an MFA from the University of Virginia. She is the author of the poetry collections Peach State, Living Quarters, Having None of It, Sanctuary, and Middle Kingdom. She currently teaches at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 

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January 16, 2023 24 min

In the latest episode of Spill Lit, join our hosts Katharine, Sarah, and Patty as they discuss what they're reading and what they recommend! In this episode listen as they talk about books found on the YALSA Teens' Top Ten List!

Email us at SpillLit@gwinnettpl.org and tell us what you like about the show, recommend a book for us to read, or share your opinion about a book we've already reviewed. Everyone who sends u...

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Peachtree Corners was developed as a planned community in the 1960’s with Technology Park as its core, to lure tech companies to the Gwinnett County area, but did not officially incorporate as a city until 2012. The Gwinnett County Public Library built its Peachtree Corners Branch in 1986, and the branch has continued to serve this unique community ever since! 

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January 2, 2023 32 min

Join our hosts Katharine, Sarah, and Patty as they discuss what they’re reading and what they recommend! In this episode, listen as they discuss The Resolutions by Mia Garcia and share their reading resolutions for the new year. 

Email us at SpillLit@gwinnettpl.org and tell us what you like about the show, recommend a book for us to read, or share your opinion about a book we've already reviewed. Everyone who sends us an em...

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December 26, 2022 33 min

Our guest today is Jeffrey Breslow. He is the author of A Game Maker’s Life and is a preeminent toy and game inventor and designer. He had spent more than 41 years inventing toys and games. Breslow was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in New York City in 1988 and left the toy business in 2008 to sculpt full time.

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Join our hosts Katharine, Sarah, and Patty as they discuss what they’re reading and what they recommend! In this episode, listen as they discuss The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike.

Email us at SpillLit@gwinnettpl.org and tell us what you like about the show, recommend a book for us to read, or share your opinion about a book we've already reviewed. Everyone who sends us an email will be entered into a drawing to win a fr...

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December 12, 2022 16 min

GCPL University began in 2021 as a program of self-paced, online courses designed for the Gwinnett County community by Gwinnett County Public Library staff with the goal of teaching practical job knowledge and developing marketable skills using the library’s physical and digital offerings. Learn more at www.gwinnettpl.org/gcpl-university

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December 5, 2022 31 min

In the latest episode of Spill Lit, join our hosts Katharine, Sarah, and Patty as they discuss what they're reading and what they recommend! In this episode they talk about some new holiday reads!

Email us at SpillLit@gwinnettpl.org and tell us what you like about the show, recommend a book for us to read, or share your opinion about a book we've already reviewed. Everyone who sends us an email will be entered into a dr...

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November 28, 2022 39 min

Vanessa Riley is the award-winning author of Sister Mother Warrior and Island Queen. Riley's historical novels showcase the hidden histories of Black women and women of color, emphasizing strong sisterhoods and dazzling multicultural communities. Her works encompass historical fiction, historical romance, and historical mystery, and you can find them in our online catalog here.

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November 21, 2022 38 min

Join our hosts Katharine, Sarah, and Patty as they discuss what they’re reading and what they recommend! In this episode, listen as they discuss Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.  For a look at the books featured in this episode, check out this booklist!

Email us at SpillLit@gwinnettpl.org and tell us what you like about the show, recommend a book for us to read, or share your opinion about a book we've already reviewed. Every...

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November 15, 2022 25 min

With the help of social workers, libraries have been able to provide more holistic assistance with a myriad of services such as housing, employment, legal support, and food assistance. In this episode, we sit down to chat with Gwinnett County Public Library’s social work interns and the Lawrenceville Branch Manager. 

To make an appointment with a social work intern, fill out a Book-a-Librarian form here. 

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Join our hosts Katharine, Sarah, and Patty as they discuss what they’re reading and what they recommend! In this episode, listen as they share some of their favorite books featuring Native American authors, topics, and award winning titles. For a look at the books featured in this episode, check out this booklist!

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William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of the Cork O'Connor mystery series which features books about a former sheriff who is part Irish and part Ojibwe. Krueger has received numerous awards for his writing, including the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel for his book, Ordinary Grace.  His newest book is Fox Creek.

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October 24, 2022 29 min

Join our hosts Katharine, Sarah, and Patty as they discuss what they’re reading and what they recommend! In this episode, listen as they discuss The Ghost Tracks by Celso Hurtado.  For a look at the books featured in this episode, check out this booklist!

Email us at SpillLit@gwinnettpl.org and tell us what you like about the show, recommend a book for us to read, or share your opinion about a book we've already reviewed. E...

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Join our hosts Katharine, Sarah, and Patty as they discuss what they’re reading and what they recommend! In this episode, listen as they take a deep dive on the works of David Levithan. For a look at the books featured in this episode, check out this booklist!

Email us at SpillLit@gwinnettpl.org and tell us what you like about the show, recommend a book for us to read, or share your opinion about a book we've already review...

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October 3, 2022 37 min

Polly J. Price is an award-winning legal historian and Professor of Law and Global Health at Emory University. She is the author of the new book, Plagues in the Nation: How Epidemics Shaped America, which is a narrative history of America through major outbreaks. The book examines how law and government affected the outcome of the epidemics that struck America, and how those outbreaks have in turn shaped our government. 

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Join our hosts Katharine, Sarah, and Patty as they discuss what they’re reading and what they recommend! In this episode, listen as they share some of their favorite books featuring Latinx authors, topics, and award winning titles. For a look at the books featured in this episode, check out this booklist!

Email us at SpillLit@gwinnettpl.org and tell us what you like about the show, recommend a book for us to read, or share your...

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Jason DiFranco is the Director of Development and Community Partnerships at Gwinnett County Public Library. One of the projects he has been working on is gathering support for the restoration of the historic Hooper-Renwick building, which housed Gwinnett County’s only high school for Black children until desegregation in 1968. The building will be converted into a 25,000-square-foot museum and house Gwinnett County Public Library’s...

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September 12, 2022 39 min

Join our hosts Katharine, Sarah, and Patty as they discuss what they’re reading and what they recommend! In this episode, listen as they take a deep dive on the works of Maggie Stiefvater. For a look at the books featured in this episode, check out this booklist!

Email us at SpillLit@gwinnettpl.org and tell us what you like about the show, recommend a book for us to read, or share your opinion about a book we've already rev...

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