Checked In: A Davenport Library Podcast

Checked In: A Davenport Library Podcast

Each month, Librarians from the Davenport Public Library in Iowa will dive into a variety of topics and connect listeners to the many great resources the Library and City of Davenport have to offer. Listen in for book suggestions, interviews, and more!

Episodes

June 5, 2024 77 mins

Happy Pride Month! In this month's episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie talk LGBTQ+ books to get into this June, as well as all of the Summer Reading Challenge fun that The Library has prepared for June, July, and August. They also sat down with returning guest, Sarah Elgatian, from the Midwest Writing Center to discuss the David R. Collins Writers' Conference coming up on June 27th-29th at Augustana College.
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Join Brittany and Claire for a bonus episode with ALA President Emily Drabinski! They talk all things libraries and what to look forward to at the 2024 ALA Annual
Conference & Exhibition coming up on June 27 – July 2, 2024 in San Diego.

For more information about Checked In: A Davenport Library Podcast, visit our LibGuide!

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In this month's episode, Stephanie, Michelle, and Brittany prepare listeners for Asian American Heritage Month and Older Americans Month--both of which occur in May. They chat with guests Claire and Joe about Free Comic Book Day, which The Library is celebrating on Saturday, May 4th! They also sat down with our Technical Services supervisor, Merideth, to talk about their shared love of cozy mysteries. Enjoy!

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In this month's episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie sat down with the Davenport Public Library director, Jeff Collins, and Board of Trustees President, Steve Imming, to discuss all the recent changes and achievements our library has made in the last year. The also spoke with Aubrey from Family Resources about Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the different support services offered at Family Resources. And as always, th...

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In this month's episode, Stephanie and Michelle are joined by Family Resource's Iowa Domestic Abuse Advocate, Sydney, as well as our own social worker Quinn, to discuss resources for young people facing violence in their relationships. Our librarians also discuss dragon books (for all the Fourth Wing fans!), and interview one of our Special Collections Librarians about outstanding women in Davenport history.

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In this episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie chat with social worker Aaron Shivers from Oak Street Health and talk about Groundhog Day Books! 

Some upcoming programs:
Davenport Black Voices: A Worthy Story –  February 22nd @ 6 – 7pm | Fairmount
Teen DIY: Faux Neon Sign – February 17th @ 11 – 12pm | Main
Palentine’s Party – February 13th @ 4 – 5pm | Fairmount

Helpful links from our discussion:

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Join Brittany and Stephanie for a special bonus episode as they sit down and talk with ALA President Emily Drabinski about LibLearnX, books, and the amazing things Libraries are doing! 

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On this month's episode, the librarians discuss setting reading goals and so much more! To share feedback or if you have segment ideas, please email checked.in@davenportlibrary.com.

Helpful Links:
Staff Picks Publication
Navigating Religious Diversity in the Workplace 
6 Tips for Navigating Your Religious Needs at Work 
Religious Landscape
Animated Map Shows How Religion Spread Around the Worl...

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In their final episode of 2023, Michelle, Stephanie, and Brittany air their reading grievances in celebration of Festivus– the book edition! They also discuss short books to read for those hurrying to meet their 2023 reading goals, cold weather novels, and upcoming December programs.   

Some upcoming programs:
 "Llama Llama Pajama Party" – December 16th @ 2pm | Eastern
"Formal Wear Dropoff" – ...

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In this episode, Stephanie and Brittany discuss the Native American Heritage Month Reading Challenge, the prizes participants can win, and the books by Indigenous authors available for all ages! The library is also coordinating a Coats and Hygiene Drive with Kinna's House of Love, a Quad Cities based organization working to support and promote awareness of women and children affected by abuse. Drop off items at Kinna's Ho...

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In this episode, Stephanie, Michelle, and Brittany talk banned books with our coworker, Beth. In preparation for fall, they give a run-down of all the cozy mysteries and witchy books you could possibly want. They also discussed Hispanic Heritage Month and what the library has to offer in October! 

Some helpful links from our discussion:

ALA Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022

Teentober Contests

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In this episode, Stephanie, Michelle, and Brittany take a deep dive into all things Romance! They also talk about Library Card Sign-Up Month, Voter Registration Month, Banned Books Week, and so much more!  

Some helpful links from our discussion:

Register to Vote! 

National Library Card Sign-Up Month - September is Library Card Sign-up Month! 16 local businesses are offerin...

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In this episode, Stephanie, Michelle, and Brittany interview Chad Dyson, Davenport Parks and Recreation Director, and Becca Niles, Community Outreach and Experience Manager, as well as local writer and St. Ambrose staff member, Caitlin Moran. They also chat with Kathryn, our Special Collections supervisor, and discuss what they've been reading this month!

Some helpful links from our discussion:

Summer Reading...

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On this episode, Stephanie, Michelle, and Brittany discuss new summer fiction picks, all the new horror we have on our shelves, our new foreign language product, Mango, and more!

Some helpful links from our discussion:

Simply Held - Choose any author, celebrity pick, fiction pick, and/or nonfiction pick and our selection experts will put the latest title on hold for you automatically. Select as many as you want!

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On this episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie discuss Pride Month reading recommendations, our Summer Reading Program, and interview a very special guest - American Library Association president, Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo Lozada!

Some helpful links from our discussion:

Summer Reading Program - Turn up the volume on your summer with the Library’s Summer Reading Program: Find Your Voice! Everyone is invite...

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On this episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie meet with a local author, a new employee, discuss a local crime, and so much more!

We hope that you enjoy!

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 On this episode, the Librarians celebrate Women’s History Month, welcome a local author, and so much more!

 

Here are some helpful links from our discussion! 

 

Library Catalog - to place holds on all of the books discussed today!
Meeting Rooms - need a place to study or hold a meeting? We have you covered!
Newsletters- stay up to date on all of the happenings in the Library!
Calendar of Events - learn more about the eve...

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January 31, 2023 97 mins

On this episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie celebrate a new year, and have added some new recurring segments: Social Worker Chat, and News from Special Collections! Additionally, in this episode, they discuss our Annual Report, Setting Reading Goals, and of course, talking about books that they have read since you last tuned in!

Helpful Links
Literacy Collection 
Recommends 
New Catalog
Fine Free

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December 22, 2022 59 mins

In this month's episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie talk about must have winter reading gifts, favorite children's books, what they read since the last recording and so much more!

Important Links:

Libby
Upcoming Programs
Winter Reading Challenge- Found on the Beanstack App
Family Search


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On this month's episode, the Librarians discuss books that they have reread, childhood favorites, some amazing services, books that they read since you last listened and so much more!

Helpful Links:

Simply Held
Native American Heritage Reading Challenge
Studio 321
Programs
Davenport Votes

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