The Book Drop

The Book Drop

The Book Drop is a weekly podcast from Omaha Public Library that explores topics related to our community, libraries and the joy of reading.

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April 16, 2021 68 min

This week on The Book Drop, Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason stops by for National Poetry Month. We offer up recommendations for the OPL Reading Challenge and share our favorite weird history stories for query of the week.

Check out the OPL events calendar for these upcoming events:
Recover Art: 2020 Artists in Conversation on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2PM.

Find our guest Matt Mason on the internet:
http://matt.midverse.com/
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On this episode of The Book Drop we celebrate National Library Week with tales of the heroes and villains of library world. We also share our librarian origin stories and talk about everyone’s favorite OPL branch for query of the week.

Check out the OPL events calendar for these upcoming events:
OPL Reading Challenge Book Club on Tuesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 15th.

Celebrate National Library Week with OPL by asking for an ...

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This week on The Book Drop we welcome local author Theodore Wheeler to talk about Nebraska literature, writing about the Midwest and building a community of books lovers with a single book cart. We all play a game to see how many Teds from Nebraska we can identify and we talk about our favorite thing about the places where we live for query of the week. 

  • Find more information about Ted and his writing online at https://theodore-whee...
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    March 19, 2021 47 min

    This week  we share what we’ve been reading lately, David makes a play for the most out there reading recommendation and we talk about our favorite spring activities for query of the week.
     
    All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found herehttp://bit.ly/TBD44_2


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    March 10, 2021 70 min

    This week it's our longest episode yet as we discuss Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam for our first Book Club episode of The Book Drop. We’ve got anxieties, predictions and casting ideas as well as what unconventional item we’d pack for the apocalypse for query of the week.

    For more information on OPL's book club services, check out our website.

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    February 26, 2021 53 min

    This week on The Book Drop we share some of the latest and greatest news stories from the book world, offer up dramatic readings of Nora Roberts’ blog and write the titles of our memoirs for query of the week. 

    Don't forget to check out the OPL events calendar for upcoming events:
    Online Family Storytimes, Monday through Saturday 

    We're  getting ready to discuss our first book for our podcast book club, "Leave the World B...

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    February 19, 2021 58 min

    This week we go looking for friends in fiction, discuss the overuse of trauma bonding in adult literature and question if we might possibly be your parasocial friends. We also give Anna unfair grief about her pop culture blind spots and pick our fictional BFFs for query of the week.

    Don't forget to check out the OPL events calendar for upcoming events:
    OPL Reading Challenge Book Club on Tuesday, March 9th.
    Virtual Book Bash on Th...

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    February 12, 2021 48 min

    This week we talk about weirdest movies to see on Valentine’s day, share some of our favorite romance and relationship adaptations, and although absent, Elly drops her spicy take on Barry Jenkins movies. We also get to know out listeners a bit better by the romance tropes they’d write themselves into for query of the week.

    Don't forget to check out the OPL events calendar for upcoming events:
    OPL Reading Challenge Book Club on T...

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    January 29, 2021 55 min

    This week we share all the newsletters, email blasts,  social media accounts, websites and publications we follow to stay up-to-date on new books and publishing news. We also talk about the ultimate James Baldwin playlist and imagine the late, great Ursula K. Le Guin as an Instagram influencer. And we share our favorite childhood books for query of the week.

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    This week we kick off the 2021 OPL Reading Challenge with the Read a Book with Illustrations category. OPL Arts & Culture Librarian Mark Sorensen also shares his knowledge about visual storytelling and we all talk about the historical and public figures we'd like to start fan clubs for for query of the week.

    All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found herehttp://bit...

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    January 15, 2021 40 min

    The Book Drop is back for Season 2! This week we share our plans for the new season, offer an update on curated bookshelves and make educated and wildly speculative predictions for the book world in 2021. We also talk about new year reading goals for query of the week.

    Don't forget to check out the OPL events calendar for upcoming events:
    OPL Reading Challenge Book Club on Thursday, January 21st and Tuesday, February 9th
    Virtu...

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    December 21, 2020 24 min

    On the final episode of season one of The Book Drop we talk about winter reading aesthetics, share our plans for next season and talk about our favorite season one episodes for query of the week. 

    The podcast team would also love to hear your thoughts on season one and what you'd like to hear in the second season.  Fill out our short survey here http://bit.ly/TBDs1Survey

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    December 18, 2020 58 min

    In the last regular episode of the season the podcast team looks at the year in reading, explore our own 2020 reading and give ourselves awards for reading accomplishments both big and small.  We also share our best reads of the year for query of the week.

    All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found herehttps://bit.ly/TBDep35

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    This week on The Book Drop we finish up the 2020 Reading Challenge with our picks for nonfiction graphic novels. We also share our favorite childhood cartoons and talk about being seen in animation for query of the week.

    All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found herehttps://bit.ly/TBDep34


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    December 4, 2020 47 min

    This week we talk about Korean Wave and share our favorite cultural exports from South Korean. We also share dream vacations for query of the week. 

    All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found herehttps://bit.ly/TBDep33

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    November 20, 2020 38 min

    This week the team talks about what we've been reading lately and what's helping us through our reading slumps. We also share some listener reading recommendations for query of the week.

    All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found herehttps://bit.ly/TBDep32

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     This week the team spills their feelings about classic literature and offers up picks for the  Read a Classic That's New to You task from the 2020 OPL Reading Challenge.  We also share some controversial opinions about film adaptations of classic literature for query of the week.

    All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found herehttps://bit.ly/TBDep31

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    November 6, 2020 55 min

    This week the podcast team talks with OPL's Adult Services Manager, Amy Mather, about local food history, favorite restaurants and the upcoming Read It & Eat Virtual Culinary Conference. We also share our favorite eating experiences for query of the food. 

    Check out the Read It & Eat Virtual Culinary Conference Saturday, November 7th, 2020, 1:00-3:00 PM on Crowdcast.

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    October 30, 2020 48 min

    This week the podcast team finishes out the spooky season with a chat about scary movies, books, music and childhood memories. We also discuss the best places to haunt if you’re a ghost for query of the week.

     All the books, movies, TV, resources and bookish items we talked about in this episode can be found here http://bit.ly/TBDep29

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    October 23, 2020 43 min

    This week the podcast team takes a look at the news in publishing and libraries around the world.  We also share our weirdest phobias for query of the week.

    All the news items we talked about in this episode can be found here --  http://bit.ly/TBDep28

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