008 A Conversation with Charlesa and Val about Public Libraries
Civic involvement, small town libraries and their Amish Romance novels, how to get involved with your local library, & the last episode with Ambre's most miserable mic
Episode Content Consideration:
Ambre uses the word “sex” in this sentence: “I don’t know of… any YA books that have kids that are 17 and up that don't have sex.” (29:30-30:10)
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In this episode Ambre had quickly relocated to the furthest corner of the house to be as far from the unexpected chainsawing outside her house as possible. Her mic didn’t handle the change, or the echochamber of the room, gracefully. Everyone else sounds great but she sounds like she’s in a tin can. On the (understandable) chance you opt out of sitting through her parts, she and Charlesa put together a quick and dirty transcript as an alternative to be read through.
We feel what Val and Charlesa had to share really challenged our thinking in some areas and gave us a great window into the inner workings of small town libraries and the process of taking a private library and transforming it into a public library. We really don’t want you to miss this conversation in one form or another!
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The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner - “I enjoyed this but it wasn’t my favorite. It has some swearing and some lack of sympathy that bothered me. I recommend The False Prince as an alternative.” -Amanda
Program Charlesa recommended: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
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