Books Through the Decades

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 65

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

On this episode, we discuss the fifth prompt in the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge, a book published in the decade you were born. We're covering the hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s—brought to you by WJCPL!

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Not Your Typical Biography

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 64

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

On this episode, we discuss the fourth prompt in the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge, a biography or autobiography. You may be surprised to find that biographies and autobiographies come in varied formats and styles to match any reader's tastes.

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Young People’s Book Picks

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 63

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

On this episode, we discuss the third prompt in the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge, books recommended by young people. Young is a subjective term, so feel free to define it by whatever seems young to you! Reference Librarian Mycah Sylvain kindly fills in for Michael, who is busy welcoming a new young person into his family. more: Young People’s Book Picks

Debuting the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 61

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

On this episode, we’re kicking off the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge with debut novels.

Throughout 2022, complete ten out of twelve reading prompts for a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite or a $100 gift card to Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Read in any order you want, and keep track with the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge form. more: Debuting the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge

In Your Neck of the Woods

Books and Bites Podcast, Episode 60

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

On this episode, we discuss the twelfth and final prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge, a book set in your home state. "Home" might be your birth state, where you spent your childhood, your favorite past residence, or the state where your roots are currently planted.

We also share some of our favorite reads from this past year. Be sure to submit your entries for the Books and Bites Challenge in December; this will be the last chance to earn entries in our monthly and grand prize drawings for 2021. more: In Your Neck of the Woods

A Cup of Comfort

Books and Bites Podcast, Episode 59

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

On this episode, we discuss the eleventh prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge, comfort reads. We share what “comfort read” means to us and offer some of our own suggestions. Be sure to submit your entries for the Books and Bites Challenge in November and December; these will be the last two chances to earn entries in our monthly and grand prize drawings for 2021. more: A Cup of Comfort

Books from a Non-Human Perspective

Books and Bites Podcast, Episode 58

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

On this episode, we discuss the tenth prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge, books from a non-human perspective. We share plenty of options for this challenge, with books from the point of view of a vampire, a pacifist dragon, a robot, and more. Plus, our Adult Outreach Librarian Peri Conley stops by to talk about her love of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. more: Books from a Non-Human Perspective

How To Do Anything

Books and Bites Podcast, Episode 57

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

On this episode, we discuss the ninth prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge, a nonfiction how-to book. The library has books about how to do just about anything, as our selections demonstrate. We suggest books about learning how to ghost hunt, fix our democracy, and more—there's even a book about how to do nothing (hint: the title is a little misleading). more: How To Do Anything