Podcasts & News

Read, Learn, and Connect Nov 14

Date posted: December 16, 2019, 10:03 am

Becky and Mark discuss holiday closings at the Library, as well as the upcoming Winter Reading Program—Wild About Reading! Christmas break is a wonderful time to check out an AHA Museum Pass. Becky tries to stump Mark with an It’s a Wonderful Life trivia question.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Dec 7

Date posted: December 16, 2019, 10:00 am

The last performance of Assisted Living: The Home for the Holidays is Saturday, December 7. Becky mentions many upcoming programs at the Library, including Yoga, Make a Winter Crown, and All Aboard the Polar Express.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Nov 30

Date posted: December 16, 2019, 9:54 am

Marilyn and Rita join Becky and Mark to talk about their role in the upcoming production of Assisted Living: The Home for the Holidays. Friends of the Library memberships for 2020 are available, and there is only one day left to bid on the Deck the Halls silent auction fundraiser.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Nov 23

Date posted: November 23, 2019, 10:30 am

Look for the Library in the Holiday Parade today! Tara talks about the new Puzzle Exchange program at Northwest. Mark, Becky, and Tara all share their unique talent in honor of Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day on November 24.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Nov 16

Date posted: November 19, 2019, 1:24 pm

Do you love the library? A great way to show your support is to become a member of the Friends of the Library! 2020 membership applications now available. You can also show your support by bidding on a tree in the Deck the Halls fundraiser, running through December 1, or choosing the Friends of the Fairfield County District Library to receive a charitable contribution through Amazon Smile.

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Read, Learn and Connect Nov 9

Date posted: November 19, 2019, 1:22 pm

Becky and Tara talk about the importance of early literacy, including the new “Say, Do, Know” initiative from the Lancaster City Schools and the newly created Early Literacy Center at the Main Library!

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Read, Learn, and Connect Nov 3

Date posted: November 3, 2019, 10:30 am

Lea explains how the new embargo on eBooks from Macmillan Publishing will affect digital library users, as well as giving a call to action for library customers who are affected.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Oct 26

Date posted: October 26, 2019, 10:30 am

Lea, Becky, and Mark discuss lots of programs coming up at the library, including Women’s Wellness Wednesdays in November. Gator Dave will also be visiting the Main Library on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Oct 19

Date posted: October 19, 2019, 10:30 am

Fall is a big season for publishing new titles, and Allison gives us a run down on the popular authors who have new books coming out this month! Becky is excited for the Friends of the Library Deck the Halls silent auction, happening during the month of November.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Oct 12

Date posted: October 12, 2019, 10:30 am

Mark, Becky, and Allison discuss their favorite music in honor of Universal Music Day on October 12th. The new art exhibit in the 3rd floor Gallery is “Hiking Ohio” by Susie Schreiber, and it will run from October 20th through November 30th, with an opening reception on October 20th from 2:00-4:00 pm.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Oct 5

Date posted: October 5, 2019, 10:30 am

Allison Moore, Technical Services Librarian, joins Becky to talk about the last MANHATTAN SHORT film festival screening, as well as a new picture book by Bob Shea titled Who Wet My Pants?

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Read, Learn, and Connect Sept 28

Date posted: October 1, 2019, 1:36 pm

Branch Manager Judith Cosgray joins Becky Schaade as they discuss all of the wonderful programming happening at the Baltimore Branch Library! Learn about Flipster, the library’s eMagazine app.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Sept 14

Date posted: September 14, 2019, 10:30 am

Ellen Simmons discusses the upcoming Garret Players season, dubbed “A Year of Comedy”, with four dark comedies to be performed over the next year.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Sept 7

Date posted: September 7, 2019, 10:30 am

Ellen Simmons from the Garret Players joins Becky and Mark to talk about the upcoming encore presentation of Assisted Living: The Musical on September 13 and 14.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Aug 31

Date posted: August 31, 2019, 10:30 am

Becky and Mark discuss some upcoming changes in the library system, including going fine free and minor hours changes at some branch locations.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Aug 24

Date posted: August 28, 2019, 2:31 pm

Mark and Becky reveal some big changes beginning September 1. Any items checked out after that date will no longer accrue daily fines. Customers are still responsible for returning their items on time and will be billed for unreturned items.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Aug 17

Date posted: August 28, 2019, 2:25 pm

Becky and Samantha give a sneak peek at upcoming fall programs at the library, including a new sensory storytime at Main Library and the Northwest Branch.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Aug 10

Date posted: August 28, 2019, 2:25 pm

Becky talks about using your library card to access Creativebug—a library resources that allows you to watch crafting tutorial videos. Becky’s gathered some great back-to-school crafts that parents and children could do together!

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Support Your Community With Food For Fines

Date posted: August 21, 2019, 8:52 am

During the month of September, bring in at least one non-expired, non-perishable food item to receive up to $10 in overdue fine forgiveness! The fine forgiveness covers only overdue fines, not processing fees or lost material charges. Feel free to bring in more items to donate if you like! All items will be donated to…
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Read, Learn, and Connect July 20

Date posted: July 20, 2019, 10:30 am

Allison and Becky discuss the rise and fall of station wagons, in anticipation of National Woodie Wagon Day on July 20th. More Wands and Wizards Weekend events highlighted as well.

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Read, Learn, and Connect July 13

Date posted: July 13, 2019, 10:30 am

Wands and Wizards Weekend is coming up fast! Here are some of the awesome things happening at the library for this fantastic event!

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Read, Learn, and Connect July 6

Date posted: July 12, 2019, 9:05 am

Learn about RBdigital and the Peep Art Competition, as well as lots of summer programming fun, with Becky and Allison.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 29

Date posted: June 29, 2019, 10:30 am

Stranger Things party is today! Teen programs are going well during the summer—look for a program on making your own Guardians of the Galaxy style earbud holder on Tuesday, July 2 at 2:00 pm. Also coming up, an “Out-of-this-World” Drive In Movie program—kids make their own cardboard rocket ship and then watch a movie.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 22

Date posted: June 22, 2019, 10:30 am

Becky and Shannon talk about summer reading, a new downloadable audiobook service that is coming soon, and Wands and Wizards Weekend. There will be a Stranger Things party at the Main Library on June 29 and a program to introduce Instant Pot cooking at June 30.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 15th

Date posted: June 15, 2019, 10:30 am

Becky shares some exciting news about Kanopy Kids and talks about downloadable audio books available for free with your library card through Overdrive and Hoopla—perfect for summer road trips! Judith gives a shout out to the Summer Reading Program sponsors in the village of Baltimore.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 8th

Date posted: June 8, 2019, 10:30 am

Judith Cosgray, Baltimore Branch Manager, shares information about upcoming summer programs at the Baltimore Branch. Becky gives a special thank you to State Senator Tim Schaffer for his support of libraries in the proposed state budget. Plus, it’s the last day to see Assisted Living: the Musical.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 1st

Date posted: June 1, 2019, 10:30 am

Special radio guest and Garett Players Director Marilyn Steiner talked to Becky about the upcoming Assisted Living: the Musical production. The pair also discuss the Summer Reading program: A Universe of Stories, and Becky recommends a Lynda.com course for anyone looking to brush up on their business etiquette.

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Donate to the Library with Amazon

Date posted: July 9, 2015, 2:32 pm

Want an easy way to help the library? If you use Amazon, by accessing it through this link you can sign up and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the Friends of the Library! It’s the same Amazon you’d get through Amazon.com, Amazon Smile just lets you easily contribute to a cause…
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