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Listen to QPL Reference Librarian Katie Kraushaar talk to Marketing Coordinator Burgundy Hill about her book recommendations for the week!
Episode 18: March 11, 2020
This week on Book Notes, QPL Reference Librarian Katie Kraushaar and Marketing Coordinator Burgundy Hill are talking Shakespeare! Katie recommends The Merchant in Venice, and they talk about all the resources that are available at QPL to make Shakespeare accessible to all reading levels.
Episode 17: March 2, 2020
This week on Book Notes, Katie and Burgundy discuss Mightier Than the Sword by David S. Reynolds!
Episode 16: Feb. 24, 2020
This week, Katie and Burgundy are talking about two nonfiction books: “A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches” by Tyler Kord and “Dorodango: The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls” by Bruce Gardner.
Episode 15: Feb. 11, 2020
This week on Book Notes, we are talking about the NEA Big Read: Quincy book, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. We’ve mentioned it a lot over the last few weeks, but we talk through some of the themes that have inspired the month of February at QPL!
Episode 14: Feb. 3, 2020
This week we talk about our two children’s books for the NEA Big Read: Quincy!
Episode 13: Jan. 27, 2020
This week, Katie recommends High Fidelity by Nick Hornby and we talk about the upcoming NEA Big Read: Quincy!
Episode 12: Jan. 21, 2020
This week Katie and Burgundy are talking about Early Riser by Jasper Fforde and the NEA Big Read: Quincy!
Episode 11: Jan. 14, 2020
This week we welcome special guest, Farrah McDaniel to talk all things nonfiction! Farrah helps us break down the stereotypes of the genre and gives a couple recommendations including, Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill!
Episode 10: Jan. 7, 2020
Katie and Burgundy are back from the holidays and recommending three books for younger readers for the upcoming observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including When Martin Luther King Jr. Wore Roller Skates by Mark Andrew Weakland (Author), Patrick Ballesteros (Illustrator).
Episode 9: Dec. 17, 2019
This week on Book Notes, we discuss The Rooster Bar by one of our favorites, John Grisham!
Episode 8: Dec. 10, 2019
This week on Book Notes, Katie recommends The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt. Katie and Burgundy also discuss some of the other things QPL can provide to help you unwind during this hectic holiday season!
Episode 7: Dec. 2, 2019
This week on Book Notes, Katie recommends The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, and we chat about some of our upcoming December programs!
Episode 6: Nov. 26, 2019
This week, Katie recommends Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Katie and Burgundy discuss the book and give you a rundown on some of the library services that can help you discover into your family history!
Episode 5: Nov. 19, 2019
This week on Book Notes, Katie and Burgundy discuss two children’s books: Ona Judge Outwits the Washingtons: An Enslaved Woman Fights for Freedom by Gwendolyn Hooks and Snowmen Live Forever by Thierry Dedieu. Both books were recommended by our Children’s Librarian, Bill!
Episode 4: Nov. 12, 2019
This week we are talking about our upcoming Nutcracker Preview and discussing the book Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire!
Episode 3: Nov. 4, 2019
In this week’s Book Notes, Katie and Burgundy are talking about When Life Gives you Pears by Jeannie Gaffigan!
Episode 2: Oct. 28, 2019
This week Katie recommends The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell and Burgundy previews our upcoming Native American Traditions program!
Episode 1: Oct. 22, 2019
In our first recording of Book Notes, QPL Reference Librarian Katie Kraushaar talks to Marketing Coordinator Burgundy Hill about two recommendations this week: Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song by Sara Bareilles and The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book by Brian Boone.