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Between The Stacks is a podcast created and produced by the Odell Public Library in Morrison, Illinois. We discuss new releases, spotlight library sections, talk with your favorite Odell librarians, and much more. We also cover events in Morrison and talk with leaders in the community.

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    • Sep 16, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • infrequent NEW EPISODES
    • 35m AVG DURATION
    • 27 EPISODES


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    Hopefully It's Not the Chokey: Books about School, Banned Books Week, and "Heartstopper" with Miss Katie!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 74:08


    Prepare to be schooled. Host Victoria Horn and guest Katie Rider, Odell's Youth Programming and Marketing Coordinator, recommend books about school and the wide array of experiences in the world of education. Also in this episode, the September book order, some exciting Odell announcements and resources, and a discussion of Banned Books Week and the ironic solution to the fear that perpetuates book banning. Capping off the episode with segment V's Verses, Victoria recommends poems about school and reads her original poem, "Dr. W. Lights the Way." Book Riot's 2022 Read Harder Challenge: https://bookriot.com/read-harder-2022/ Libby App: https://libbyapp.com/interview/welcome#doYouHaveACard Victoria Horn's poetry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/verses.with.v/ Poetry Foundation's Poems about Teaching and Teachers: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/collections/144722/poems-about-teaching-and-teachers Banned Books Week 2022: https://bannedbooksweek.org/about/

    Reading Sam Mills' Winning Fantasy Story "A Clear Path"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 64:47


    On this very special episode of your favorite Odell Public Library podcast, host Victoria Horn reads "A Clear Path" by Sam Mills, winner of the "Between the Stacks" Short Story Contest in the 10- to 14-year-old age bracket. And as always, Victoria shares some (big!) Odell announcements, goes over the August book order, checks in on Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge, and shares some of her original poetry during her regular segment, V's Verses. Join Victoria in the Read Harder challenge: Book Riot's 2022 Read Harder Challenge Follow Victoria's poetry: V's Verses (Victoria Horn) (@verses.with.v) • Instagram photos and videos

    The V's Verses Special: Poetry for All

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 33:09


    Victoria attempts to make a poet out of you yet. It's the V's Verses Special! On this episode, Victoria talks about what good poetry is and how to start writing poetry, recommends poetry books for all ages, and reads poetry by oliviasnowdrop and Charley Barnes, as well as her own Victoria Horn original poem. Book Riot Read Harder 2022: https://bookriot.com/read-harder-2022/ Amy Kay: https://instagram.com/amykaypoetry oliviasnowdrop: https://instagram.com/oliviasnowdrop Charley Barnes: https://instagram.com/charleyblogs or https://twitter.com/charleyblogs Victoria Horn: https://instagram.com/verses.with.v Cover art: Victoria Horn

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    The Winners of our Short Story Contest

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 23:11


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Victoria and Emily reveal the winners of the BTS Short Story Contest. Plus, an update on the Read Harder Challenge, and as always, Ask a Librarian. To Put Holds on Mentioned Books Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge The Read Harder Archives 

    Our New Year's Resolutions for Fictional Characters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 42:33


    On this episode of Between The Stacks, Victoria and Emily share the goals they think some popular characters should strive toward this year. Plus, V's Verses, TERMINAL VELOCITY VALENTINE, and Ask A Librarian. Fund Our Floor: https://www.gofundme.com/f/fund-our-floor Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge: https://bookriot.com/read-harder-2022/

    A Very Merry Holiday Extravaganza

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 48:00


    On this special episode of Between The Stacks, Victoria and Emily share the gifts they would give their favorite fictional characters. Plus, special holiday segments Santa's Secret Stacks and Our Favorite Books of the Year. And as always, Ask A Librarian. Fund Our Floor Go Fund Me Page https://www.gofundme.com/f/fund-our-floor Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge https://bookriot.com/read-harder-2022/

    Book Recommendations Based on Your Coffee Order

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 46:45


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Victoria and Emily recommend some books you may enjoy based on your favorite coffee drinks. Plus, our segments V's Verses and Terminal Velocity Valentine.  odellpubliclibrary.com/wp

    Spooky Books for Halloween

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 31:40


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Victoria and Emily share their favorite spooky books. Plus, two brand new surprise segments, and Ask A Librarian.  

    Season Two Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 0:51


    Between the Stacks is back! Tune in October 18 for the first episode of season 2, with hosts Victoria Horn & Emily Lenore. 

    Original Fairy Tales vs Disney Adaptations

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 38:11


    On the season one finale of Between The Stacks, Krysta, Gillian, Emily and special guest Victoria discuss how Disney movies compare to their original fairy tale counterparts. Plus, our segments Section Spotlight and Ask A Librarian.  PAINT THE TOWN:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-the-town-art-in-the-park-workshops-2021-tickets-157888112595?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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    Our Favorite Books of All Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 34:07


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Krysta, Gillian, and Emily share their top 5 books of all time, and helpful library resources for your summer vacation. Plus, our segments Reader's Advisory and Ask A Librarian.  This is the edited version of the BTS LIVE! recording on July 11, 2021. To watch the full, unedited version, use this link: https://www.facebook.com/OdellLibrary/videos/3132217247000415/

    Banned Books

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 26:35


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Gillian, Krysta, and Emily cover Banned Books. Plus, our segments Reader's Advisory and Ask A Librarian. COMMUNITY PICKS: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenZ7rYeOjwvmoNfaHcf50Gl2rG31nipN8-dTepN1z219W_Qw/viewform RESOURCES: https://www.metroparent.com/education/school-issues/banned-books-happens-affects-kids/ https://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=18900 https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/10/how-banned-books-marginalize-children/502424/ https://bannedbooksweek.org/about/ https://library.bentleyschool.net/bannedbooksweek

    Our Takes on Books to Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 53:36


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Gillian, Krysta, and Emily share their opinions on popular books that have been adapted into movies. In Section Spotlight, they interview Mrs. Peterson about body safety and highlight Odell's Let's Talk About It section. Plus, our segment Ask a Librarian.  Come visit Bo, Brenda, & Mrs. Peterson!: https://www.facebook.com/OdellLibrary/photos/a.132093720140860/4774946275855558/?type=3&theater Visit Odell For more information on Bo & Brenda's Summer Reading Adventure, and a full list of body safety books mentioned.  Community Picks: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenZ7rYeOjwvmoNfaHcf50Gl2rG31nipN8-dTepN1z219W_Qw/viewform Dominic Noble: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPtiXdv7RoU8IkrJeNY73qw

    Books for Pride Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 35:11


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Gillian, Krysta, and Emily share their book picks for Pride Month and reveal details about this year's Summer Reading Club. Plus, our segments Section Spotlight and Ask a Librarian.  Community Picks: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XXKgET57dLO1slfcjgQFvqcv9YOP_JIeFXrzCKduXEo/edit?ts=603a9fc9&gxids=7628 Goodreads List: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/653.Best_YA_Fiction_with_GLBTQQI_themes_characters Summer Reading Club: http://odellpubliclibrary.com/wp/summer-reading-club

    Literary Lawsuits & Scandals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 38:25


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Gillian, Krysta, and Emily delve into the weird world of lawsuits and other scandals related to books. Plus, our segments Reader's Advisory and Ask A Librarian.  Sources: A Million Little Pieces: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/27/books/27oprah.html Charles Harris: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-oprah/oprah-dodges-100-million-suit-over-fattest-president-idINTRE72R6W920110329 Stephen Blumberg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Blumberg People who steal books, The Left Atrium, Canadian Medical Association Journal http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey/an/an15/an15-7/an15-702.html Basbanes, Nicholas A. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books, 2012, 1999 and 1996 editions. Fine Books Press (for the 2012 edition), ISBN 0979949157, ISBN 978-0979949159 Grey: https://www.cnn.com/2015/06/11/entertainment/fifty-shades-grey-new-book-stolen/index.html

    National Children's Book Week

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 33:18


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Gillian, Katie, and Emily celebrate National Children's Book week and introduce the 2021 Rebecca Caudill Nominees. Plus our segments Section Spotlight and Ask a Librarian.

    Celebrating Poetry Month & Independent Bookstore Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 42:22


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Gillian, Krysta, and Emily celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with a special interview, and Poetry Month by sharing some of their favorite poetry books. Plus, our segments TechTalk and Ask a Librarian. Garden Club Coloring Contest: http://odellpubliclibrary.com/wp/garden-club-spring-coloring-contest-2021  Books on First: https://www.booksonfirst.com/ STACK ATTACK CHAMPIONSHIP!: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBZJ16DKewCZn22U0B76S3zQh_ay1aQ_Sta4mNzjSSmcdl4w/viewform Author Fireside Chats: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Gu8GMhiYkYftzjwBMw37ttU9GIqzVGwcL_kGNbxyFNQ/viewform?gxids=7628&edit_requested=true

    Special STACK ATTACK! update

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 6:35


    On this bonus episode of Between the Stacks, Krysta, Gillian, and Emily share the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 results of STACK ATTACK, and make some predictions about the rest of the tournament. linktr.ee/odellpubliclibrary Vote on the Final Four here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH5L4Z_LNWCHaItLklBszbbbixDuOVotFYfHwneEfFNO-e_w/viewform

    National Library Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 31:29


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Krysta, Gillian, and Emily celebrate National Library Week by looking at the history of Odell, and interviewing school librarian Jennifer Stevenson. Plus, our segments TechTalk and Ask a Librarian.  Odell Information Author Fireside Chats Registration

    Harry Potter Extravaganza

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 44:11


    On this episode of Between the Stacks: Harry Potter Extravaganza! Krysta, Gillian, and Emily rank the books, participate in trivia, and Emily takes the Sorting Hat test. Plus, our segments TechTalk and Ask A Librarian. Community Picks Author Fireside Chats linktr.ee/Odellpubliclibrary STACK ATTACK! Week 3

    Reads for Women's History Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 31:38


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Gillian, Krysta and Emily discuss books for Women's History Month, what they're currently reading, STACK ATTACK, and plenty of announcements. Plus, our segments TechTalk and Ask A Librarian.  Community Pick Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XXKgET57dLO1slfcjgQFvqcv9YOP_JIeFXrzCKduXEo/edit?ts=603a9fc9&gxids=7628 Author Fireside Chat Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Gu8GMhiYkYftzjwBMw37ttU9GIqzVGwcL_kGNbxyFNQ/viewform?gxids=7628&edit_requested=true Voting for STACK ATTACK can be done here, or on our Facebook or Instagram pages: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rrzUL_m7pZmmyBBitmy4DK5ZFl2dwx3Sifx41szj5dY/viewform?ts=604ecc22&edit_requested=true

    Books We Would Make Changes To

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 35:11


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Gillian, Krysta, and Emily interview Whiteside County Treasurer Penny Vankampen for Women's History Month, discuss books they would change, plus our segments TechTalk and Ask a librarian.  Changes We Would Make To Books: If you would like to avoid spoilers for the following books, please skip to 31:52: “Manhunt” by James L. Swanson “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “The Last American Vampire” by Seth Grahame-Smith The “Harry Potter” Series by J.K. Rowling The “Mortal Instruments” Series by Cassandra Clare “The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green The “Divergent” Series by Veronica Roth “The Hunger Games” Series by Suzanne Collins The “Twilight” Series by Stephanie Meyer  linktr.ee/odellpubliclibrary

    Books for Valentine's Day (or not)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 29:09


    On this episode of Between the Stacks, Gillian, Krysta, and Emily discuss Romancey or Necromancy inspired books, plus our segments TechTalk and Ask A Librarian.  linktr.ee/Odellpubliclibrary 

    Reads for Black History Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 39:06


    On this episode of Between The Stacks, Krysta, Gillian and Emily share books by Black authors, and interview Melissa Nyboer, a member of Odell's Board of Trustees. Plus, our segments TechTalk and Ask a Librarian.  https://linktr.ee/Odellpubliclibrary

    Odell’s January Book Order

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 38:30


    On this episode of Between The Stacks, Krysta, Gillian and Emily discuss new books coming to Odell this month, issue an Instagram challenge, and an update on Emily's Gold Award Project. Plus, our segments TechTalk and Ask a Librarian.  linktr.ee/Odellpubliclibrary 

    Books We’re Excited for in January

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 27:35


    On the inaugural episode of Between the Stacks, Gillian, Krysta and Emily discuss the books they are excited to read in January. Plus, an interview with Odell’s Director, Meridith, TechTalk, and Ask a Librarian. https://linktr.ee/Odellpubliclibrary

    Between the Stacks Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 1:28


    Between the Stacks is a new podcast created and produced by the Odell Public Library in Morrison, Illinois. The first episode drops January 4th. As always, Happy Reading! http://odellpubliclibrary.com/wp/

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