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TLWIAS Episode 24 Show Notes - Recommeded Young Adult Novels

  • Posted on: 19 January 2021
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

In this episode, Rob and Michelle discuss some novels from the Young Adult section that they recommend to anyone looking for a fast, engaging read. A novel is classified as Young Adult (YA) by a few metrics – you can expect that the motivations and the feelings of the characters will interact with problems in a different way than an adult novel. YA novels deal with problems in the immediate future, rather than thinking about long term goals and effects. Generally speaking, a YA novel will be less graphic than an adult novel, but modern YA does not shy away from the realities of the world. The pacing will be fast, the plot will be intriguing, and the characters will make you want to root for them.

Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff

TLWIAS Episode 22 Show Notes

  • Posted on: 5 January 2021
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Rob and Michelle interview their coworker, Marquez McClinton. Marquez is an author, a motivational speaker, performer, and poet. He also works full time at the Madison Public Library. Marquez wrote his book “Becoming: The process of becoming you” to help people on their own journey to becoming their best selves. He shares a little of his message in this interview, as well as shares what he’s currently reading and listening to to help him realize his own goals. His advice for us in the New Year is to love yourself. When you love yourself, he says, you treat people differently, and you don’t react the same way to adversity. He gives some good ideas for how to love yourself in different ways to kick start your new year. Marquez also discusses his goals, and some projects that he’s working on for us to look out for in 2021.

TLWIAS Show notes Episode 20 - Digital Collections and Reflections on 2020

  • Posted on: 18 December 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

This week, Rob and Michelle pick some materials from the library’s digital collections to share. Both of your hosts found old favorites to revisit on Hoopla, and then they close the episode with a discussion about grief and allowing yourself the stages of grief right now, even though it can be difficult to put a finger on what you’re grieving. 2020 was quite the ride, and your hosts would like to encourage you to take the time to acknowledge your feelings in whatever stage of grief you might be in and allow yourself the space to work through it.

Materials mentioned in this episode:

Open Book by Jessica Simpson

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