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Beyond the Shelves: Reading Through the Decades

On the latest episode of Beyond the Shelves, Jes and Sarah time travel through the decades, picking a plethora of books set in the past 60 years. Plus, Book Bulletin features the inaugural Libby Awards - what they like, what they don't like, and what they have an issue with! Apple Podcasts/iT...

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DMPL Podcast: Megan Bannister, Author of 'Secret Iowa'

Secret Iowa author Megan Bannister joins the DMPL Podcast. She discusses traveling across the state to discover the fun, unknown sites featured in this book, her favorite roads in Iowa, and what famous authors she outsold at a bookstore in Iowa last year. Listen to the podcast on YouTube ...

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Beyond the Shelves: All About Romance

It's February, and love is in the air! Get your HEA (happily ever after) by listening to Sarah, a romance aficionado, and Jes discuss the history of the romance genre, current trends, cross-genre romance books, and what some of their favorite stories are within different romance tropes. Listen to...

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Beyond the Shelves - 2024 Reading Goals

Welcome to the New Year! On the latest episode of 2024, Jes and Sarah review their 2023 reading goals and talk about what they want to do in 2024. Apple Podcasts/iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Stitcher | Podbean | Download the episode&nb...

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Beyond the Shelves - Best of 2023

On the latest episode of the DMPL Podcast, hosts Jess and Sarah talk about their favorite books of 2023, as well as some of the most common books on the best of 2023 lists across the book media sphere. Apple Podcasts/iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Stitcher ...

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DMPL Podcast: Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Less, its sequel Less is Lost, and four other novels, is the keynote speaker at this year's 23rd annual Iowa Author Awards Dinner. He speaks with host Aaron Gernes about the surprise that is winning the Pulitzer Prize, what it's like...

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Beyond the Shelves - Spooky Season

On this month's Beyond the Shelves, Jes and Sarah are talking all things spooky season. They discuss some of their favorite horror movies and TV shows and the book adaptations that go along with them. Apple Podcasts/iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Stitcher&n...

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Beyond the Shelves: Back to School

Jes and Sarah are taking us back to middle school this month! They're talking about some of their favorite books from when they were in middle school and giving you some readalikes for those books today! Apple Podcasts/iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Stitcher&nb...

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Beyond the Shelves: Beach Reads

We're talking Vacation Reads on the newest episode of Beyond the Shelves! Jes and Sarah are talking about what makes a great vacation read, as well as some great "escapism" books if you can't get out on vacation for awhile. Plus, what they're reading, best bets, and first dibs! Apple Podc...

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Beyond the Shelves: Book Jockeys

Jes and Sarah are joined by special guest Paige on the latest episode of Beyond the Shelves! This month they're talking all about being a librarian - why they became one, what their day-to-day is like, and they share some fun stories about working on the floor. Apple Podcasts/iTunes |&nb...

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Beyond the Shelves Episode 5: Pride Month Picks

Jes and Sarah are back and celebrating Pride with a super-sized episode! They'll share some of their favorite joyful LGBTQIA+ related titles in a variety of genres. Plus, here what they're reading right now, and stick around for a couple new segments - First Dibs and Best Bets. Don't forget -...

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Beyond the Shelves Episode 5: Pride Month Picks

Jes and Sarah are back and celebrating Pride with a super-sized episode! They'll share some of their favorite joyful LGBTQIA+ related titles in a variety of genres. Plus, here what they're reading right now, and stick around for a couple new segments - First Dibs and Best Bets. Apple Podcasts...

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Planting a "Three Sisters" Garden

A special program series this summer aims to help participants broaden their plant-based recipe repertoire by learning to cook with what are known in some indigenous communities as the “three sisters.” Those food items – corn, beans, and squash – are staples in Mexican cuisine which grow w...

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