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Head of Literacy Services James talks about all of the totally free and amazing things Literacy and our 115 Literacy Volunteers do at the library! Youth Collections Librarian and Local Author Di shares all of the magic of Kids Book Club, Genreflecting, and how to find your next favorite read.
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Love hot tea and good conversation? Join one of our many book clubs! Jennifer and Michelle discuss a recent Kiva Book Club read. Got a teen? Are you a teen? Teen Librarian Sam has all the deets on Teen Services AND his book, Genreflecting.
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Volunteer Coordinator Nikki shares all the growing details of the Discovery Garden! Communications Specialist Emmi encourages Mesa County Artists to apply for the Artist in Residence Program!
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Members from the library fantasy football league "Lord of Couches" join the podcast to discuss their season and preview the playoffs. Guests include James, Aaron, Ike, and Amberlee!
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Join Technology Specialists Joe and Sean as they discuss Veterans Remember. Veterans Remember is an ongoing project that seeks to collect and document the memories, thoughts, and experiences of U.S. military veterans who live in Mesa County. The project begins with World War II veterans, and over time, as more interviews are collected, are added to this video collection.
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Meet our Spring 2020 Artist in Residence, TJ Smith. Learn how TJ uses his love for travel and nature as an artistic means of creating multidisciplinary art. | Meet Jessica Geddes, Art Librarian (Yeah. That's her legit title)! Jessica shares all of the sweet things she's doing to promote the arts at the library and in her role in the Creative District. Learn how the library is an excellent art reference for artists. | Ugh. Guys, Dave left. We're definitely...
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This episode of The Audissey is released during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Statewide Stay-At-Home Order. These segments were pre-recorded before library services were suspended and although all library locations are closed until further notice we hope you'll enjoy learning about our normally scheduled services (and get excited for when we're able to offer them again). Enjoy our boy Brevin banter with Dave and Bethany as he details one of our favorite...
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A Podcast created by and about Mesa County Libraries. Local events, library happenings and staff curated topics are discussed!
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Historical perspective on Coates Creek School, the last remaining example of a one-room, log cabin schoolhouse in the United States and the center of life for ranching families on Colorado's Western Slope throughout much of the 20th century. Featuring Gateway Canyons' "Curator of Curiosity," Zebulon Miracle, and members of the Roehm family, former Glade Park ranchers whose personal recollections of life in Glade Park are documented here.
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An interview with local author Heather Portenier sheds light on a writer's life in Western Colorado and the exciting opportunities - and daunting challenges - presented by emerging platforms for self-published works. Exploring the creative process through the eyes of a homegrown writer, this podcast edition contributed local flavor the 2018 launch of the PBS series "The Great Amercan Read," a nationwide search for America's most beloved novel.
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An examination of the health impacts of excessive sugar in the American diet inspired by Colorado's history with the sugar beet industry as portrayed in the Colorado Experience documentary "White Gold."
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CMU Instructor of Mass Communications Elaine Venter sits in for a discussion of how and why social media encourages expression of moral outrage and how this reality propelled the #MeToo movement into a legitimate force of change.
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Part 2 of our conversation with CMU Mass Communications Instructor Elaine Venter about #MeToo and the social media impact on the fight to end sexual harassment. Here we examine how to utilize social media technology to create social movements and what, if any, continued role online media will play in the ongoing evolution of the struggle for women's rights.
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The Audissey's voyage was abruptly halted by COVID-19, but that doesn't mean that MCL staff can't find a way to record episodes! Join Bethany, Emmi, and Mesa County Libraries Director Michelle as they discuss how the library is still providing services for patrons and staff during the stay at home order. We hope you will remain "docked" in your homes and enjoy the online resources Mesa County Libraries provides during this time. Enjoy weekly episodes...
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Is Bethany's mom a saint? Our sources say yes. Bethany and her mom Tami coordinated an effort to manufacture masks for family, friends, and co-workers during this pandemic. This is an extremely compassionate feat for a teacher navigating distance learning (Tami) and full-time library assistant/grad student (Bethany) and those of us who were gifted masks are extremely grateful for the act of kindness. Thank you Bethany and Tami! Trevor Adams, Library...
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Elizabeth, our Collections Librarian, is an avid traveler. Enjoy this virtual "Armchair Travel" experience and take a trip to Columbia with Elizabeth, Emmi and Bethany! Want to check out the visual beauty of Columbia? Enjoy this video podcast episode of The Audissey on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/thogDwzMcI4
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Summer Reading is here! We talk to Head of Youth Services, Cydney and Librarians Diana and Ike and learn about all of the fun stuff we have planned for Summer Reading 2020! Teen Services Coordinator Andrea shares about all of awesome events and prizes available for Teens as well! Sign up for Summer Reading at mesacountylibraries.org! Other resources mentioned in this episode: • Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
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Bethany and David interview our new Library Director, Michelle Boisvenue-Fox! Team Awesome, library staff in charge of Comic Con, discuss all things Comic Con 2019!
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A sit-down with D51 Foundation Executive Director Angela Christensen, who updates us on progress made since the passage of the 2017 bond measure and mill levy; provides some perspective on the recent controversy over the school district reorganization implemented under former Superintendent Ken Haptonstall; and educates us on the Foundation's mission to support teacher development and student success.
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What are you doing while you're "docked" at home? Our staff are playing video games! Join Bethany, Emmi, Logan, Cheyanna, and Riley as they share their favorite things about Animal Crossings. Josh shares what he loves the most about Doom! We hope you will remain "docked" in your homes and enjoy the online resources Mesa County Libraries provides during this time. Enjoy weekly episodes of DOCKED with brief updates from Michelle on how the library plans...