Sounds from the Shelves

Ever wondered what the B-side of library life is about? Well, here’s a hint… it’s not just books. Come join Mieke, Leonides, and Sarah from the Salt Lake County Library as they flip that record and discuss the less known sights and sounds of the library world. With special guest appearances dropping in to chat about music, writing, community, gaming, and yes, even books.

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5 days ago

Join our hosts as they talk about some fun non-Thanksgiving holidays that happen in November. 00:00-00:49 Intro 00:49-03:35 National Pickle Day - November 14 03:35-05:37 Sweet Potato Awareness Month 05:37-07:30 National Author's Day - November 1 07:30-08:34 Election Day 08:34-10:11 Married to a Scorpio Support Day - November 18 10:11-11:26 National "Have a Bad Day" Day - November 19 11:26-12:20 World Kindness Day - November 13 12:20-14:49 National Sandwich Day - November 3 14:49-18:58 International Tongue Twister Day - Second Sunday in November (November 13, 2022) 18:58-22:34 Stay at Home Because You Are Well Day - November 30 22:34-26:22 Picture Book Month 26:22-31:03 Cliché Day - November 3 31:03-40:12 International Games Day - November 15 40:12-41:29 Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20 41:29-42:29 Outro

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

Join our hosts as we talk about all things Halloween!   0:00-1:35: Intro1:35-7:47: Favorite Halloween Traditions7:47-13:20: Favorite Costumes13:20-20:50: Favorite scary movies20:50-24:37: Do you believe in ghosts?24:37-28:30: Upcoming Dia de los Muertos and Halloween library programs!28:30-29:36: Outro

Thursday Sep 22, 2022

0:00 – 1:30 – Introductions1:30 – 7:05 - Advice for at-home storytimes7:05 – 8:58 - Tips for reading out loud8:58 – 12:25 - Great books for different ages12:25 – 15:09 - Singing songs with your littles15:09 – 21:43 - Finding and incorporating children’s music21:43 - 24:22 - Storytime-to-Go Kits24:22 – 28:16 - Library resources for storytimes28:16 – 37:30 - Favorite books from childhood37:30 – 39:00 - Celebrating children and libraries39:00 – 40:04 - OutroSummary: Wanting to create storytime magic at home? This episode is for you! Susan and Tami from The County Library join us to talk about tips, books, music, and more for doing storytimes with your family.

Saturday Aug 13, 2022

Love cooking? Whether you’re a great cook or not so much, join us as we talk about all things cookbooks! Our guest is Kami Anzures, who runs Cookbook Club for Millcreek Library.0:00-1:00: Intro1:00-5:45: What is a cookbook club? How does it work?5:45-7:50 : How did Covid change cookbook club?7:50-8:32: How can someone join the cookbook club?8:32-11:15: What are some interesting recipes you’ve tried from the club?11:15-12:40: Favorite cookbooks12:40-14:30 : Favorite recipes14:30-23:18: Interesting cookbooks, recipes, and foods23:18-23:35: Next cookbook for the club23:35-25:40: Tips for starting your own cookbook club25:40-27:18: International foods27:18-28:25: Outro28:25-28:49: Bonus: Ode to Potatoes

Saturday Jul 16, 2022

What do library workers do all day? Spoiler alert: It’s not reading books! Listen in as we sit down with Brooke Young from The City Library and explore the joys and challenges of working in a public library.  0:00-1:20: Introduction1:20-4:10: The City Library and The County Library4:10-7:10: What do library workers do?7:10-12:45: Different jobs in the library12:45-17:30: Surprising aspects of the job17:30-21:30 : Memorable library stories21:30-28:00: What changes do we want to see in the profession?28:00-28:54: Outro 

Friday Jun 17, 2022

It’s Juneteenth! Listen in to hear our special guest, Wynter Storm, talk about the history of Juneteenth and what it means for the Black community, plus the amazing work that UBLAC does for our local community. Learn more about UBLAC on their website. 0:00-3:15: Introduction and welcome Wynter!3:15-5:15: Factual History of Juneteenth5:15-9:05: Wynter: What Juneteeth means to me  9:05-15:45: UBLAC: providing a place for Black artists in Utah15:45-21:15 : Opportunities for young artists21:20-26:38: Sharing of poem: Revolutionary Dream26:38-29:45: How can non-black community support the Black community and UBLAC?29:45-36:00: Juneteenth and Pride Month together36:03-38:30: Juneteenth events38:30-40:22: Next episode teaser and outro

Friday May 13, 2022

It's almost summer! Listen in as we chat with our special guest, Nyssa, about all things Summer Reading.  We did find the study that we talk about in the episode. You can find it here. Timestamps:0:00-3:10 – Intro: special guest Nyssa Fleig3:10-4:20 - Behind the scenes of Summer Reading4:20-5:40 – Summer Reading themes5:40-9:25 - How does Summer Reading work?9:25-11:45 - Summer Reading Kickoffs11:45-12:25 – Awesome summer library programs12:25-19:00 -Favorite Summer Reading memories19:00-24:00 - UEPC (University of Utah) study on Summer Reading24:00 – 25:20 - Outro

Friday Apr 15, 2022

Sarah, Lee, and Mieke talk about the things they’ve been reading and watching lately, as well as their favorite books and movies. Please send us feedback or questions at Thanks for listening!   00:00-01:00 Intro 01:00-9:25 What Lee has been watching - Supernatural 9:25-12:30 What Sarah has been watching and reading – Russian Doll, Rutherford Falls, Our Flag Means Death, and No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull 12:30-21:00 What Mieke has been watching – Bridgerton, West Side Story 21:00-26:08 Mieke’s Favorites – Book: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas, Movie: Singing in the Rain 26:08-27:28 Sarah’s Favorites – Book: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, Movies: Muppet Movie, Phantom of the Paradise 27:28-30:40 Lee’s Favorites – Book: Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander, Movies: Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings 30:40-33:36 The Grammy’s – Note: The instrument we didn’t know the name of in the episode is the bandura, which is a Ukrainian folk instrument 33:36-34:20 Outro

Thursday Mar 17, 2022

It’s our very first episode! Get to know your hosts Sarah, Lee, and Mieke as they take you behind the scenes at the library.   0:00 – 1:00 – Introduction1:00 – 5:00 – How did you get into librarianship?5:00 – 8:00 – If you could choose anyone, who would you sit down and have coffee with?8:00 – 12:20 – What’s your sign? What’s your personality like?12:20 – 14:40 – What got you through the pandemic?14:40 – 17:45 – What’s your favorite childhood memory?17:45 – 23:30 – What was your dream job as a kid?23:30 – 28:00 – What is something no one would guess about you from looking at you?28:00 – 30:00 – Why did you want to start this podcast?

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