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Dec 28, 2016

In this final episode of 2016, Laura Rocco recommends an unusual fantasy perfect for reading at night (12:18); Silvia Schuh explains why January is Scarf Month at NPL (4:53); and Kristi Cates recommends an assorted trio of adventure books and explains the library's local schools "book talk" programs (17:00).



Dec 5, 2016

In this episode, we hear a selection of poems from the RHINO 40th Anniversary Poetry Reading at the library, organized by Kathleen Kirk; Silvia Schuh talks December arts and crafts; and Alec Gramm recommends some books that open up the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons.

Our RHINO poets were:

Stephen Frech

Jannett Highfill

Nov 22, 2016

In this bonus segment of Check It Out, Marketing Assistant Nakia Worrell talks about the library's past and present Giving Tuesday campaigns.

Helpful links:

More information about the 2016 Normal Public Library Giving Tuesday campaign

Direct link to donate now!

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Nov 14, 2016

In this episode, Laura Rocco recommends a chilly gothic novel for long cold nights (8:30); Kathleen Kirk previews the RHINO Magazine 40th Anniversary poetry reading (10:53); and Mari McKeeth recommends a range of holiday-themed genre fiction (15:17).

Laura recommends:

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


Oct 22, 2016

In this Halloween Pumpkin-spice-infused episode, Silvia Schuh previews upcoming arts and crafts programs (7:24); Julia Cozad-Callaghan and Kristi Cates introduce NPLay, a new recurring library event for cosplay enthusiasts (4:28); and Kristi recommends a few delightfully creepy novels for young (and old) adults...