Shelf Centered is Orange County Library System's (FL) official podcast covering library events and services.
info_outline Episode 023 - Global Peace Week with Rachel Allen of the Peace and Justice Institute 09/28/2021
Episode 023 - Global Peace Week with Rachel Allen of the Peace and Justice Institute On this month's episode, we speak to Rachel Allen, Direcotr of the Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College about Global Peace Week (9/27 - 9/30).
info_outline Episode 021 - The UnBEARable Lightness of Reading 06/29/2021
Episode 021 - The UnBEARable Lightness of Reading On this episode of Orange County Library System's official podcast, Mike and Scottie discuss what they're currently reading, notable new releases and the finalists for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
info_outline Episode 020 - Meet the Library's Social Worker 06/01/2021
Episode 020 - Meet the Library's Social Worker On the occasion of Mental Health Awareness Month (May), Mike and Scottie chat with Andre Morris, Social Worker for OCLS, about the vital service he offers. Also in this episode, Zach Barnes, from our Southwest Branch, shares a Staff Pick written by comedian Tig Notaro and we give you a heads up on the Pride events your library has planned for June. Social Worker: Pride Events: Books & Beyond: Staff Picks: Social Media OCLS Facebook: OCLS Twitter: OCLS YouTube:
info_outline Episode 018 - There once was a woman from Orlando... 03/24/2021
Episode 018 - There once was a woman from Orlando... April is National Poetry Month!
info_outline A Conversation with Chris Grabenstein 03/22/2021
A Conversation with Chris Grabenstein Chris Grabenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of the Lemoncello Library series. He is also the co-author (with James Patterson) of the #1 Bestsellers I Funny, House of Robots, Treasure Hunters, Jacky Ha-Ha, Word of Mouse, Pottymouth and Stoopid, and many others.
info_outline Episode 17.5 - A Conversation With Beverly Jenkins 02/26/2021
Episode 17.5 - A Conversation With Beverly Jenkins Beverly Jenkins, superstar author of historical and contemporary romance, joins the Shelf Centered team for a discussion of her career, inspirations, and prolific body of work.
info_outline Episode 017 - Checking out the Library of Congress 02/24/2021
Episode 017 - Checking out the Library of Congress With Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden joining Orange County Library System for the annual African American Read-In, what better time to learn more about the Untited State's oldest federal cultural institution?
info_outline Episode 015 - Barbershop Books with Alvin Irby 12/23/2020
Episode 015 - Barbershop Books with Alvin Irby It's the last episode of 2020, and we've got two great guests: Design and Development Assistant Manager at Orange County Library System, Cassie Shivers, and Alvin Irby, educator, comedian, author, and founder of Barbershop Books.
info_outline Episode 014 - We're a Gilmore Girls Podcast Now... 11/25/2020
Episode 014 - We're a Gilmore Girls Podcast Now... Alafaya Branch Library Assistant Manager Carey Major joins the show to discuss Orange County Library System's upcoming Random Fandom Week (Sunday, December 6 - Saturday, December 12).
info_outline Episode 013 - Fangs for the Memories with Dr. Gary D. Rhodes 10/29/2020
Episode 013 - Fangs for the Memories with Dr. Gary D. Rhodes Dr. Gary D. Rhodes, Associate Professor of Film and Mass Media at UCF, and author of several books on early American horror films, joins the Shelf Centered team to discuss the history of horror in popular culture.
info_outline Episode 12.5 - Listener Beware...You're in for a Scare! 10/22/2020
Episode 12.5 - Listener Beware...You're in for a Scare! For almost 30 years, R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series has captured the imagination and fears of young readers across the world.
info_outline Episode 012 - A Conversation With Jenny Torres Sanchez 09/30/2020
Episode 012 - A Conversation With Jenny Torres Sanchez Author Jenny Torres Sanchez joins the show for a conversation about her latest book, We Are Not From Here, a ripped-from-the-headlines novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border.
info_outline Episode 10.5 - An Interview With Kelly Link 08/19/2020
Episode 10.5 - An Interview With Kelly Link Kelly Link, author of the collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters, and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Get In Trouble, will be giving a virtual keynote for Orange County Library System's Naitonal Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read event series on Sunday, August 23. We sat down this acclaimed author for a discussion on her illustrious career. For more information about the NEA Big Read program, or to register for Kelly Link's keynote, visit www.ocls.info/bigread.
info_outline Episode 010 - The Crêpe Gatsby with Ricky Ly 07/29/2020
Episode 010 - The Crêpe Gatsby with Ricky Ly What do you get when you combine a generous helping of local food recommendations, a dash of culinary trivia, and a peppering of discussion on how the restaurant industry has evolved since the outbreak of COVID-19?
info_outline Episode 009 - A History of Peaceful Protest 06/24/2020
Episode 009 - A History of Peaceful Protest On this month's episode, hosts Scottie, Cynthia and Mike are joined by children's book author Rob Sanders. His books which include Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights, Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag and Stonewall: a Building. An Uprising. A Revolution, offer young readers an insight into notable events and figures in LGBTQ history.
info_outline Ep 006 - Pure Podcasting with Tom Jelneck 05/06/2020
Ep 006 - Pure Podcasting with Tom Jelneck Hosts Mike, Scottie and Cynthia sit down with Tom Jelneck, CEO of On Target Marketing and Chief Coffee Brewer at Pure Grind Coffee, to discuss how creating a podcast can be an effective and compelling way to develop your brand.
info_outline Ep 005 - Talking Literature and Comics with Nathan Holic 04/29/2020
Ep 005 - Talking Literature and Comics with Nathan Holic Nathan Holic, author of Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City, and Graphic Narrative Editor at The Florida Review discusses his writing and shares his thoughts on some of the best comics available right now on Hoopla.
info_outline Ep 004 - National Library Week featuring Shasta Quinn and Ruben Cortes 04/22/2020
Ep 004 - National Library Week featuring Shasta Quinn and Ruben Cortes Hosts Mike, Scottie and Cynthia discuss the inspiring ways customers are using public libraries while quarantining and how you can show your support during National Library Week.
info_outline Ep 002 - Florida Man Hosts Library Podcast featuring Lauren Gibaldi and Tim Dorsey 04/08/2020
Ep 002 - Florida Man Hosts Library Podcast featuring Lauren Gibaldi and Tim Dorsey Hosts Mike, Cynthia and Scottie discuss Florida Literature - for better or for worse - with authors Lauren Gibaldi and Tim Dorsey. This episode also includes updates on Orange County Library System's ongoing response to COVID-19 and staff reading recommendations.
info_outline Ep 001 - An Auspicious Start Featuring James Grippando 04/01/2020
Ep 001 - An Auspicious Start Featuring James Grippando Shelf-Centered is a podcast produced by the staff of Orange County Library System. In each episode, you can expect to learn something new about the operations and collection of the library.