The Librarian Is In
The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.
info_outline New Year, Same Us (Yay!), Ep 182 01/14/2021
New Year, Same Us (Yay!), Ep 182 Happy New Year! Frank and Rhonda kick off the new year by...being Frank and Rhonda. How's that, you say? An hour of musical theater references, interesting books, and great conversation! Join us as they discuss the first books they read on their own for 2021.
info_outline The World May Not Require Us, But We At Least We Have Our Books! 08/13/2020
The World May Not Require Us, But We At Least We Have Our Books! Join Frank and Rhonda as they discuss what they read this week!
info_outline TRANSforming the Literary Landscape 06/25/2020
TRANSforming the Literary Landscape Rhonda and Frank chat with Ellen MacInnis, a children's librarian in NYPL to discuss the TRANSform NYPL project and pass along book recommendations from the Trans and Gender Non Conforming book list that they and fellow librarians put together.
info_outline May Book Club: Train Dreams: The Librarian Is In, Ep 163 05/07/2020
May Book Club: Train Dreams: The Librarian Is In, Ep 163 Happy May! This week is Frank and Rhonda check in with each other, as we pass the 1 month mark of podcasting while social distancing. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. It's hard not to feel a little bit of cabin fever, especially as the weather warms. Do you find yourself dreaming of getting away? Get away for a bit with Rhonda and Frank as they discuss this month's pick from the NYPL's 125 Books We Love List, Denis Johnson's Train Dreams.
info_outline How Y'all Doin? 04/23/2020
How Y'all Doin? Hello fellow social distancing book enthusiasts! How y'all doing? Does anyone know what day it is? What week? Is it still March? We hope everyone is staying safe and finding ways to stay sane as we navigate this unique and scary time together. Escape with us for a bit while Frank and Rhonda discuss how they've been holding up and the importance of structure during this time. This week our hosts share what they've been reading while staying at home.
info_outline Book Club: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 161 04/09/2020
Book Club: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 161 Hey all, happy April! Thanks for joining us again for another episode of The Librarian Is In! This week Frank and Rhonda are discussing A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor from the NYPL's 125 Books We Love List to read and discuss. We hope you had the chance to read along, too.
info_outline The Librarian Is (Hanging) In (There) 03/26/2020
The Librarian Is (Hanging) In (There) Frank and Rhonda practice social distancing together (but separately!) to discuss the books they've read this week. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this uncertain time. Settle in for a bit and listen to your favorite librarians discuss what they like to read (and listen to!) when they're stuck at home!
info_outline Giovanni's Room - February Book Club 02/27/2020
Giovanni's Room - February Book Club Hi all! Thanks for joining us. This week is our inaugural book club episode! As they mentioned last episode, Frank and Rhonda picked Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin off the NYPL's 125 Books We Love list to read and discuss. We hope you had the chance to read along too. So without further ado - click "play" and be transported to 1950s Paris...
info_outline WE'RE BAAAAAAAACK! 02/13/2020
WE'RE BAAAAAAAACK! Didja miss us?! We missed you too! Thanks for joining us on the new season of The Librarian Is In. Our good pal Frank joins us again and welcomes our new co-host Rhonda Evans. Longtime listeners will remember Rhonda from her guest appearance on a previous episode! Rhonda shares with Frank some of her librarian background, favorite genres to read, and information about which branch she currently works, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Frank and Rhonda also discuss their top 5 picks on the New York Public Library's 125 Books We Love List!
info_outline Walk the Windswept Moors 12/26/2019
Walk the Windswept Moors For the last episode of 2019, Gwen surprises Frank by reading one of his all time favorite books, Frank delves into the world of Trust Exercise and Gwen shares a personal announcement. Stay warm on those windswept moors everybody, and we'll see you in 2020!