Another Great Poetry Podcast

Posted on November 17, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Poetry | Tags: , , , , , , , |

We were lucky enough to have another poet join us on a podcast episode recently, Craig Billingham. A local poet (Katoomba), Craig will be one of the poets performing at Poetry Under the Stars on Nov 30th.

Click here to listen online, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to download it.

About Craig Billingham:
Craig’s poems have been published in many Australian journals, including recently in Heat, Meanjin, Snorkel, and Antipodes. Craig’s poem “The Fan” was published in 2011 as part of The Red Room Company’s Sun Herald “Extra” Series.

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Marnie Thomas Podcast

Posted on October 23, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Image: Naomi Oliver 2012

Our latest podcast episode is up – can you believe we’re up to number 23?! This week, we have an interview with our own Marnie Thomas. With the Love2Read theme for October being ‘Explore’, Marnie reveals her favourite ‘Explore’ book, as well as her best bushwalk so far this year. Check it out!

You can listen to it here or subscribe to ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes.

If you would like to be a podcast guest, or suggest a guest, please let Naomi or John know. We’re after guests from all walks of life, but who are somehow related to books, reading or libraries.

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Podcast Interview With Chelsea Seddon

Posted on October 6, 2012. Filed under: Books, Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians, Web 2.0 + Web 2.1 | Tags: , , , |

Another Love2Read podcast episode is online now, for your listening pleasure – this time it’s an interview with Library Assistant Chelsea Seddon about her favourite books. Click here to listen to the audio, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to download it. If you’d like to be a guest staff interviewee this year, please contact Naomi or John to arrange a date. The Love2Read themes left for the year are: Oct – ‘Explore’, Nov – ‘Cry’ and Dec – ‘Love2Read’.

 

 

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John Merriman Podcast

Posted on September 28, 2012. Filed under: Books, Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , , , , |

A very special episode where our podcast host, John Merriman, tells us about his life and how he came to work in the library. This episode is a wonderful monologue which includes readings from some of John’s most cherished books. Enjoy!

Click here to listen online, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes.

 

 

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Jeanne Rudd Interview

Posted on September 26, 2012. Filed under: Books, Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , , , |

Jeanne Rudd, Library Assistant at the Blackheath Library and Book Indexer, always wanted to work with books. Heidi Colquhoun interviews Jeanne this week about her experiences as an Indexer and the books she loves.

You can listen to the audio of this interview here or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes.

 

 

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Book Cover Art Competition

Posted on September 5, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians, Web 2.0 + Web 2.1 | Tags: , , , , |

We received 103 entries all-up for the Cover Art Competition for kids at the library, and the standard is high! You can see the hard work (and love of reading) that has gone into the artworks, in this slideshow video:

 

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Podcast Episode with Theresa

Posted on September 5, 2012. Filed under: Books, Food for thought, Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , , |

John Merriman interviewed Theresa Lock in this wonderful episode of ‘Listeners in the Mist’, with the Love2Read theme of ‘Question’. You can click here to listen to it online, or download from ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes.

 

 

 

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Podcast Stats

Posted on July 30, 2012. Filed under: Books, Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians, Web 2.0 + Web 2.1 | Tags: , , , |

Can you guess how many listeners there are for our library podcast?

We’ve had 291 hits on our Listeners in the Mist podcast during July alone, which is 100 more hits than our monthly average (so far)! That’s 291 downloads or plays of our episodes online.

Here are some recent uploads: for Family History Week, we recorded this podcast with Jan Koperberg, Pauline Hincksman and Alison Tissington from the Blue Mountains Family History Society, and click here to listen to a great interview with Book Conservator Jill Gurney, who used to work as a Library Assistant here in the Blue Mountains Library! 

 

  

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Book Conservation with Jill Gurney

Posted on July 23, 2012. Filed under: Books, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , , , , |

Ex-staff member Jill Gurney was our podcast guest recently, talking about her passion for book conservation. This fascinating interview covers Jill’s work with saving books, embellishing books and documenting the laborious processes involved in her discipline. Click here to listen online (or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes).

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Blue Mountains Family History Society – Podcast Interview

Posted on July 20, 2012. Filed under: Books, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , , , |

To celebrate National Family History Week (27th July – 5th August), we have a podcast interview with Jan Koperberg, Pauline Hincksman and Alison Tissington from the Blue Mountains Family History Society, who have over the last two years reorganised the resources in the family history section of Springwood Library.

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