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They've Come UnDonne: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 77

Gwen asks, "Is this poem about God?" and Frank is (nearly) brought to tears as they untangle the divine and the bawdy (and naughty) in two John Donne poems. Luckily Dr. Carolyn Broomhead joins them for some much needed poetry therapy. Together they traverse language, imagery and the backstory of the divine Dr. D. Read More ›

How Many Hats Can a Librarian Wear? The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 75

Books and reading are the foundation of any library, but your local librarian is doing so much more: computer help, test prep and yes, even knitting. This week, Gwen and Frank talk to Erin Horanzy, an Adult Programming Librarian at NYPL's Francis Martin Library in the Bronx. Enjoy!Read More ›

The Beginning or the End? The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 73

This week, Gwen and Frank take on books ranging from the collapse of modern civilization to a murder "how-done-it" told exclusively from the point of view of a perspicacious fetus. Enjoy!Read More ›

Immigrants in America: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 71

Pam Nogales, a Ph.D. candidate at New York University, joins Gwen and Frank to talk about her newest class for Jefferson Market University—the free classes at Jefferson Market that are taught by college professors and open to everyone. They talk the history of politically radical immigrants in America, play the guessing game, and much more. Read More ›

Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy in General: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 69

Frank didn't feel well this week, but he's figuring out to be happy anyway while Gwen dives into cozy Chanukah romance and Kwanzaa picture books. And did we mention Frank didn't feel well?Read More ›

Never Let Me Go. Seriously, Never. The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 65

Gwen and Frank take a deep, emotional dive into a masterpiece by this year's Nobel Prize winner in Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go.Read More ›

Terror! Horror! Revulsion! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 62

Happy Halloween! Attended by plenty of demonic shrieking, adult services librarian Isaiah Pittman horrifies Gwen and Frank with scary book and film recommendations!Read More ›

Bummin' in the 'Burbs: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 60

This week Gwen and Frank tackle wonderlands, "What Girls are Made Of," mid-life crisises, and no easy ways out...Read More ›

Shoutout to the Ex: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 59

This week Frank and Gwen welcome new NYPL librarian Jenny Chisnell — and immediately are exhausted by Jenny's extraordinarily varied interests and recommendations! Read More ›

J.D. Salinger, Whaaaaaat? The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 56

What happens when you get My Brother's Husband, A Lost Lady, and Frog and Toad Together in the same room? Find out as Gwen and Frank discuss gay manga, Willa Cather, J.D. Salinger, and Arnold Lobel's classic books for children!Read More ›

Missing Persons & Nowhere Girls: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 54

On the show this week: Gwen reads a book that makes her see the world a little differently, and Frank gets so lost in his book that time disappears.Read More ›

Dancing in the Library: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 53

This week, Gwen and Frank wander through the wonderland of dance led by the dazzling Linda Murray, lead curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of NYPL's Library for the Performing Arts. So, let's boogie!Read More ›

Parker, Postman, and Pooh: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 51

A 30-year-old book remains intensely relevant for today's world, Gwen rediscovers Dorothy Parker AND reading Pooh to her pre-schooler and Frank raps!...(sort of).Read More ›

Remembering the Future: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 49

This week, it's all in how you look at it. Feminism, space, time, language, aliens, and a whole lot more.Read More ›

LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Club: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 45

Gwen and Frank welcome Casey Maher, leader of the LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Crew meetup! They discuss everything from technology and gaming to science fiction (of course) right on up to Hemingway.Read More ›

And Then There Was Chekhov: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 43

We discuss reading (and acting!) Anton Chekhov, the influence of Agatha Christie, and the controversial merits of Go, Dog. Go!Read More ›

Summer Reading Challenge! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 42

It's time for our second-ever Summer Reading Challenge! In this super short episode Gwen and Frank announce their challenges to each other ahead of time so you can read along with them.Read More ›

Attack of the Killer Spelling Bees: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 40

Our annual spelling bee, words we can't pronounce, a trio of music recommendations, and of course what we're reading now. Read More ›

American Passions: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 37

The triumph and tragedy of Jim Thorpe, the difficulty of Henry James, and the ferocity of Emily Dickinson and Camille Paglia. Bonus: Barbra Streisand's underground wonderland!Read More ›

The Jefferson Market University: Spring 2015

Browse the course catalog of our upcoming free classes in history, literature and the arts.Read More ›
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