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The Librarian Is In is the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

Every other week, Gwen Glazer and Frank Collerius discuss the books they're reading, pop culture and the literary zeitgeist, and the world of libraries—and welcome special guests.

Gwen is the recommendations librarian in the Readers Services unit, and Frank is the manager of Jefferson Market Library. They bring equal parts humor, passion, and knowledge to this unique look at the world of books. 

 

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 ›

Frank Brings the Creepy: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 64

This week on TLII, Frank has a creepy middle-grade/YA novel that's great for adults, and Gwen has a not-at-all-creepy chapter book for preschoolers and early readers that's sure to also delight parents. Read More ›

How to Pull Yourself Out of a Book Slump: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 63

Gwen and Frank are both struggling to find the perfect book this week — and coming up with some ideas about how to do it. Plus: the glory that is Ilana Glazer.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 ›

Hey, Mr. Producer: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 61

Against his better judgment, the producer of "The Librarian Is In" joins Gwen and Frank to talk books, tattoos, and how the podcast came to be.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

Welcome to The Librarian Is In, the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

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This week Frank and Gwen welcome new NYPL librarian Jenny Chisnell - 

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Heaven Is a Place on... Another Planet? The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 58

Frank and Gwen traverse the globe and beyond this week, with two dystopian YA books about life on other planets and a memoir about international travel, journalism, and feminism. Plus: Banned Books Week and, yes, Belinda Carlisle.Read More ›

Llama-Famous! Poetry Extravaganza: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 57

Podcasts are red/Podcasts are blue/This episode's all poetry/We hope you like it too!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 ›

The Great Nancy Pearl! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 55

Frank and Gwen are beyond thrilled to talk to Nancy Pearl, a.k.a. America's Librarian, a.k.a. the guru of readers' advisory, a.k.a. OUR HERO. We talk about her new novel, George & Lizzie, and the perils of and triumphs of writing fiction. Plus: We guess Nancy's mystery book on the very first try...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 ›

The Right Book at the Right Time: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 52

Frank and Gwen tackle two powerful narratives of self-acceptance -- and then take respite in a roller derby comic and a love story.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 ›

Books That Talk and Books You Touch: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 50

Frank and Gwen learn about the Library's work with patrons with print disabilities with Jill Rothstein, chief librarian at the Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library. Plus: More book recommendations than we've ever crammed into any episode, probably ever.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 ›

Summer Reading Challenge, Greeks vs. Romans: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 48

For our second Summer Reading Challenge, Gwen and Frank chose a book for each other that they thought they'd love but would never read otherwise. This year, a strange symmetry emerged as they chose oddly complementary books: a novel about the antics of ancient Greek students and a modern-day translation of ancient Roman myths.Read More ›

Scandal! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 47

Who's up for some dubious morality? We're all about the scandal this week, as Frank and Gwen tackle controversial essays, what makes a "beach read," and, um, porcupines in library book drops.Read More ›

Nancy Books: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 46

The hosts of WNYC's Nancy podcast join Gwen and Frank for a conversation about queer books, making podcasts, and Xena Warrior Princess... while they were on vacation, no less! Kathy and Tobin—BFFs who are super queer and super fun, according to their Official Podcast Description—called in from California to talk about their favorite reads past and present and the stories they can't wait to tell.Read More ›
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