Episode 31: Our Website Works Now

You made a fool of death with your beauty
Sea of Tranquility
Station eleven
Skin game
We do what we do in the dark
Catch these hands!
My love mix-up!
Gender queer
All boys aren
The summer I turned pretty
To all the boys I

In this episode, Caroline and Sarah talk about book challenges, making sure libraries have inclusive collections, and some upcoming library events.

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Episode 30: Late Spring Cleaning

Today on the podcast we are talking about keeping our shelves tidy, all the books we are reading, and giving a shout out to Leila Mottley for her new book Nightcrawling we cannot wait to read it.

Links to what we discuss can be found here:

Beach read
Shadow and Bone
The red tent
Sea of Tranquility
Station eleven
My love mix-up!
A place inside of me







Episode 29: We’re back!

Welcome back to our updated podcast! Sarah and Caroline are excited to be a part of your weekly podcast rotation!

The links for what we discuss in the podcast are:

You made a fool of death with your beauty
The death of Vivek Oji
Go hex yourself
A court of thorns and roses
A court of mist and fury
A court of wings and ruin
A court of frost and starlight
A court of silver flames
The gentleman
The lady
The nobleman
The gentleman
Maus : a survivor

Ukrainian Donations


ALA Special report


Swampscott Library Newsletter June 2022



Episode 26: Invertivew with Elizabeth de Veer on The Ocean in Winter

Deveer The ocean in winter book cover of cold looking beach

Today on the podcast Janina and I talk to author Elizabeth de Veer on her book The Ocean in Winter.  Elizabeth was so much fun to talk to and we look forward to seeing her again soon.  You can find Elizabeth on her website www.elizabethdeveer.com

Please note a trigger warning for those effcted by death by s*icide.  Also if you are having difficult or painful thoughts or feelings, or are worried about someone, please reach out to a friend, family member, counselor, religious leader, or tap into resources such as:

the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255),

or the Crisis Text Line (Text HOME to 741741), which are both free and available 24/7.

Also, learn more about suicide from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which has local chapters in all 50 states, as well as support for survivors of suicide loss.

You do not have to go through this alone.

Episode 25: Interview with Quan Barry author of We Ride Upon Sticks

In this episode I interview author, poet, and professor Quan Barry.  Her book We Ride Upon Sticks is a time machine to not only 1989, but to anyone who remembers what it is like to be a teenage girl on the North Shore.  Based on a fictional 1989 Danvers field hockey team we see this team learn to be themselves and come into their own power.  This is a spoiler free discussion.