Loveland Libcast

The Loveland Public Library’s podcast! Get the latest library news and updates straight from your local librarians. Hear our thoughts on books, movies, technology, games, and everything else your Loveland Library has to offer. Get to know Loveland through fun, informative conversations with community members and library partners.

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3 days ago

In celebration of Black History Month, Daniel and Ashlee are joined by author Adrian Miller to discuss his book Soul Food: the surprising story of an American cuisine, one plate at a time. Recipe kits to go along with Soul Food will be available on Feburary 9th while supplies last- this month's kit is for Minnie Utsey’s “Never Fail” Cornbread.
Cookbooks and Food History Books Mentioned:
The Jemima Code by Toni Tipton-Martin
Koshersoul by Michael Twitty
Tanya Holland's California Soul by Tanya Holland
High on the Hog by Jessica B Harris
Homage by Chris Scott
Black Food by Bryant Terry
Other Reads:
The Ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami 

Sweetheart City Passes

Monday Jan 23, 2023

Monday Jan 23, 2023

Daniel is joined by librarians Beth and Erik to discuss the 2023 Sweetheart City Passes. They also preview exciting upcoming events in the Children’s and Technology divisions of the Loveland Public Library.
Follow this link to sign up for a Sweetheart City Pass!
Books and Authors Mentioned:
Christina SoontornvatCome hear Chistina Soontornvat in person on February 8th at 6:00pm!
Colleen Hoover
The Ivory Carver Trilogy by Sue Harrison
The Time Circle Series by Linda Lay Shuler
Neuromancer by William Gibson

Tuesday Jan 10, 2023

Ashlee and Daniel discuss the non-fussy and super popular January LOVEland Cookbook Group title: Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files by Deb Perelman.
More Food Blogs:
Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen
Joy The Baker
i am a food blog
Dessert for Two
Food 52
Other Books and Authors Mentioned:
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
David Herbert Donald
Wheel of Time Series

Friday Jan 06, 2023

Daniel and Teddy are joined by Erin and Mark from the Larimer County Office on Aging to discuss resources and upcoming programming for older adults, caregivers, and community members.
To contact or stay informed with the Larimer County Office on Aging, visit, email, or call (970) 498-7750.
If you are a caregiver looking for support, call: (970) 498-7758.
If you are a service provider wanting to contract with the LCOOA, visit:
Books and Authors Mentioned:
Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler
Beth Moore
Jada Edwards

2022 Favorite Things

Monday Dec 19, 2022

Monday Dec 19, 2022

Daniel is joined by Loveland Public Library staff Shane, Preston, and Jake to discuss their favorite media of 2022. 
Shane’s Picks:
Book: Wayward Pines by Blake Crouch
Movie: The Beatles Get Back
Television Show: Star Wars Andor
Game: Alien Tabletop RPG
Preston’s Picks:
Book: Star Wars High Republic Series
Book: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Movie: Antlers
Movie: Black Adam
Movie: The Batman
Television Show: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Television Show: Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Game: Star Wars Armada
Jake’s Picks:
Book: Cadillac Desert  by Marc Reisner
Movie: The Green Knight
Television Show: House of the Dragon
Television Show: Love, Death & Robots
Game: Civilization VI
Daniels’s Picks:
Book: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Movie: Smile
Television Show: The Rehearsal
Game: Time Emporium Escape Rooms

Monday Dec 05, 2022

Ashlee and Daniel discuss the December 2022 LOVEland Cookbook Group title Bravetart: Iconic American desserts by Stella Parks, as well as the December recipe kits to get you started on homemade Oreo Cookies with Vanilla Oreo Filling (available on Thursday, December 8th while supplies lasts). 
More content like Bravetart:
BakeWise by Shirely O. Corriher
Books Mentioned:
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Fevre Dream, by George R. R. Martin
Theme Music: “Joy Jumping” by Richard Myhill

Friday Nov 18, 2022

Olga and Dan from The Salvation Army of Loveland join the podcast to discuss volunteer opportunities- such as being a bell ringer- this holiday season.
Interested volunteers can call Olga Duvall at The Salvation Army of Loveland at 970-699-8380 or email
To volunteer to ring bells, register online at  
Donate money to The Salvation Army of Loveland virtual red kettle at
The Salvation Army of Loveland webpage
Book Recommendations:
Breakfast at Sally’s: One Homeless Man’s Inspirational Journey by Richard LeMieux
Books by C.J. Box
Theme Music: “Joy Jumping” by Richard Myhill

Friday Nov 11, 2022

In this Veterans’ Day episode, Teddy sits down with Kerri Puckett, Public Affairs Specialist with Cheyenne VA Medical Center, and Lauren Northrop, Suicide Prevention/Community Engagements & Partnership Coordinator with Cheyenne VA Medical Center to discuss services offered in the new Northern Colorado VA Clinic, located in Loveland, Colorado at 4575 Byrd Drive Loveland, CO 80538 and elsewhere in Northern Colorado. Much thanks to all our veterans!
Cheyenne VA Medical Center link:
Northern Colorado VA Clinic link:
Veteran Suicide Crisis Line: Dial 988, then press 1, link:
VA Points of Contact:
Melvin Turner, Veteran Experience Officer (307) 778-7550
Kerry Puckett, Public Affairs Specialist (307) 778-7550
Lauren Northrop
Suicide Prevention/Community Engagements & Partnership Coordinator (307) 778-7550
Women’s Health clinic number: (970) 593-3300
Veterans Affairs Facebook page:
Cheyenne VAMC Facebook page:
Cheyenne VAMC Twitter page:
VSO Clinic links
Larimer County Veteran Service Office:
Weld County Veteran Service Office:
Podcasts Metnioned:
Paul Corbett Youtube channel:
Paul Corbett Podcast link:
Books Mentioned:
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler
The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler

Tuesday Nov 08, 2022

Ashlee and Daniel are joined by chef Susan Reid to discuss the November LOVEland Cookbook Group title: The Book on Pie by Erin Jeanne McDowell. They also talk pie, smart baking tips, and who to follow in the world of baking. 
Susan Reid is a chef, writer, and imperfect influencer. Follow her content here:
Capable Kitchen video series on Instagram @chefsusaninvt
Susan Reid’s Writing on King Arthur
Books Mentioned:
King Arthur Baking Company: The All-Purpose Baker’s Companion
The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion: The Essential Cookie Cookbook
Vintage Pies: Classic American Pies for Today’s Home Baker by Anne Collins
I Hear America Cooking by Betty Fussell
The Food Lab by J. Kenji López-Alt
Blueberry Hill Cookbook by Elsie Masterton
Art of The Pie by Kate McDermott
Stand Facing the Stove by Anne Mendelson
More Pie Content:
Loko Kitchen
Stella Parks 
The Sporkful: “The Art–and Joy–of Recipe Writing”
Theme Music: “Joy Jumping” by Richard Myhill

Monday Oct 31, 2022

Happy Halloween! Daniel is joined by librarians Becca and Esther and special guest Haley for a spoooooky episode! They discuss Dracula by Bram Stoker and YA book Lost Girls: A Vampire Revenge Story by Sonia Hartl.
Don’t miss the Day of the Dead Community Celebration at the Loveland Museum on November 5th from 11 am- 1 pm
Check out upcoming Teen Events here.
Register for the next Poetry Workshop on November 5th here.
Media Mentioned:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Theme Music: Joy Jumping by Richard Myhill


The Loveland Libcast is the official podcast of the Loveland Public Library. Get the latest Loveland Public Library news and updates straight from your local librarians, and learn more about Loveland through fun, informative conversations with community members and library partners. Loveland Libcast host and Adult Services Librarian, Daniel Tate, will chat with a variety of guests about local events, resources, and opportunities that you’ll definitely want to hear about! And don’t worry, there will also be plenty of discussions about books, movies, technology, games, and everything else your Loveland Library has to offer. New episodes will come out twice a month, every other Friday. Stream or download on your favorite podcasting platforms, just search for “Loveland Libcast” and subscribe today!

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