Loveland Libcast

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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

Friday Oct 14, 2022

Daniel is joined by Loveland Public Library board members Craig and Kathy to discuss what it means to be a library board member.
Want to help create and advocate the strategic direction of the Library's future? Serving on the advisory board is one of the most meaningful ways to contribute. Join us on our quest to make the Library the best it can be! Apply at by October 31st!
Books Mentioned:
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
Bittersweet by Coleen McCullough
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
Honor by Thrity Umrigar
Theme Music: "Joy Jumping" by Richard Myhill

Monday Oct 10, 2022

Ashlee and Daniel discuss the October LOVEland Cookbook Group title: Mi Cocina by Rick Martínez. Ashlee offers some suggestions for food content creators and restaurants to check out in honor of the first annual Colorado Hispanic Restaurant Week!
For more on Mi Cocina author, Rick Martínez, check out his podcast and website here.
Hispanic Restaurant Recommendations:
Colorado Food Magazine’s Top 100 Hispanic Restaurants
Dana Rodriguez’s Restaurants:
Cantina Loca
Super Mega Bien
Work & Class
Media Mentioned:
Dracula by Bram Stoker
League of Their Own
The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl
Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
Theme music: Joy Jumping by Richard Myhill

AAUW with Karla and Jan

Tuesday Sep 27, 2022

Tuesday Sep 27, 2022

AAUW members Karla and Jan join Daniel to discuss the Loveland Branch of AAUW and the upcoming 11th Annual Conversation With Authors Event, featuring local authors Eleanor Brown and Steven Schwartz. 
11th Annual Conversation With Authors Event
October 15th 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Best Western Conference Center, Loveland
$45 for Presentations and Breakfast, with all proceeds benefiting the AAUW Scholarship Fund. 
For more information, visit the AAUW website or peruse the CWA Schedule and Brochure.
Email: to reserve your spot by 9/30. 
Books Mentioned:
The Overstory by Richard Powers
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester

Wednesday Sep 21, 2022

Daniel is joined by special guests Loveland Poet Laureate, Lynn Kincanon, and former Colorado Poet Laureate, Joe Hutchison, to discuss the library’s upcoming Poetry Workshop Series: “Encountering a Poet.” In this series, poets from around Colorado will present a chosen poet’s work and engage the participants in writing inspired by their works or in the style of the poet. 
Space is limited! Follow this link to register for one or multiple workshops.
To follow the Loveland Poet Laureate Program and Lynn Kincanon:
To follow the work of Joe Hutchison:
Books mentioned:
Airmail: The Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Transtomer
Pacific Light by David Mason
Words Under the Words by Naomi Shihab Nye
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
Music: Joy Jumping by Richard Myhill

Friday Sep 16, 2022

Ashlee and Daniel join special guest, author Allyson Reedy, to discuss the September LOVEland Cookbook Group title: 50 Things to Bake Before You Die. They also discuss ragebaking, baking as childcare, and being baking mortals.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming LOVEland Cookbook Group Potluck on October 15th from 12:00-2:00 in the Gertrude Scott Meeting Room at the Library. Ashlee Redger will lead an in-person discussion about all things cooking and baking, with a focus on the August, September, and October LOVEland Cookbook Group titles. 
To read more from Allyson Reedy:
5280 Magazine
Denver Post
To follow the writing of our very own Ashlee Redger:
Cookbooks and Baking Websites Mentioned:
Cake By Courtney
Chelsweets by Chelsey White 
Handle the Heat with Tessa Arias
Joanne Chang:
Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe
Flour, Too
Cookie Love by Mindy Segal
Christina Tosi:
Milk Bar Life: Recipes and Stories
All About Cake
Fiction, Memoir, and Essays Mentioned:
Tomorrow. and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy
Ruth Reichl:
Save Me the Plums
Garlic and Sapphires 
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Music: Joy Jumping by Richard Myhill

Friday Sep 09, 2022

Special guest Nancy Brauhn-Curnes joins Daniel and Children’s librarians Cindy and Monique to discuss the upcoming Community Drum Circle on September 24th. Daniel and Nancy also explore the history of Nancy’s company, Djembe Jive, and the power of drumming to create community and promote well-being and play. Cindy and Monique give a sneak peak to some of the exciting upcoming events for children at the library. 
Community Drum Circle
September 24th, 6:00-7:30 
At the Norma & Lynn Hammond Amphitheater 
2750 N. Taft Ave (within North Lake Park) Loveland, Colorado 80538
Registration is required. Please register here. 
Visit to peruse what all Djembe Jive has to offer in the community. 
Upcoming Childrens’ Events:
Chess Club: Every Thursday, 4:00-5:00 Come to the Treehouse in Children's if you are 5-11 years old and want to learn or play chess. Every Thursday beginning Aug 11th.
Brickmasters: First Wednesday, 3:30-5:00
Come to the Mrs. Runschmunkel's Reading Room (storytime room) the first Wednesday of each month to build a creation with the library’s LEGOs and display it all month. Ages 4+.
Tech Afternoon: Oct. 21st, 12:45-1:45
Meet in the reading room to play with robots and technology!
Learn to Play Ukulele: Oct. 27th, Nov. 3rd, Nov. 10th, 4:00-5:00
For aspiring ukulele players between the ages of 7-10. Visit or call the Children's desk at 970-962-2587 to register as space is limited.
Media Mentioned:
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery
Drums of Passion by Babatunde Olatunji

Thursday Aug 25, 2022

On this special episode of the Loveland LibCast, Daniel visits the Annual Cherry Pie Festival and chats with Loveland residents about cherry pie, their favorite things to do in Loveland, and what they like to read (recorded July 16, 2022). Thanks to the Loveland Museum for inviting the podcast to join the celebration, and all those who stopped by to chat!
Books Mentioned:
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them by Barbara F. Walter
Man and His Symbols by Carl G. Jung
Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Wings of Fire by Tui Sutherland
Don Quixote by Migel de Cervantes
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
The Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel
Reynard the Fox by Anne Louise Avery
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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