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BibliObservatory - Gigi Towers - Episode 15

BibliObservatory - Gigi Towers - Episode 15

January 27, 2021

For Guillermina (Gigi) Towers, growing up was a very rich cultural experience. Panama and Puerto Rico are the axis of her family history, as well as all of the stories and tales she heard from her early years. History and tradition, Spanish and English, traveling overseas, and a short version of her first name are only a little hint of her marvelous world that always give her love, comfort, and a sense of direction.

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BibliObservatorio - Gigi Towers - Ep 15 - Español

BibliObservatorio - Gigi Towers - Ep 15 - Español

January 27, 2021

La infancia de Guillermina (Gigi) Towers fue de una gran riqueza cultural. Panamá y Puerto Rico fueron el eje central de su historia familiar, así como lo fueron aquellos cuentos e historias que escuchó de pequeña. Historia y tradición, el español y el inglés, viajes por distintas latitudes y la versión abreviada de su primer nombre son algunas de las claves de su mundo maravilloso que le da amor, la reconforta, y le ofrece guía.

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BibliObservatory - Ellen Stringer - Episode 14

BibliObservatory - Ellen Stringer - Episode 14

December 17, 2020

Ellen Stringer (Maryland, PA) calls Richmond (VA) her hometown. The Cow and the Silo would be the first of many stories that she remembered read by her mother. These stories mark the beginning of a path in which stories and books became essential not just in her life but the lives of families and diverse communities that she served as a childrens and youth librarian.  Why are books and storytelling so important for us and indispensable during challenging times? Find out in this episode!

 

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BibliObservatory Episode 13 (Catawba and Spanish)

BibliObservatory Episode 13 (Catawba and Spanish)

November 16, 2020

This brief “bonus” episode of BibliObservatory contains a bilingual exchange in Catawba and Spanish. Beckee Garris, a citizen of the Catawba Nation in South Carolina, shares greetings, numbers, and animal names in Catawba, which BibliObservatory host Ivette Villarreal translates into Spanish. To learn more about Beckee Garris and stories of the Catawba Nation, revisit the full interview from May 2019 in the resources below. 

En este breve episodio adicional, les presentamos un intercambio lingüístico bilingüe catawba-español.  Beckee Garris, ciudadana de la Nación Catawba de Carolina del Sur, comparte con Ivette Villarreal, anfitriona de BibliObservatorio, algunas expresiones de cortesía, números y nombres de animales en catawba. Para conocer más acerca de las historias que Beckee Garris narra en BibliObservatorio, les invitamos a escuchar la entrevista completa transmitida en Mayo de 2019, y a visitar el álbum en Flickr en donde puede apreciar imágenes referentes a sus historias.

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BibliObservatory - Dr. Pat Feehan - Episode 12

BibliObservatory - Dr. Pat Feehan - Episode 12

April 2, 2020

In the life of Pat Feehan (Grand Rapids, Michigan), libraries and books have been part of what she calls a joyful ride. They shaped and changed her life from the moment she first visited her elementary school library. This episode comes with wonderful insights, inspiring books, and the reasons why we can keep faith in humanity through reading and storytelling. 

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