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!
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.
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.
Transcript of BibliObservatory - Dr. Pat Feehan - Podcast Episode 12
February 28, 2020
Two stories have guided and inspired Steve Sawyer (Mr. Steve) since he heard them for the first time when he was a little boy growing up in Maine: a Penobscot Tale and his great grandfather’s personal story. In both, you will find out why listening to our older generations is so important and how your life can be shaped by their words.
Transcript for BibliObservatory - Steve Sawyer - Episode 11
January 31, 2020
For Charles David Brooks III (Harlem, NY), his early years were shared between New York and South Carolina during World War II. From that time, the wisdom and stories that he heard from his ancestral mothers still exist. His life has featured many scenarios in the performing arts, but those words and messages shared by his beloved ones are intact and continue to inspire him.
Transcript for Charles David Brooks - Episode 10
- Knickerbockers Suit
- See Striking Photos of Harlem Street Life in the 1930s by Eliza Berman, Time-Life Magazine, New York, NY, 2016.
- Butler School, Hartsville, SC
- Claflin University, South Carolina
- The Ancient Kemetic Roots of Library and Information Science by IM Zulu, UCLA Center for Afro-American Studies, Los. Angeles, CA, 1993.