LPCPL Dewey? Don’t We?

Welcome to the LPCPL Dewey? Don’t We? podcast. Every month, we’re highlighting services and materials that make you think “I didn’t know that libraries did *that*!”

Learn more about the suffrage centennial commemoration in this engaging episode with historian Jessica Jenkins. She explains what the suffrage movement was and how you can learn more about it by reading her book Exploring Women's Suffrage Through 50 Historic Treasures.  

Public Services Librarian Daphne Bechrakis introducers listeners to false news and misinformation. She talks about what it is, how to spot it, and offers simple tips to fact check information you find online. 

In this episode, Greg Coulter interviews Megan Telligman, a senior program manager at Indiana Humanities. They discus the INseparable initiative and One State / One Story. This year's Community Read is Jean Thompson's The Year We Left Home. Listen and learn more about the humanities as a way to talk about the rural/urban divide in Indiana. 

It’s a summer of imagination and creativity. We’re helping you bring summer reading into the houses, treehouses, tents, homemade forts, and backyards this year. Create your summer which includes reading, thinking, doing, and imagining all the possibility that exists.

Visit the Summer Reading page at LaPorte County Public Library's website

Learn more about the 2020 Census with this podcast. Your household will receive an invitation to complete the Census in mid-March 2020. You can submit the Census online, on the phone, and in the mail. In this podcast, librarians discuss what questions are on the Census (and which ones aren't!). You can find more information about the 2020 Census at 2020census.gov

Do you want to learn more about your family history? "Dewey" have good news for you! La Porte County Public Library has librarians and resources that connect you to genealogical skills and resources to help you succeed. From the Indiana Room to online resources, LPCPL librarians provide access to tools you need for your research. 

Did you know you can check out a robot from the Library? The La Porte County Public Library has more than just books and audiovisual materials that you can borrow. Our Library of Things includes educational technology, learning kits, and wireless hotspots that provide portable Internet service, helping to bridge the digital divide in communities. Learn more about these services in this episode with librarians Greg Coulter, Jenny Minich, and Sarah Harrison. 

Learn more about mobile services provided by the La Porte County Public Library. Did you know that the Mobile Library visits communities all over La Porte County? Or that people who can't easily make it to the Library can apply for materials to be delivered to their homes? Come along and find out more on this episode of Dewey? Don't We? 

On the very first episode of the La Porte County Public Library's podcast Dewey? Don't We?, we talk to User Experience professional, Aimee Meier. She tells us about some of the online resources we have to expand digital literacy in our community. 

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