A LITTLE TOO QUIET: THE FERNDALE LIBRARY PODCAST

6
Aug

ALTQ Featuring GO! Comedy’s Pj Jacokes

Today, we're chatting with one of our neighbors! Pj Jacokes is an actor/writer/director & co-founder of GO! Comedy Improv Theater! We talk about how to be funny on the fly, how to sustain a small business for 12+ years, what it's like being an improv artist in a pandemic, and also, we talk about GO!'s long-running Detroit Improv Festival...., which...., sadly, is canceled this year. But, if you want to find out more, click here: https://www.gocomedy.net/ 

 

pj_jacokes8g6k3.jpg

go-comedy-logo-square.jpg

 

 

4
Aug

ALTQ - Information Literacy with U-M’s Jo Angela Oehrli

Jo Angela Oehrli is the Learning Librarian, and Children's Literature Librarian, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 2017, she received an award from the American Library Association for her research and work on Information Literacy. This is the third installment of our ongoing series on the importance of our individual ability to assess the information we're encountering through various mediums on a daily basis. 

 

Discussed in this episode:

Information on Reading Laterally. 

 

2016 Stanford History Education Group Study

 

and:

More info on Jo Angela Oehrli 

 

artgraphic-18112kg.png

30
Jul

Macro Photography & Conservation with Joseph Ferraro

 
joseph_ferraro_macrophotography6bv67.png
Photographer Joseph Ferraro is taking a bigger look at the tiny world around us.
Ferraro is a macro photographer and a conservation photographer; his images
tell the story of a very tiny world inhabited by important organisms that all
have roles to play in creating harmony for our ecosystem. Random patches
of nature in urban environments become sources of new insects that Ferraro
can observe, track, and take photos of on their own terms, never harming
them or taking them out of their environment.
screen_shot_2020-07-17_at_113344_am5zo28.png
 
Ferraro was originally scheduled to install a full exhibition of works to be
displayed here in the library. That is, before the shutdown. So, we talk
about our high hopes for finally getting to coordinate the art show here
in the library in the very near future, as well as his passion for nature and
science. We also talk about how he manages to capture amazingly
close-up images of the smallest creatures on the planet. 
 
 
 
28
Jul

ALTQ Information Literacy with WDET’s Jake Neher and Shiraz Ahmed

The next installment of our ongoing series addressing Information Literacy features WDET's Jake Neher and Shriaz Ahmed. Neher is a reporter/producer who works with 'Detroit Today,' and covers Michigan's political scene, while Ahmed is the radio station's Engagement Editor & Digital Content Editor. We covered the prevalence of confirmation bias, the S.I.F.T. method for spotting fake news, and the daily discipline reporters have to practice regarding the objective framing of a story. 

 

To follow the work of Neher and Ahmed, go to www.wdet.org 

 

As mentioned in the introduction to this show, we have links for more info on the S.I.F.T. Method
https://hapgood.us/2019/06/19/sift-the-four-moves/ 

https://www.avon-schools.org/cms/lib/IN01001885/Centricity/Domain/3486/SIft%20method.pdf

 

ifkdobzz_400x400.jpg

debbb9dca340a73d6d96.jpeg

23
Jul

Raylon Leaks-May (Ferndale City Council)

Raylon Leaks-May is a Ferndale City Council Member, Mayor Pro Tem, and, as you'll hear--a big fan of libraries! She recently collaborated with our Youth Services Librarians to host a civics-focused conversation with high school students and answer questions about public service, local government, community volunteering, etc. Leaks-May has been a Ferndale resident for twenty-five years, serving in a variety of instrumental professional roles within the community. 

 

https://www.ferndalemi.gov/news/ferndale-city-council-declares-official-commitment-to-antiracism

 

hqdefault.jpg

21
Jul

Author & Librarian Annie Spence: ALTQ Season 2

Annie Spence is a Detroit-based author AND LIBRARIAN. Her first book, "Dear Fahrenheit 451," was published in 2017 (Macmillan/Flatiron), and it features love letters & break-up notes to books that Spence established "intense relationships" with over the years. She has spent more than a decade working as a librarian in public libraries in the midwest. So we talked about several things, like what it was like to be a librarian during quarantine, what she's working on lately (a novel?), her all-time favorite books, and also why it is that, when compared to other art forms, we connect with books and reading in such a deep and nuanced way. Sometimes those connections are so intense as to warrant legitimate love letters.   

 

https://www.anniespence.com/about 

 

Excerpt: https://us.macmillan.com/excerpt?isbn=9781250106490

 

pjimage.jpg