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Published on November 9th, 2021

Alexa and Jennifer discuss what they've read and enjoyed lately, including dark fantasy, romance, mystery, graphic novels and biographies. They also revisit two timeless children's classics, The Phantom Tollbooth and A Wrinkle in Time

This is the final episode of Checked Out, but please look forward to our new library podcast series, coming in January 2022!

Published on June 16th, 2021

Checked Out: A Virtual Book Club

Join librarians Alexa and Jenny as we talk books. What we're currently loving, what we're hating, and what we can't wait to read next!

Checked Out (2021): Romance!

Publish on March 30th, 2021
Episode #26

Alexa and Jennifer discuss Regency, Victorian, and contemporary romance titles, the smash hit Bridgerton, and what they've been reading lately.

Checked Out (2020): December's Picks

Publish on January 6th, 2021
Episode #25

Alexa and Jennifer discuss what they've read and are looking forward to reading this month.

Checked Out: November's Picks (2020)

Publish on December 14th, 2020
Episode #24

Join Alexa and Jennifer as they discuss what they've been reading, listening to, and watching in the month of November!

Checked Out (2020)

Publish on October 28th, 2020
Episode #23

Alexa and Jennifer chat about books, libraries, and the new Checked Out.

Episode 22: Checked Out Reading Challenge, Episode Five: YA

Publish on September 16th, 2019
Episode #22

In this episode, Alexa, Brian, and Bri discuss their favorite YA reads.

Episode 21: Checked Out Reading Challenge, Episode Four: Mystery

Publish on April 22nd, 2019
Episode #21

In this episode, Alexa, Aprile, and Jennifer discuss mysteries.

Episode 20: Checked Out Reading Challenge, Episode Three: Science Fiction

Publish on March 19th, 2019
Episode #20

In this episode, Jenny, Alexa, Brian, and Scott discuss their picks for their favorite Sci-Fi books.

Episode 19: Checked Out Reading Challenge, Episode Two: Romance

Publish on February 13th, 2019
Episode #19

In this episode, Alexa, Jenny, Brian, and Ellen discuss their favorite romances.

Episode 18: Checked Out Reading Challenge, Episode One: Thrillers

Publish on January 14th, 2019
Episode #18

In this episode Jenny, Alexa, Brian, and Aprile discuss their favorite thrillers.

Episode 17: Mother's Day

Publish on May 10th, 2018
Episode #17

In this episode, Jenny and Alexa celebrate Mother's Day with a list of their favorite and some of the most memorable mothers across fiction and nonfiction.

Episode 16: Crafting with Robyn from ReBelle

Publish on April 30th, 2018
Episode #16

In this episode, Jenny, Alexa, and Robyn, co-owner of ReBelle, Central Kentucky’s most imaginative yarn shop, to discuss how they each got started crafting, their crafts of choice, and their favorite books and pattern resources.

Episode 15: Jarrod Polson

Publish on April 10th, 2018
Episode #15

Join Alexa and Jenny as they interview Jarrod Polson and his mentee Joe about their favorite things to do together, UK basketball, and, of course, what they’ve been reading.

Episode 14: Best of 2017

Publish on December 26th, 2017
Episode #14

In this episode, Jenny, Alexa, and Becca talk favorites: fiction, nonfiction, YA, picture books, and TV shows.

Episode 13: Pig and Pepper

Publish on December 19th, 2017
Episode #13

In this episode, Jenny, Alexa, and creator of Pig and Pepper, Rian, discuss their favorite cookbooks, the food scene in Lexington, and family holiday cookie traditions.

Episode 12: Halloween Special

Publish on October 26th, 2017
Episode #12

On this special episode of Checked Out, join Alexa, Jenny, and special guest Brian, as they discuss their favorite scary books, graphic novels, and movies, just in time for Halloween.

Episode 11: Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

Publish on October 5th, 2017
Episode #11

Join Jenny and Alexa as that chat with Jamie Ford, author of Love and Other Consolation Prizes, about Seattle's forgotten World's Fair, diversity in books, and selling beds to brothels.

Episode 10: Fallout

Publish on June 26th, 2017
Episode #10

Join Alexa and Jenny as they interview Gwenda Bond, author of Fallout, the first book in a YA series focusing on Lois Lane's high school years. They discuss Lois as a character, her relationship with Superman, cyber bullying, and what it was like working

Episode 9: Inside of a Dog

Publish on May 12th, 2017
Episode #9

Join Alexa and Jenny as they discuss Alexandra Horowitz's fascinating book, Inside of a Dog, talk about their own dogs, and interview Ashley with the Lexington Humane Society about everything you could want to know about adopting a pet.

Episode 8: The Underground Railroad

Publish on April 16th, 2017
Episode #8

Join Alexa and special guest host Ashley as they discuss Colson Whitehead’s bestselling and National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad.

Episode 7: The Return

Publish on April 10th, 2017
Episode #7

In this week's episode Alexa, Jenny, and special guest librarian Mariam, talk about Hisham Martar's memoir The Return. Matar chronicles his return to Libya in a quest to find out what happened to his father, who disappeared in 1990.

Episode 6: Wonder

Publish on January 2nd, 2017
Episode #6

Alexa and Jenny are joined this week by our middle school expert, Ellie, as we discuss the very popular book Wonder by RJ Palacio. Wonder tells the story of a very special kid named Auggie, as he navigates his first year of middle school, takes on bullies

Episode 5: Night Before Christmas

Publish on December 1st, 2016
Episode #5

In this very special holiday episode of the Lexington Public Library’s Checked Out podcast, author C.C. Payne reads “The Night Before Christmas.” Perfect listening for a chilly night spent in front of the fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa.

Episode 4: Brian K. Vaughan

Publish on November 22nd, 2016
Episode #4

In this episode of Checked Out, join Alexa and special guest Cindy, as we discuss the first volumes of several Brian K. Vaughan graphic novel series: Paper Girls, Saga, and Y: The Last Man.

Episode 3: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Publish on October 18th, 2016
Episode #3

Join Alexa and special guest host Kinzie as we talk about the newest entry into the Harry Potter canon, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” This play has been getting a lot of attention and is a wild ride through Albus Severus Potter’s tumultuous first y

Episode 2: Modern Lovers

Publish on September 26th, 2016
Episode #2

Join Alexa and Jenny as they discuss “Modern Lovers” by New York Times-bestselling author, Emma Straub. Highly acclaimed, including being named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Best Books of 2016 So Far, this book came out just in time for poolside reading.

Episode 1: Me Before You

Publish on June 21st, 2016
Episode #1

Join Alexa and Jenny as we talk about the bestseller "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes. This book is beloved by many, but is also controversial. We'll talk about Will and Lou's love story, as well as the issues this book brings up. 

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