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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.
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.

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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 with DC Comics on reimagining such an iconic character.
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.
Join Alexa and special guest host Ashley as they discuss Colson Whitehead’s bestselling and National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad.
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.

There are some important changes to procedures for borrowing materials (Please read the revised FAQ for complete ILL information):

  • Requests will be limited to five per account.
  • Requests for classroom textbooks will not be processed.
  • Any popular or series titles should be requested through the library’s Suggest-A-Purchase service before submitting ILL requests.
  • Items must be returned on time, or ILL privileges may be suspended.

 

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The Lexington Public Library offers an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service which allows cardholders to borrow books and magazine articles we do not own and cannot purchase. The Lexington Public Library also lends our books to libraries both inside and outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Interlibrary Loan allows both public and academic libraries to share their circulating collections. The Lexington Public Library has access to over 4,000 participating libraries from which to borrow books. Many of these participating libraries borrow books from us as well.

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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, and make important friendships. 
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.
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.
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 years at Hogwarts. We’ll discuss our favorite characters all grown up, the nature of parent-child relationships, and, of course, Time-Turners.
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. We discuss the tangled relationships of the characters, love, music, middle-age, and Brooklyn hipsters.” [SPOILERS]

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!

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