Each year the Library hosts readings, lectures, and discussions by authors and other public figures. You may listen to many of these programs by subscribing to the Library's authors & events podcast or by downloading one of the audio programs listed below. Our archive goes back more than 10 years and includes thousands of podcasts of memorable Library events.
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Pete Buttigieg Discusses 'Shortest Way Home'
Join us to hear the mayor of South Bend, Indiana share two personal success stories: of being a veteran who came out and found acceptance while in office, and of revitalizing his struggling Rust Belt city. Recorded on Feb. 28, 2019.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 30.96MB] [Play time: 1 hr 07 min]
Marlon James Discusses 'Black Leopard, Red Wolf'
Join us to hear Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James discuss his new series where myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Recorded on Feb. 16, 2019.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 29.51MB] [Play time: 1 hr 04 min]
Ralina L. Joseph Reads And Discusses 'Postracial Resistance'
Race and media scholar Ralina L. Joseph reads from “Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity.” Recorded on March 26, 2019.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 24.46MB] [Play time: 0 hr 53 min]
Jack Nisbet discusses 'The Dreamer and the Doctor'
Join us to hear award-winning Northwest author Nisbet talk about an American physician and her Swedish naturalist husband who helped shape the human and natural history of our region. Recorded on Feb. 5, 2019.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 23.87MB] [Play time: 0 hr 52 min]