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Episode 49: Building the people’s palace with Eric Klinenberg

It may not come as a surprise that Eric Klinenberg gets a warm welcome when he speaks to librarians and supporters of public libraries. Klinenberg is the author of Palaces for the People: How...

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Episode 48: Keeping government open and transparent with Toby Nixon

Some children dream of being a firefighter or star athlete. After an early civics lesson in school, Toby Nixon knew he was interested in government. That early interest has turned into a life focused...

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Episode 47: From the Bookmobile to regency romance, discovering the library

Even for the folks whose jobs are to know things about the library, Sno-Isle Libraries continues to amaze and surprise. In this episode, co-hosts Ken Harvey, Jim Hills, Jessica Russell and Paul Pitkin, “Go...

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Episode 46: Books and book’n’em with Alan Hardwick

What do police officer, adopted son, milkman, cheese cutter, fur trapper and international terrorism have in common? They have all been part of Alan Hardwick’s life. Hardwick is author of “Never Been This Close...

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Check It Out! is a podcast for lifelong learners with inquiring minds. Listeners meet an amazing spectrum of people who work at, use and collaborate with Sno-Isle Libraries. They also learn about the various services the library district offers at its 23 community libraries, through Library on Wheels and online. In addition to this website, look for Check It Out! wherever you get your podcasts. You can help us improve future episodes by leaving a rating or review comments.

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