Listen Here Now! Serious Library News MagazineOct 09, 2021
Stephanie Huffman and the History Preserved Project
Stephanie Huffman joins us once again to speak about her new responsibilities toward the history of downtown Pendleton.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
History Preserved Project (HPP) Unveils Its Mission to Celebrate Pendleton's Rich Heritage and Architectural Treasures
[Pendleton, Augus 2023] – History Preserved Project (HPP), in partnership with Pendleton Urban Renewal, is proud to announce its mission of fostering greater appreciation for the city's historical artifacts, with a special focus on Pendleton’s downtown buildings.
Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future:
HPP's mission is to significantly increase appreciation for the history of Pendleton and its invaluable historic artifacts, particularly its downtown buildings. These structures stand as enduring testaments to the city's past and can enhance the future of Pendleton’s downtown area.
In the coming year, HPP will host a series of workshops. These informative sessions will delve into the past, present, and potential futures of the historic buildings that grace Pendleton's downtown area. Participants will gain unique insights into the architectural details that have shaped these structures over time.
HPP's guided tours, scheduled for September, March, and June, September 29th and 30th, 2023, March 1st and 2nd, 2024 and May 10th and 11th, 2024, will take participants through the upper stories of several historic buildings. These exclusive tours will unveil the diverse conditions of these upper levels, illustrating the myriad of possibilities and potential these buildings hold for the future.
Call for Volunteers:
As HPP strives to increase appreciation of Pendleton’s downtown, the organizers are seeking volunteers to assist the project. Whether you are interested in local history, architecture or leading tours, HPP welcomes individuals who share the vision of preserving Pendleton's heritage.
To become a part of this project, please reach out to HPP Manager, Stephanie Huffman, at 971-978-7603 or email email@example.com.
Take a Spin at the Library
We had a yarn spinning event, and now it's a monthly meeting! Listen in on our inaugural event! I claim I will read short stories, but then don't do it! Our thanks to Stephanie Huffman, Teresa Jones, Delanne Ferguson, Mary Finney, Erica Edwards, Jean Kindle, and Annie Mahoney!
This episode contains some strong language.
The Kids Are Alright
Heather dropped in on the Pendleton Boxing gym next door and talked to Coach Rob Brooks, and his boxers Trayton, Joshua, Ian, Madisynne, Madeline, Rylan, and Marcus about what boxing has done for them to improve their lives. Bunch of nice people is what those boxers were.
This summer, August 26-27, they are hosting the Northwest Nationals Boxing Tournament. It's a nationally ranked tournament open to novice boxers. Turn out and support them! Click here for details.
Summer Book Chat
20 Library Titles Most Circulated This Summer
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Shadows Reel by C. J. Box
Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton
The Investigator by John Sandford
Dream Town by David Baldacci
Sparring Partners by John Grisham
Nothing to Lose by Judith A. Jance
The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
Nightwork by Nora Roberts
The Healing of Natalie Curtis by Jane Kirkpatrick
What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline
11 Seconds by James Patterson
The Match by Harlan Coben
The Maid by Nita Prose
The Sacred Bridge by Anne Hillerman
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
French Braid by Anne Tyler
Death of the Black Widow by James Patterson
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel-- this title was on several lists
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Maura's Summer 2022 Hot Picks
No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
A Swim In a Pond In the Rain by George Saunders
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Heather's Summer 2022 Hot Picks
The Drifting Classroom by Kazuo Umezu
Deserter by Junji Ito
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson-- Maura recommended this title to Heather
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia-- This is Heather's Summer FAVORITE
The Jolly Regina by Kara LaReau
James's Summer 2022 Hot Picks
Breathe by Rickson Gracie
This Is Your Brain On Food by Uma Naido
Bourdain by Laurie Woolever
The Bright Ages by Matthew Gabriele
You Can't Be Serious by Kal Penn
Catherine's Summer 2022 Hot Picks
American Cult by Robyn Chapman
Candy House by Jennifer Egan
The Day the World Stops Shopping by J. B. MacKinnon
An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed by Helene Tursten
The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Joshua Eaton Just Wants You To Have Fun With It
Joshua Eaton gave a program for us that taught the basic concept of the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, and introduced the beginnings of making a character to play. It was recorded live on the library floor during a regular working evening. Enjoy being transported to a modern library during evening open hours! Background noise! Interruptions! Heather is called away to perform Notary Public services!
A thrilling adventure indeed.
...And Introducing Heather Culley
Your host is interviewed by recent guest Stephanie Huffman.
In This Episode:
Beginning With a Bash by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
Ultimate Bread by Eric Treuille and Ursula Ferrigno
Burt Reynolds Reads Robert B. Parker: A Spenser 3-in-1 Edition: Chance, Hush Money, Small Vices
Our Flag Means Death streaming on HBO Max, starring Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi
The News of March 5, 1888
Heather finds a very rare photograph of the microfilm preparation technician, more squabbling between towns in the county, and an even more rare informative death notice.
Richard Stapleman and the Life's Work
We visited with Mr. Stapleman in his Court Street bespoke, handmade shoe store while he worked on his backlog of orders. We thank him heartily and sincerely for his gracious good humor.
Unfortunately, we lost our web connection at the 20 minute mark, and the rest of the interview is lost.
Please enjoy this pleasant conversation.
European Shoe Tutorials
Last Movie Watched:
The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex by Murray Gell-Man
The Joe Leaphorn Mysteries by Tony Hillerman
The Christian apologist works of Frank Turek
Hail Joshua Eaton, Dungeon Master
We are joined by the guy who teaches us how to play dungeons and dragons! Well, he's GOING to, anyway.
He asked as a reference question: what is the population of deaf citizens in the United States (I took that to mean how many deaf people do we have living in this country)? And here are some statistics. This is a more detailed, but still accessible, list from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. They have more links on this page. The general answer is about 30 million people.
Last TV Show binged:
Super Powereds by Drew Hayes
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson
News of February 5, 1889
Heather reads the news from the early days of the East Oregonian newspaper, including a patent medicine advertisement that makes the druggist sound like a vampire while making the reader laugh and laugh.
racial insensitivity toward Chinese railroad workers.
News of January 29, 1889
Heather reads a little of the historical East Oregonian newspaper for you.
The Return of Sara Phinney
Eden Robinson's Trickster Trilogy
- Son of a Trickster
- Trickster Drift
- Return of the Trickster
Honor Bright by Frances Parkinson Keyes
Any Young Adult Fiction
A Little Taste of Poison by R. J. Anderson (and A Pocket Full of Murder, which comes first)
Henry Neff's Tapestry Series
- The Hound of Rowan
- The Second Siege
- The Fiend and the Forge
- The Maelstorm
- The Red Winter
Week of Wonder December 2021
Heather outlines some wonderful programming coming up next week.
Stephanie Huffman, Monster Knitter
Stephanie Huffman came on the podcast to talk about her knitting and pattern design business, and to enjoy a hectic time in the library podcast recording industry.
Books in this Episode:
The Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Shea
- The Eye in the Pyramid
- The Golden Apple
Movies in this Episode:
1941, 1972 (I'm almost sure I called it 1942, and apologize. It was a wild afternoon)
Podcasts in this Episode:
¡UY QUE HORROR! A Latinx Horror Movie Podcast
Jennifer and the Failed Programs
Jennifer and Heather discuss where our programming went wrong: attendance. We focus especially on our special Job Search programming.
It's very sad.
Brian Johnson and the Second Take
We recorded last week, then there were technical difficulties. So we recorded again, same questions, new answers! Seven minutes more material!
Books in this episode:
Deep River by Karl Marlantes
Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horowitz
Inside the Klavern: the Secret History of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s by David A. Horowitz
Unsettled Ground: the Whitman Massacre and Its Shifting Legacy in the American West by Cassandra Tate
Joshua Samuel Brown's Path to Enlightenment Leads to Pendleton
Joshua Samuel Brown is an author, and enthusiastic resident of Pendleton, Oregon.
Kristen Tiede, Archeologist For the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Kristen talked with us about her job and what it entails.
Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure, by Amanda Adams
An Irish Country Village by Patrick Taylor, MD
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam and Graham
Katy Bowman, Our Friend
Katy Bowman came and talked about her work as a biomechanist. We have a big list of books to add.
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, by Sarah L. Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany, and Amy Hill Hearth
Symposium, by Plato
Syllabus: Notes From an Accidental Professor, by Lynda Barry
The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell
Exhalation, by Ted Chiang
@AlexisNikole on TikTok, foraging!
The West Wing
Bruce Kiskaddon, Poet
This is the last day of the 2021 Pendleton Round-Up, and in its honor, Heather reads some of Mr. Kiskaddon's poems.
Season 2 Opener!
Heather outlines the fun to come the fall!
Call 541-966-0380 to register!
Episode 32: TikTok Comic Mash-Up!
James and Heather discuss the cultural significance of TikTok, how to make them with the help of good ol Charlie Brown, and why collaboration at a distance is the way of the future. Like, at Thanksgiving time.
Episode 31: Colleen Sanders, Comeback Kid
Colleen returns to the podcast to talk about how her growing season is going, drought tips, and some activism you can try at home.
Books in this episode:
Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent by Ruth Stout
Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding! by Patricia Lanza
Lasagna Gardening for Small Spaces: A Layering System for Big Results in Small Gardens and Containers by Patricia Lanza
Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism by Jack D. Forbes
Episode 29: Jill Clark and I Discuss The Little Mermaid
Also the many aspects of its original author Hans Christian Andersen, and dark Disney.
Episode 30: Virginia Roberts Queen of the Old West
Virginia Roberts is the Pendleton Public Library's genealogy volunteer. She knows quite a bit about Pendleton.
Books and authors in this episode:
The Rivoli Book : the Rise of Pendleton's Public Halls, Opera Houses, and Film Theaters, Amid Saloons, Gambling Halls, Brothels, and Opium Dens, 1864-1981 by Victor J. Kucera.
Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry
Come see Katy Bowman next Wednesday, during and after the Book Walk! A book walk, then a book talk, as the ancients predicted.
Katy Bowman has a podcast, Move Your DNA
We have some Katy Bowman books and dvds:
Move your DNA
Movement matters : essays on movement science, movement ecology, and the nature of movement
Diastasis recti : the whole-body solution to abdominal weakness and separation
Whole body barefoot : transitioning well to minimal footwear
Dynamic aging : simple exercises for whole-body mobility
Don't just sit there : transitioning to a standing and dynamic workstation for whole-body health
Grow wild: the whole-child, whole-family, nature-rich guide to moving more
Simple steps to foot pain relief : the new science of healthy feet
Daily movement multivitamin with Katy Bowman, M.S
Aligned and well
Rob Brooks Finds the Library a Welcome Resource
Rob Brooks coaches boxing at Blanc's Boxing Gym in Pendleton, right next door the the library.
Books in this podcast:
The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam
Episode 27: Dr Nick Nash and the Adventure in the Library
Dr Nick Nash recommends:
The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers by Bridgett M. Davis
Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last by Wright Thompson
Episode 26: Dr Beau Benson of the Oregon East Symphony
Movies mentioned in this episode:
Nothing But Trouble (1991) yes Heather did know which movie it was.
Books mentioned in this episode:
Beauty: a Very Short Introduction by Roger Scruton
The Aeneid of Virgil
Metamorphosis by Ovid
Unseen Realm by Michael Heiser
Episode #25: Glenn Graham and the Long Good-Bye
Glenn is retiring, and we took this opportunity to record his ineffable pesonality.
Books in this episode were the entire works of Patrick F. McManus, especially The Horse In My Garage.
Also Garrison Keillor.
Episode 24: Christine Guenther and Her Calling
Christine Guenther, Registered Dietician, came in and talked about how she discovered her career.
Books in the episode:
Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
Cooking the Whole Foods Way: Your Complete, Everyday Guide to Healthy, Delicious Eating with 500 VeganRecipes , Menus, Techniques, Meal Planning, Buying Tips, Wit, and Wisdom by Christina Pirello
East to the Dawn: the Life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler
Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook by Nancy Clark
Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic--Fatty Liver Disease by Kirsten Kirkpatrick and Ibrahim Hanouneh MD.
Episode 23: Catherine Campbell and the Year of Reading Constantly
Catherine Campbell shares her list of A Number 1 King of Books picks published in 2020/2021. She read WAAAAY more than this in the past year.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Once You Go This Far by Kristen Lepionka (4th in detective series Roxane Weary)
Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell (also discussed: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell, from 2019)
Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
The Searcher by Tana French (also mentioned: The Witch Elm by Tana French, from 2018)
Devolution : a Firsthand Account of the Mt Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks
Notes From an Apocalypse : a Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back by Mark O'Connell
The Cold Millions by Jess Walter
The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen
After Life by Julia Alvarez
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) : Poetry by Barbara Kingsolver
These Women by Ivy Pochoda
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (1st in detective series Malcolm Kershaw)
Decoding Boys by Cara Natterson
Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (also discussed: We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix)
Magic Lessons : a Prequel to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Survivors by Jane Harper
Episode 22: Jill Clark and the Adventure of the Middle School Pandemic Spring Term
Jill Clark, teacher of English, speaks on teaching to a lovable crowd, roller skating, and fairy tales and the women who love them.
Jill's Book List:
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Episode 21: Kola Shippentower Thompson, a Woman of Power
Kola drops by to talk about Jiu-Jitsu, fighting competitively, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women/People, and a great book with a local setting.
Stolen Butterfly- by Paty Jager https://books2read.com/u/baZEPq
Wisawca Project https://enoughizenough.regfox.com/the-wisawca-project
And lastly, here’s my Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/Kola.Shippentower (Everything can be found here)
Books in this episode:
Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran by Kenneth Thomasma
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
More Myself: A Journey by Alicia Keys
Episode 20: Heather and the Fancy Summer
Episode 19: Summer Reading with James!
James and Heather discuss their favorite upcoming programs for the 2021 Summer Reading Program, Reading Colors Your World.
To register for programs, call (541)966-0380.
Also, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Episode 18: Sally Kosey Episode 2
Sally recommends three books.
50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
Wiyaxayxt / Wiyaakaa'awn / As Days Go By: Our History, Our Land, Our People --The Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla by Jennifer Karson
Episode 17: Sally Kosey, CTUIR Board Secretary
Sally Kosey is the Board of Trustees Secretary of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
Episode 16: Robb Corbett and the Visit to the Library Department
Robb Corbett is the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Pendleton, and his office is directly above the Library.
Episode 15: J. D. Kindle Enjoys a Nice Read or Two
Executive Director J. D. Kindle of the Oregon East Symphony discusses his personal journeys.
His reading list:
The Hawkline Monster by Richard Brautigan
Travel works of Paul Bowles
Lipstick Traces: a Secret History of the Twentieth Century by Greil Marcus
Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia
The Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser
The Brotherhood of the Grape by John Fante
The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's
Heather reads a short story from 1912, written by L. M. Montgomery.
Episode 13: Roy Jones and the Friendly Chat
Onmyōji (2001) and Onmyōji 2 (2003) are movies mentioned in this podcast.
Library Events for April 2021
Episode 10: Matthew Campbell Likes Gardens
Matthew visits to speak about his garden plans for the year, and some tips and tricks for starting sweet potatoes effectively, growing blueberries successfully, and fighting insect incursions mindfully.
Episode 11: Greg Alexander and the Theater of the Mind
You can reach Greg at email@example.com
His book recommendations today were:
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, & Madness at the Fair That Changed America, by Erik Larson
Thunderstruck, by Erik Larson
Episode 9: Colleen Sanders and the Wonderful Garden
Plant varieties mentioned in the episode include:
Blueberry, Duke: northern highbush early fruiting variety
Blueberry, Chandler: late fruiting variety, HUGE fruit
Sunflower, Shock-O-Lot: dark red brown petals with clear yellow tips
Sunflower, Chocolate Cherry: dark red and dark brown
Sunflower, Honey Bear: orange, fluffy powderpuff shape
Sunflower, Italian Ice: white, a bit small
Pumpkin, Connecticut Field: even size and shape, the classic U-Pick Halloween pumpkin. Developed by the Abenaki people, the originators of many dependable heirloom vegetables.
Any gourds you fancy in the seed department of any store will amuse and divert you. It's fun to let the seeds of any small gourd mix reseed every year. For a while.
Episode 8: Jon Bullard, Eagle of the Recreation Department
Jon Bullard of the City of Pendleton Parks and Recreation Department sits down with us to answer 20 questions about himself and his life and his career.
Episode 7: Matthew Campbell, Butterfly Man
Matthew Campbell had allowed the library to adopt the care of several batches of caterpillars, which turn into butterflies over the course of summer weeks, and are released in front of the library. He has some advice for attracting butterflies to our yards.
Episode 6: Jennifer and the Art Kit.
March 2021 Programming
Programs coming up in March 2021.
Learn more about library programs, and register for them at:
The Dr Seuss Celebration times on Saturday March 6th are