Library Lunch & Learn

Join us for Library Lunch & Learn, a series of special virtual webinars for library staff tailored to help with reader discovery, collection development, and programming. Guest librarians and authors will discuss a wide range of topics including health, science, management, leadership, and cooking.

Register Here for Our Next Library Lunch & Learn on July 14th!


SEASON 2: EPISODE #2, April 14th, 2022:  Our second episode of the Library & Learn series was “Closing the Technology Gap”. We were joined by Rhone Talsma of Jeopardy! fame and Ben Tarnoff, author of Internet for the People. Click here to watch an archive. Click here for a list of recommended titles on Edelweiss.

SEASON 2: EPISODE #1, February 10th, 2022:  Our First episode of the Library & Learn series was “Personal Growth”. We were joined by New York Times Bestselling Author, Daniel H. Pink (The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward) and Victor E. Simmons Jr. of the Auburn Avenue Research Library On African American Culture And History. Click here to watch an archive. Click here for a list of recommended titles on Edelweiss.


SEASON 1: EPISODE #5, September 9th, 2021: Our fifth episode of the Library & Learn series was “Leadership & Management”. We were joined by Elizabeth Joseph, MLIS, (Associate Director for Community Engagement at Ferguson Library), and special guest authors Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin (BECOMING HEROINES) and Heather R. Younger (THE ART OF CARING LEADERSHIP) Click here to watch an archive. Click here for a list of recommended titles on Edelweiss.

SEASON 1: EPISODE #4, July 8th, 2021: Our fourth episode of the Library Lunch & Learn series was “Through the Lens of Art & Photography”.  We were joined by Melissa Lindberg, (Reference Librarian, Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division), and special guest author Lavaille Lavette (Ebony: Covering Black America) who showed us  collection of beautiful, rare images, artwork, and magazine covers that spanned the breadth of so many years and reminded us that pictures really are worth a thousand words. Click here to watch an archive. Click here for a list of recommended titles on Edelweiss.

SEASON 1: EPISODE #3, May 13, 2021: Our third episode of the Library Lunch & Learn series was “Planning for Pride Month” themed.  Jason Baumann from NYPL  shared images and archives from the New York Public Library celebrating Stonewall. Miram and Kelly hosted a panel of authors and their editors including Lauren Hough, Mia McKenzie, Nawaaz Ahmed, and Brandon Taylor who talked about their latest novels that were essential to your library’s Pride month collection. Click here to watch an archive. Click here for a list of recommended titles on Edelweiss.

SEASON 1: EPISODE #2, March 11, 2021: Our second episode of Library Lunch & Learn series was “Virtual Science Fair themed. We were all inspired by the essential programming of Citizen Science, and hearing  George Zaidan, Carl Zimmer, Suzanne Simard, Heather Einhorn and Adam Staffaroni  talk about their essential titles on the environment, the food we eat, and the existence of life itself. Click here to watch an archive. Click here for a list of recommended titles on Edelweiss.

SEASON 1: EPISODE #1, January 14th, 2021: We kicked off the FIRST episode of our new Library Lunch & Learn series around the theme of New Year, New You. Miriam and Kelly spoke with guest authors Dr. Noah Lenstra, Dianne Bondy, Kat Heagberg, Lisa Genova, and Tom Vanderbilt who shared their health and wellness insights. Click here to watch an archive. Click here for a list of recommended titles on Edelweiss and audio companions on BooksonTape.com.