December 13, 2018 app
Kiernan Lynch and Rachel Fuechtman talk about “A Tale of Two Cities” and why they read books of literary merit

In this recording, Hinsdale Central students Kiernan Lynch and Rachel Fuechtman discuss their thoughts on “A Tale of Two Cities” and how they interpreted the characters and themes.

December 12, 2018 app
Ethan and Maria Harrast talk Handmaid’s Tale, women’s rights, and possible future realities,

In this recording, high schooler Ethan Harrast interviews college student Maria Harrast to clear up some questions about the plot of Handmaid’s Tale and how the dystopian novel relates to today and tomorrow’s world.

December 12, 2018 app
Pride & Prejudice Book Talk: Alyssa Nasca and Monica Avalos talk all about the themes, characters, and plot of the story

In this interview, Alyssa and Monica discuss the most pivotal moments in the novel, why the book was recommended, and the differences between the novel and movie.

Book Talk: Ian Drury & Allegra Dugan discuss literature, benefits of reading, and timeless novels.

Drury and Dugan discuss the challenges of finding one’s path in the world, blooming in the face of darkness, and influencial people and events. Also mentioning various books that have stuck with them and hopes for the future.

December 12, 2018
St. George native Winona Stanley said she loved books and children’s story time

Recording March 27, 2018 – The earliest memory of a library for Winona Crosby Stanley was dropping by the Judd’s Store to spend a nickel on a candy bar and crossing the street to the St. George Library for story...

December 12, 2018
Ameera and Dr.Susan Hood Discuss the messages and insights they learned from Fitzgerald in “The Great Gatsby’

In this recording, Hinsdale Central Student, Ameera Ilyas, and Researcher, Dr. Susan Hood, discuss the book recommendation The Great Gatsby and talk about their opinions of characters and the author’s style of writing. we learn about how Dr. Hood’s reading...

December 11, 2018 app
Novel Wisdom: Lauren Keating and Brianna Comstock discuss 1984 by George Orwell

In this recording High School students Lauren and Brianna discuss the many important characters in the book and how the plot of the book differs from other totalitarian governments

December 11, 2018
As a child, the library was an oasis to Billie Frei in the hot summer St. George days

Recording March 27, 2018 – To Billie Bleak [pronounced Blake] Frei, the St. George Library basement was a wonderful way to spend a hot summer afternoon in the cool of the children’s section. She grew up in St. George, Utah,...

December 11, 2018 app
Novel Discussion: Leia and Evans Pappas analyze the development of “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Leia Pappas and her father, Evans Pappas, discuss the relationships and themes present in “The Shadow of the Wind” while also mentioning why Evans recommended the book to Leia initially.