This month on Shelf Understanding, librarian/host Danny Rice talks with Deborah Halperin and Karen Schmidt from the West Bloomington Revitalization Project about all of the wonderful things that the WBRP is doing in our community. From the Tool Library, Book Bike, and Veggie Oasis to the Bed/Bench Blitz and Home Restoration Project, the WBRP is certainly making a splash.
Do you think Comics and Graphic Novels are just for nerds? Do you think they’re just for little kids? Do you think people who enjoy books with illustrations are bad at reading? Well, join host Danny Rice this month as we buck all of the stereotypes surrounding this genre of literature. Danny talks with “nearly professional” comic author/artist Andrew Lorenzi and Librarian/huge comic fan Jesse Wyer about the joys, stigmas, and future of Comics and Graphic Novels, and Rob even chimes in once or twice!
Everyone learns differently. But did you know that your brain might learn differently simply based on your given situation? Join host Danny Rice, librarian Rachel Park, and Heartland Community College professor Zach Petrea as we discuss a new way of learning, teaching, and thinking: Universal Design For Learning.
This month, Shelf Understanding host Danny Rice discusses Tiny Houses with contractor Mike Robinson, a member of a local makeshift task force that is working with the City of Bloomington to reshape zoning laws in an effort to provide space for tiny houses for those in need of housing. Robinson is part of a team that constructed a 156-square-foot Tiny House which is now touring local sites. Rice also talks with Tiny House dwellers, Clare and Armondo Báez, organic farmers who spent nine months living on a 240-square-foot Skoolie – a 1973 Crown Coach School Bus – with their two sons who are both under the age of 5.