Tales From The Leeds Library

The Leeds Library’s podcast series in which we talk to members of our extended community about their lives, their work, and their relationship to books, libraries, literature and heritage.

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Hello and welcome to Tales from The Leeds Library, the Leeds Library’s podcast series in which we talk to members of our extended community about their lives, their work, and their relationship to books, libraries, literature and heritage. Founded in 1768 The Leeds Library is the oldest surviving membership subscription library of its kind in the British Isles and alongside our discussions with contemporary members, we also dive periodically into the Library’s rich history to find out what makes us one of the most interesting and unique cultural institutions in Leeds and the UK.

Episodes

Wednesday Sep 22, 2021

In this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we talk to Louisa Yates, Director of Collections and Research at Gladstone’s Library and visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester. We talk about the collection and her work at Gladstone’s Library, the importance of preserving independent libraries and their future – particularly how digital technology is helping to shape it. We also discuss the upcoming ILA (Independent Libraries Association) AGM which will take place here at The Leeds Library. Find Louisa on Twitter: @louisayates Gladstone’s Library: https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/ ILA: https://www.independentlibraries.co.uk/ The Opening and Ending is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498 Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/ Social Media Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib... Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

Wednesday Sep 15, 2021

Tales From The Leeds Library S1E3 Feat. Jane Riley Jane Riley has been The Leeds Library’s librarian since 2015 and for this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we talk to her about the collection and its history, the gems of the collection including The Leeds Library’s oldest book, the issues facing libraries housing historic collections, and the highs and lows of library life. Find out more about the library’s collections here: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/library-information/collections/ The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498 Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/ Social Media Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib... Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

Wednesday Sep 08, 2021

Tales From The Leeds Library S1E2 Feat. James Nash In this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we talk to poet James Nash. We discuss his chosen form - the sonnet, how art influences life and life influences art, and his recent collection of poetry entitled A Bench for Billie Holiday. We also discuss James’ longstanding relationship with The Leeds Library and the poems he has written in and about the space. James’ Website: https://www.jamesnash.co.uk/ A Bench for Billie Holiday: https://www.valleypressuk.com/book-info.php?book_id=113 The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498 Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/ Social Media Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib... Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

Thursday Sep 02, 2021

Tales From The Leeds Library S1E1 Feat. Kevin Grady + Fiona Gell To Launch Tales from The Leeds Library: The Leeds Library’s new podcast series we have a conversation streamed live from the Old Librarian’s Office with president of The Leeds Library Kevin Grady and Communications Officer Fiona Gell. We talk to Kevin about the early history of the library, how it was founded and who by as well as the changes he has seen during many years of service on library committees. With Fiona we discuss the library today, the ideas behind the podcast, and what we can look forward to in upcoming episodes. The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498 Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/ Social Media Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib... Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/  

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