"Borrowed" Podcast from Brooklyn Public Library

Series produced by Brooklyn Public Library

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Brooklyn has so many stories to tell, and a lot of them start at the library. Brooklyn Public Library's flagship podcast, “Borrowed,” brings you stories that start here and take you somewhere new. We're talking to people starting businesses, finding their roots, playing Dungeons & Dragons, creating community—and of course, borrowing books!

Brooklyn has so many stories to tell, and a lot of them start at the library. Brooklyn Public Library's flagship podcast, “Borrowed,” brings you stories that start here and take you somewhere new. We're talking to people starting businesses, finding their roots, playing Dungeons & Dragons, creating community—and of course, borrowing books!


46 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Asylum seekers continue to arrive in New York City. We look at how one faith-based organization is responding to the continuing crisis in the hope ...

  • Added: May 23, 2023
  • Length: 24:27
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Este episodio es sobre los solicitantes de asilo en la ciudad de Nueva York. Estamos compartiendo estas narrativas personales con la esperanza de q...

  • Added: May 23, 2023
  • Length: 24:56
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Last year, New York City began to see an increase in the number of migrants seeking asylum. The library is a small part of the city-wide response t...

  • Added: May 03, 2023
  • Length: 17:18
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With tablets, Legos, and coding, these fourteen teams from library branches across Brooklyn met at Central Library to compete in the final champion...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2023
  • Length: 09:23
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We love love at the library, so for Valentine's Day this year, we're devoting the episode Romance Novels! We'll learn how Romance covers hint at wh...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Feb 13, 2023
  • Length: 15:17
  • Purchases: 1
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La Hora Mágica has been the heart of Sunset Park’s storytime programming for a decade now, highlighting songs and stories in Spanish and English fo...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2023
  • Length: 10:56
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Dyker Heights is a destination this time of year, with houses decked out in lights drawing visitors from all around the world. And inside Dyker Lib...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2022
  • Length: 10:42
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This Thanksgiving, meet the people who run Central Library's café and get a peak into their kitchen on the Library's third floor, where fourteen st...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2022
  • Length: 12:41
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Will you visit your library this summer? To kick off a season of reading, we thought we'd have some fun! How many Brooklyn and library trivia quest...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2022
  • Length: 28:49
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Book bans and challenges have been on the rise in the past few years. When BPL launched a free eCard to give out-of-state teens access to our eBook...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2022
  • Length: 25:25
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From defunct recording technology to vinyl’s comeback, we've been through a lot of media changes over the last 125 years. And we're still changing!...

Bought by KVNF, KGNU Boulder, Colo., and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 25:47
  • Purchases: 3
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In 1996, we were one of the first libraries in the nation to connect our patrons to the internet. Today, we're extending our WiFi reach down the bl...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 28, 2022
  • Length: 22:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Libraries weren't always located in their own stately buildings. Many of our branches used to operate out of pharmacies, laundry rooms, storefronts...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 28, 2022
  • Length: 26:16
  • Purchases: 1
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A lot had changed since Melvil Dewey came up with a classification system to organize all known and not-yet-known knowledge into a string of number...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 28, 2022
  • Length: 24:50
  • Purchases: 1
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On October 5th, 2021, all three public library systems in New York City eliminated late fines. The change was 125 years in the making, and it made ...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 24:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Ingrid Douglas never finished high school as a teenager. When she started looking for a better job at age sixty, she found not having a degree was ...

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
  • Length: 28:40
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s been a rough year. So, we gathered all the good news we could find to brighten your podcast feed. Hear kids read to a therapy dog, a library l...

Bought by WCNY and WMPG


  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
  • Length: 25:16
  • Purchases: 2
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Burnout from work is something a lot of us are thinking about right now. It's been on the minds of librarians, too. We talk to a group of library w...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Mar 01, 2021
  • Length: 25:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Our work in the correctional facilities in New York City didn't stop during the pandemic. We talked with the Justice Initiatives team at BPL to hea...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 26:38
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What do librarians do all day? When they're not planning programs or working the reference desk, these librarians are also obscure trivia players, ...

Bought by WCNY


  • Added: Jan 06, 2021
  • Length: 14:44
  • Purchases: 1