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Chapter Eleven - Heather Zeoli, Metropolitan Library System

My guest is Heather Zeoli from Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma County. Heather is the director of development and volunteer services for Metro Libraries. She has worked in fundraising for 20 years and has been with the library system for the past 6. In our conversation, we talk about the history and scope of the Metro System and a number of programs designed to engage and develop different groups of readers. Heather also previews the Friends of the Library Book Sale, coming up February 26 and 27 at the OKC Fairgrounds. She provides some tips for enjoying the Sale and some insider information for those who are planning to attend this year. Oklahoma author James D. Jackson is our reviewer for this episode. James is reviewing The One by John Marrs. James is an Oklahoma native and University of Central Oklahoma alum who has worked as a sports journalist for The Oklahoman newspaper for the last 2 years. James has released two books in his Adam Avraham series. The Curse of Simon Jones, his debut sports mystery, which blends the exciting world of journalism with the thrilling twists and turns of a classic murder mystery, and it’s sequel, Internal Clocks, a chilling science fiction mystery that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. In his free time, James enjoys reading, exercise and traveling. You can connect with James on Twitter and Instagram @jamesdjackson15, and on Facebook @JamesDJackson.

Remember - you can purchase all of the books mentioned on the Bookcast through our partnership with 10% of your purchase goes to support independent bookstores and we are pledging an additional 10% to support literacy initiatives in Oklahoma. Mentioned on the episode: Oklahoma Archive Special Collection 1000 Books by Kindergarten Metro Library Winter Reading Challenge Nancy Drew Save Me From Myself - Brian "Head"' Welch Over the Top - Jonathan Van Ness

Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

The Carrie Diaries - Candace Bushnell

Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding

Music by JuliusH

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