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BFL Podcast

The BFL Podcast is our ever-evolving radio show hosted by Jamie and Emily C. on seasons 1 and 2. Join us as we talk about anything and everything related to Brooks, books, and librarianship!

On Season 3, join Assistant Director Emily M on our Know Your Town Series. Each department was invited to join the podcast for an episode to answer a few questions about their department.

The questions being asked of each department include:

  • What is your department’s mission and what challenges have you faced during the pandemic?
  • How does your department interact with other departments? How does your workflow impact other departments and who do you depend on for support, etc? 
  • What is your annual budget and what line items are included? 
  • Are there ways residents/voters can learn more about and/or participate with your department?

We are always open to hearing your suggestions, so if you can think of a topic or question you would like us to cover, send us a message on any of our social media profiles.

You can find us on Instagram at 739brooksfreelibrary, or Facebook at facebook.com/brooksfreelibrary.

Episodes are posted below, but you can also find us on your favorite podcast platform:


Season 3 Bonus: Know Your Town- Series wrap-up!

Season 3 Episode 15: Know Your Town- Community Center

Season 3 Episode 14: Know Your Town- Channel 18

Season 3 Episode 13: Know Your Town- Youth and Family Services

Season 3 Episode 12: Know Your Town- Conservation

Season 3 Episode 11: Know Your Town- Cemetery

Season 3 Episode 10: Know Your Town- Brooks Free Library

Season 3 Episode 9: Know Your Town- Council on Aging

Season 3 Episode 8: Know Your Town- Police

Season 3 Episode 7: Know Your Town- Natural Resources

Season 3 Episode 6: Know Your Town- Harbormaster

Season 3 Episode 5: Know Your Town- Water

Season 3 Episode 4: Know Your Town- Fire

Season 3 Episode 3: Know Your Town- Finance

Season 3 Episode 2: Know Your Town- Town Administration

Season 3 Trailer: Know Your Town Series


Season 2

Season 2 Episode 14: Back to School 2020

Season 2 Episode 13: Grab & Go, Holds, & You

Season 2 Episode 12: Hello It’s Me

Season 2 Episode 11: Knit Lit

Season 2 Episode 10: travel sized

Season 2 Episode 9: we forgot it again

Season 2 Episode 8: we forgot the intro

Season 2 Episode 7: the books fell in the sea

Season 2 Episode 6: the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Season 2 Episode 5: An update and some programs

Season 2 Episode 4: Librarian pets and working from home

Season 2 Episode 3: And that’s CRAAP

Season 2 Episode 2: Quick let’s record

Season 2 Episode 1: Happy 2020


Season 1 Episode 21-23

Episode 23: Bacon

Episode 22: We love ebooks (Part 2)

Episode 21: We love ebooks (Part 1)


Season 1 October Special

Episode 20: Smallpox on Cape Cod

Episode 19: Believe

Episode 18: It Came From the Stacks!

Episode 17: Who You Gonna Call

Episode 16: Our House in the Middle of the Street


Season 1 Episodes 1-15

Episode 15: there was a lot

Episode 14: Confidential

Episode 13: Those take up a ton of time

Episode 12: The hustle is real

Episode 11: Oh I’ve seen that one

Episode 10: Welcome

Episode 9: Formative Books

Episode 8: You go too fast for me

Episode 7: One Book at a Time

Episode 6: YEET

Episode 5: It Sparks Joy

Episode 4: kaw-lih-flower

Episode 3: I Said That So Weird

Episode 2: Finding Joy in Livi-smit

Episode 1: Are We Recording?