I Blame My Shelf



Hillsboro Recommends is a podcast brought to you by staff at the Hillsboro Public Library. We talk about about books, comics, gaming, TV, movies, and pop culture. We are committed to helping you find your next thing to read, watch, or play.


  • Game Time: Board Games at the Library

    20/02/2020 Duración: 54min

    Join Laura from Cedar Mill Library, Brendan from Hillsboro Public Library, and PJ from Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) as they talk about why board games are such a great fit for public libraries, and discuss how our county library system got started circulating board games and ended up with almost 2,000 games and over 100,000 check outs to date! As a bonus, discover some of our favorite games to bring to the table! Laura: https://wccls.bibliocommons.com/user_profile/1310913377 PJ: https://wccls.bibliocommons.com/user_profile/1233218797 Brendan: https://wccls.bibliocommons.com/user_profile/1310913377

  • Sci-Fi Gems, Old & New

    22/01/2020 Duración: 26min

    Hillsboro Public Library's SciFi Fantasy Collective returns with a fantastic episode exploring what the Collective currently have on their nightstands, what they are looking forward to reading next, and mention some of their favorite scifi hidden gems. Check out the SciFi Fantasy Collective's lists here: https://wccls.bibliocommons.com/lists/show/1312276837

  • Looking for that Library Sound

    17/12/2019 Duración: 22min

    Join burgeoning ASMRtists Jenny and Brendan as they take you on an auditory journey through the library in an episode guaranteed to calm the mind and soothe the soul.

  • A Brief Introduction to Manga & Anime

    14/11/2019 Duración: 21min

    Resident otaku Molly and Alanna sit down to give you a primer on manga and anime, talking about the genres, themes, and common terms and phrases you often hear in the manga community.

  • The Bored & Brilliant Challenge

    16/10/2019 Duración: 32min

    The 2019 Hillsboro Reads selection is Bored & Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi. Bored & Brilliant inspires readers to develop a more mindful relationship with technology, especially smartphones, and challenges us to find out what happens when we let ourselves be “bored” rather than engaging in constant digital distractions. For this month's episode, staff members Jenny and Edgar tackle some of the questions and challenges posed by Bored & Brilliant, and take a hard look at how they use mobile technology in their lives.

  • Talking 2019 Nebula Nominees

    19/09/2019 Duración: 13min

    Hillsboro Public Library's wonderful SciFi Fantasy Collective valiantly kick off our new library podcast discussing the 2019 Nebula nominees for best novel. Check out the SciFi Fantasy Collective's lists here: https://wccls.bibliocommons.com/lists/show/1312276837