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“Reading the Classics” is hosted by staff of the Ketchikan Public Library and airs on KRBD Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. If you missed any episodes, you can listen to them by clicking the links below.

November 23, 2021 – Shawna Carter reads part 4 of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”


November 16, 2021 – Lisa Pearson reads part 3 of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”


November 9, 2021 – Kelly Johnson reads part 2 of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”


November 2, 2021 – Rebecca Brown reads part 1 of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”


October 26, 2021 – Shawna Carter reads “Outcasts of Poker Flats” by Bret Harte.


October 19, 2021 – Kelly Johnson reads “The Doll’s Ghost” by F. Marion Crawford.


October 12, 2021 – Lisa Pearson reads two short stories by Saki.


October 5, 2021 – Rebecca Brown reads essays by Anne W. Abbott from “Autumn Leaves.”


For the month of September, 2021, programs that aired in 2020 will be repeated. New episodes will resume in October.

August 31st – Shawna Carter reads “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain.


August 24th – Kelly Johnson reads a selection from “Hospital Sketches” by Louisa May Alcott.


August 17th – Amy Toepfer reads a collection of Fairy Tales.


August 10th – Lisa Pearson reads “A Bush League Hero” by Edna Thurber, and several baseball-themed poems.


August 3rd – Pat Tully reads two short stories by Saki – “The Hounds of Fate” and “The Music on the Hill.”


July 27th –  Kelly Johnson reads selections from “The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar” by Maurice Leblanc.


July 20th – Rebecca Brown reads “The Californian’s Tale” by Mark Twain, and “Bank Holiday” by Katherine Mansfield.


July 13th – Shawna Carter reads the conclusion of “On the Gull’s Road” by Willa Cather.


July6th – Shawna Carter reads the first part of “On the Gulls’ Road” by Willa Cather.


June 29th – Pat Tully reads a selection of letters between John and Abigail Adams.


June 22nd – Shawna Carter reads “The Cat” by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman, and Pat Tully reads a selection from “The Adventures of a Cat, and a Fine Cat Too” by Alfred Elwes.


June 15th –  Lisa Pearson reads “The Luck of Roaring Camp” by Bret Harte and Pat Tully reads “The Legend of Boastful Bill” by Badger Clark.


June 8th – Aimee Toepfer reads a collection of poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay and Pat Tully reads “A Haunted House” by Virginia Woolf.


June 1st – Rebecca Brown reads “The Dancing Partner” by Jerome K. Jerome and “A Handful of Clay” by Henry Van Dyke.


May 25th – Kelly Johnson reads “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” by Robert Browning and “The Fairy Wish” by Aunt Fannie’s Daughter.


May 18th – Pat Tully reads “The Ambitious Guest” by Nathaniel Hawthorne.


May 11th – Amie Toepfer reads Norwegian folk tales.


May 4th – Lisa Pearson reads three short stories: “An Alpine Divorce” by Robert Barr, “My Financial Career” by Stephen Leacock, and “How the Widow Won the Deacon” by William James Lampton.


April 27th – Rebecca Brown reads the following stories: “Chia and the Fox Man” by Barbara and Ethan Atwater, “Itchy Little Musk Ox” by Trisha Brown, “Prairie Spring” by Willa Cather, “Spring Poem” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, and “A Prayer in Spring” by Robert Frost.


April 20th – Rebecca Jackson reads the conclusion of “The Golden Key.”


April 13th – Rebecca Jackson reads the first part of “The Golden Key” by George McDonald.


April 6th – Rebecca Brown reads “The Magic Shop” by H.G. Wells.


March 30th – Pat Tully reads  four sketches by Mark Twain.


March 23rd – Kelly Johnson reads “Lectures on Astronomy” by John Phoenix.


March 16th – Lisa Pearson reads two short stories and three short poems by Oscar Wilde.


March 9th – Rebecca Brown reads two essays by A.A. Milne and a poem by Rudyard Kipling, “If.”


March 2nd – Ann Marie Meiresonne reads selections by Beatrix Potter, “Buttercups and Daisies” by Mary Howitt, and “The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard” by Sarah Catherine Martin.


February 23rd – Amy Toepfer reads “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen.


February 16th – Rebecca Brown reads “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, and Pat Tully reads “At the Gate” by Myla Jo Closser.


February 9th – Lisa Pearson reads “The Sculptor’s Funeral” by Willa Cather.


February 2nd – Kelly Johnson reads “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti.


January 26th – Rebecca Brown reads “A Case of Identity” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


January 12th – Amy Toepfer reads a selection of fairy tales by Flora Annie Steel.


January 5th – Kelly Johnson reads Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling.


2020 Recordings

December 29th – Rebecca Brown reads the conclusion of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robertson.


December 22nd – Rebecca Brown reads the first part of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robertson. Part 2 will air December 29th.


December 15th – Staff from the Ketchikan Public Library read a variety of Christmas stories.


December 8th – Lisa Pearson reads the part 2 of Louisa May Alcott’s “A Country Christmas.”  Part 1 aired on December 1st.


December 1st – Lisa Pearson reads the first part of Louisa May Alcott’s “A Country Christmas.”  Part two will air on December 8th.


November 24th – Rebecca Brown reads “The Schoolboy’s Story” by Charles Dickens.


November 17th – Kelly Johnson reads two stories by Mark Twain – “Hunting the Deceitful Turkey” and “Is he Living or is he Dead?”


November 10th – Ann Marie Meirsonne reads a selection of stories by Beatrix Potter.


October 27th – Lisa Pearson reads “Huckleberry” by Frank Stockston.


October 20th – Shawn Carter reads “A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett.


October 13th – Lisa Pearson reads the final part of “Murder By Proxy” along with some of Aesop’s Fables.


October 6th – Lisa Pearson reads part 1 of “Murder by Proxy” by McDonnell Bodkin.


September 22nd – Amie Toepfer reads “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams.


September 15th – Pat Tully reads and essay written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


September 8th – Rebecca Brown reads a selection of short stories by O. Henry.


September 1st – Kelly Johnson reads “The Hunting of the Snark” by Lewis Carroll.


August 11th – Lisa Pearson reads “The Well” by W.W. Jacobs.


August 4th – Ann Marie Meirsonne reads selections from “Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Read-aloud Treasury” by Johnny Gruelle.


July 28th – Lisa Pearson reads “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs.


July 21st – Kelly Johnson shares essays from “Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy” by Stephen Leacock.


July 14th- Shawna Carter reads part 2 of “Stikeen: An Adventure With a Dog and a Glacier” by John Muir. Part 1 aired on July 7th.


July 7th – Shawna Carter reads part 1 of “Stikeen: An Adventure With a Dog and a Glacier” by John Muir.


July 2nd – Pat Tully reads a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne called “The Wedding Knell.”


June 25th – Lisa Pearson reads “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman.