Middle Country Public Library Podcast
Episode 154 - Presidential Books for Kids + New DVD Preview

Episode 154 - Presidential Books for Kids + New DVD Preview

January 21, 2021

With the inauguration of our new president and vice president, Nicole has some great book selections for kids about the White House, Presidents of the United States, and more. Plus Sara has a sneak peak of next month's new DVDs.

Episode 153 - Movie Chat: Little Women (2019)

Episode 153 - Movie Chat: Little Women (2019)

January 14, 2021

Sara spins the Wheel of Movies and lands on 2019's Little Women. Prepare yourself for a lively discussion on this unique version of the classic story.

Little Women stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Louis Garrel, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper.

Here's the IMDb listing: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3281548/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

MCPL cardholders can reserve a copy here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2013899


Episode 152 - New Year Resolutions

Episode 152 - New Year Resolutions

January 7, 2021

Sara and Nicole have some ideas to support your New Year Resolutions for 2021!

Lose weight like crazy even if you have a crazy life! : life lessons and a breakthrough 30-day nutrition and fitness solution! / Autumn Calabrese


Stay positive : encouraging quotes and messages to fuel your life with positive energy / Jon Gordon, Daniel Decker


How to say no without feeling guilty : and say yes to more time, more joy, and what matters most to you / Patti Breitman and Connie Hatch


Don't panic! : how to manage your finances and Financial anxieties during and after Coronavirus : tips, tricks, and guaranteed ways to secure your future / Christine Ibbotson


The 30-day money cleanse : take control of your finances, manage your spending, and de-stress your money for good / Ashley Feinstein Gerstley


The art of happiness at work / His holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler


The art of happiness : a handbook for living / the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler


How to be a conscious eater : making food choices that are good for you, others, and the planet / Sophie Egan ; illustrated by Iris Gottlieb


Intuitive eating : a revolutionary anti-diet approach / Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, FAND


Fitness Professional's Manual



Dance Class Programs


Keeping Kids Active While Homeschooling


Kids Active Indoors


Teens can participate in health library programs here: https://bookriot.com/read-harder-2021/?amp_js_v=0.1

Sal also has some wild "holidays" celebrated in January... check them out, along with the rest of the year, here:



Episode 151 - Looking Forward to 2021

Episode 151 - Looking Forward to 2021

December 30, 2020

There's lots to look forward to in 2021 right? Let's see what the podcast team is looking forward to in terms of movies, music and more.

Episode 150 - Our “Favorite Things” of 2020
Episode 149 - Movie Chat: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Episode 149 - Movie Chat: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

December 17, 2020

In this very seasonal movie chat, we discuss 1989's holiday classic, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!

MCPL cardholders can reserve their copy here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1366526


Episode 148 - Some Book Recommendations

Episode 148 - Some Book Recommendations

December 10, 2020

Sara and Nicole have some book recommendations to wrap up your 2020.

Sara's picks:

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Little bookshop of murder / Maggie Blackburn

The last story of Mina Lee / Nancy Jooyoun Lee

Earthlings / Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori

The cold millions / Jess Walter

Anxious people / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith

Nicole's Picks (via BookRiot):

Hershel and the Hanukkah goblins / written by Eric A. Kimmel ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

Leave me alone / Vera Brosgol

Grandma's gift / Eric Velasquez

Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa / Donna L. Washington ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Ramadan moon / Na'ima B. Robert ; [illustrations by] Shirin Adl

The mitten [electronic resource eBook] / a Ukrainian folktale adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett

The Lotterys more or less / Emma Donoghue ; illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono

Seven spools of thread : a Kwanzaa story / by Angela Shelf Medearis ; illustrated by Daniel Minter

Santa’s Husband by Daniel Kibblesmith and AP Quach
Coming Soon!



Episode 147 - Holiday Movies + Women’s EXPO 2020

Episode 147 - Holiday Movies + Women’s EXPO 2020

December 3, 2020

It's that time of year when you may feel like watching a holiday or winter-themed flick...this is the episode to hear Sara and Nicole's picks!

Holiday DVDs are now available to browse and check out for MCPL cardholders. Ask a librarian for details.

Nicole's picks came from Common Sense Media. For those lists, go to https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/best-holiday-movies-for-kids or https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/best-winter-break-movies-for-kids

Sara's picks are:

Jack Frost


Four Christmases


Radio City Christmas Spectacular


Disney’s A Christmas Carol


The Christmas Bunny




Plus... Elizabeth is here to talk about this year's Virtual Women's EXPO 2020! If you want to register to attend this virtual event and shop to support local women-owned businesses, visit http://www.womensEXPOli.org. And it you'd like to participate in this year's fab raffle, go here: https://go.rallyup.com/wexpoli20



Episode 146 - Thanksgiving 2020

Episode 146 - Thanksgiving 2020

November 25, 2020

What's become a bit of a tradition here at the podcast...Sal asking Nicole and Sara silly questions about food and such.

Listen to our other Thanksgiving episodes, including the infamous first trivia episode where Sara questions the veracity of our data and the true cost of a Thanksgiving Day meal.

Episode 41 (2018)
Episode 94 (2019)

Happy Thanksgiving!


Episode 145 - Movie Chat : Winged Migration

Episode 145 - Movie Chat : Winged Migration

November 19, 2020

Nicole's turn to pick a flick! This week it's our first "documentary," 2001's Winged Migration. It's about birds. And migration. But is this your typical documentary? Listen to find out.

Reserve your copy here with your MCPL library card: https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1393767

IMDb listing here : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301727/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

A fantastic article about making the film by Patricia Thomson: https://www.patriciathomson.net/home/winged-migration


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