Middle Country Public Library Podcast
Episode 167 - What’s Available for Teen Community Service + Get Ready to Be Out There

Episode 167 - What’s Available for Teen Community Service + Get Ready to Be Out There

April 22, 2021

In housekeeping this week: Lynda.com, one of our most popular resources here at the library, is now LinkedIn Learning. Check out the amazing online video classes you can take with your library card or Miller Business Center membership.

Nicole has a great list of community service opportunities for MCPL teens. Plus Sara has a couple of great books to prepare you for getting out there again in the world as the pandemic restrictions start to ease. Would you be ready to present yourself at a job interview, public speech, or even a date? Check out what Sara has to say about her selections:

Pitch perfect : how to say it right the first time, every time / Bill McGowan and Alisa Bowman

Effective business speaking / by Judith A. McManus

 

Episode 166 - Movie Chat : Tesla

Episode 166 - Movie Chat : Tesla

April 15, 2021

Nikola Tesla was a brilliant man whose research and inventions led the way to the pleasantries in life we take for granted today. We spun the Movie Chat Wheel and it landed on Tesla (2020) starring Ethan Hawke and Eve Hewson. Was it everything we hoped for? Eh...not so much, but it's worth a listen to this week's discussion and you can decide for yourself.

If anything, this week's episode will perhaps pique your interest in Tesla.

Tesla is available at the library for MCPL cardholders to take out in DVD format here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2046217 and BluRay here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2046218. You can also watch on Hulu, if you subscribe.

Some interesting links:

Tesla on IMDb

The Oatmeal : Why Tesla was the Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived

Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe

 

Episode 165 - National Poetry Month

Episode 165 - National Poetry Month

April 8, 2021

It's National Poetry Month!

Nicole and Sara have some great resources for you to check out this month. Plus we get Sara reciting some poems about wine and dogs...how much better can it get? Listen and find out.

Check these out:

The Poetry Foundation

Academy of American Poets

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry (Use your library card to access)

10 of the Best and Most Famous Opening Lines in English Poetry

Episode 164 - Kanopy + Let’s Go Bicycling

Episode 164 - Kanopy + Let’s Go Bicycling

April 1, 2021

A reminder that the Library Budget Vote takes place on April 6th, 2021 from 9:30am to 9:00pm at the Centereach building.

April is here and we have new theme song...no foolin'!

On this episode: Sara lets everyone know why Kanopy is such an amazing service for our patrons! Click here for details.

Nicole gets us into the warm-weather mood to discuss bike riding and how to be safe...plus we have a great program coming up that's being presented by the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety that's all about biking and hiking on Long Island. Register here: https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015208

How well do you know the bicycling rules in New York? Take the quiz. Plus there are safety resources here for you to peruse.

 

Episode 163 - It’s Award Season

Episode 163 - It’s Award Season

March 25, 2021

It's awards season once again, and Sara and Nicole are chatting about the Oscars and the Audie Awards.

To see the Audie winners for 2021, visit https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/awards-and-prizes/article/85874-2021-audie-award-winners-announced.html

To see a list of Oscar nominations, visit https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2021

A reminder that the Library Budget Vote takes place on Tuesday, April 6th from 9:30am to 9:00pm. You can click here for detailed information about this year's budget.

Episode 162 - Trivia Showdown 2021: Part I

Episode 162 - Trivia Showdown 2021: Part I

March 18, 2021

Sara and Nicole go head-to-head for an Ultimate Trivia Showdown! Who will win this round? Listen to find out.

We did something different this time, as there is no single subject. Let us know in the comments what you think of this format. This is the first Showdown...stayed tuned for Part II coming up soon.

Sal uses Statista to create his trivia questions. Statista is an excellent resource for small business owners, students, and more. Visit the Miller Business Center at our Centereach building to access this database. Or to take a look at some of their complimentary features, visit www.statista.com.

 

 

Episode 161 - Women’s History Month & Irish-American Heritage Month

Episode 161 - Women’s History Month & Irish-American Heritage Month

March 11, 2021

This month is both Women's History Month AND Irish-American Heritage Month. Nicole and Sara have some suggestions to celebrate both.

Nicole's Book list:

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ReadingList-Schools

Music of Ella Fitzgerald Take and Make:

https://youtu.be/JKz8FTaeNDY.

Sara's Irish Movie Picks:

In America

http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1400962

Brooklyn

http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1721531

Far and Away

http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1584346

Angela’s Ashes

http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1358733

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Ireland In 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziszt1UZSPI

Plus: Sara thinks that Anakin Skywalker in Attack of the Clones was using his Jedi powers on Padme to make her fall for him. Agree? Send us a comment!

Episode 160 - Movie Chat : Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Episode 160 - Movie Chat : Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

March 4, 2021

Nicole, Sara, and Sal try to make sense of the 2011 suspense flick, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy starring Gary Oldman.

Here's a well done YouTube video explaining the ending: https://youtu.be/TBo6yJmSwHI

Maybe you have another opinion? Let us know!

Reserve your copy here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1573777

 

 

Episode 159 - Centereach Renovation News, Podcast Recommendations + Library of Things Update

Episode 159 - Centereach Renovation News, Podcast Recommendations + Library of Things Update

February 25, 2021

Sara has exciting news about the upcoming renovations happening in Centereach. Nicole has some podcast recommendations for Black History Month. Stephanie is here to give us an update on what's new with our Library of Things collection.

Take a look at renderings of the renovations here.

Here's where you can listen to and subscribe to the podcasts Nicole discussed:

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2021/02/black-history-month-podcasts-race-social-justice-history

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtstroud/2021/02/11/12-podcasts-to-download-during-black-history-month-and-beyond/?sh=701923d43db0

Take a look at our Library of Things collection.

Episode 158 - Special Episode : History Bites & Martin Luther King, Jr.

Episode 158 - Special Episode : History Bites & Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 18, 2021

Jim Ward is back to discuss our YouTube series, History Bites. In honor of Black History Month, we present a listen to the History Bites episode celebrating the rise of civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., narrated by our very own Sara.

To watch this episode of History Bites on YouTube, visit https://youtu.be/IszM2ig4dgs

Browse other History Bites episodes here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtHm7OODwmnZOdhMYzxTdkMU6Q-BzFIvZ

 

 

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