Middle Country Public Library Podcast
Episode 207 - Doth Thou Speaketh Shakespeare?

Episode 207 - Doth Thou Speaketh Shakespeare?

January 27, 2022

Did you know you might be quoting Shakespeare? Nicole discusses a Mental Floss article (https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/60264/21-phrases-you-use-without-realizing-youre-quoting-shakespeare) and Sara has some opinions about it. Plus Sara has a preview of next month's DVDs.

Want to read some Shakespeare? Check him out here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/search?/ashakespeare%2C+william/ashakespeare+william/1%2C3%2C707%2CB/exact&FF=ashakespeare+william+++++1564+++++1616&1%2C704%2C

Looking for the new DVD list? Reserve your copies here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/search?/ftlist^bib02%2C1%2C0%2C6/mode=2

Plus some housekeeping: The Youth Services Department now has an excellent way of organizing their collection. Next time you visit, you'll see items broken up into easy-to-browse categories: Favorites, Action/Adventures, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and General Fiction. Check it out on your next visit to MCPL!



Episode 206 - Food Trivia

Episode 206 - Food Trivia

January 20, 2022

Join us for another trivia episode that may just make you a little bit hungry...

Did you know you can visit the library to access an amazing database that includes The Oxford Companion of Food, An A-Z of Food and Drinks, An Encyclopedia of Food & Drinks in America, and more? Come down and ask a librarian on how you want access these resources.

Plus don't forget the hundreds of books related to cooking, food history, and diet recipes in our collection, including The Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, The Cambridge World History of Food, and the classic Joy of Cooking. All of this and much more is available using that little powerful piece of plastic in your wallet: your MCPL library card!

Also...comment and let us know if you think Taco Bell is the best fast food restaurant.

Episode 205 - World of Color

Episode 205 - World of Color

January 13, 2022

Nicole remembers illustrator Steve Jenkins; Sara asks what your favorite color is and what it means. PLUS There's plenty to do this winter at the library, both virtually and in person! Make sure to check out our online programming catalog for all the wonderful things we have to offer at MCPL! 

Steve Jenkins https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/88266-obituary-steve-jenkins.html

Check out one of his many books at the library : https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/search?/ajenkins%2C+steve/ajenkins+steve/1%2C5%2C84%2CB/exact&FF=ajenkins+steve+++++1952&1%2C69%2C

Want to learn more about Color Psychology? Take a gander at this e-book with your MCPL library card: https://livebrary.overdrive.com/media/2679348

A reminder: VITA is virtual once again this year and provided by our friends at Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Registration opens on 1/18/22. Use this link to get more information and to apply for an appointment: http://lovebethpage.com/vita

Episode 204 - Movie Chat : The Matador (2005)

Episode 204 - Movie Chat : The Matador (2005)

January 6, 2022

We kick the new year off with a movie chat! 

Sara's cinephile co-worker suggested this one: The Matador, from 2005 starring Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, and Hope Davis. Written and directed by Richard Shepard.

Julian Noble is an unshaven, unnerved and unpredictable freelance assassin, who happens to encounter desperate businessman Danny Wright in the bar of a modern Mexico City hotel. Danny is intrigued when Julian reveals that he's a "facilitator of fatalities," and his wife becomes equally fascinated when Julian shows up unexpectedly, six months later, at Danny's home in Denver. Having lost his touch as a reliable hit-man, Julian needs Danny's help with "one last job," but the logistics of Julian's lethal profession brings them both in contact with other employees out to get Julian.

You can watch this movie instantly with your MCPL library card and a free Hoopla Digital account here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13972517

Or if you like, you can watch it (albeit with commercials) here at IMDb TV: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.3b587200-4047-43a5-a9d5-2e14714f7f51?ref=imdb_web&autoplay=1&ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_fdv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_fdv-20

Also available from our vast DVD collection. Reserve a copy here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1434144

If you want to read trivia or see detailed information about this film, check out the IMDb record https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365485/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


Episode 203 - Looking Forward to 2022

Episode 203 - Looking Forward to 2022

December 30, 2021

As we wrap up 2021, we look forward to what's coming in 2022. The podcast team presents their picks!

Nicole is looking forward to:

Top Gun: Maverick

Perfect Equation / Elizabeth Everett

Reminders of Him / Colleen Hoover

Pam and Tommy (Hulu)

House of the Dragon (HBO Max)

The Continental (Starz)

Sara is looking forward to:

The Agathas

The Fervor

Refused - Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent

Jurassic World Dominion

Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

John Wick: Chapter 4


The Bad Guys

Sal is looking forward to:

Tears for Fears - Tipping Point 

Wild Rivers - Sidelines 

Ink Black Heart Galbraith

Andor (Disney+)

Obi Wan Kenobi (Disney+)

The Lord of the Rings (Prime TV)

Only Murders in the Building Season 2 (Hulu)

Thor: Love and Thunder

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse - Part One

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

What are you looking forward to? Comment or e-mail us and let us know!

Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Episode 202 - Our ”Favorite Things” of 2021

Episode 202 - Our ”Favorite Things” of 2021

December 23, 2021

It's that time of year once again when the podcast team discusses their favorite things of the year.

Here's the list:


Act your age, Eve Brown / Talia Hibbert

The Christmas pig / J.K. Rowling

30 / Adele

Nothing But Thieves

The Metallica blacklist / Metallica

Equals / Ed Sheeran

Megan Thee Stallion

The Bridge / Sting

Starting Now / Toad the Wet Sprocket

I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself / Colin Hay

Star Climber / 7and5

Ultra Chill / Mars Lasar

Halcyon / Ryan Farish


Squid Game

Mare of Easttown

Shadow and bone / Leigh Bardugo

Wheel of Time




Reservation Dogs

Only Murders in the Building



Falcon and the Winter Soldier


Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings

Dune Part I



Free Guy

BONUS - Nicole's TikTok Obsession:

Best of MLB Mic'd Up

Episode 201 - More Book Horoscopes + Cozy Murder Mysteries

Episode 201 - More Book Horoscopes + Cozy Murder Mysteries

December 16, 2021

Once again Nicole digs deep into the huge bag of goodies that Book Riot sends her to pull out another set of Book Horoscopes! This week she concentrates on our summer-born listeners. If your horoscope isn't mentioned, no worries... here's the link where you can view all of December's Book Horoscopes from our friends at Book Riot : https://bookriot.com/december-2021-horoscopes-and-book-recommendations/

Plus Sara is here to warm up our cold nights with some cozy murder mysteries for the holiday season.

Sara's picks (use the link to reserve or download your copy with your MCPL library card):

Holiday buzz / Cleo Coyle http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1590422

Homicide for the holidays [electronic resource eBook] / Cheryl Honigford http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1843083

Christmas cupcake murder / Joanne Fluke http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2021747

Mrs. Claus and the Santaland slayings / Liz Ireland http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2025359

The diva wraps it up [electronic resource eBooks] / Krista Davis http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1694162

Cruel winter : a County Cork mystery / Sheila Connolly http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1777814

Murder at an Irish Christmas / Carlene O'Connor http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2025526

What's your favorite murder mystery series? Let us know in the comments!

Episode 200 - Two Hundred!

Episode 200 - Two Hundred!

December 9, 2021

For our 200th episode, we thought we'd just...chat. So sit back and prepare to dig deep into the inner recesses of Sara, Nicole, and Sal as they answer the burning questions you've all been afraid to ask.

We cover a lot in this episode, so here are some of the links to the things mentioned:

All our Movie Chats are here : https://www.mcplpodcast.com/?s=movie+chat

Sara's least favorite commercial : https://youtu.be/_o_st1zmDHw

Sal's favorite long form commercial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52roM4-5GWs

Sal's favorite commercial : https://youtu.be/hQKoOSy-8C0

You can watch Xanadu on Tubi for free : https://tubitv.com/movies/469625/xanadu

This is Nicole's Cartoon Crush : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140749/

Keanu Reeves, just because : https://people.com/tag/keanu-reeves/


Episode 199 - Banksy + New DVDs

Episode 199 - Banksy + New DVDs

December 2, 2021

Nicole discusses elusive street artist Banksy...there's a new children's book available that you might be interested in: 

Banksy : graffitied walls and wasn't sorry / Fausto Gilberti

Here's some info on the artist : https://banksyexplained.com/

Plus, the TikTok account of the woman who may or may not have an original : https://www.tiktok.com/@colalex?

Banksy also directed a film which we have in the collection : Exit Through The Gift Shop

And speaking of DVDs...Sara has a preview of the new DVD list!

Episode 198 - Thankful for…Romantic Comedies!?

Episode 198 - Thankful for…Romantic Comedies!?

November 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, listeners! As is tradition here at the podcast, we pull out some trivia for Thanksgiving week. But this year we are doing something a little different: unbeknownst to Nicole, Sara and Sal will try to stump her with romantic comedy descriptions!

Is Nicole the Romantic Comedy Queen of MCPL? Listen to find out...and maybe find your next movie to take out at the library for the long holiday weekend.

A reminder that while the library is closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, we are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you want to skip the busy stores and sales, come visit us!

Listen to our other Thanksgiving episodes:

Episode 41 - https://mcpl.podbean.com/mf/play/2vrs49/wp-content_uploads_podcast_mcpl_episode_41.mp3

Episode 94 - https://mcpl.podbean.com/mf/play/vju7uq/mcpl_episode_94.mp3

Episode 146 - https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/qacurg/mcpl_episode_146.mp3

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