Middle Country Public Library Podcast
Episode 137 - Movie Chat : Ratatouille

Episode 137 - Movie Chat : Ratatouille

September 24, 2020

Sal's pick for the next movie chat is Disney/Pixar's 2007 gem, Ratatouille starring the voice talents of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, and Janeane Garofolo.

Have an MCPL card? Reserve the BluRay here.

Ratatouille on IMDb

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Ratatouille

Episode 136 - Video Game Trivia

Episode 136 - Video Game Trivia

September 17, 2020

Can you guess what the best selling console video game of all time is? Do you think Sara and Nicole can get it? Listen to find out as Sal tests them both with some video game trivia from Statista. Plus learn about our great video game collection at the library!

Statista is available to anyone who visits the library during normal business hours. Just ask a librarian for assistance in getting you on.

Did you know that we have a huge collection of video games for Nintendo, XBOX, and Playstation? Browse our catalog here.

Episode 135 - Fall Recipes, September Horoscopes + Eat this, not that

Episode 135 - Fall Recipes, September Horoscopes + Eat this, not that

September 10, 2020

Sara is making us hungry with some recipes she downloaded from the great resource, RBDigital, available to MCPL cardholders. Nicole once again shares some book horoscopes, plus Sal is trying to lose some weight before gaining weight during the holidays.

Download some cooking magazines plus much more at RBDigital https://www.rbdigital.com/middlecountrylibraryny/service/magazines/landing?

Bite-Size Salted Caramel Cheesecakes- Rachel Ray
Flourless Chocolate Tarte- A Taste of Home
Chocolate Cake in  a Pumpkin- Food Network
Cauliflower with Anchovies and Oil-Cured Olives- Eating Well

September Book Horoscopes are here

Need to lose weight? Try MyFitnessPal or LoseIt

Eat this, Not that! by David Zinczenko

Eat this, Not that Supermarket Survival Guide by David Zinczenko (eBook)

Episode 134 - Movie Chat : Just Mercy

Episode 134 - Movie Chat : Just Mercy

September 3, 2020

This week it's Nicole's turn to pick a film, and she used an MCPL Teen's recommendation: 2019's Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jaime Foxx.

The film is based on a true story, and this book by Bryan Stevenson. MCPL cardholders: Use these embedded links if you'd like to reserve the DVD or BluRay.

If you'd like to learn more about the organization depicted in the film, the Equal Justice Initiative, click here.

If you want to take a look at the original 60 minutes interview mentioned in this episode, click here.

Episode 133 - Digital Detox + National Dog Day

Episode 133 - Digital Detox + National Dog Day

August 27, 2020

Nicole has some info on detoxing your family's digital use; Sara has some fun trivia about dogs on National Dog Day.



Episode 132 - Binge Watch Some TV Shows + 100 Year Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Episode 132 - Binge Watch Some TV Shows + 100 Year Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

August 20, 2020

Sara has a fantastic list of new DVD seasons available at the library. Why don't you binge watch one or two?? Here's the list for MCPL card-holders:

Hawaii Five-O https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1949586

Deadwater Fell Season 1 https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2017181

Killing Eve https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1898144

Mr. Mercedes https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1886956

Magnum P.I. https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1954984

Young Sheldon https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1890734

Seal Team https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1902397

S.W.A.T. https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1966057

NCIS New Orleans https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1691181

NCIS Los Angeles https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1562923

The Good Doctor https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1902383

Nicole has some great books about Women's Suffrage which celebrated it's 100th anniversary this week.

Here are links to the articles she mentioned:




PLUS: watch the fabulous presentation by our very own Stephanie Vecchio and Jim Ward for this week's History Bites:


Episode 131 - First Paragraphs (New Book Picks!)

Episode 131 - First Paragraphs (New Book Picks!)

August 13, 2020

Sara and Nicole read the first paragraphs from their current picks for new book releases in this slightly different formatted episode.

Sara's Picks:

Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Beale


Sin Eater by Megan Campisi


Thin Girls by Diana Clarke


Threshold by Rob Doyle


The Golden Wolf by Linnea Hartsuyker


The King’s Beast by Eliot Pattison


The King’s Evil by Andrew Taylor


Nicole's Picks:

The Voting Booth


Crying Laughing


The Gravity of Us


Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM


Curse of the Nightwitch


King and the Dragonflies


Blueberries for Sal (Wonderbook)


Malala: My story of standing up for girls' rights (Wonderbook)


It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way



Episode 130 - Library Trivia

Episode 130 - Library Trivia

August 6, 2020

How about we do another trivia episode and this time, we will chat about our favorite subject...libraries and librarians!

Statista is one of our fantastic online resources available to visitors of the Miller Business Center here at the library. For more information on the Miller Business Center, visit http://www.millerbusinesscenter.org.


Episode 129 - Movie Chat : Alien

Episode 129 - Movie Chat : Alien

July 30, 2020

"In space, no one can hear you scream!"

It's Sara's turn to pick a movie, and she's selected the 1979 Sci-Fi Horror classic, Alien.

After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. The film stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphey Kotto, and Harry Dean Stanton. It is directed by Ridley Scott.

Have an MCPL card? Reserve your copy of Alien here!




Episode 128 - John Lewis + Tell the World a Story: Folktales from Around the Globe

Episode 128 - John Lewis + Tell the World a Story: Folktales from Around the Globe

July 23, 2020

We remember Civil Rights Activist John Lewis.


Want to learn more about John Lewis and his life? Check out these resources:


Biography of John Lewis via Gale
John Lewis - March on Washington Speech text or video

Books to check out:

Books about the Civil Rights Movement


Thanks to Deborah Hempe for coming on the show to talk about the new exhibit at the Museum Corner! Want to make a reservation to visit? Call us at 631-585-9393. You must have an MCPL library card. For more info, check out  the webpage:



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