Middle Country Public Library Podcast
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


Episode 144 - Desert Island Picks

Episode 144 - Desert Island Picks

November 12, 2020

Imagine this. You are stuck on a desert island. Not because you are banished. Being banished is bad...

Maybe a plane crash? We don't know. What book, music, movie, thing would you hope to have with you? The podcast team tells us what they would want.


Episode 143 - Do you know your cell phone trivia?

Episode 143 - Do you know your cell phone trivia?

November 5, 2020

Want another fun trivia episode? Sure, why not! And this time we are talking cell phones. It's that time of year when Apple introduces a new line of phones...but are they the most popular? Do you know what the average cost is for the alternative, and Android phone? Listen and find out.

As usual, Sal's questions come from one of our fabulous resources here at the Miller Business Center, Statista! You can access a plethora of information from this amazing database by visiting one of our branches. Ask a librarian for assistance in logging in!

Episode 142 - Spooky Movie Night Suggestions

Episode 142 - Spooky Movie Night Suggestions

October 29, 2020

We wrap up this special series of podcasts highlighting the library's 31 Days of October with a few suggestions from Sara and Nicole to satisfy your Spooky Movie cravings!

Sara's Picks are listed here, along with links to reserve for MCPL cardholders:


The Strangers- 2008

Scream- 1996 Wes Craven

Summer of 84- 2018

Pyscho- 1960 Alfred Hitchcock


The Shining- Stanley Kubrick 1980

Beetlejuice- 1988 Tim Burton

The Ring- Gore Verbinski

Poltergeist- 1982


Bram Stoker’s Dracula- 1992 Francis Ford Coppola

Blade 1998

Lost Boys 1987 Joel Schumacher

Interview With a Vampire- 1994 (Anne Rice)


Dawn of the Dead- 1978 George Romero

Re-Animator- 1985 Stuart Gordon

Shaun of the Dead- 2004 Edgar Wright

Train to Busan- 2016 Yeon Sang Ho


Nicole recommends flicks from Common Sense Media here.

Episode 141 - Scary Stories to Listen to on the Podcast

Episode 141 - Scary Stories to Listen to on the Podcast

October 22, 2020

Sara and Nicole read some scary stories to get you into a spooky mood. Part of MCPL's 31 days of October series.

Salem's Lot

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

This week's music credits:

The Chamber by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4486-the-chamber

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Past The Edge by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4997-past-the-edge

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Wizardtorium by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4639-wizardtorium

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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