Middle Country Public Library Podcast
Episode 183 - Free Comic Books + Olympics Wrap-up

Episode 183 - Free Comic Books + Olympics Wrap-up

August 12, 2021

We have a jammed-packed episode for you this week!

National Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, Aug. 14th. Come down to the library to grab yours. Sara has some interesting Comic Book trivia... 

Nicole is here with wrap-up of the Olympics plus a list of some interesting "firsts."

Jim Ward gives us the lowdown on what to expect at next week's first MCPL Music Under the Stars featuring the country band Southbound. The concert takes place in the parking lot on Tuesday, Aug. 17th at 7pm. (Doors open at 5:30p) Come down early for line dancing instruction at 6pm!


Episode 182 - Your Own Asian Film Festival + August Book Horoscopes

Episode 182 - Your Own Asian Film Festival + August Book Horoscopes

August 5, 2021

The 20th Annual NY Asian Film Festival starts this weekend, and if you can't make it to the city, how about creating your very own at home with a great selection of movies we have here at the library in our Foreign Film DVD collection! Sara can get you started with a few of her favorites.

Plus it's the beginning of the month and Nicole is thrilled to once again use her absolute favorite website, Book Riot, to clue us in on our Book Horoscopes for August. Want to check yours out? Click here.


Episode 181 - National Night Out is Back!

Episode 181 - National Night Out is Back!

July 29, 2021

National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August. We are pleased to have our colleague and Coordinator of Outreach Services Deborah Hempe here to chat with us about this year's event taking place on Tuesday, August 3rd from 5:30-8:30pm at the Centereach Pool.

The local NNO event is a partnership between the 6th Precinct of the SCPD, Councilman Kevin LaValle at the Town of Brookhaven, and MCPL.

While not required, registration for the event is highly recommended. Visit http://brookhavenny.gov/nno to RSVP. 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Councilman LaValle's office at 631-451-6647.

Episode 180 - Movie Chat : The Birthday Cake

Episode 180 - Movie Chat : The Birthday Cake

July 22, 2021

Another movie chat, and this time Nicole has spun the wheel to land on a new flick, The Birthday Cake. Is it delicious or deadly? Listen to find out. PS - there will be spoilers, obviously!

MCPL patrons can reserve a copy here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2064580

Here's the IMDb listing: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10719958/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

That scene from Family Guy : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvpNdwh__Fc


Episode 179 - Norse Mythology + Attracting Butterflies

Episode 179 - Norse Mythology + Attracting Butterflies

July 15, 2021

Nicole's been watching Ragnarok and Loki which has piqued her interest in Norse Mythology...she has some interesting books to check out next time you are at the library.

Check out these books on Norse Mythology:

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Treasury of Norse mythology stories of intrigue, trickery, love, and revenge by Donna Jo Napoli

Plus some Norse God-themed fiction:

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard - Sword of Summer

Valhalla Rising (DVD)

Plus Sara is here to talk butterflies and the best way to attract them and their mouth parts to your yard:

A resource on Butterflies in the US

The Rarest Butterfly on Earth

Attracting Butterflies

Parts of a Butterfly



Episode 178 - New DVDs are not for Composting

Episode 178 - New DVDs are not for Composting

July 8, 2021

Where else can you hear about new DVD releases at the library plus interesting info on composting?

Sara has an update on new DVD releases this month. If you'd like to view the current list, click here.

Nicole has started a new project at the library: a worm composting bin. While it's currently in the beginning stages out of view, it will soon be available to see at our Nature Explorium.

If you'd like to start your own Indoor Worm Composting Bin, check this out.

Here is interesting information from Cornell on composting: Worm Composting Basics.

There are also great books to be seen here.

Want to get hyper-local weather info? Check out the library's weather station page here, or our Twitter feed here.

Episode 177 - Let’s Go Camping!

Episode 177 - Let’s Go Camping!

July 1, 2021

It's the time of year when many folks go camping...so why not we take a look at interesting facts from Statista on camping in the U.S. Just a reminder... Statista is an amazing online resource that gives you access to statistics and demographics on market and consumer data from around the world. It's available to all MCPL cardholders as well as our Miller Business Center members. For more information, visit http://www.statista.com

Here are some resources for you if you are interested in going camping this summer:

Kampgrounds of America https://koa.com/

Good Sam https://www.goodsam.com/

Reserve America https://www.reserveamerica.com/

NYS Parks https://parks.ny.gov/camping/

Home to the Largest NYS Park https://enchantedmountains.com/facts/home-largest-new-york-state-park-11

Want to find a book or eBook on camping? Click here.

Episode 176 - Summer Programming is Here!

Episode 176 - Summer Programming is Here!

June 24, 2021

We are so happy to let you in on some amazing programming coming this summer, both in person and virtual, for our patrons. Plus did you know we have discount tickets to some great attractions? Listen and find out.

Read about all the programs mentioned in this episode here: http://www.mcplibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/MCPL_Quarterly.pdf

See where you can get discounted attraction tickets here: https://www.mcplibrary.org/discount-tickets-area-attractions-mcpl/

Here's the information on where Nicole took a nice walk, Storm King Art Center.

Episode 175 - Summer Reading Club 2021

Episode 175 - Summer Reading Club 2021

June 17, 2021

The 2021 MCPL Summer Reading Club starts next week! We are happy to have Jessica, Michelle, Amber and Alex join us to talk about what to expect for this year's club throughout the library.

Get all the details as well access Beanstack to sign up for this year's event here: https://www.mcplibrary.org/summer-reading-club/


Episode 174 - Water Safety + New DVDs

Episode 174 - Water Safety + New DVDs

June 10, 2021

Summer is upon us and so are opportunities to cool down in either a pool or at the beach. Nicole has some information on water safety along with sobering facts.

Here are some resources to check out before diving in:

National Drowning Prevention Alliance

Red Cross Water Safety

Watersports Safety and First Aid reserve it here

Make my World Safe - Around Water reserve it here

PLUS: Sara has a new coming soon DVD list to share...it's not all that bad!

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