Middle Country Public Library Podcast
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

 

 

Episode 157 - Valentine’s Day to President’s Day

Episode 157 - Valentine’s Day to President’s Day

February 11, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day...and Happy President's Day!

It's that time of year again... Nicole is soooo happy to talk about romance novels and romantic movies. Plus our own in-house history buff Jim Ward is tested on his knowledge of Presidential trivia by Sara. Will he prevail? Listen to find out.

Episode 156 - Suggestions for Black History Month 2021

Episode 156 - Suggestions for Black History Month 2021

February 4, 2021

This week we are kicking off this year's Black History Month with some suggestions of movies, books, and music highlighting African-American authors, actors, musicians, and more.

Here are links to what we discussed in this episode:

Kevin Hart's guide to black history [DVD-videorecording] / directed by Tom Stern

I am not your Negro [DVD-videorecording] / Magnolia Pictures presents ; directed by Raoul Peck.

And still I rise : black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin M. Burke

Bartlett's familiar black quotations : [5,000 years of literature, lyrics, poems, passages, phrases and proverbs from voices around the world] / Retha Powers, general editor ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Black Gotham : a family history of African Americans in nineteenth-century New York City / Carla L. Peterson.

Black roots in Smithtown : a short history of the Black community / by Bradley Harris

The music of black Americans: a history

Julian Bond's time to teach : a history of the southern civil rights movement / Julian Bond ; edited by Pamela Horowitz and Jeanne Theoharis ; foreword by Pamela Horowitz ; introduction by Jeanne Theoharis ; photographs by Danny Lyon ; afterword by Vann R. Newkirk II

The entertainer [sound recording] / Scott Joplin

Howlin' Wolf the Definitive Collection [sound recording] / Howlin' Wolf

4Ever [sound recording] / Prince

The Centennial Collection [sound recording] / Robert Johnson

Hollywood Africans / Jon Batiste

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners

 

Episode 155 - How did this get (re)made?

Episode 155 - How did this get (re)made?

January 28, 2021

After our Little Women movie chat, Sal got to thinking what the original was like so he watched... and loved it. Even moreso than the remake. So this week we talk about movies that should not have been remade. (Plus we will throw a book or two that should not have been made into a movie in there for good measure)

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