Middle Country Public Library Podcast

Middle Country Public Library Podcast

Join the librarians of Middle Country as they chat about upcoming programs and events, hear entertaining discussions on what to read, what to watch, and what to do at Middle Country Public Library! Theme music is courtesy of the Paris-based Jazz band Dazie Mae.... Show More

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October 22, 2020 16 min

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: ...

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Sara has just the right movie for us to watch on this week's Movie Chat... 1982's The Thing, starring Kurt Russell and directed by horror legend John Carpenter. Be warned! There are spoilers ahead...

MCPL card holders can reserve the DVD here

Listen to Ennio Morricone's soundtrack via Hoopla Digital instantly here

Check out the IMDb listing

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Nicole has a list of the top scary TV shows for kids (mostly from the late 90s, early 2000s) that you might be interested in...plus she reveals her top 5 favorite Are You Afraid of the Dark episodes.

10 Kids Shows that Were Actually Pretty Scary

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Sara has a bit of a challenge for Nicole and Sal : she has cleverly created fake horror movie plots. Can they tell the difference between Sara's and the the re...

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Welcome to the 31 days of October! All this month we will be highlighting the spooky, scary, and sometimes silly.

Nicole has a nice collection of kids spooky books from the NYPL:

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2018/10/24/kids-halloween

Sara has selected some brand new fiction books that are meant to spook you:

Cruel acts / Jane Casey The Poison Garden The boatman's daughterThe patient / Jasper DeWitt The hollow ones / Guillermo Del Toro...

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September 24, 2020 24 min

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

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September 17, 2020 19 min

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 co...

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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 Ra...

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September 3, 2020 23 min

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, cli...

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

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-facts/

 

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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://mcpa...

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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

https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us:446/record=b2013750

Sin Eater by Megan Campisi

https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us:446/record=b1992258

Thin Girls by Diana Clarke

https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us:446/record=b2011213

Threshold by Rob Doyle

https://mcpac.mc...

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August 6, 2020 16 min

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.

 

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July 30, 2020 22 min

"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,...

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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 GaleJohn Lewis - March on Washington Speech text or video

Books to check out:

  • March. Book one / John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
  • Selma's Bloody Sunday : protest, voting rights, and the struggle for racial equality / Robert A. Pratt, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Walking with th...
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    Nicole has once again dived deep into the bowels of Book Riot to find some great resources you can share with your family this summer; Sara updates us on a new virtual programming feature: Take & Make!

    YouTube Books for Kids:

    https://bookriot.com/youtube-books-for-kids/

    10 Kid Friendly Card Games

    https://www.todaysparent.com/family/activities/10-kid-friendly-card-games/

    Take & Make programming

     

     

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    His Girl Friday is our next Movie Chat!

    Starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, this 1940 film is on many "Best of" and "Top 50" movie lists. It's available to view on Hoopla Digital for free with your library card. Does the podcast team like it? Listen and find out.

    IMDb Listing is here

    Stream the film for free with your MCPL card here. Description: "A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep hi...

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    This week's episode is part 2 of our chat about the 2020 Summer Reading Club! This week we have Jessica, Liz, Kaity and Nicole here to fill us in on what we are doing for families, kids, and teens.

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    This is part one of our two part series on the 2020 Summer Reading Club. Alex and Amber are here from the Adult Department to tell us how patrons can participate in this year's very unique Summer Reading Club.

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    Nicole has a great list of resources for you to check out during Pride Month; Sara has her Summer Reading picks to share.

    Sara's Summer Reading Picks with links to our catalog:

    Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman

    https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1931443

    The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora

    https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1931123

     

    All Adults Here by Emma Straub

    https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1964773

     

    These Women by Ivy...

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    It's our pleasure to have the Director of the library, Sophia Serlis-McPhillips, on the show to chat about our new Curbside Library Service which will start next week, as well as to provide some insight on what we can expect moving forward towards eventually re-opening to the public and what patrons should expect.

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