Hamden Library Podcast

Hamden Library Podcast

Your number one listening resource for our unique and diverse community. Our goal is to not only keep you informed but also entertain and inspire you. Appreciate why Hamden Public Library truly is the heart of Hamden!

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June 2, 2022 61 min

This month we are celebrating Trails Day (June 4th-5th) and encouraging everyone to get outdoors and enjoy the natural wonders of our community. We interview Julie Hulten of the Sleeping Giant Park Association, Chuck Toal of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, and our co-worker Sandy Bartell, avid hiker and trail runner! Listen and be inspired to start (or continue) your own outdoor adventures!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In this episode, we discuss mental health - the stigmas, the myths and the misconceptions, and generational changes toward self-care and wellness. We interview Sylvia Moscariello, Program Director of Liberty Community Services, Amanda Forcucci, Health & Physical Education Curriculum Director for Hamden Schools and Judy Campbell, a school psychologist for Hamden Public Schools. Mike Wheatley...

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April 3, 2022 54 min

Spring has sprung and we're all abuzz! We interview Seed Librarian Betsy Goldberg, Spring Glen Garden Club's President Theresa McCabe, Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator Joe DeRisi, and the chair of the Energy Use & Climate Change Commission Larry Rosenthal. Your humble host Michael Pierry recommends two books on ancient life, and Mike Wheatley once again graces us with his film recommendations.

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March 7, 2022 55 min

What do Hamden Public Library's Digital Navigators, local Hamden youth non-profit organization We Are The Village, the town's Elderly Services and Public Works departments all have in common? They are all "unsung heroes" of Hamden featured in this episode! Lots of great interviews and information in this one, you won't want to miss it.

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February 7, 2022 47 min

Hamden EV enthusiast Robert Langdon takes us on a ride into the future with an interview all about electric vehicles. Alyssa accidentally reads an historical fiction novel ("Bitter Greens" by Kate Forsyth) and Michael Pierry enthuses about revisionist historical tome "The Dawn of Everything" (David Graeber and David Wengrow). Plus: Mike Wheatley takes us on a tour of cinematic portrayals of futuristic cars. This is ...

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December 27, 2021 31 min

Whether you celebrate a religious holiday or not, December is a special time of year. We talk about year-end traditions and emotions and staff share some favorite holiday stories. Plus our usual book and movie recommendations.

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November 29, 2021 36 min

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. To help us better understand what this means, Hamden Library staff member Ariana Davis takes the reins, guiding us through the ins and outs of what diabetes is and how it affects the lives of tens of millions of Americans. She also interviews Dr. Helen Anaedo, a board-certified endocrinologist with Hartford HealthCare, to help dispel some of the myths and misconceptions about this chro...

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October 24, 2021 37 min

Alyssa tells some spooky stories and learns about State Street Cemetery. Mike gets scared. Plus, book and movie reviews.. and more!

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September 21, 2021 44 min

We kick off the podcast with an episode exploring what public libraries do, throwing off tired stereotypes of book palaces with shushing librarians who don't like to be disturbed. Our patrons sound off on why they love their library. Our co-hosts interrogate one another and learn about something called "fun." We review books both fiction and non- plus a film review by our own media obsessive (and stalwart Best Video emp...

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