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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!

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!


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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!






Episode 235 - Common Sense Media + TV on DVD

Nicole's Book picks from Common Sense Media: The Summer I Turned Pretty https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/the-summer-i-turned-pretty Paper Girls https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/paper-girls The Elephant Girl https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-elephant-girl Sara's TV Show picks: Psych http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/search?/tPsych+%28Television+program%29/tpsych+television+program/-3,-1,0,B/browse Poldark...


Episode 234 - August Book Horoscopes + Barnacles!

It's time for August Book Horoscopes with Nicole! It's Leo season...what's in the stars (and on the shelf) this month? Listen to find out. https://bookriot.com/august-2022-horoscopes-and-book-recommendations/ PLUS: We bet you didn't know just a tiny bit about barnacles... no worries, Sara is here with the inside scoop.


Episode 233 - National Night Out + Run the Farm with Councilman Kevin LaValle

We're thrilled to have Councilman Kevin LaValle and Library Outreach Coordinator Deborah Hempe here to chat about this year's National Night Out, taking place on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Centereach Pool. For more information, visit https://www.brookhavenny.gov/831/National-Night-Out PLUS: Check out the annual Run the Farm happening Saturday, August 13th at 9am : https://www.brookhavenny.gov/1232/Run-the-Farm. You can contact Councilman LaValle's Office at...


Episode 232 - Beach Reads + Age-Appropriate Books

Sitting on the beach and want to read something FRIGHTENING? Sara has her picks: Something in the Water - Catherine Steadman https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1858667 The Deep – Nick Cutter https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1658090 The Deep - Alma Katsu https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1980062 Jaws - Peter Benchley https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1197633 Dark Water - Koji Suzuki https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1515900 PLUS here is some more information and guidance...


Episode 231 - Movie Chat : Vicious Fun

It's time for another movie chat and SPOILER ALERT we will be chatting about Sara's pick, Vicious Fun, a "Horror-Comedy" from 2020. Here's the IMDb listing https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11778118/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 Have an MCPL card and want to reserve your copy? Go here : http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us:2084/record=b2088466


Episode 230 - This Week in History : Pickett’s Charge + Sliced Bread

History buff and Adult Services Librarian Jim Ward is back for another This Week in History! You probably guessed that in addition to the 246th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, lots of other really interesting things happened... join us as we dig into some interesting facts about the week of July 3rd.


Episode 229 - Get Your July Facts Here

Summer's here and the time is right for checking out the cool things we have to make it special. From our outdoor concert to the Nature Explorium to our Library of Things and activity kits...there's plenty to keep you and the little ones busy. PLUS did you know July was the 5th month of the Roman calendar?? Listen to find out more interesting facts about the upcoming month... We hope you have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!


Episode 228 - Just Another Trivia Episode!

This summer, why not check out the great online resources we have here at MCPL to create your own trivia game to play with family or friends. Or you can just listen to Sara and Nicole battle it out. If you have an MCPL card, check out these links to our favorite eBooks and databases for trivia research... (and if you don't have an MCPL card...come on down to the library to access these great resources!) Credo Reference http://0-www.credoreference.com.mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/ Includes...


Episode 227 - Summer Reading Clubs 2022

Time to jump into Oceans of Possibilities with the 2022 Summer Reading Clubs at MCPL! Our amazing colleagues from the Adult, Teen, and Children's departments are here to give us the scoop on what to expect if you sign up for this year's clubs! Registration is now open. For Adults – Enjoy a summer filled with reading your choice of books, audiobooks, or eBooks. Participants can earn virtual raffle tickets for each book they read. Those who read at least 3 books will receive an invitation to...


Episode 226 - New DVDs + June Book Horoscopes

It's that time of month again...New DVDs and Book Horoscopes. We put them together for your convenience. How nice! Have an MCPL card and want to view/reserve your DVDs? Use this link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/search?/ftlist^bib02%2C1%2C0%2C6/mode=2 Remember, as Sara mentioned: Adult DVDs are released the first and third Monday of the month (or Tuesday if a holiday falls on a Monday). New DVDs are super popular, so make sure to either log in online or call us to reserve starting at...


Episode 225 - Water Safety + Florida Facts

This week's episode is coming to you from Podfest 2022 in Orlando, Florida! We are here to learn more about podcasting, video production, and the great resources that are available...and we will be bringing this knowledge back to our patrons for some exciting things that will be available later this year. In the meantime, as the summer season begins, it's a good time to refresh yourself with the importance of water safety, especially if you have little ones. Nicole has the scoop on what you...


Episode 224 - The Seed Library

Our green-thumbed colleague Amber Gagliardi is here to talk gardening, seeds, and the Seed Library! https://www.mcplibrary.org/adults/seed-library/


Episode 223 - Summer Concerts at Jones Beach + Celebrity Authors

Sara has a list of the concerts and events coming up this summer at Jones Beach! Check out our extensive Music CD collection to get you ready to see your favorite artists live. Interested in attending a concert at Jones Beach? Check out the link here for details: https://www.livenation.com/venue/KovZpZAE6eAA/northwell-health-at-jones-beach-theater-events Nicole was surprised at just how many "celebrity authors" have written children's books. Here's a sample of some books mentioned on...


Episode 222 - Touch-A-Truck & Museum Day

In-person programming is back and ramping up BIG TIME at the library! Join us for our Touch A Truck event on Saturday, May 14th from 11am to 1pm in the parking lot of our Centereach building. This unique event will feature large trucks and heavy equipment from law enforcement, fire department, commercial companies, industrial companies and more. Michelle is here to let us know what to expect! Plus Deborah is here with a list of who will be exhibiting for our annual Museum Day. Local...


Episode 221 - Movie Chat Special : The Star Wars Saga (Part II)

May the 4th be with you! On this May 4, 2022 we celebrate Star Wars with the second of our three part series on the Star Wars Saga. This week, we use the force on Nicole and convince her to watch the original three Star Wars films (or the "middle three" in story chronological order): Star Wars : Episode 4 - A New Hope Star Wars : Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars : Episode 6 - The Return of the Jedi MCPL cardholders can take out the trilogy here :...


Episode 220 - A Bit of Springtime Readers Advisory

Spring is in the air! Perhaps you'd like to sit outside when the weather finally gets warmer and enjoy a good read? Nicole and Sara are here to give you some suggestions! Nicole mentions this article from Publisher's Weekly that might interest you: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/89126-new-and-noteworthy-children-s-and-ya-books-april-2022.html Sara mentioned just a few of the New York Times best sellers. Here is the current and complete...


Episode 219 - BBC Shows + Homesteading

Sara *GASP* works at another library! And the staff there are big fans of BBC shows, so this week Sara will let us in on her fav BBC shows and her recommendations: DCI Banks https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=dci+banks&sortdropdown=-&SORT=DZ&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=Ydci+banks%26SORT%3DD Broadchurch...


Episode 218 - This Week in History : Titanic + Lincoln

We are excited about a new regular segment that we will be presenting titled "This Week in History." Our very own history-loving librarian Jim Ward will join us to discuss historical events that happen to take place around the same time...but years apart. This week, Jim chats about the Titanic disaster, which took place on April 14-15th, 1912 and coincidentally the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot on April 14, 1865 and died a day later. Want to learn more about...


Episode 217 - April Book Horoscopes + Award Season Roundup

Nicole has some April Book Horoscopes...learn what to expect this month plus get a great book recommendation. https://bookriot.com/april-2022-horoscopes-and-book-recommendations/ Sara has a wrap up of this year's "Award Season," the Oscars and the Grammy Awards. https://www.grammy.com/awards https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2022


Episode 216 - Women’s History Month Trivia

March is Women's History Month, and we are wrapping it up with some trivia. Listen and play along with Sara and Nicole! Want to know how Sal comes up with his questions? He uses some of our wonderful online databases available here at Middle Country! Looking for biographical information on a women in history? Check out these links with your MCPL library card, or if you are in Suffolk County, New York, check out https://www.livebrary.com/database-information Biography Resource Center +...