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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! Theme music is courtesy of the Paris-based Jazz band Dazie Mae.

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.


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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! Theme music is courtesy of the Paris-based Jazz band Dazie Mae.






Episode 153 - Movie Chat: Little Women (2019)

Sara spins the Wheel of Movies and lands on 2019's Little Women. Prepare yourself for a lively discussion on this unique version of the classic story. Little Women stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Louis Garrel, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper. Here's the IMDb listing: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3281548/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 MCPL cardholders can reserve a copy here:...


Episode 152 - New Year Resolutions

Sara and Nicole have some ideas to support your New Year Resolutions for 2021! Lose weight like crazy even if you have a crazy life! : life lessons and a breakthrough 30-day nutrition and fitness solution! / Autumn Calabrese https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2029682 Stay positive : encouraging quotes and messages to fuel your life with positive energy / Jon Gordon, Daniel Decker https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1976843 How to say no without feeling guilty : and say yes to more...


Episode 151 - Looking Forward to 2021

There's lots to look forward to in 2021 right? Let's see what the podcast team is looking forward to in terms of movies, music and more.


Episode 150 - Our "Favorite Things" of 2020

The podcast team picks their "favorite" things of 2020. It's a strange episode. Stick with us. Here are pictures of Sara's "interesting animal facts": Wombats Parrot Fish Sloth Okapi This is not a snake Venezuelan Poodle Moth Tenrec Panda Ants Nicole's Favorite Things: Love Island The Undoing Megan Thee Stallion Sal's Favorite Things: Onward Over the Moon Hamilton Star Trek: Picard The Mandalorian The Magic of the Animal Kingdom Izzy's Koala World Bluey Troubled Blood...


Episode 149 - Movie Chat: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

In this very seasonal movie chat, we discuss 1989's holiday classic, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! MCPL cardholders can reserve their copy here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1366526


Episode 148 - Some Book Recommendations

Sara and Nicole have some book recommendations to wrap up your 2020. Sara's picks: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrowhttps://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2016627Little bookshop of murder / Maggie Blackburnhttps://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2005930The last story of Mina Lee / Nancy Jooyoun Leehttps://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1998246Earthlings / Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemorihttps://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2022308The cold millions...


Episode 147 - Holiday Movies + Women's EXPO 2020

It's that time of year when you may feel like watching a holiday or winter-themed flick...this is the episode to hear Sara and Nicole's picks! Holiday DVDs are now available to browse and check out for MCPL cardholders. Ask a librarian for details. Nicole's picks came from Common Sense Media. For those lists, go to https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/best-holiday-movies-for-kids or https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/best-winter-break-movies-for-kids Sara's picks are: Jack...


Episode 146 - Thanksgiving 2020

What's become a bit of a tradition here at the podcast...Sal asking Nicole and Sara silly questions about food and such. Listen to our other Thanksgiving episodes, including the infamous first trivia episode where Sara questions the veracity of our data and the true cost of a Thanksgiving Day meal. Episode 41 (2018) Episode 94 (2019) Happy Thanksgiving!


Episode 145 - Movie Chat : Winged Migration

Nicole's turn to pick a flick! This week it's our first "documentary," 2001's Winged Migration. It's about birds. And migration. But is this your typical documentary? Listen to find out. Reserve your copy here with your MCPL library card: https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1393767 IMDb listing here : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301727/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 A fantastic article about making the film by Patricia Thomson: https://www.patriciathomson.net/home/winged-migration


Episode 144 - Desert Island Picks

Imagine this. You are stuck on a desert island. Not because you are banished. Being banished is bad... Maybe a plane crash? We don't know. What book, music, movie, thing would you hope to have with you? The podcast team tells us what they would want.


Episode 143 - Do you know your cell phone trivia?

Want another fun trivia episode? Sure, why not! And this time we are talking cell phones. It's that time of year when Apple introduces a new line of phones...but are they the most popular? Do you know what the average cost is for the alternative, and Android phone? Listen and find out. As usual, Sal's questions come from one of our fabulous resources here at the Miller Business Center, Statista! You can access a plethora of information from this amazing database by visiting one of our...


Episode 142 - Spooky Movie Night Suggestions

We wrap up this special series of podcasts highlighting the library's 31 Days of October with a few suggestions from Sara and Nicole to satisfy your Spooky Movie cravings! Sara's Picks are listed here, along with links to reserve for MCPL cardholders: Crazies: The Strangers- 2008 Scream- 1996 Wes Craven Summer of 84- 2018 Pyscho- 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Ghosts: The Shining- Stanley Kubrick 1980 Beetlejuice- 1988 Tim Burton The Ring- Gore Verbinski Poltergeist- 1982 Vampires: Bram...


Episode 141 - Scary Stories to Listen to on the Podcast

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:...


Episode 140 - Movie Chat : The Thing (1982)

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


Episode 139 - Scary Kids TV Shows + Is this a real horror movie plot??

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 real plot? Listen to find out!


Episode 138 - Spooky Kids Reads, Scary Adult Reads, and Horror Flicks!

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 and Chuck Hogan Don't turn around / Jessica Barry Want...


Episode 137 - Movie Chat : Ratatouille

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


Episode 136 - Video Game Trivia

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 collection of video games for Nintendo, XBOX, and...


Episode 135 - Fall Recipes, September Horoscopes + Eat this, not that

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 RayFlourless Chocolate Tarte- A Taste of HomeChocolate Cake...


Episode 134 - Movie Chat : Just Mercy

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, click here. If you want to take a look at the original 60 minutes interview...