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Episode 23: Interview with Gretchen Anthony, author of Evergreen Tidings From the Baumgartners

12/4/2018
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It’s that time of the year when things can get a little hairy planning all the holiday festivities. Looking for that perfect antidote? I strongly suggest you try Evergreen Tidings From the Baumgartners. This book will surely take the edge off! My interview with the remarkably patient Gretchen Anthony was absolutely my pleasure and I cannot thank … Continue reading Episode 23: Interview with Gretchen Anthony, author of Evergreen Tidings From the Baumgartners →

Duration:00:31:16

Episode 22 Interview with Libby Page, author of The Lido

11/15/2018
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On this surprisingly snowy November day, I’m posting this lovely interview with the ever-sunny Libby Page. We spoke about her debut novel, The Lido, and it’s not to be missed. The Lido will provide just the right amount of warmth for this fall season. Thank you so much Libby Page for joining us! Take a listen, read the … Continue reading Episode 22 Interview with Libby Page, author of The Lido →

Duration:00:31:38

Episode 21 Interview with Susan Perabo, author of The Fall of Lisa Bellow

10/24/2018
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What a great interview with author Susan Perabo…this novel is an absolutely perfect book discussion choice. Susan has an uncanny ability to nail the honesty, warts and all, of familial relationships within the construct of this stark family drama. Please take a listen and read this book. We also discussed Susan’s name appearing at the … Continue reading Episode 21 Interview with Susan Perabo, author of The Fall of Lisa Bellow →

Episode 20! Interview with Anne Youngson author of Meet Me at the Museum

9/28/2018
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Back in August I had the absolute delight of interviewing Anne Youngson, author of the must read, Meet Me at the Museum. I must thank Caroline Bleeke of Flat Iron Books for sending me the advanced review copy and to both Caroline Bleeke and Amelia Possanza for helping me put this interview together. Thank you so … Continue reading Episode 20! Interview with Anne Youngson author of Meet Me at the Museum →

Duration:00:34:00

Episode 19 Interview with Rene Denfeld author of The Child Finder

8/6/2018
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I had the absolute pleasure of hosting author Rene Denfeld. We talked about her books, … Continue reading Episode 19 Interview with Rene Denfeld author of The Child Finder →

Duration:00:30:07

Episode 17: Interview with Tatjana Soli, author of THE REMOVES.

7/17/2018
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I had the absolute pleasure of hosting Tatjana Soli last month. We talked about her newest book, The Removes, a riveting historical fiction tale of General Custer, his wife Libby and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old girl abducted by the Cheyenne. The book takes place just at the end of the Civil War and rides us up … Continue reading Episode 17: Interview with Tatjana Soli, author of THE REMOVES. →

Episode 16: Interview with Elizabeth Crook author of The Which Way Tree

6/29/2018
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Fabulous conversation with author Elizabeth Crook about her latest novel, “The Which Way Tree”. Do not miss this one! You’re in for quite a ride. http://elizabethcrookbooks.com/

Episode 15: Adult Summer Reading Kicks Off With This Terrific Interview With Author Susan Henderson

6/10/2018
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As part of the Merrick Library’s Summer Reading kick off, I had the absolute pleasure of hosting author Susan Henderson on Friday, June 8th. We discussed her wonderful second novel, The Flicker of Old Dreams. I had laryngitis, which is probably a master class in what NOT to do while podcasting, but I was way too … Continue reading Episode 15: Adult Summer Reading Kicks Off With This Terrific Interview With Author Susan Henderson →

Episode 14: Summer Reading Sign-Ups & Harry Potter Escape the Room with Teen Queen Luisa!

6/8/2018
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Check out the newsletter for all the sign up info: Teen Summer Reading sign ups start Sunday, June 10th Libraries Rock! LIT AFTER HOURS: ESCAPE FROM AZKABAN JULY 27• 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM You and your friends are tricked by dark wizards to take their place in Azkaban! The only way to escape is the … Continue reading Episode 14: Summer Reading Sign-Ups & Harry Potter Escape the Room with Teen Queen Luisa! →

Episode 13: Things I Love This Week…

5/20/2018
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You’ll have to listen to find out in this 6-minute mini-episode!

Duration:00:03:39

Episode 12: Those Crazy Kids!

5/18/2018
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Carol Ann speaks to Children’s Librarian Meira about the fabulously fun festivities for June which includes Summer Reading sign-up info! All this and a couple of laughs await you in this informative interview. Children’s Newsletter and Calendar for June can be found on the Merrick Library Children’s Facebook page or the Merrick Library Homepage.

Episode 11: May the Fourth Be With You!

5/8/2018
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Celebrate “May the 4th be With You” by listening to this interview with the kids who participated in the May the Fourth food party. We also interviewed our Teen Volunteer Sean! This is a must listen… Love our Merrick Library kids! If you missed out on this program, please check http://www.merricklibrary.org for all our children’s and YA … Continue reading Episode 11: May the Fourth Be With You! →

Duration:00:28:37

Episode 10 Weekly Wrap-Up: Pop Culture News!

4/26/2018
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All kinds of crazy entertainment news in this quick wrap-up episode!

Episode 9 Carol Ann Interviews Author Parnaz Foroutan!

4/23/2018
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I had the absolute pleasure of hosting author Parnaz Foroutan a few weeks ago for this episode. We spoke about the book, motherhood, careers and what’s next for this terrific author. We spoke from two different coasts, so take a listen. I was thrilled to host Parnaz…please read this book. One of my favorite go-to … Continue reading Episode 9 Carol Ann Interviews Author Parnaz Foroutan! →

Episode 8 National Library Week Wrap-Up Featuring 2018 Long Island Reads Event

4/13/2018
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Carol Ann talks about celebrating National Library Week and the fabulous event hosted by Long Island Reads: One Island One Book. This ticket is almost as hard to get as Hamilton! If you were shut out of Mike Massimino’s appearance at the Patchogue Theater, join them on Facebook Live instead! Sunday, April 15th at 2pm. … Continue reading Episode 8 National Library Week Wrap-Up Featuring 2018 Long Island Reads Event →

Spring Break Recap or How Merrick Library Spent It’s Week!

4/6/2018
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Carol Ann recaps an awesome Spring Break week at Merrick Library. The podcast features the Make & Take Program, the Teen Art Community Project and the Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion. She also talks weekend movie plans and Bird Box by Josh Malerman.

Episode 6 Get Your Kids Ready For Spring Break!

3/28/2018
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Attention parents: Carol Ann chats with Children’s Librarian Meira Maynard about all the fun events for April. Events start next week, get your calendars ready! Listen here! It’s less than 10 minutes…add these events to your calendar today!

Episode 5 Discussing Dishes: Join our new Cookbook Discussion Group!

3/23/2018
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Love to Cook? Join our new Cookbook Discussion group! The theme for May is appetizers. Stop by the Reference Desk, select a recipe from the book, “All Time Best Appetizers”. Listen here and prepare your recipe and bring it to the meeting to share with the group. Registration is open now, don’t miss it! Thursday, … Continue reading Episode 5 Discussing Dishes: Join our new Cookbook Discussion Group! →

Episode 4 Hello to Everyone at PLA 2018!

3/20/2018
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Carol Ann sends a quick shout out to all the attendees of the 2018 PLA Conference in the city of Philadelphia!

Duration:00:04:04

Episode 3 Librarians are Listening: Reference Librarian Kristine Dugan Talks Audiobooks

3/16/2018
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Doing Reader’s Advisory for your audio book patrons? Carol Ann chats with Reference Librarian Kristine Dugan about Audio Books! These are Kristine’s “Ace-in-the-Hole” picks: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro, The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy, The Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, and anything by Philippa Gregory. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, and The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Kristine recommends these … Continue reading Episode 3 Librarians are Listening: Reference...