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Middle Country Public Library Podcast
18 minutes | 6 days ago
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
22 minutes | 13 days ago
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.
19 minutes | 20 days ago
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 branches. Ask a librarian for assistance in logging in!
22 minutes | a month ago
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 Stoker’s Dracula- 1992 Francis Ford Coppola Blade 1998 Lost Boys 1987 Joel Schumacher Interview With a Vampire- 1994 (Anne Rice) Zombies: Dawn of the Dead- 1978 George Romero Re-Animator- 1985 Stuart Gordon Shaun of the Dead- 2004 Edgar Wright Train to Busan- 2016 Yeon Sang Ho Nicole recommends flicks from Common Sense Media here.
17 minutes | a month ago
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: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Wizardtorium by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4639-wizardtorium License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
22 minutes | a month ago
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
20 minutes | 2 months ago
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!
25 minutes | 2 months ago
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 to SEE something scary? Check out Sal's horror movie list: CarrieHalloweenThe Ring2 Lava 2 LatunaMa Don't BreatheThe ShiningThe OmenNight of the Living DeadA Quiet Place6 SoulsPsycho Dead SilenceTexas Chainsaw MassacreThe Green InfernoRosemary's BabyGet OutDeathgasmSilent HillSawAlienListen to our Movie Chat : Alien episode hereBonus: Here is the episode of How Did This Get Made that Nicole mentioned!
24 minutes | 2 months ago
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
19 minutes | 2 months ago
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 Playstation? Browse our catalog here.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
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 in a Pumpkin- Food NetworkCauliflower with Anchovies and Oil-Cured Olives- Eating Well September Book Horoscopes are here Need to lose weight? Try MyFitnessPal or LoseIt Eat this, Not that! by David Zinczenko Eat this, Not that Supermarket Survival Guide by David Zinczenko (eBook)
24 minutes | 3 months ago
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 mentioned in this episode, click here.
26 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 133 - Digital Detox + National Dog Day
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/
21 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 132 - Binge Watch Some TV Shows + 100 Year Anniversary of Women's Suffrage
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://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1954984 Young Sheldon https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1890734 Seal Team https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1902397 S.W.A.T. https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1966057 NCIS New Orleans https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1691181 NCIS Los Angeles https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1562923 The Good Doctor https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1902383 Nicole has some great books about Women's Suffrage which celebrated it's 100th anniversary this week. Here are links to the articles she mentioned: https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11827 https://bookriot.com/suffrage-in-ya-fiction/ https://bookriot.com/books-about-black-women-in-the-suffrage-movement/ PLUS: watch the fabulous presentation by our very own Stephanie Vecchio and Jim Ward for this week's History Bites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PE9lZESstk
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 131 - First Paragraphs (New Book Picks!)
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.mcpl.lib.ny.us:446/record=b2005503 The Golden Wolf by Linnea Hartsuyker https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us:446/record=b1958408 The King’s Beast by Eliot Pattison https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us:446/record=b2004274 The King’s Evil by Andrew Taylor https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us:446/record=b1971281 Nicole's Picks: The Voting Booth https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2016314 Crying Laughing https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1970189 The Gravity of Us https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1980341 Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1990489 Curse of the Nightwitch https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2004478 King and the Dragonflies https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1977165 Blueberries for Sal (Wonderbook) https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2013568 Malala: My story of standing up for girls' rights (Wonderbook) https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1986039 It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1959877
17 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 130 - Library Trivia
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.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 129 - Movie Chat : Alien
"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, Yaphey Kotto, and Harry Dean Stanton. It is directed by Ridley Scott. Have an MCPL card? Reserve your copy of Alien here!
19 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 128 - John Lewis + Tell the World a Story: Folktales from Around the Globe
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 the wind : a memoir of the movement / John Lewis with Michael D'Orso Across that bridge : a vision for change and the future of America / Congressman John Lewis with Brenda Jones Books about the Civil Rights Movement Thanks to Deborah Hempe for coming on the show to talk about the new exhibit at the Museum Corner! Want to make a reservation to visit? Call us at 631-585-9393. You must have an MCPL library card. For more info, check out the webpage: https://www.mcplibrary.org/children/museum-corner/
18 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 127 - Card Games + Take & Make
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
26 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 126 - Movie Chat : His Girl Friday (1940)
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 his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying." Directed by Howard Hawks.
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