This week's episode is part 2 of our chat about the 2020 Summer Reading Club! This week we have Jessica, Liz, Kaity and Nicole here to fill us in on what we are doing for families, kids, and teens.
This is part one of our two part series on the 2020 Summer Reading Club. Alex and Amber are here from the Adult Department to tell us how patrons can participate in this year's very unique Summer Reading Club.
Nicole has a great list of resources for you to check out during Pride Month; Sara has her Summer Reading picks to share.
Sara's Summer Reading Picks with links to our catalog:
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman
The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora
All Adults Here by Emma Straub
These Women by Ivy Pochoda
Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan
The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
Saint X / Alexis Schaitkin
Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory
It's our pleasure to have the Director of the library, Sophia Serlis-McPhillips, on the show to chat about our new Curbside Library Service which will start next week, as well as to provide some insight on what we can expect moving forward towards eventually re-opening to the public and what patrons should expect.
We have a jam-packed show for you this week! Nicole has some hobbies you can consider doing this summer around your home if you are still not ready to venture out into the world; Sara has a fantastic list of movie picks that are available to you with your MCPL library card on Hoopla Digital; and Gilda is here to let us know how things are going for our new and upcoming citizens utilizing the library's online citizenship preparation classes!
Nicole's At Home Hobby Ideas
Lynda.com App Design classes
Learn some magic and card tricks
Learn to draw online
Sara's Movie Picks - What to watch this summer
Click here for more information on our online citizenship classes.
On this special episode, we focus on a couple of adult services and programming available while the library is temporarily closed.
Marlene is here to let you know that if you'd like her help in researching your family tree and your family's history, MCPL cardholders can make a request for a virtual one-on-one appointment to go over all of our fabulous genealogy resources.
And if history is your thing, why not check out Jim's informative History Bites series on our YouTube channel, http://mcpl.tv!
We are happy to have Amanda and Kristin join us to chat about the 10th anniversary of our fabulous outdoor learning classroom, the Nature Explorium, which has recently been renovated. We also discuss what's coming up for our Spring Jubilee, taking place virtually, on June 5th.
For more information, visit the library's website at http://www.mcplibrary.org/
For info on the Nature Explorium, check this out.
Remember, you can watch all of our great online programming, plus videos from the library at our YouTube page, http://mcpl.tv
How about some tunes to get you through your days at home? And how about you use your library card to stream albums for free? Here are some of our favorite albums available for download on Hoopla Digital!
Hey Ladies Beastie Boys From Paul’s Boutique
Big Freedia From Louder
REV001 Refused From War Music
Red/Blue/Green Album – Weezer
Mothership – Led Zeppelin
Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
After Hours – The Weeknd
Whitney Greatest Hits - Whitney Houston https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11036783
Emancipation of MiMi - Mariah Carey
The Fame - Lady Gaga https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10960491
Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13225727
Suga - Megan Thee Stallion [PA] https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12981454
Achtung Baby (Deluxe Edition) - U2
Joshua Tree (30th Anniversary Edition) - U2
Atlantis – David Arkenstone
The Fairy Garden – David Arkenstone
Soul Cages – Sting
Last Ship (Deluxe) – Sting
Exotica – Martin Denny
Kintsugi – Death Cab for Cutie
The Nine Symphonies – Antonin Dvorak (Berlin Philharmonic)
Got a favorite? Agree or disagree? Send us a comment!
Nicole has picked 2014's Ex Machina for this week's Movie Chat. You can stream this movie for FREE using your MCPL library card from either Hoopla Digital or Kanopy. See the links below for more information. SPOILERS AHEAD!
Ex Machina stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, and Sonoya Mizuno. It is written and directed by Alex Garland. It is rated R for language, violence, and graphic nudity. It was the Oscar winner for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and nominated for Best Screenplay.
View the IMDb listing here.
We have another trivia episode...but this time, Sal creates his questions from some of the databases available to patrons remotely.
Patrons with MCPL cards can access these databases by visiting our website, https://www.mcplibrary.org/adults/services/reference-database/
Here is the list of the databases we used in this episode:
- Credo Reference
- Demographics Now
- Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
- Gale Directory Library
- Gale Health & Medical Encyclopedias
- Gale History of the American Cinema v1-10
- Home Improvement Reference Center
- Literature Criticism Online
- Mango Languages
- Oxford English Dictionary
- Science Online Facts on File
Will Sara extend her winning streak? Will Nicole win this one? Will Sal terribly mispronounce digamous? Listen to find out!
PLUS: in our Focus Segment this week, we have a discussion with the newly elected president of the Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce, Lenore Paprocky and chat about what the future will bring for the chamber and how important it is for small businesses to become a member of their local chamber, especially in this time of coronavirus.
For an extended look at the MC Chamber and more of the interview with Lenore, take a listen to the Miller Business Center's newest podcast, Centered on Business at https://millerbusiness.podbean.com. For more info on the chamber, their website is: http://middlecountrychamber.com