Middle Country Public Library Podcast
Episode 125 - Special Episode : 2020 Summer Reading Club - Part II

Episode 125 - Special Episode : 2020 Summer Reading Club - Part II

July 2, 2020

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.

Episode 124 - Special Episode : 2020 Summer Reading Club - Part I

Episode 124 - Special Episode : 2020 Summer Reading Club - Part I

June 25, 2020

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.

Episode 123 - Resources to Check out during Pride Month + Summer Reading Picks

Episode 123 - Resources to Check out during Pride Month + Summer Reading Picks

June 18, 2020

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

https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1931443

The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora

https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1931123

 

All Adults Here by Emma Straub

https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1964773

 

These Women by Ivy Pochoda

https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2005502

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1998301

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2004368

 

Saint X / Alexis Schaitkin

https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1984817

Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2011310

 

Episode 122 - Entering the Next Phase: A Chat with the Director

Episode 122 - Entering the Next Phase: A Chat with the Director

June 11, 2020

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.

Episode 121 - Summer Hobbies, Summer Hoopla Movies, and Online Citizenship Classes

Episode 121 - Summer Hobbies, Summer Hoopla Movies, and Online Citizenship Classes

June 4, 2020

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

17 Hobbies You Can Pick Up for Free Online

Learn to Juggle

Lynda.com App Design classes

Beauty Vlogging

Learn some magic and card tricks

Learn to draw online

Use Creativebug

Sara's Movie Picks - What to watch this summer

Nothing to Lose

Flirting with Disaster

What We Do in the Shadows

The Commitments

Alan Partridge

Hellraiser

Train to Busan

Halloween (1978)

Scream

I Saw the Devil

Night of the Living Dead

Memento

Bronson

Boondock Saints

Midnight Cowboy

Rain Man

Cold Mountain

Sophie's Choice

Cop Land

Chicago

Rent

Gypsy (1993)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Secret of N.I.M.H.

Click here for more information on our online citizenship classes.

Episode 120 - Genealogy & History Bites

Episode 120 - Genealogy & History Bites

May 28, 2020

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!

 

Episode 119 - Celebrating 10 Years of the Nature Explorium + Spring Jubilee

Episode 119 - Celebrating 10 Years of the Nature Explorium + Spring Jubilee

May 21, 2020

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

 

Episode 118 - Hoopla Digital Music Picks

Episode 118 - Hoopla Digital Music Picks

May 14, 2020

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!

Sara’s Picks

Hey Ladies Beastie Boys From Paul’s Boutique

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11256636

Big Freedia From Louder

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13058549

REV001 Refused From War Music

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12602846

Red/Blue/Green Album – Weezer

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10965037

Mothership – Led Zeppelin

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11479215

Cuz I Love You – Lizzo

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12364470

After Hours – The Weeknd

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13155077

 

Nicole’s Picks

Whitney Greatest Hits - Whitney Houston https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11036783 

Emancipation of MiMi - Mariah Carey
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10949488 

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 

 

Sal’s Picks

Achtung Baby (Deluxe Edition) - U2

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10966098

Joshua Tree (30th Anniversary Edition) - U2

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11896903

Atlantis – David Arkenstone

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11254410

The Fairy Garden – David Arkenstone

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11721343

Soul Cages – Sting

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10965959

Last Ship (Deluxe) – Sting

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11025991

Exotica – Martin Denny

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11582408

Kintsugi – Death Cab for Cutie

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11320252

The Nine Symphonies – Antonin Dvorak (Berlin Philharmonic)

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10967630

Got a favorite? Agree or disagree? Send us a comment! 

Episode 117 - Movie Chat: Ex Machina

Episode 117 - Movie Chat: Ex Machina

May 7, 2020

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.

Watch for free with your MCPL library card on Hoopla Digital here or Kanopy here.

Episode 116 - Database Trivia plus The Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce

Episode 116 - Database Trivia plus The Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce

April 30, 2020

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
  • CultureGrams
  • 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