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Episode two hundred twenty one – part one Mike Uyama indulges Jessikah and Stacey in how he built a community of video gamers who channel their speedy skills as part of Games Done Quick, a wholesome live streamed event which has raised millions of dollars for Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Association. Games Done Quick…
 
It’s not every day that a secret about the origins of our planet land on someone’s driveway. But that’s precisely what happened in March 2021 when a meteorite landed outside the home of the Wilcocks in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. The carbonaceous chondrite had travelled for several hundred thousand years from somewhere between Mars and Jupiter but…
 
Bienvenidos a una nueva edición de Viajero de Libros. Mi nombre es Victor y soy un bibliotecario en la Biblioteca Pública de Largo. Hoy le voy a estar hablando de un libro que tenemos en la colección en español que se titula Simon de Miqui Otero. Sinopsis: Este libro es una vida entera. La vida de Simón. Que abre los ojos en un bar, entre dos famil…
 
Episode two hundred twenty one – part two Amateur cat enthusiast Jenn got to sit down with professional cat enthusiast Liz Miele, a brilliant comedian and the author of WHY CATS ARE ASSHOLES. Jenn and Liz discuss cat behavior, cat ownership, and why we love cats despite the title being true.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred twenty one – part three Melissa & Jenn spoke to Theresa Carle-Sanders, author of CASTLE ROCK KITCHEN: WICKED GOOD RECIPES FROM THE WORLD OF STEPHEN KING. This trio of King fans talked about food and Maine culture in King’s books, and capturing the voice of one of King’s characters.…
 
Episode two hundred twenty – part one Storm and Zoey of the Fowlerville District Library in Michigan discuss their viral TikTok series One Star Review Guess Who? Where they read scathing reviews of popular books with hilarious results.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred twenty – part two Jessikah chats with Megan Shepherd about MALICE HOUSE, a great dark fantasy which finds Haven, a 30 something discovering layers of secrets about her late father — an author who leaves a strange unpublished manuscript behind in his home which leads her down a rabbit hole of magic and terror.…
 
Purifying silver takes skill. To remove the impurities, it must be held in the middle of the fire where the flames are the hottest. But timing is everything and close attention must be paid by the silversmith. Leave the silver in the fire just a moment too long and the heat will damage it. The craftsman must wait until he can see his image reflecte…
 
Episode two hundred nineteen – part one Erika Wurth’s WHITE HORSE is a love letter to native Colorado, dive bars, heavy metal, and Stephen King, wrapped in a terrifying story about murder, betrayal, and intergenerational trauma. Jenn sat down to discuss this amazing debut with its author.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred nineteen – part three Puja Shah, Syosset alum and author, joins us to chat about FOR MY SISTER, Shah’s debut novel finds twin sisters growing up outside of Mumbai who find themselves caught up in a world of human trafficking. Puja talks how her love of social justice and writing was sparked within the walls of Syosset High Schoo…
 
Episode two hundred nineteen – part two Michelle Myles of NYC’s Daredevil Tattoo Museum chats tattoo history in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, her own journey as a tattoo artist, and some of the favorite pieces of history in the Tattoo Museum curated by Michelle and her colleagues at the shop. http://www.daredeviltattoo.com/museum…
 
Episode two hundred eighteen – part one In anticipation of WEIRD: THE WEIRD AL STORY we sat down with musicologist Lily Hirsch to discuss WEIRD AL: SERIOUSLY — a serious study at music’s most beloved funny song man. We also answer the question on everyone’s mind, “Did Weird Al date Madonna?”. Spoiler alert! He did not.…
 
Episode two hundred eighteen – part two Katy Hays’ THE CLOISTERS is Read with Jenna’s November pick! Jenn was lucky enough to chat with Katy about this astonishing debut set at the Cloisters Museum in uptown Manhattan– one of Jenn’s favorite places in the world!Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred eighteen - part threeSIGN HERE is an incredible genre-defying debut from Claudia Lux. Half workplace comedy, half heartrending family thriller, it is in turns hilariously funny and deeply affecting. Jessikah & Jenn had so much fun chatting with Claudia.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
As the people of Seoul mourn the loss of so many of their young people at Halloween questions are being asked. How could it have happened? Where were those in authority when they were most needed? We might also want to ask where was God and why did he allow it to happen? Two thousand years ago the widely held assumption would have been that those w…
 
Episode two hundred seventeen - part threeEvelyn talks true crime and love with Alicia Thompson, author of LOVE IN THE TIME OF SERIAL KILLERS, which is more Rom-Com than serial killer story, but the title is a hook for sure.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred seventeen - part oneJenn sat down with Tammy Greenwood to discuss her new novel, SUCH A PRETTY GIRL, a riveting and touching story about a former child actress and her difficult relationship with her mother. Set during the Blackout Summer of 1977, the book brings New York and the entertainment industry of the '70s to life.…
 
Episode two hundred seventeen - part fourElizabeth Winthrop Alsop grew up the daughter of war hero and journalist Stewart Alsop III, but her mother Tish Alsop had been a hero in her own right. Elizabeth chats with us about discovering her quiet mother's secret history as a decoding agent for MI5 -- and how this granted her a deep relationship with …
 
Episode two hundred seventeen - part twoJessikah sinks her teeth into Rachel Harrison's new book SUCH SHARP TEETH. We get a few words in about lady werewolves, and how these stories of transformation parallel how we feel about bodily autonomy.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Special Episode 28In this episode, Barney chats with Andrew Child, co author of this latest installment in the Jack Reacher series. Andrew talks about how he came to be co-author of this beloved series, and gives lots of insight into their writing process.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Bienvenidos a un nuevo episodio de Viajero de Libros. Mi nombre es Victor y soy el bibliotecario de acceso a la comunidad en la Biblioteca Publica de Largo. Hoy les voy a hablar sobre un libro de no-ficción que tenemos en la colección en español, Locke & Key: Bienvenidos a Lovecraft por Joe Hill y Gabriel Rodriguez. Nombrada una “obra maestra moder…
 
Episode two hundred sixteen - part twoPanic, urban legends, and Sue Bird! We spend a lot of time bouncing around topics with Josh Malerman -- but it all relates to DAPHNE, a fabulous book that you should definitely read with the lights on.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred sixteen - part fourLiz Climo -- a cartoonist whose credits range from The Simpsons to Picture Books joins us to chat about I'M SO HAPPY YOU'RE HERE, a sweet affirming book for ages 5 to 95 that feels like a hug from your favorite stuffed animals.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred sixteen - part oneLavender House has been described as a queer historical take on Knives Out-- it is all that and more! Jenn sat down with Lev Rosen to discuss mystery, noir, and the Lavender Scare's impact on queer life in mid-century America.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred fifteen - part oneJessikah chats with Russell James about THE DEMON DAGGER, a sci-fi horror novel set in Florida about a Demon Hunter who discovers that the stakes are high when someone very close to him has been possessed.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred fifteen - part fiveSu Cho chats about her childhood dream of becoming a rapper, how dioramas are a universal experience for American school children, and of course, her collection of poetry, THE SYMMETRY OF FISH.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Bienvenidos a un nuevo episodio de Viajero de Libros. Mi nombre es Victor y soy el bibliotecario de acceso a la comunidad en la Biblioteca Publica de Largo. Hoy les voy a hablar sobre un libro de no-ficción que tenemos en la colección en español, La Venas Abiertas de America Latina por Eduardo Galeano. Sinopsis: La historia desde la Colonización eu…
 
Episode two hundred fourteen - part twoEvelyn chats with Ellen Marie Wiseman about THE LOST GIRLS OF WILLOWBROOK which examines Willowbrook State School, the infamous Staten Island, New York, mental institution that shocked a nation when exposed in the 1970s as a dumping ground for unwanted children.…
 
Episode two hundred fourteen - part oneJessikah and Jenn were lucky enough to talk to Laurie Lico Albanese about her beautiful new book, HESTER, which asks and answers the question about who may have inspired the protagonist of Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE SCARLET LETTER. They discuss many things, including: would Hawthorne have a Twitter account toda…
 
Episode two hundred fourteen - part threeEvelyn catches a seat next to Freya Sampson to discuss THE LOST TICKET -- an uplifting novel about a young woman and an older man who meet on a bus and share their past heartbreak forming a friendship that heals one another in unexpected ways.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
In 1975 Britain’s economy was in trouble with inflation running at 20% and many major businesses struggling to stay afloat. An unpopular Conservative Prime Minister had lost the confidence of his MPs but was refusing to stand down. He had to be forced into a leadership contest which he lost. Although in the end he didn’t put his name forward, the f…
 
Episode two hundred twelve - part fourDeanna Raybourne returns to TURN THE PAGE with KILLERS OF A CERTAIN AGE, her highly anticipated contemporary novel about a team of female assassins who are getting ready to retire after decades of service -- unfortunately the organization they worked for has marked them as targets.…
 
Episode two hundred twelve - part twoFaye Snowden zoomed in with Jessikah to chat about A KILLING RAIN, the second in a series about Raven Burns, a woman with familial trauma, who cannot shake her past. Snowden chatted about getting into Raven's mind as well as what could be next for this former homicide detective.…
 
Episode two hundred twelve - part fiveEvelyn chats with Mazey Eddings about her sophomore book LIZZIE BLAKE'S BEST MISTAKE. Mazey talks about how she found the time to write this unconventional and funny love story while she was in dental school.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred twelve - part oneLily Anderson's BIG BAD is an absolute thrill ride- a Buffy the Vampire Slayer story set in an alternative Sunnydale where demons reign. Lily, Jessikah, & Jenn gushed about their love of the Buffyverse and making the slayer herself the antagonist of a Buffy story. Contains spoilers for the Buffy show!…
 
These days we’re all on the lookout for ways to save money. No wonder then that the big supermarkets are each out to convince us that only they have the best deals. The irony, of course, is that they still want us to spend as much as possible. That’s why essentials such as eggs and bread are hidden in the middle of the store – by the time we’ve fou…
 
Bienvenidos a Viajero de Libros. Soy Victor, un bibliotecario aquí en la Biblioteca Publica de Largo y hoy les voy a estar hablando sobre un libro que se titula LatinX, en Busca de las Voces que Redefinen la Identidad Latina por Paola Ramos. El primer paso hacia el cambio es reconocer que nuestro poder nace de nuestra identidad. Los jóvenes latinos…
 
Episode two hundred twelve - part fourMimi Zhu's BE NOT AFRAID OF LOVE is a radical and moving consideration of trauma, healing, boundaries, mindfulness, community, queer identity, and, of course, love. They were generous enough to sit down with Jenn to discuss these ideas and more.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred twelve - part twoStephanie Garber chats lore and mythology while continuing the story in the universe of CARAVAL! THE BALLAD OF EVER AFTER if a waltz with heartbreak and danger. Stephanie tells Jessikah all about Jacks and Eva's journey and how they got there.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred twelve - part oneJenn sat down with fellow Top Shelf comics creator Balazs Lorinczi to talk about DOUGHNUTS AND DOOM, a lovely sapphic romance about baking doughnuts, making music, and falling in love. And it's got magic, too! Don't miss this one.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred twelve - part fiveWERECAGE answers the burning question: what would you do if you were bitten by a Nicolas Cage, thereafter cursed to turn into a Nicolas Cage every night? Resident Nicolas Cage expert Jenn sat down with Ian Fortey to discuss the book and, well, Nicolas Cage.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred twelve - part threeHot Jazz, Cold Drinks, and some witchy Magic! Desideria Mesa sits down with Jessikah to chat BINDLE PUNK BRUJA, an enchanting story of Jazz Age Kansas City where Luna a white passing Mexican woman lives as :Rose", the owner of a speakeasy which employs a diverse staff. Luna/Rose's story is complicated as she c…
 
Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as one of the most famous monarchs in history. Her long reign was characterised by duty and service and touched the lives of millions. No wonder then that for her funeral some 500 heads of state and other dignitaries poured in from almost every nation on earth, and a global audience of 4 billion watched on TV. …
 
Episode two hundred eleven - part fiveTanvi Berwah's debut YA book, MONSTERS BORN AND MADE, is a gripping fantasy adventure. She chatted with Jenn about NaNoWriMo, worldbuilding, and sea monsters, among many other things!Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
Episode two hundred eleven - part oneVictoria Christopher Murphy joins Evelyn to chat about THE PERSONAL LIBRARIAN, the fictionalized story of a very real woman --Belle Da Costa Greene, a black woman who served as J.P. Morgan's personal librarian -- but Greene kept her race carefully concealed as she came into her own power through her intelligence…
 
Episode two hundred eleven - part twoLisa chats with Eleanor Brown about ANY OTHER FAMILY, a heartwarming novel whichredefines what a family is. They also discussed adoption (both closed and open) and Colorado.Syosset Public Library - Librarians
 
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