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Checkout the Mulberry Public Library's monthly podcast for library programs, book reviews, and general library information. The Mulberry Public Library is located in Mulberry, Polk County, Florida. We are a member of the Polk County Library Cooperative and the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.

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Checkout the Mulberry Public Library's monthly podcast for library programs, book reviews, and general library information. The Mulberry Public Library is located in Mulberry, Polk County, Florida. We are a member of the Polk County Library Cooperative and the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.

    Memoirs, Biographies, and More!

    Memoirs, Biographies, and More!

    Enter the non-fiction realm with us as we explore several memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies. Why do we read them, which ones did we enjoy, and who do we WISH would write one?

    You can always contact us at themulberrylibrary@gmail.com or on your favorite social media platform. We love hearing from you!

    Books mentioned in this episode:
    The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
    Diana: Her True Story by Andrew Morton
    Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
    The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
    If You Ask Me (and of Course You Won’t) by Betty White
    Educated by Tara Westover
    The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
    Out of the Corner: A Memoir by Jennifer Grey
    Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography by Rob Lowe
    Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
    Open Book by Jessica Simpson
    The Answer is... Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: and Other Lessons From the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku
    Relish:  My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
    Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder
    The Storyteller:  Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl
    700 Sundays by Billy Crystal
    Still Foolin' Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal
    The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved By Bees by Meredith May
    A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Lee Dugard
    Point of View: A Fresh Look at Work, Faith, and Freedom by  Elisabeth Hasselbeck
    The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm by Hilarie Burton Morgan
     What are we reading:
    Beach Read by Emily henry

    • 43 min
    Is THIS love?

    Is THIS love?

    "Read outside of your comfort zone", we said. We took our own advice this year and today Sarah and Bethany tackle contemporary romance.

    Gen Z is driving sales of romance books article from NPR.

    Contact us at themulberrylibrary@gmail.com or on your favorite social media platform. Tell us which Colleen Hoover title we should start with!

    Books mentioned in this episode:


    Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber


    People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry


    Book Lovers by Emily Henry


    Beach Read by Emily Henry


    The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas


    The Friend Zone Series by Abby Jimenez


    No Judgements by Meg Cabot


    No Offense by Meg Cabot


    The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai


    Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai


    After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid


    Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Movies mentioned in this episode:


    Shrek


    A Star is Born


     What are we reading:


    Home Before Dark by Riley Sager


    The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

    • 39 min
    A Podcast about Podcasts!

    A Podcast about Podcasts!

    Some of you are podcast pros, while others are new to the space. Several of you keep asking what we like to listen to, so this month we take a moment to share our first listens, our fan favorites, and what we've found lately with you. Tune in to find out, but remember to subscribe to The Mulberry Book Drop while you are here!
    Contact us at themulberrylibrary@gmail.com or on your favorite social media platform. Tell us what podcast you think we would try. 
    Podcasts Mentioned in the Episode:
    American History Storytellers
    History Unplugged
    All Things Considered
    Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories
    Cold
    Criminal
    The Moth
    Serial
    Someone Knows Something
    Drama Queens
    Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn
    Wild Things: Siegfried and Roy 
    Marlon and Jake Read Dead People
    Overdue
    What Should I Read Next?
    You’re Wrong About
    Sweet Bobby
    Crime Junkie
    Counterclock
    Strict Scrutiny
    Morbid
    The Korean Vegan
    She Reads Truth
    Books Mentioned in the Episode:
    The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    The Crucible by Arthur Miller
    Dune by Frank Herbert
    World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
    Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
     What We Are Reading Now:
    Book Lovers by Emily Henry
    The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
    The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez
    Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez

    • 36 min
    Books Explained Badly: Trivia Challenge!

    Books Explained Badly: Trivia Challenge!

    This month Sarah challenges Bethany's book memory with a trivia game she calls, Books Explained Badly! Tune in and see if you can guess them before Bethany does! 
    Contact us at themulberrylibrary@gmail.com or on your favorite social media platform. We would love to have you challenge us by sending along your own book explained badly.
    Books Mentioned in the Episode:
    A Wanted Man by Lee Child
    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
    Divergent by Veronica Roth
    The Duke & I by Julia Quinn
    Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
    Best. State. Ever. by Dave Barry
    Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
    Summer Island by Kristin Hannah
    The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
    The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    The Safest Lie by Megan Miranda
    I’ll Never Tell by Abigail Haas
    Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
    Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon & David Yoon
    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
     What We Are Reading Now:
    Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley
    Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

    • 34 min
    Save the Drama for Your Mama

    Save the Drama for Your Mama

    Genre options in literature have grown over the years. We no longer have to choose between classics vs. modern, or mystery vs. romance. It is fun to see all the options available to readers. Tune in and find out what Bethany recently learned her preferred genre is. 
    Contact us at thmulberrylibrary@gmail.com or on your favorite social media platform. We would love to know what your favorite genre is and what book you think we need to add to our reading lists!
    Books & Movies Mentioned in the Episode:
    House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
    Malorie by Josh Malerman
    Hentai Kamen movie
    It’s a Wonderful Life movie
    Final Destination movie
    Fable by Adrienne Young
    Doc Martin TV Series
    Elementary TV Series
    Yellowstone TV Series
    Murder, She Wrote DVD
    Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    Virgin River by Robyn Carr
    The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
    Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
    This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
    The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
    Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
    A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
    Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
    What We Are Reading Now:
    The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager
     The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
     Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell
    The Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland

    • 30 min
    Outliers and... Sharknado?

    Outliers and... Sharknado?

    *Sincere apologies for this episodes audio. It sounds like Bethany is on a Zoom call, but we were in the same room! We WILL get this worked out and we thank you for understanding. Enjoy the episode! 
    Tune in and talk with us about OUTLIERS! We all love things other folks will simply never understand and vice versa. Please let us know what you think about the collection of outliers we selected for todays chat. 
    Always remember, "Reading is reading. If you like it, read it!"  
    Contact us at thmulberrylibrary@gmail.com or on your favorite social media platform. 
    Books & Movies Mentioned in the Episode:
    Mannix television series
    Bosch: Legacy Series
    50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    Divergent by Veronica Roth
    A Christmas Story
    The Fast and the Furious franchise
    The Lion King
    Sharknado franchise
    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
    How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan
    The Matrix franchise
    Survive the Night by Riley Sager
    Final Destination franchise
    Dawson’s Creek
    Beverly Hills 90210 (the original!)
     What We Are Reading Now:
    Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski
    The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
    The Counselors by Jessica Goodman
    *Intro/Outro Music: Ketsa-FunkBox

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Huckleberryslim ,

My favorite librarians

Sarah and Bethany are absolute dolls and I love this podcast. Their suggestions are always spot on and I look forward to a new episode each month!

childsemt ,

Nice podcast

Very entertaining hope it happens every week. I give it 5 stars //// every month it gets better

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