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Episode 159 - Centereach Renovation News, Podcast Recommendations + Library of Things Update
Sara has exciting news about the upcoming renovations happening in Centereach. Nicole has some podcast recommendations for Black History Month. Stephanie is here to give us an update on what's new with our Library of Things collection.
Take a look at renderings of the renovations here.
Here's where you can listen to and subscribe to the podcasts Nicole discussed:
Take a look at our Library of Things collection.
Episode 158 - Special Episode : History Bites & Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jim Ward is back to discuss our YouTube series, History Bites. In honor of Black History Month, we present a listen to the History Bites episode celebrating the rise of civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., narrated by our very own Sara.
To watch this episode of History Bites on YouTube, visit https://youtu.be/IszM2ig4dgs
Browse other History Bites episodes here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtHm7OODwmnZOdhMYzxTdkMU6Q-BzFIvZ
Episode 157 - Valentine's Day to President's Day
Happy Valentine's Day...and Happy President's Day!
It's that time of year again... Nicole is soooo happy to talk about romance novels and romantic movies. Plus our own in-house history buff Jim Ward is tested on his knowledge of Presidential trivia by Sara. Will he prevail? Listen to find out.
Episode 156 - Suggestions for Black History Month 2021
This week we are kicking off this year's Black History Month with some suggestions of movies, books, and music highlighting African-American authors, actors, musicians, and more.
Here are links to what we discussed in this episode:
Kevin Hart's guide to black history [DVD-videorecording] / directed by Tom Stern
I am not your Negro [DVD-videorecording] / Magnolia Pictures presents ; directed by Raoul Peck.And still I rise : black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin M. BurkeBartlett's familiar black quotations : [5,000 years of literature, lyrics, poems, passages, phrases and proverbs from voices around the world] / Retha Powers, general editor ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Black Gotham : a family history of African Americans in nineteenth-century New York City / Carla L. Peterson.Black roots in Smithtown : a short history of the Black community / by Bradley HarrisThe music of black Americans: a historyJulian Bond's time to teach : a history of the southern civil rights movement / Julian Bond ; edited by Pamela Horowitz and Jeanne Theoharis ; foreword by Pamela Horowitz ; introduction by Jeanne Theoharis ; photographs by Danny Lyon ; afterword by Vann R. Newkirk IIThe entertainer [sound recording] / Scott JoplinHowlin' Wolf the Definitive Collection [sound recording] / Howlin' Wolf4Ever [sound recording] / PrinceThe Centennial Collection [sound recording] / Robert JohnsonHollywood Africans / Jon Batiste
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners
Episode 155 - How did this get (re)made?
After our Little Women movie chat, Sal got to thinking what the original was like so he watched... and loved it. Even moreso than the remake. So this week we talk about movies that should not have been remade. (Plus we will throw a book or two that should not have been made into a movie in there for good measure)
Episode 154 - Presidential Books for Kids + New DVD Preview
With the inauguration of our new president and vice president, Nicole has some great book selections for kids about the White House, Presidents of the United States, and more. Plus Sara has a sneak peak of next month's new DVDs.
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