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Every week, librarians Rob and Michelle give listeners their recommendations on the latest books, movies and other materials to check out at their local library. Many of the recommendations are available to stream with Hoopla.

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Every week, librarians Rob and Michelle give listeners their recommendations on the latest books, movies and other materials to check out at their local library. Many of the recommendations are available to stream with Hoopla.

    50 - Rob watches Twilight, and the Final Episode

    50 - Rob watches Twilight, and the Final Episode

    Michelle convinced Rob to watch the movie Twilight, and your hosts say farewell to a year of podcasting together. 



    Put a Twilight DVD on hold! 



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    • 26 min
    49 - Conspiracy Theories from the movie, The Shining, and learn about HMCPL's makerspace specialists!

    49 - Conspiracy Theories from the movie, The Shining, and learn about HMCPL's makerspace specialists!

    Join your hosts for a discussion about conspiracy theories from the Kubric movie, The Shining. You can learn more about these conspiracy theories by watching the movie Room 237. Or you can watch the movie The Shining by checking it out from your local branch! 

    Then listen to an interview with the makerspace specialists for the Madison and South Huntsville Branches of HMCPL. 

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    • 43 min
    48 - Cartoons for the Young and Old

    48 - Cartoons for the Young and Old

    Rob and Michelle discuss favorite cartoons for the young and the old with their coworker Gantt Moore. You'll recognize Gantt's voice as a regular guest on the show - he's the voice of the disclaimer at the end of every show, he's been the voice of the ghost of Paul Lynde in our Halloween Special, the voice of the ghost of Alan Rickman in our Die Hard Holiday Special, and other characters. 

    Media in this episode: 

    Samurai Jack 

    SpongeBob Squarepants

    Batman the Animated Series

    Hey Arnold 

    Steven Universe

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    • 37 min
    47 - TLWIAS Book Club Modern Westerns

    47 - TLWIAS Book Club Modern Westerns

    Rob and Michelle read two modern westerns this month, told from a different perspective than traditional western stories. 

    In "Outlawed" by Anna North, Ada has to escape her home town when she's labeled a witch for being unable to conceive a child. She runs to a convent, and then to a gang of outlaws in Wyoming. 

    In "Upright Women Wanted" by Sarah Gailey, Esther is a stowaway in a Librarian's book wagon to escape her life after her best friend/sweetheart is killed. In this reinvented pulp western, you meet some brave librarians who are working against the newly fascist government in a speculative future dystopian America. 

    Outlawed in Branches 

    Outlawed on Libby and Overdrive

    Upright Women Wanted in Branches

    Upright Women Wanted on Libby and Overdrive

    Upright Women Wanted on Hoopla

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    • 33 min
    46 - Rainbow Connection and Representation in Media

    46 - Rainbow Connection and Representation in Media

    It's important to see ourselves in media. It's also important to consume media that represents other lived experiences in honest ways. Studies have shown that people develop more empathy the more books and movies they consume about other people's lives. Rob and Michelle discuss queer representation in media with Alyx, circulation manager of the Madison Public Library. Alyx talks about Sailor Moon, their love of the Animporphs book series, and how important Alison Bechdel's memoirs have been in their life. 

    Media in this episode

    The Animorphs Series by Katherine Applegate

    Fun Home: a family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel 

    Are You My Mother by Alison Bechdel 

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    • 33 min
    45 - Interview with Annie, Digital Services Manager, and new Blast Music service

    45 - Interview with Annie, Digital Services Manager, and new Blast Music service

    Annie, HMCPL's Digital Services Manager, discusses Blast Music, the new digital music service for local musicians the library will be offering. Annie also discusses favorite books, music, album covers and original MTV VeeJays.

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    Learn more about HMCPL's Blast Music service here! 

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    • 41 min

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