Episode 9 Carol Ann Interviews Author Parnaz Foroutan!



I had the absolute pleasure of hosting author Parnaz Foroutan a few weeks ago for this episode. We spoke about the book, motherhood, careers and what’s next for this terrific author. We spoke from two different coasts, so take a listen. I was thrilled to host Parnaz…please read this book.

One of my favorite go-to books when doing Reader’s Advisory is this gem of a story that you may have missed!

Published in 2015, The Girl From The Garden, is the epic tale of Asher, the head of a prosperous Persian-Jewish family. When his first marriage does not produce a male son, he makes a fateful decision that shatters his household and drives his wife Rakhel to desperate measures to preserve her status.

I apologize for my giddy behavior!

 


Episode 8 National Library Week Wrap-Up Featuring 2018 Long Island Reads Event



Carol Ann talks about celebrating National Library Week and the fabulous event hosted by Long Island Reads: One Island One Book. This ticket is almost as hard to get as Hamilton! If you were shut out of Mike Massimino’s appearance at the Patchogue Theater, join them on Facebook Live instead! Sunday, April 15th at 2pm.

Also give a listen to this great podcast from Ellen Druda @ Half Hollow Hills: https://hhhlibrary.org/2018/03/14/special-podcast-for-long-island-reads/

For more information visit www.longislandreads.org
Like them on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram and Twitter @LongIslandReads.

 

  


Episode 7 Spring Break Recap or How Merrick Library Spent It’s Week!



Carol Ann recaps an awesome Spring Break week at Merrick Library. The podcast features the Make & Take Program, the Teen Art Community Project and the Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion. She also talks weekend movie plans and Bird Box by Josh Malerman.


Episode 6 Get Your Kids Ready For Spring Break!



Attention parents: Carol Ann chats with Children’s Librarian Meira Maynard about all the fun events for April.

Events start next week, get your calendars ready!

Listen here! It’s less than 10 minutes…add these events to your calendar today!


Episode 5 Discussing Dishes: Join our new Cookbook Discussion Group!



Love to Cook? Join our new Cookbook Discussion group! The theme for May is appetizers. Stop by the Reference Desk, select a recipe from the book, “All Time Best Appetizers”. Listen here and prepare your recipe and bring it to the meeting to share with the group. Registration is open now, don’t miss it!

Thursday, May 17th at 2:30pm


Episode 4 Hello to Everyone at PLA 2018!



Carol Ann sends a quick shout out to all the attendees of the 2018 PLA Conference 

in the city of Philadelphia!


Episode 3 Librarians are Listening: Reference Librarian Kristine Dugan Talks Audiobooks



Doing Reader’s Advisory for your audio book patrons? Carol Ann chats with Reference Librarian Kristine Dugan about Audio Books!

These are Kristine’s “Ace-in-the-Hole” picks: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro, The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy, The Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, and anything by Philippa Gregory.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, and The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.  Kristine recommends these “Light Listens”: Garden Spells, The Peach Keeper, Lost Lake, and The Girl Who Chased the Moon all of these are by Sarah Addison Allen.


Episode 2 Get the Art Up with Teen Queen Librarian Luisa Munoz



We have the canvas, you have the talent. Even if you’ve never tried before, now’s the time! Find out how teens can have their very own art “scene” right here in the Teen Room of Merrick Library. Listen to this quick and informative interview.


Episode 1 What Else is New With Our Teens: An Interview With Teen-Queen Librarian Luisa Munoz



The Merrick Library Spring Newsletter is out now!. Teen-Queen Librarian Luisa Munoz talks about upcoming events, community service opportunities, Teen Tech week, “A Wrinkle in Time” private screening event and more during this episode of Top Shelf.