Episode 17: Interview with Tatjana Soli, author of THE REMOVES.



I had the absolute pleasure of hosting Tatjana Soli last month. We talked about her newest book, The Removes, a riveting historical fiction tale of General Custer, his wife Libby and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old girl abducted by the Cheyenne. The book takes place just at the end of the Civil War and rides us up and into the Battle of Little Big Horn. Did I say it was riveting? Please check it out.

Tatjana Soli is the bestselling author of not-to-be missed books like “The Lotus Eaters, “The Forgetting Tree” and “The Last Good Paradise”.
Must reads all of them and perfect for your book discussion groups.
Soli’s work has been awarded the UK’s James Tait Black Prize and she’s been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her books have also been twice listed as a New York Times Notable Book.

Also by Tatjana Soli:

    

Perfect book discussion choices!


Episode 16: Interview with Elizabeth Crook author of The Which Way Tree



Fabulous conversation with author Elizabeth Crook about her latest novel, “The Which Way Tree”.  Do not miss this one! You’re in for quite a ride.

http://elizabethcrookbooks.com/


Episode 15: Adult Summer Reading Kicks Off With This Terrific Interview With Author Susan Henderson



As part of the Merrick Library’s Summer Reading kick off, I had the absolute pleasure of hosting author Susan Henderson on Friday, June 8th.

We discussed her wonderful second novel, The Flicker of Old Dreams.

I had laryngitis, which is probably a master class in what NOT to do while podcasting, but I was way too excited to meet Susan and discuss the book. Susan was a gem to keep the conversation going and I am forever grateful!

Carol Ann with author Susan Henderson
Left to right: Podcast host Carol Ann Tack, Director Ellen Firer, Author Susan Henderson

 


Episode 14: Summer Reading Sign-Ups & Harry Potter Escape the Room with Teen Queen Luisa!



Check out the newsletter for all the sign up info: 

Teen Summer Reading sign ups start Sunday, June 10th Libraries Rock!

LIT AFTER HOURS: ESCAPE FROM AZKABAN JULY 27• 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
You and your friends are tricked by dark wizards to take their place in Azkaban! The only way to escape is the
proper use of magic, potions, and spells! If you are unable to escape, you will spend an eternity in Azkaban! Open to all muggles and wizards entering 7th- 12th grade. Registration begins June 27.

ESCAPE ROOM: FIND THE SORCERER’S STONE JULY 30 • 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Do you have what it takes to get through the Hogwarts professors’ obstacles and save the stone before Voldemort finds it and becomes immortal? Each group must work as a team to find the hidden clues and solve the puzzles and riddles to complete the challenge. This is a multi-generational program. Recommended for ages 9 and up. Groups are limited to 10 people per team. Space is limited. Call for registration. Registration begins June 30th.

Listen for more info!


Episode 12: Those Crazy Kids!



Carol Ann speaks to Children’s Librarian Meira about the fabulously fun festivities for June which includes Summer Reading sign-up info! All this and a couple of laughs await you in this informative interview.

Children’s Newsletter and Calendar for June can be found on the Merrick Library Children’s Facebook page or the Merrick Library Homepage.


Episode 11: May the Fourth Be With You!



Celebrate “May the 4th be With You” by listening to this interview with the kids who participated in the May the Fourth food party. We also interviewed our Teen Volunteer Sean! This is a must listen…

Love our Merrick Library kids! If you missed out on this program, please check http://www.merricklibrary.org for all our children’s and YA programming!

You can also follow us on https://www.facebook.com/merricklibrarychildrens/  and https://www.facebook.com/merrickteens/

  

 

 


Episode 10 Weekly Wrap-Up: Pop Culture News!



All kinds of crazy entertainment news in this quick wrap-up episode!

 

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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.