S.4 Ep.9 – Combatting the Winter Blues



In this episode, we hear a recording of a presentation on Seasonal Affective Disorder. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading:

Next, we hear a recording of an event that took place earlier this month, Combatting the Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder. Does the cooler weather bring along depression? What about a post-holiday slump? This presentation offered an overview of Seasonal Affective Disorder, its biological underpinnings, and treatment options. It was led by Cali Caldwell, BSN, RN, who will graduate in May as a Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner. 

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S.4 Ep.8 – Reading Resolutions



In this episode, we talk about our reading resolutions for the new year. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading:

Next, we hear talk about our reading resolutions:

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S.4 Ep.7 – 2020 Wrap-Up



In this episode, we hear about some upcoming programs and discuss our favorite books that we read this year. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading:

Next, we hear about two upcoming programs:

We also talk about our favorite books that we read this year.

Abby D. mentioned:

Abby C. mentioned:

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S.4 Ep.6 – Breathing for Health



In this episode, we hear a guided workshop from earlier this year called Breathing for Health. 

We also talk about what we’re reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading 

Next, we hear a recording of a virtual event from earlier this year called Breathing for Health. This guided breathing session is led by Cecilia Baum

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S.4 Ep.5 – Homeschooling and Virtual Learning



In this episode, we hear a recording of a panel on virtual learning and homeschooling. We also talk about our reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading

Next, we hear a recording of a virtual panel that took place in October featuring a discussion with homeschooling  and virtual learning tips. Panelists include Sheila Chrobak, Maggie Williams, and Jennifer Ferguson, who are experienced in homeschooling and virtual education and whose professional backgrounds lend valuable expertise to the discussion. Our colleague Wyn also joins the panel to discuss their own experience as a homeschooled learner. 

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S.4 Ep.4 – NaNoWriMo is Coming! & Interning at JMRL



In this episode, we discuss National Novel Writing Month, coming up in November. Casey, a repeat NAACP/JMRL Intern, chats with us about her experiences working at JMRL branches. We also talk about our reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading

Wyn talked about the following resources for people participating in NaNoWriMo this year

Wyn mentioned the following books began as NaNoWriMo projects

Wyn is reading

Next, we catch up with multi-year NAACP/JMRL intern Casey about her experiences at JMRL. During her most recent internship period, she put together a booklist and presentation with a focus on African American Women & Literature.

Casey read Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace and mentioned the poetry of Rupi Kaur

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S.4 Ep.3 – Parenting with Neuroscience: Self-Control



In this episode, we hear a recording of a program from this summer called Parenting with Neuroscience: Self-Control. We also talk about our reading.

The Abbys talked about reading:

Next we hear a recording of a virtual program held this summer. This program, Parenting with Neuroscience: Self-Control, was the final event of a four session series offered by Dr. Erin Clabough. 

Catch up with her other sessions through the following links:

  • Listen to earlier episodes with her second and third presentations. 
  • JMRL’s Youtube Account
  • Video of this event
  • Video of the first event in this series
  • Video of the second event in this series
  • Video of the third event in this series

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S.4 Ep.2 – Race and Representation in JMRL’s Collection



In this episode, we hear a recording of a virtual panel on Race and Representation in JMRL’s Collection. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear a recording of a virtual panel on Race and Representation in JMRL’s Collection, which took place in early August. This panel included:

  • Moderator Siri Russell:  Albemarle County Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion
  • David Plunkett: JMRL Library Director
  • Angela Critics: Children’s Services Manager
  • Hayley Tompkins: Crozet Branch Manager
  • Meredith Dickens: Collection Manager

This virtual discussion explored current trends in collection development and materials selection; how JMRL endeavors to break with the traditional white perspective/narrative and broaden its collection to ensure an inclusive body of “own-voices” materials that fairly reflect the opinions and stories of marginalized communities. The discussion also examined how literature and media can perpetuate racial stereotypes and the challenges Libraries face in establishing a fluid and evolving collection of materials that meet the needs of ever-diverse communities seeking to speak on their own behalf. 

Panelists mentioned the following resources and materials throughout the event:

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S.4 Ep. 1 – Parenting with Neuroscience: Empathy



In this episode, we hear a recording of a virtual program called Parenting with Neuroscience: Empathy, presented by Dr. Erin Clabough. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear the third in a four part series on parenting with neuroscience from UVa neuroscientist and professor Dr. Erin Clabough. This session focused on empathy. 

Resources mentioned in Dr. Clabough’s presentation:

Keep up with her other sessions through the following links:

 

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S.3 Ep. 18 – Don’t Be A Victim: Fraud, Scams, and Elder Abuse



In this episode, we hear a recording of a virtual program called Don’t Become a Victim: Fraud, Scams, & Elder Abuse. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next, we hear a recording of a virtual program held early this summer. Don’t Become a Victim: Fraud, Scams, & Elder Abuse is presented by Ron Farmer, President of the Charlottesville Albemarle Triad SALT Council, and David Malakouti, the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Office of the Attorney General. In it, they share information on current Fraud, Scams, and Elder Abuse including  an update from the Office of the Attorney General on COVID-19 targeted scams.

Watch the video from the event on YouTube

Some of the resources mentioned in the program:

Reliable links about coronavirus that they mentioned

 

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