On the Same Page: Episode 7



On The Same Page is a new podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.

 

In this episode we talk to Brittany, Circulation Manager at JMRL, about our inaugural Food Drive. We also talk about some books we’ve read as well as how you can get some ideas for books to give as gifts this holiday season.

Abby and Erica talked about the following books that they have been reading.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (and his other books: The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, and his newest book, the first in a new series in the same universe called The Book of Dust. They talk about how it is a similar read to the Chronicles of Narnia series by CS Lewis and the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.

And Then You’re Dead by Cody Cassidy (like Zoom by Bob Berman – previously mentioned – and What If? by Randall Munroe – not mentioned, but excellent and similar in tone and content)

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Get gift book recommendations from Library staff through our What Do I Read Next? Service.

Brittany talked about the Food Drive for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (and the Louisa County Resource Council).

Items they need:

  • cereal
  • peanut or almond butter
  • canned tuna or chicken
  • canned soups/stews/chili
  • canned fruit
  • canned veggies
  • beans, canned or dried
  • boxed mac and cheese
  • pasta/rice
  • spaghetti sauce
  • soap
  • toothbrushes
  • feminine products
  • paper products (like toilet paper/paper towels/tissues)
  • baby food/formula
  • diapers

Donations can be dropped off at any library location through Dec. 9.

Brittany mentions reading the highly entertaining novel Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan

If you want to use the holiday season to give to the Library you can do so in a variety of ways.   

Buy a book for the library from our Amazon Wishlist or become a member of the Friends of the Library or support them through their donation form

This podcast is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.

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On the Same Page: Episode 6



On The Same Page is a new podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.

In this episode we have recorded a lecture by William Walker about the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in World War I which he presented at Central Library as part of our World War I and America programming. We also talk about some books.

Abby and Erica talked about the following books that they have been reading.

If you are struggling with mental illness and would like assistance, please use these resources to locate a provider.

William Walker joined us to talk about the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War I. His talk was a part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

Find out about additional programs made possible by the grant funding on the JMRL blog. Dive into the WWI and America reader online or check a copy out from the library. You can also find a copy of Walker’s book Betrayal at Little Gibraltar in the JMRL catalog.

Learn more about the Virginia Festival of the Book where we first had the opportunity to hear Walker speak.

This podcast is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.

Friends of the Library


On the Same Page: Episode 5



On The Same Page is a new podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.

In this episode we interview Peter Manno, Manager of the Friends of the Library Book Sale about the upcoming Fall Book Sale. We also talk to Young Adult Librarian and soon-to-be-published author Megan England from our Crozet Branch about her writing process just in time to kick off NaNoWriMo.

Abby and Erica talked about the following books that they have been reading.

Peter talked about becoming a Friend of the Library, Valuable and Attractive Books available at the book sale, Beyond the Books library programming brochure, and mentioned he was about to begin reading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell and Philip Pullman’s latest The Book of Dust since he so enjoyed Pullman’s popular His Dark Materials series.

The book sale begins this Saturday, November 4th. Find details about dates and times here.

Megan talked the roles that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and Pitchwars have played in her writing and publishing experiences. 

To follow Megan’s work online

  • Add The Disasters to Goodreads here.
  • Subscribe to her Monthly Newsletter, where she shares everything first: cover reveals, release date, signings, exclusive content and giveaways.
  • Megan and her writer friend Jamie Pacton have a weekly live show on YouTube, Tea & Type.
  • You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram, and visit her website is here.

This podcast is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.

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On the Same Page: Episode 4



On The Same Page is a new podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.

In this episode we interview four of the mystery authors who took part in the Authors in Your Backyard panel at Gordon Avenue Library on September 30. We also we talk to Lydia Witman, Manager of UVA’s Patient and Family Library, about upcoming grant-funded community health literacy initiatives in which JMRL is taking part. As always we talk about books.

Titles from Book Chat:

Erica mentioned:

Abby talks about:

During our talk with the mystery authors we learned:

About Sisters in Crime and Sisters in Crime Central Va. Well-known national members include: Laurie King, Louise Penny, Dana Stabenow, G.M. Malliet, and Anne Hillerman.

Authors of the Central VA chapter (including Meredith Cole and Rosemary Shomaker) contributed to the Virginia Is For Mysteries anthology.

Rosemary Shomaker recommends:

Meredith Cole recommends:

Jenna Harte talks about:

Mollie Cox Bryan recommends:

Bryan mentions that her first book, Scrapbook of Secrets, was written during NaNoWriMo. She has also written the Cumberland Creek series (set in the Shenandoah Valley)

General Links
Meredith mentions meeting a librarian at the Festival of the Book.

We talk about NaNoWriMo and how it provided inspiration for their writing. Find more JMRL NaNoWriMo resources on our Wiki.

Lydia Witman is the Library Manager at UVA’s Patient and Family Library. We talked about how October is Health Literacy Month and upcoming health literacy programming at JMRL provided by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. Other agencies that will be involved with the grant are Jefferson Area CHIP, Ronald McDonald House, and Charlottesville Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition. We also discussed JMRL’s current health information database Magill’s Medical Guide Online (accessible with a library card).

The book Lydia mentioned reading recently was Coyote Wisdom by Lewis Mehl-Madrona

This podcast is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.

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On the Same Page: Episode 3



On The Same Page is a new podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.

In this episode we talk about the newly expanded Toy Library and learn more about the newly created Local Voices collection. As always we talk about a lot of books.

Titles We Talked About during Book Chat:

Zach mentioned:

Erica and Abby discussed:

 

The Local Voices collection will go live later this month. To find out more about it, or add your work go to jmrl.org/localvoices.

If you missed the last episode’s conversation we had with Meredith about challenged books you can find it here.

The new Toy Library at JMRL was created by student volunteers from the University of Virginia, and is maintained by volunteers from UVA’s Madison House. To find a toy to check out, head to our catalog. Angela is listening to Spy School by Stuart Gibbs.

This podcast is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.

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On the Same Page: Episode 2



On The Same Page is a new podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.

The second half of September is made up of Welcoming Week September 15-24 and Banned Books Week September 24-30.

Find titles Erica and Abby talked about in the catalog:

*Erica incorrectly says this is “You Shall Not Have My Hate”. Sorry! Abby was correct.

Liz talked about the programs JMRL is hosting for Welcome Week.

Titles Liz Mentioned:

Meredith talked about the Request for Reconsideration form and process here at JMRL and why titles sometimes get suggested for this process.

Titles Meredith Mentioned:

Links Meredith talked about using to find information about materials:

Access the policy governing library material selection and retention here. Request for Reconsideration forms are available at all library locations. Find more information about Banned Books Week events at JMRL on the Wiki.

This podcast is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.

Friends of the Library


On the Same Page: Episode 1



On The Same Page is a new podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.
September is Library Card Sign Up Month. To find out more about how to sign up and what you can do with your library card, check out JMRL’s borrowing policies.

Find the downloadable materials we mentioned in the following links.

 

Find titles Erica and Abby talked about in the catalog:

 

Erica also mentioned:

 

Neda talked about:

the Makerspace at the Northside Library

To use the printing service in the Northside Makerspace, fill out this form. 

Access the sites and programs Neda mentioned related to 3D printing and modeling:

 

Neda’s Book recommendations

 

Find the great programs Neda talked about for Tweens and Teens in our Beyond the Books library programming brochure.

This podcast is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.

Friends of the Library