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A library in central VA serving Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.

S.2 Ep.5 – Learning from Tibetan Refugees with Madeline Uraneck



On this episode we hear from Madeline Uraneck, author of How to Make a Life, A Tibetan American Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted who stopped by the Northside Library during the summer. We also talk about what we’ve been reading.

Abby mentioned that Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, November 6.

 

Erica read

Abby read

 

Next we heard from visiting author Madeline Uraneck, who stopped by the Northside Library during the summer. She discussed her book, How to Make a Life, A Tibetan American Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted, and was joined by members of the local Tibetan American community who shared their inspiring stories.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. One of the ways they raise money is through the Fall Book Sale, which begins Saturday November, 3 and runs through Sunday, November 11. It is open from 10am – 7pm daily. There is a members only pre-sale on Friday, November 2 from 5-7pm.

If you’d like to learn more or join the friends (which makes you eligible for the November 2 Members only pre-sale) please head to their website.


S.2 Ep.4 – Tracing enslaved families of James Monroe’s Highland



On this episode we hear from local historians Miranda Burnett and Martin Violette about the slave families sold away from the Monroe’s Highland Plantation to Casa Bianca Plantation in Florida and the genealogical research they are doing to locate their descendants. We also get you in the Halloween spirit with some spooky reads.

Erica mentioned listening to two books on RBDigital:

Abby read:

Our program recording this episode is from Northside Library. On September 21st,  two local historians from came to talk about their research on the enslaved families of James Monroe’s Highland who were sold to Casa Bianca Plantation in Florida.

You can view the work they discuss on their website.

During their talk they mention the book Dark Places of Earth by Jonathan M. Bryant and the Weevils in the Wheat compilation of oral histories collected by the WPA between 1936-1938.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.2 Ep.3 – Immigrating from the Philippines with Terry Samala de Guzman



On this episode we hear from local author Terry Samala de Guzman about her immigration journey from the Philippines. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Erica mentioned reading:

Abby discussed reading the book When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Life coach and former COO of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Terry Samala de Guzman visited Northside Library on September 14 to discuss her book Here I Am. It shares the story and insights that carried her through a complicated childhood, immigrating from the Philippines, overcoming personal and professional challenges, to build a successful career and a fulfilling life. Her visit was part of ongoing Read Local programming.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.2 Ep.2 – Emergency Resources



On this episode we were motivated by the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence to round up some emergency information resources for you to use. We also talk about some books.

Books Erica is reading:

Books Abby is reading:

 

If you are facing a hurricane, or any other storm situation, these resources may be of use.

Local information:

State information:

Service numbers:

  • 2-1-1: health and human services
  • 5-1-1: traffic information
  • 8-1-1: Call before you dig
  • 9-1-1: general emergencies

National Information:

If you have non-emergency information requests you can also contact the library at reference@jmrl.org. Don’t forget that if you are without power, and it is safe to travel, the library has charging stations, wifi, and computers to assist you during open hours.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.2 Ep.1 – Hiking the AT with Lauralee Bliss



Welcome back to Season Two of On The Same Page, a podcast from Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. In this episode we hear about one woman’s experience hiking the Appalachian Trail and briefly talk about books.

Erica is reading The Prodigal Tongue by Lynne Murphy (which reminded her of Eat, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss and The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth as well as this article on Appalachia)

Abby is reading Brown a collection of poems by Kevin Young. We also discussed his other works.

Lauralee Bliss has hiked the Appalachian Trail in both directions, traveling over 4000 miles. She joined us at Northside Library in August to tell about her journey and talk about her book detailing it, Mountains, Madness & Miracles. She’ll be appearing again at Louisa County Library on Saturday, October 27 at 10am.

During her talk Bliss mentioned Ed Garvey’s book Appalachian Hiker: Adventure of a Lifetime and works by and about Grandma Gatewood, like this one.

She recommends using the annual AT guides by David “Awol” Miller. And also talked about the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


Ep. 23 – Twisted with Dr. Bert Ashe



On The Same Page is a 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 hear from author Dr. Bert Ashe and chat about what we’ve read recently.

Book chat we talked about:

Erica

Abby

University of Richmond professor Bert Ashe spoke at Northside Library on July 31 about his experience growing and wearing dreadlocks, and the book he wrote chronicling that experience, Twisted.

During his talk, Ashe or audience members also mentioned Albert Murray’s works, especially South To a Very Old Place.

The podcast will be on a brief hiatus until September 1 when we will launch Season Two! See you then.

If you have an idea for podcast guests or topics or titles you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

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


Ep. 22 – Summer Reading Reflections



On The Same Page is a 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 hear from Nelson County Supervisor Ernie Reed and check our progress toward our reading resolutions.

For this episode of book chat we checked in our on Reading Resolutions from January, just a couple weeks over the six month point. Erica is over halfway to her (admittedly outlandish) goal of reading 200 books and has finished the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan like she planned. Abby wanted to read five romance novels, westerns, and historical fiction (each), and dive more deeply into the work of Octavia Butler – her progress is below. She also wanted to read more books set outside the US, and finish 175 books.

Book chat titles mentioned were:

Erica –

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

Abby –

If you need help with your reading resolutions ask us for suggestions through our What Do I Read Next? form.

It was great to talk to supervisor Ernie Reed, from Nelson County. When talking about reading when younger, he remembered reading:

Currently reading:

If you have an idea for podcast guests or topics or titles you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

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


Ep. 21 – Aging Famously with Elizabeth Meade Howard



On The Same Page is a 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 hear from local author Elizabeth Meade Howard about her book Aging Famously and her process of interviews and writing to complete it. She visited Northside Library on June 15 to give the talk.

Book chat titles mentioned were:

Erica 

Abby 

The Third Fridays summer program at Northside Library featured the title Aging Famously by Elizabeth Meade Howard. Upcoming programs require no registration and will feature:

If you have an idea for podcast guests or topics or titles you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

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


Ep. 20 – Summer Learning



On The Same Page is a 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 hear from MIT Spokes about their Louisa STEM program and get some book recommendations from City Councilor Kathy Galvin. And as always we discuss what we’re reading.

Abby read:

  • Brazen by Pénélope Bagieu (reminded us of Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison)
  • Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman (A Morris Award finalist)

Erica read:

We talked to Charlottesville City Councilor Kathy Galvin about the importance of summer reading. She talked about her home library as a child the public library in Brockton, MA as well as the following books:

Currently she’s reading:

MIT Spokes, a group of university students traveling cross country on bike this summer, stopped at Louisa County Library on June 1 to present a STEM outreach event. (Follow their journey on Instagram) We had the opportunity to ask them what they were reading.

If you have an idea for podcast guests or topics or titles you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

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


Ep. 19 – Summer Reading Begins!



On The Same Page is a 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 some books recommended to us by a young reader. Thanks, Benji! You’ll get an introduction to the upcoming Summer Reading Challenge and related programs. We also had the opportunity to chat with Albemarle County Supervisor Rick Randolph about the importance of reading for leisure and his own reading journey.

Benji’s reading suggestions were:

Sarah discussed:

Albemarle County Supervisor Rick Randolph is reading:

If you have an idea for podcast guests or topics or titles you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

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