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S.2 Ep.10 – VA Humanities’ Justin Reid discusses Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County



On this episode we hear a recording from the December meeting of Books Sandwiched in at the Northside Library. Virginia Humanities’ Director of African American Programs, Justin Reid, discusses Kristen Green’s Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County. We also talk about books.

 

Katie explains that she likes to read historical fiction and, as an example of an author she likes, mentioned Kate Atkinson Transcription (Life After Life, Detective Series). She also likes to read magical realism, like Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s Shadow of the Wind and Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and Sourdough.

Abby likes to read things set a little more in the future, like the speculative series Earthseed by Octavia Butler (which reminded Katie of Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles) and Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam Trilogy.

 

Next, we hear Justin Reid, the Director of African-American Programs at Virginia Humanities discussing Kristen Green’s 2015 release, Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County. This recording was part of an ongoing series at the Northside Library called Books Sandwiched In.

 

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.9 – The Disasters book launch party



On this episode we hear a recording of the launch party for Crozet Teen Librarian MK England’s debut novel, The Disasters. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Erica mentioned reading The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya, which reminded her of some aspects of How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana, and Abby discussed Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

Next, we hear the launch party for The Disasters (also available as an audiobook), the debut novel from young adult author and Crozet Teen Librarian MK England. Joining the launch party is peer, friend, and mentor, Sarah Glenn Marsh, the author of Reign of the Fallen and Fear the Drowning Deep.

During their discussion they mentioned finding inspiration in the following books and movies:

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.8 – Cville OneBook: A Conversation with Angie Thomas



On this episode we hear from Angie Thomas, author of the award winning young adult novel The Hate U Give. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Erica mentioned listening to Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan (and a podcast by Jen Hatmaker) and Abby discussed Severance by Ling Ma.

As a part of the Cville OneBook initiative, Angie Thomas appeared via Skype to chat with and take questions from community members about her award winning young adult novel, The Hate U Give. This took place on Monday, December 3rd at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Though much of his audio is cut, local children’s book author Marc Boston moderated the visit.

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.7 – Local author Elizabeth Catte & What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia



On this episode we hear a recording of local author Elizabeth Catte’s visit to the Crozet Library. On October 29th We also talk about what we’re reading.

Erica read:

Abby discussed:

Elizabeth Catte read from her book What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia. A few other works came up during her talk:

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.6 – A visit with local thriller author Susie McKenna



On this episode we hear from local author Susie McKenna. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Erica and Abby both read I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya

Abby also discussed reading We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix (who also wrote Horrorstor and My Best Friend’s Exorcism)

Next, we hear a recording of a program featuring local author Susie McKenna. She visited the Northside Library on October 26th to discuss and read from her most recent thriller, Last Tracks. Abby mistakenly says Lost Tracks.

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.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.