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

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


Ep. 18 – How-To Festival Recap



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 participants from our second annual How-To Festival.

What we read:

Erica Read:

Abby Read:

Abby and Erica both read:

  • For Every One by Jason Reynolds
  • When by Daniel Pink (which our guest Lin Hill mentioned in an earlier episode)

Presenters:

The Radiant Leaf owner Christina read The Same Different by Hannah Sanghee Park.

Cross Stitch instructor Miranda mentioned:

Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA volunteer Brittany read Only a Promise by Mary Balogh.

If you have an idea for podcast guests or topics 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. 17 – A Visit from Nathan Englander



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 finally hear the recording of JMRL Same Page author Nathan Englander, recorded in March at Northside Library.

In book chat we talked about the following –

Erica read

Abby read

  • Feed by Mira Grant (the zombie one)
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson (the computer in your brain one)

We mention Northside’s YA Book Club for Adults (featured on Episode 12).

The Nathan Englander visit was made possible in conjunction with the Virginia Festival of the Book. Special thanks to moderator Linda Kobert. Englander was here to discuss his 2012 book What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.

After listening you may want to sample Nathan Englander’s other works or read his NYT op ed about Aug. 11 & 12.
The titular story in Englander’s collection was inspired by
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver.
Englander mentions the Israeli writer
Etgar Keret as well as Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint.

If you have an idea for podcast guests or topics please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast (along with the Same Page community read) is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Don’t forget the Friends of the Library is open even while the Gordon Avenue Library is closed for renovations. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.

Friends of the Library


Ep. 16 – Poetry and Nonviolent Leadership



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 poetry collections we are reading and hear a recording of a panel from March that took place at Northside Library to discuss leadership and nonviolent conflict resolution.

Turns out Abby was wrong and Erica was correct about Tax Day. It is April 17 this year, just in case you were curious.

Erica and Abby are both reading (even more) poetry for National Poetry Month.

Erica read

Abby read

Panelists from the Northside panel included:

The panel mentioned Equal Justice Initiative (discussed in the book Just Mercy)

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. 15 – Poetry, Renovations, and Baseball Recollections



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 learn more about the upcoming renovations at the Gordon Avenue Library beginning April 10 and we hear from Dr. Addison Hobbs about his life and experiences playing minor league baseball in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s-1950s.

Erica and Abby are both reading poetry for National Poetry Month.

Erica read

Abby read

Gail talked about the Gordon Avenue Library renovations beginning April 10. See this page for the latest details. Here are some of the big points to know:

  • The library will be closed, but beginning Friday, April 13 it will be staffed from 10am-noon and 3-6pm Monday through Friday and from 10am-noon on Saturday for patrons to pick up holds and return items. The drive-through bookdrop will be closed.
  • The Friends of the Library will still be open during renovations Monday-Saturday 9-4:30.
  • The Friends of the Library are not currently accepting donations due to the Spring Book Sale. They will begin accepting book donations again April 14.
  • The Gordon Avenue Library’s annual Ice Cream Social Summer Reading Kick-off will be Wednesday June 13th.

Gail read:

Dr. Addison Hobbs spoke at the Northside Library on February 20th.
His talk preceded a screening of
42: The Jackie Robinson Story.
He referenced A Complete History of the Negro Leagues, 1884-1955 by Mark Ribowski
He attended Hampton University for undergrad and Rutgers University for his PhD

This podcast (along with the Same Page community read) 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. 14 – Diving into the Virginia Festival of the Book



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 learn more about JMRL Same Page and the Virginia Festival of the Book.

Abby talked about Annhilation by Jeff VanderMeer (and the new movie based on it) and Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi.

Erica talked about Fake ID by L.R. Giles (and his festival event with Nic Stone and Jason Reynolds)

Co-chair of JMRL Same Page Heather Pehnec talked about:

 

Sarah from the Virginia Center for the Book and the Virginia Festival of the Book mentions:

 

We gave a special shoutout to An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (also appearing at Festival of the Book), the latest release by the author of last year’s NEA Big Read selection – Silver Sparrow.

This podcast (along with the Same Page community read) 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. 13 – Exploring Same Page & Jewish Community



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 learn about the Living Judaism class project created by second year UVA student Chad Kamen.

Chad is currently reading:

(We also mention Joan Didion and Jason Reynolds)

Learn more about the JMRL Same Page community read programming.

Books we read:

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. 12 – Black History Month, YA Lit Love, and Serving Veterans



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 learn about the YA Book Club for Adults at Northside and chat about some books for Black History Month.

Books Erica mentioned:

Books Abby mentioned:

The YA Book Club for Adults at Northside Library with volunteer leader Lin Hill. Find past and upcoming titles on the JMRL wiki or learn about other book clubs to join.

Other mentions:

Lin is reading:

Virginia Employment Commission Charlottesville veterans employment representative Michael Barnes talked about his partnership with JMRL, including upcoming Job Fair at Northside Library on February 21.

Other resources around town he mentioned to help job seekers, especially veterans, are:

Drop in sessions rotating between Northside, Central, and Greene County Library locations will begin April 5 and be on Thursdays from 10-11am. Call the library for more information.

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. 11 – Winter Reading, Expiring Library Cards, & Educational Tech



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 learn about Winter Reading, library card renewals, and Northside Library children’s educational app program. But first Abby and I did some book talking.

Books we talked about –

Erica

Abby

We also mentioned:

Learn about Winter Reading and Thousand Books Before Kindergarten on the Kids page.

Angela is reading Disorderly Knights by Dorothy Dunnett

Corey, from Northside Library, talked about their featured app program which was inspired by the Virginia Discovery Museum.

  • Apps they have featured so far include:
  • Sushi Monster (iOS)
  • Draw and Tell by Duck Duck Moose (iOS)
  • Marco Polo Weather (iOS and Android)

Corey recently read Tumble and Blue by Cassie Beasley (author of Circus Mirandus)

Brittany is reading The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do-and How To Get Them To Do What You Want by Mieshelle Nagelschneider

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