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S.2 Ep.14 – Gordon Parks’ Life and Legacy with Dr. John Edwin Mason



On this episode we hear a recording of a lecture by UVa’s Dr. John Edwin Mason, discussing the social, political, and artistic impact of acclaimed African-American photographer, writer, and filmmaker, Gordon Parks. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next, we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside Library on Thursday, February 21. Dr. John Edwin Mason, an associate professor with UVa’s Department of History, discusses the social, political, and artistic impact of acclaimed African-American photographer, writer, and filmmaker, Gordon Parks.

Dr. Mason mentions

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S.2 Ep.13 – Artificial Intelligence with UVa’s Drs. Humphreys and Martin



On this episode we hear a recording of a discussion about the philosophical and scientific consequences of artificial intelligence and their effects on society. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next, we hear a recording of two UVA professors discussing the philosophical and scientific consequences of artificial intelligence and their effects on society. This event took place  at the Northside Library on Oct 6. In it you’ll hear Paul Humphreys, UVa Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy, and Worthy Martin, UVa Associate Professor of Computer Science.

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. 12 – Folk Music with The Front Porch



On this episode we hear a recording of a discussion and performance led by Emily Morrison, the founder Charlottesville’s roots music school, The Front Porch. We also talk about what we’re reading.

What we read:

Next, we hear recording of a program that took place at the Northside Library on September 20th. It features a discussion performance led by Emily Morrison, the founder Charlottesville’s roots music school, The Front Porch. She is joined by guest musicians to describe and play a selection of folk music.

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.11 – A Visit From the Authors of Something Happened In Our Town



On this episode we hear a recording from child psychologists Dr. Marianne Celano and Dr. Marietta Collins as they read and discuss their book Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice. The visited the Central library on Tuesday, January 22, the National Day of Racila Healing. They offer techniques for talking about difficult racial issues with children and answered questions from the audience.

What we read:

Katie read Tangerine by Christine Mangan, which she discovered through Indiebound’s Indie Next newsletter, and Melmoth by Sarah Perry, who has also written Essex Serpent.

Abby read Art Matters by Neil Gaiman.

Next, we hear a recording from child psychologists Dr. Marianne Celano and Dr. Marietta Collins as they read and discuss their book Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice.

 

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.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:

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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.