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S.6 E.6 — Into the Folly



Want to jump around? Use these time codes to visit different segments in today’s episode: 

1:20 – Abby’s book chat pick: Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding

7:12 – EJ’s book chat pick: The Good Left Undone by Adriana Trigiani

15:17 – Reader’s Advisory Corner: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus 

20:19 – Overbooked (podcast book club: The Glass Ocean), chapters 10-12

44:30 – Coming up at JMRL (7/9-7/22)

It’s not too late to start our summer reading challenge! Check out our instructions page here

Reader’s Advisory Corner – Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus has a hold list of over 100 people! Check out these readalikes while you wait for your turn: 

Be sure to read chapters 13-15 of The Glass Ocean before our next episode on July 22. Don’t have time to listen to the whole podcast but still want to participate in Overbooked? Check out our Overbooked video for visuals and audio from previous discussions on JMRL’s YouTube!

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

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

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S.6 E.5 — “I call it my salvation”



Want to jump around? Use these time codes to visit different segments in today’s episode:

2:03 – Summer reading update 

4:35 – Louisa library spotlight 

21:00 – Coming up at JMRL (6/25-7/8/22)  

Little Did You Know: have you seen our “Newly Received Items” lists?

Go to jmrl.org → Hover over the “Online Resources” tab → Select “Newly Received Items”

Check out our comprehensive list of items that have just been added to your local library collection! 

Summer reading update! Abby found these delicious, naturally sweetened cookies – you can even eat them for breakfast. Find the “Cook” challenge under the “Create” category. EJ enjoyed a virtual tour of the National Aquarium to fulfill an activity under “Oceans of Fun.” click the links below to get 2 points on your Summer Reading Challenge. Don’t forget to log your progress on Beanstack!

Be sure to read chapters 10-12 of The Glass Ocean before our next episode on July 8. Don’t have time to listen to the whole podcast but still want to participate in Overbooked? Check out our Overbooked video for visuals and audio from previous discussions on JMRL’s YouTube!

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

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

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S.6 E.4 — This is the KISS Chapter



Want to jump around? Use these time codes to visit different segments in today’s episode:

2:00 – Splash into summer reading with book recommendations 

15:40 – Overbooked (podcast book club: The Glass Ocean), chapters 7-9

46:37 – Coming up at JMRL (6/11-6/24/22)  

Play along with our #PodcastScavengerHunt! This week, check out this summer reading book list – you may find where you need to search by reading closely….

Rapunzel Plant

Email podcast@jmrl.org with a photo of yourself searching the stacks, and you could win a prize! 

Sign up for summer reading at jmrl.beanstack.org

Don’t miss these library links mentioned in today’s episode: 

JMRL’s blog

What Do I Read Next?

Kanopy 

Be sure to read chapters 10-12 of The Glass Ocean before our next episode on June 24. Don’t have time to listen to the whole podcast but still want to participate in Overbooked? Check out our Overbooked video for visuals and audio from today’s discussion on JMRL’s YouTube!

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

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

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S.6 E.3 — Big Fairy Tale Vibes



Want to jump around? Use these time codes to visit different segments in today’s episode:

2:12 – Abby shares about Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson 

Read alike: River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke

6:06 – EJ shares about Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel 

Read alike: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

11:00 – Interview with Anne Lindberg, branch manager of the Scottsville Library

24:41 – Overbooked (podcast book club: The Glass Ocean), chapters 4-6 

Pizza from Amici’s at the Scottsville Summer Kickoff (Thursday, June 9, 4-6 pm)

Our first #SamePageObject was JMRL’s poetry community journal. Check out the community journals here

You have two weeks to decipher the identity of our next mystery, #SamePagePlant. Your clue is: “This beautiful plant looks heavenly, but some associate it with Satan, because it’s impossible to kill! But if you see these leaves growing pale, it’s time for the sun to chill.” If you’d like to submit a guess, or a photo of you with this special plant, to podcast@jmrl.org, you could win a prize! 

Be sure to read chapters 7-9 of The Glass Ocean before our next episode on June 10. Don’t have time to listen to the whole podcast but still want to participate in Overbooked? Check out our Overbooked video for visuals and the audio from today’s discussion on JMRL’s YouTube!

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

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

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S.6 E.2 — Introducing Our Podcast Book Club, “Overbooked”



Want to jump around? Use these time codes to visit different segments in today’s episode:

1:27 – EJ shares about Truly, Madly by Stephen Galloway

9:45 – Abby shares about The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

14:02 – Interview with Brianne Kirkpatrick, founder of Watershed DNA

21:49 – Interview with Iney Byfield, member of Cville TimeBank

29:40 – Interview with Carol Quigless, small business owner, Flourish Essential Oils 

32:30 – Podcast book club Overbooked, chapters 1-3

Your third clue for #SamePageObject: “Perhaps you have played a part in penning this object’s poesy.” Your previous two clues were: 

  • Located near where new might meet you, and, 
  • This object honors one of April’s monthly celebrations 

What’s your guess? Tag us on social media, or email us at podcast@jmrl.org. Join us in two weeks for the big reveal, and to begin our next round of guessing game fun!

Be sure to read chapters 4-6 of The Glass Ocean before our next episode on May 27. Don’t have time to listen to the whole podcast but still want to participate in Overbooked? Check out our Overbooked video, premiering Tuesday, May 17, for visuals and the audio from today’s discussion on JMRL’s YouTube!

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

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

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S.6 Ep.1 — Where New Might Meet You



We started our episode by talking about reading: 

Abby read Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert 

EJ read To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn 

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual How-To Festival at Central Library! The Festival takes place from 10-1 on Saturday, May 14. 

In this episode, we talked to:

Samyuktha Mahadevan, project manager of One Small Step

Kathy Kildea, co-vice chair of Cville Tool Library

Sarah Delgado, finance and operations manager of Community Climate Collaborative

Tune into our next episode on Friday, May 13 to hear from three other community members who will be presenting at the How-To Festival! 

Brianne Kirkpatrick, founder of Watershed DNA

Iney Byfield, member of Cville TimeBank

Carol Quigless, small business owner, Flourish Essential Oils 

Your second clue for #SamePageObject: “Located near where new might meet you.” What’s your guess? Tag us on social media, or email us at podcast@jmrl.org

Our podcast book club, Overbooked, has officially launched! Join us in reading The Glass Ocean by Williams, Willig, and White. The story follows three women Sarah, Caroline and Tess as they all wrestle with family secrets, mystery, and the unfortunate situation they find themselves in – on board the doomed Lusitania. Join us every episode through September for our “Overbooked” discussion! You can find the book at the library in traditional print, large print, as a book on CD, or as an eBook on Freading (no holds, no wait time – ever). Get involved in the conversation on social media using #Overbooked.

Our reading schedule is as follows: 

Episode Air Date Chapter Discussion
May 13, 2022 Ch. 1-3 
May 27, 2022 Ch. 4-6 
June 10, 2022 Ch. 7-9 
June 24, 2022 Ch. 10-12
July 8, 2022 Ch. 13-15 
July 22, 2022 Ch. 16-18
August 5, 2022 Ch.19-21
August 19, 2022 Ch. 22-24
September 2, 2022 Ch. 25-27 
September 16, 2022 Ch. 28-30 
September 30, 2022 Epilogue, General Review 

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

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.5 Ep.9 — How Should We Be In This Life?



Susan shares with our listeners about the book One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin. Find out a ton more about Kevin’s work, and even connect with him directly through free Zoom classes, by visiting his website

We also talked about our own reading: 

Abby read Inferno: a Memoir of Motherhood and Madness by Catherine Cho 

EJ read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Your first clue for #SamePageObject: “This object honors one of April’s monthly celebrations.” What’s your guess? Tag us on social media, or email us at podcast@jmrl.org

Tune in on 4/29/22 for the start of a BRAND NEW SEASON! We will be discussing the 4th annual JMRL How-To Festival. 

 As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

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.5 Ep.8 — Parenting Through the Pandemic



In this episode, local parenting experts and advocates, and mental health professionals, joined forces to share warmth and wisdom for those of us parenting through the pandemic. Not a parent? No problem. You will still benefit from the discussions on self-care, recognizing ourselves as experts of our own experiences, and what it means for us as a community to be experiencing collective trauma. 

Want more of these amazing panelists? Register to join us for our upcoming virtual programming with these same presenters (and plenty of time for discussion, questions, and more): April 21, 7 pm, and May 26, 7 pm.

Jacquelyn Lazo, who spearheaded this event, invites you to check out her book, Comeback Kids, for more information on post-pandemic parenting. 

Sarah Lewis, one of our guests, is part of a great podcast: Podcast Therapists

We also talked about reading: 

Abby read Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

EJ read The Enneagram Guide to Waking Up by Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

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, head to their website


S.5 Ep. 7 — “We Are Not Free.”



In this episode, I talked to YA author Traci Chee about her book We Are Not Free, JMRL’s Same Page selection for 2022. We talked about Traci’s personal connection to the novel and how it was to create, write, and imagine the 14 teens who serve as narrators and protagonists. If you haven’t already read We Are Not Free, make sure to do so before March 17th, when Traci will be joining us for our mainstage Same Page event

Read the books Traci mentioned in our interview: 

Citizen 11360 by Mine Okubo 

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei 

Displacement by Kiku Hughes

We Are Not Free read alikes compiled by JMRL staff.

Tune in next time to hear a conversation with Jacquelyn Lazo, local author of Comeback Kids

 As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

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. 5 Ep. 6 — “Manuscripts Don’t Burn”



In this episode, we talked to Barbra about her life of reading, from her earliest days, to reading in the midst of our current pandemic and racial reckoning. She shared about a few of her favorite books, and taught us how to answer the age-old question, “what should I read next?”. Barbra’s solution? Networking. 

Barbra focused on two main books: Hell of a Book by Jason Mott and The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. She also mentioned Mott’s book The Returned, which has been adapted into the TV series “Resurrection.” For Barbra’s complete list of pandemic reading on the Civil War, Reconstruction, and black history, visit this list

Catherine and Abby also talked about reading:

Abby read Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Smith 

Catherine read The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker and The Art of Community by Charles Vogl 

Tune in next time to hear an interview with Traci Chee, author of JMRL Same Page title, We Are Not Free

 As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

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