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Hartland's Cromaine Library

By Hartland's Cromaine Library
Cromaine District Library serves the community of Hartland, MI. This podcast contains a wide range of audio content from the various programs and services offered by the Library.
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Spooky Spectacular: Little Shop of Horrors (1959)
Welcome to the Spooky Spectacular with Damon and Shelby, a podcast where we watch, recap, and review spooky-themed movies that can be viewed through Cromaine's collections and online resources! This week:  The original 1959 screenplay of Little Shop of Horrors. Join us as we discuss a carnivorous plant out to eat everyone in sight.
59:01
September 17, 2021
Librarian Interviews: Erik
Join Adult Services Librarian Damon as they interview Adult Services Librarian Erik about his role at Cromaine, his librarian journey, and his secret talent discovered in the church pews.
23:26
September 3, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Songs- Names in Songs
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers!
07:13
August 30, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Songs- TV Theme Songs
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers!
06:32
August 30, 2021
What's New at Cromaine for September 2021
Listen to learn about some of our biggest events taking place at Cromaine in September! Registration begins August 26 at 9:00 am. For more information on registration and additional offerings, check out our newsletter and our online calendar!
07:23
August 25, 2021
Back-to-School with Maeve and Heather
In this podcast, Maeve and Heather share some of their favorite books about school, homework helpers, and more!
20:53
August 5, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Summertime- Snacks
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers!
06:36
July 26, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Summertime- Vacation
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers!
07:34
July 26, 2021
What's New at Cromaine August 2021
Listen to learn about some of our biggest events taking place at Cromaine in August! Registration begins July 29 at 9:00 am. For more information on registration and additional offerings, check out our newsletter and our online calendar!
06:12
July 26, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Tails and Tales Part 2
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers!
07:38
July 1, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Tails and Tales Part 1
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers!
06:00
July 1, 2021
Librarian Interviews: Bekah
Join Adult Services Librarian Damon as they interview Youth Librarian Bekah about her role at Cromaine, her librarian journey, and her totally-not-weird crush on Pete the Cat. 
22:28
July 1, 2021
Maeve and Heather's Road Trip Favorites and More
This week, Heather and Maeve will discuss some of their favorite audiobooks that are great for the whole family to listen to together, share some podcast and music recommendations, and discuss what's up next on their personal to be read lists.
10:06
June 25, 2021
What's New at Cromaine July 2021
Listen to learn about some of our biggest events taking place at Cromaine in July! Registration begins June 24 at 9:00 am. For more information on registration and additional offerings, check out our newsletter and our online calendar!
06:37
June 18, 2021
Heather and Maeve's Favorite Books for Independent and Reluctant Readers: Tails and Tales Edition
This week, Heather and Maeve discuss their favorite books for independent readers focused on this year's Summer Reading theme, Tales and Tails. They also discuss some of their tried-and-true tips for engaging reluctant readers and share some of their favorite graphic novels.
10:13
June 18, 2021
Storytime Favorites with Heather and Maeve: Tails and Tales
This week, Maeve and Heather discuss some of their favorite read-alouds for storytime and one-on-one sharing based on this year's Summer Reading theme, Tales and Tails!
11:57
June 7, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Michigan - People
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers!
07:23
May 27, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Michigan - Places
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers!
06:20
May 27, 2021
The Protagonist Project Episode 9: Proud Mama
We finally have all the answers, but we’re really questioning Celeste’s driving skills. Our story wraps up as Celeste has a surprise for Elizabeth, Caleb is nowhere to be found, and our favorite pooches save the day. Afterward, find out which characters have earned the most stars from us! Reach us at adult@cromaine.org to let us know what you thought of these chapters. And, of course, thanks for listening. We appreciate y’all--Damon & Shelby
35:44
May 27, 2021
The Protagonist Project Episode 8: Double Agent
Caleb and Celeste think Max has something to do with the murder, but Celeste isn’t afraid to throw Caleb under the bus either…after all, since when has Celeste ever let a lack of detective experience get in her way? Plus, Celeste summons a demon, Elizabeth has ALL the answers, and Madame Gerard is not interested in hanging around as the murderer approaches. Reach us at adult@cromaine.org to let us know what you thought of these chapters! Next time: Chapters 25-27 of Rose Pressey’s Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece.
26:59
May 26, 2021
What's New at Cromaine June 2021
Listen to learn about some of our biggest events taking place at Cromaine in June! Registration begins May 27. For more information on registration and additional offerings, check out our newsletter and our online calendar!
08:38
May 24, 2021
The Protagonist Project Episode 7: You Can Pay Me Now
We have so many questions for Celeste this time around--why is she breaking and entering? Did she really think that crashing through the bushes was stealthy? Plus, Sammie and Celeste make a surprise visit to our new favorite character, and Van Gogh helps conduct a séance. Reach us at adult@cromaine.org to let us know what you thought of these chapters! Next time: Chapters 22-24 of Rose Pressey’s Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece.
33:22
May 24, 2021
The Protagonist Project Episode 6: Everyone is Guilty
We’re taking a good look at Celeste’s detective skills as Max acts suspicious, Caleb has evidence against him, and Shar and Carly seem to be hiding something. Whodunit?! Reach us at adult@cromaine.org to let us know what you thought of these chapters! Next time: Chapters 19-21 of Rose Pressey’s Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece.
29:20
May 18, 2021
The Protagonist Project Episode 5: Finer Than Frog Hair
That’s plus ten stars to you for making it halfway through the book with us! This ep Caleb tries to buy a ghost, Carly is not a good woodcarver, and Elizabeth tells it how it is! To top it all off--a visit to Patsy’s diner with the all-wise Grandma, dude-bro Hank, and a special appearance at breakfast. Reach us at adult@cromaine.org to let us know what you thought of these chapters! Next time: Chapters 16-18 of Rose Pressey’s Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece.
25:47
May 17, 2021
Librarian Interviews: Meagan
Join Adult Services Librarian Damon as they interview Adult Services Manager Meagan about her role at Cromaine, her librarian journey, and the love of her life, David Duchovny.  Also, if you're curious about the previous podcast episode mentioned in this recording for managing your to-be-read list, check it out at https://anchor.fm/cromaine/episodes/The-Readers-Dilemma-e5aaq8
35:16
May 13, 2021
The Protagonist Project Episode 4: Messy Murder Behavior
Celeste and Detective Pierce go for a midnight stroll, and we’re pretty sure they’re on a first name basis now. Shar is creeping, Van Gogh is the Spiritual Advisor, Ruth is ready to FIGHT, and Celeste has a lot to say about muscular legs--and cute murder suspects. Reach us at adult@cromaine.org to let us know what you thought of these chapters! Next time: Chapters 13-15 of Rose Pressey’s Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece.
32:33
May 12, 2021
The Protagonist Project Episode 3: YOU’D BETTER WATCH YOUR MONEY
We’re in for a cozy mystery as Celeste gets her hot guy sniff on, Carly Coy just can’t catch a break, and Elizabeth the ghost is very polite. We also have a dinner date with a murder suspect. And how old is Celeste exactly? Reach us at adult@cromaine.org to let us know what you thought of these chapters! Next week: Chapters 10-12 of Rose Pressey’s Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece.
26:19
May 6, 2021
The Protagonist Project Episode 2: She Scared My Dog. Therefore, She Had To Go
There’s been a murder at the craft fair and Celeste is on the case--as long as she can hop off the naivety train. Caleb is controlling, a spirit haunts Celeste’s trailer, Ruth is stone cold, and we meet a dreamy detective. Reach us at adult@cromaine.org to let us know what you thought of these chapters! Next week: Chapters 7-9 of Rose Pressey’s Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece.
23:60
May 4, 2021
The Protagonist Project Episode 1: Seeing Pink
Welcome mystery lovers! In our first episode we meet the characters of Rose Pressey’s Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece as we dive into chapters 1-3. Celeste the mess loves pink, Papa is a baby, Van Gogh is a vessel of chaos and destruction, and Evan seems very shady on that golf cart. Plus, a painting is haunted, Carly and Shar are ready to fight, and there’s a thief at the Craft Fair. Reach us at adult@cromaine.org to let us know what you thought of these chapters! Next week: Chapters 4-6.
24:60
May 3, 2021
What's New at Cromaine May 2021
Listen to learn about some of our biggest events taking place at Cromaine in May! Registration begins April 29. For more information on registration and additional offerings, check out our newsletter and our online calendar!
05:14
April 21, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Livingston Reads - Book Women
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers! This month’s theme is Livingston Reads and this week: Book Women.
13:19
April 21, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Livingston Reads - The 1930s
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers! This month’s theme is Livingston Reads and this week: The 1930s.
13:49
April 21, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Observed in March- National Craft Month
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers! This month’s theme is Observed in March and this week: National Craft Month.
11:55
March 29, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Observed in March- Women's History Month
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers! This month’s theme is Observed in March and this week: Women's History Month.
12:37
March 29, 2021
What's New at Cromaine - April 2021
Listen to learn about some of our biggest events taking place at Cromaine in April! Registration begins March 25. For more information on registration and additional offerings, check out our newsletter and our online calendar!
08:34
March 22, 2021
Booktalk: Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense
Join librarians, Grace and Heather, as they discuss some of their favorite Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense novels.
27:13
March 22, 2021
Booktalks: Light and Fluffy
Listen in as Grace, Heather, and Meagan share some of their favorite feel-good reads.
38:47
February 26, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: History- African American History Month
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers! This month’s theme is History and this week: African American History Month.
11:36
February 23, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: History- It Happened in February
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers! This month’s theme is History and this week: It Happened in February.
12:22
February 23, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Music- Soundtracks
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers! This month’s theme is Music and this week: Soundtracks.
11:05
January 21, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Music- 90s Hits
Join librarian Grace for themed trivia. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers! This month’s theme is Music and this week: 90s Hits.
15:21
January 21, 2021
Fantasy/Magic Podcast
Listen in as Damon, Erik, Grace, and Heather as they share some of their favorite fantasy books, and discuss how they determine what types of fantasy books to give to readers.
32:10
January 21, 2021
Trivia Tuesday: Winter Movies
Join librarian Grace for a themed trivia podcast. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers! December's theme is Winter, and this week's theme: Movies.
10:34
December 28, 2020
Trivia Tuesday: Winter- Get Cozy!
Join librarian Grace for a themed trivia podcast. Play along from home while our staff team, the Dewey Decimators, tries to guess the answers! December's theme is Winter, and this week's theme: Get Cozy!
12:54
December 28, 2020
Booktalk: Best Books We Read in 2020
Listen in as Cromaine Library staff members, Damon, Erik,  Grace, Heather, Maeve, and Stefanie, share the best books they read in 2020.
51:28
December 17, 2020
Yooper Talk with Kathryn Remlinger
Kathryn Remlinger, GVSU Professor of English, explains the social and linguistic history of English in the Upper Peninsula, or Yooper Talk, and explains how ideas of what it means to sound like a Yooper have emerged over time. The full video of this program is available on the Cromaine District Library YouTube Channel.
56:14
November 2, 2020
Rachel, the Library Cat: Full Story
Are you in the mood for a not-too-scary story? Listen to a spooky little tale about a cat named Rachel.
04:45
October 14, 2020
What's Entertaining the Cromaine Staff
Wondering what the library staff is reading, watching and listening to during the stay at home executive order? The mix is as eclectic as the staff and you won't be disappointed! You may even find something new to enjoy or add to your reading list. 
25:07
May 18, 2020
De-stressing with Cromaine
We know how hard it is to unwind and de-stress during the last month, so we wanted to share some of our favorite ways to relax and find hope.
16:54
April 21, 2020
What We're Reading
Check out what Cromaine's librarians have been reading lately!
17:31
April 13, 2020
Page to Screen Adaptations
Cromaine staff share their favorite book to film adaptations! Harry Potter, Sherlock, The Walking Dead-S1, The Hunger Games, Jane Eyre, Coraline, Let the Right One In (stream through Kanopy), The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Agatha Raisin (stream through RBdigital), Aurora Teagarden
07:01
April 8, 2020
Damon and Shelby Discuss "The Authenticity Project"
Everyone could use a good laugh right now, and the soon to be infamous duo of Adult Services Librarian Damon and Community Relations Assistant Shelby, will definitely make you laugh in their first Podcast together! Best news of all, The Authenticity Project is currently available on the Libby app! 
32:22
March 28, 2020
Festive and Frightening Films
Join Meagan, Grace, and Glenn as they share some of their favorite films to watch in the fall.  Films mentioned include: Beetlejuice, The Addams Family, Sleepy Hollow, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Scream, The Craft, Casper, Silver Linings Playbook, You've Got Mail, The Bookshop, Kedi, Robot & Frank
06:55
November 1, 2019
Historical Society Cluster Meeting
Hartland's Cromaine Library hosted the bi-annual meeting of the Historical Societies in the area. This meeting was focused on technology. Are you a library, historical society, or genealogical organization in the Livingston Country area of Michigan? Join our mailing list to keep updated on activities at tiny.cc/clustermeetings - This episode features updates from attendees had information to share with the public: Cromaine Library, Brighton Area Historical Society, South Lyon Area Historical Society, and the Salem Area Historical Society.
09:39
October 25, 2019
The Reader's Dilemma
How do you pick your next read? Cromaine staff share their own strategies for tracking reading, managing to-be-read lists, and selecting what to read next. We discuss Goodreads, Google Docs, and Google Keep as tracking tools. Suggestions for picking a book include following your mood, working your way through physical piles, using recommendations from friends, book lists, journals, asking questions, creating a tub of titles, reading chronologically and using Novelist. Every reader is different and it might take some experimentation to find what works for you!
35:53
September 10, 2019
Cromaine Recommends - Summer Reads 2019
You'll hear from Grace, Damon, Maeve, Meagan, and Glenn about their favorite summer reads. Titles mentioned in the episode can be found on Cromaine's blog here. Happy reading!
20:34
July 27, 2019
Cromaine Staff Stories
The stories that follow are a result of some staff training we did at our May 2019 Staff in-service. The general theme for these stories is: "You are why I come to work." You'll here stories from Ceci • Meagan • Grace • Wendy • Glenn • Stefanie • Bekah • Maeve • Janice
12:09
May 29, 2019
American Creed - Becoming an American - Dr. Yener
Sometimes, the path to citizenship takes a different route (through Academia). As part of the American Creed series of events at Hartland's Cromaine Library, we asked Dr. Yener Kandogan, Associate Dean of the University of Michigan-Flint's School of Management, about the experience of immigrating to the U.S.A. from Turkey. 
12:54
March 18, 2019
American Creed - Becoming an American - Karen
As part of the American Creed series of events at Hartland's Cromaine Library, we are asking patrons to tell their citizenship stories.  In today's episode we have Norwegian born Karen.
07:36
March 12, 2019
American Creed - Becoming an American - Barb
As part of the American Creed series of events at Hartland's Cromaine Library, we are asking patrons to tell their citizenship stories.  In today's episode we have Canadian born Barbara Rentola, long-time Cromaine staff member and Hartland resident. Join us tonight at 7:00 pm for a Screening and Discussion of the film American Creed at Cromaine Library! 
04:40
March 4, 2019
American Creed - Becoming an American - Helen
The path to citizenship is not an easy one to take. As part of the American Creed series of events at Hartland's Cromaine Library, we ask one of our patrons about her experience of immigrating to the U.S.A. and what citizenship means to her.
09:22
February 25, 2019