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Down Time with Cranston Public Library

By Cranston Public Library
Each week on Down Time with Cranston Public Library, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from Cranston Public Library about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. You’ll also hear from guests from outside the library community sharing their work and passions. New episodes are released every Tuesday at noon - subscribe so you never miss an episode!
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108 - Rogue Island 🦜
This week Tayla is joined by Luca Rebussini and Jordan Goffin to talk about maritime and priracy history in Rhode Island and surrounding coastline. They also discussed the current “golden age” of TV, and overthinking Pixar movies. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: Where is your favorite place to read/enjoy media? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Confidence by Denise Mina Enemy of All Mankind by Steven Johnson Fine by Rhea Ewing 1453 by Roger Crowley Black Flags, Blue Waters by Eric Jay Dolin Pachinko by Min Jin Lee AV The Lost Pirate Kingdom (2021- ) Our Flag Means Death (2022- ) Pachinko (2022- ) Dollface (2019- ) Turning Red (2022) The Adam Project (2022) Other Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 PM - Heroes and Headaches: Rhode Island's Piracy Story The Nicholson Whaling Collection at the Providence Public Library
37:48
May 17, 2022
107 - For the Love of Rescue Pets 🐈
This week guest host Dave is joined by Rebecca Baylies and Sharon Hartley from the Providence Animal Rescue League and Dyanna Morrison White, author of the book For the Love of Buddy. They talk about Dyanna’s book and PARL’s mission in the community, along with children’s books for adults and engaging reality television. During The Last Chapter they discuss: What fictional animal you would like to adopt and why? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books For the Love of Buddy by Dyanna Morrison White Rescuing Penny Jane by Amy Sutherland Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano Sail by Dorian Brouwers Real Americans by Jared A. Goldstein Endlessly Ever After by Laurel Snyder & Dan Santat What Do You Do With a Chance? by Kobi Yamada & Mae Besom A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett AV 1883 (2021- ) Yellowstone (2018- ) The Circle (2020- ) Minx (2022- ) Other Providence Animal Rescue League, Providence, RI Books on the Square, Providence, RI Barrington Books, Barrington, RI
42:30
May 10, 2022
106 - How They Got Here From There 🗺️
This week Tayla is joined by Sarah, CPL’s Communications Manager and Nomi the Auburn Branch’s Youth Services Librarian to talk about how they ended up in Rhode Island. They also discuss audio books as reading, Gremlins, and how Rhode Islanders hate driving. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: Who would you cast as the main character in an adaption of your favorite/last read book? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber & David Wengrow The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time Book 1) by Robert Jordan Song For a Whale by Lynne Kelly The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead The Uglies by Scott Westerfield Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk AV The Ultimatum (2022- ) Bonus Family (2017- ) Spy x Family (2022- ) Turning Red (2022) 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997) Heathers (1988) Gremlins (1984) Stranger Things (2016- ) Other Common Sense Media E 31st St & Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK Shailene Woodley (IMDb) Daniel Day-Lewis (IMDb)
55:35
May 03, 2022
105 - Ocean State Center for Independent Living ♿
This week Tayla is joined by Beth Pinkham and Melissa Rosenberg from the Ocean State Center for Independent Living to talk about the work their organization does for disabled people across the state. They also discuss Dolly Parton, ditching cable, going to the movies. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: What is the best worst book you've ever read? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton & James Patterson The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom Macbeth by William Shakespeare AV Death on the Nile (2022) Belfast (2021) Manchester by the Sea (2016) Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Young Sheldon (2017- ) Free Guy (2021) The Adam Project (2022) Percy Jackson and the Olympians (TBD) Crip Camp (2020) Enola Holmes (2020) Bridgerton (2020- ) Other Ocean State Center for Independent Living phone: 401-738-1013 email: info@oscil.org Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Speech and Hearing Centers, University of Rhode Island
39:12
April 26, 2022
BONUS - Celebrate National Poetry Month with On the Line
April is National Poetry Month,  and we're continuing the celebration with a bonus episode of Rhody Radio, featuring Zach Berger, adult services librarian at  Cranston Public Library. For the past year, Zach has been recording a  new poem every week for On the Line - a call-in poetry service that Zach  maintains. Each week, Zach records a new poetry reading that patrons  can hear simply by dialing 401-900-1090, no Internet or computer  required. In this episode, Rhody Radio team member Dave Bartos sits down  with Zach to discuss his lifelong love of poetry and how he came to  launching this project. Call 401-900-1090 to hear a new poem each week, and to learn more about On the Line visit https://cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline. Thanks for listening! Theme music for this episode is Twilight in Your Head by lemonmusicstudio. Rhody Radio is proud to be a resident partner of the Rhode Island Center for the Book and is brought to you by library staff and community members all around the Ocean State. You can find more from Rhody Radio on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,  and if you enjoyed today’s episode, subscribe to Rhody Radio and give  us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen  to help us reach more Rhode Islanders. Rhody Radio is funded by a grant  from the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an  initiative of the American Library Association made possible with  funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the  American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Thanks again for listening and happy  National Poetry Month!
28:60
April 22, 2022
104 - National Poetry Month ⚡
This week Tayla is joined by two RI poets Laura Marie Marciano and RI Poet Laureate Tina Cane in honor of National Poetry Month. They discuss what they love about poetry as well as why people should not be intimidated by it. They also talk about Elena Ferrante, Sylvia Plath, and how to be a “good reader”. During The Last Chapter the question: Which literary/book character reminds you most of a friend or family member and why? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Atonement by Ian McEwan The Mother-Child Papers by Alicia Suskin Ostriker Bicycle in a Ransacked City by Andrés Cerpa Subjects We Left Out by Naomi Washer Milk Fed by Melissa Broder Free the Beaches by Andrew W. Kahrl Build Yourself a Boat by Camonghne Felix My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante Red Comet by Heather Clark Ariel by Sylvia Plath Forty-Five by Frieda Hughes The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Para-Social Butterfly by Šari Dale Alma Presses Play by Tina Cane The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares Go With the Flow by Lily Williams & Karen Schneemann AV My Brilliant Friend (2018- ) Atlanta (2016- ) Other Tina Cane (website) What Would Higher Self Do? (website) Laura Marie Marciano (website)
48:16
April 19, 2022
103 - Here We Grow with the PCL Seed Library 🌻
This week Tayla is joined by Amy Rosa from Washington Park Library in Providence and Nathaniel Gill, master gardener in training to talk about the Community Libraries of Providence’s seed library. They discuss the idea behind creating a seed library as well as some basic tips for spring planting. They also talk about Encanto, Star Trek, and movies that make them worried about the future of the human race. During The Last Chapter they discuss which literary universe they would want to live in. Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke Dead Silence by S. A. Barnes How I Learned What I Learned by August Wilson Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren Kith & Kin by Marieke Nijkamp The Art of Showing Up by Rachel Wilkerson Miller AV Sing 2 (2021) Encanto (2021) Maximum Film! Disney’s Encanto with Ricky Carmona (podcast) Gardeners’ World (1968- ) Star Trek: Discovery (2017- ) Idiocracy (2006) Don’t Look Up (2021) Other URI Master Gardener Program Providence Seed Library Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Rhode Island (via farmfreshri.org)
40:23
April 12, 2022
102 - Healthy Eating, Healthy Living 🥬
This week Tayla is joined by two nutrition experts, Kathi Masi and Isabel Burnett to talk about healthy eating. They discuss some basic guidelines for making healthy choices about food. They also talk about book club reading, DIY shows, and Jim Gaffigan. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: You are embarking on a year long spiritual retreat/journey and the only personal possessions you can bring are a change of clothes, a toothbrush and one book. What is the book? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Book Autoimmune Wellness Handbook by Mickey Trescott Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Ishmael by Daniel Quinn The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray The Guest List by Lucy Foley The Little Book of Cottagecore by Emily Kent AV Bad Vegan (2022) The Blacklist (2013- ) Death in the Garden (podcast) A Millennials Guide to Saving the World (podcast) Food and Faith (podcast) Sustainable Dish (podcast) Move Your DNA (podcast) Worst Year Ever (podcast) The Doctor’s Farmacy (podcast) WildFed (podcast) Tangentially Speaking (podcast) The Wild Health Podcast (podcast) Family Dinner (2021- ) Flea Market Flip (2012- ) Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (2020- ) A Chef’s Life (2013-2018) Ali Wong: Don Wong (2022) Jim Gaffigan Other RI Parent Information Network (ripin.org) Supersized Wellness on Facebook and Instagram
45:06
April 05, 2022
101 - The Providence Children’s Museum ⛲
This week Tayla is joined by Shayna Pimentel and Caroline Payson from the Providence Children’s Museum to talk about this Rhode Island cultural institution. They discuss their roles at the Providence Children’s Museum as well as ways they strive to make the museum more accessible for Rhode Island children. They also talk about Oscar Noms, Pixar movies, and contemporary fiction. During The Last Chapter they discuss books they enjoyed as children and whether or not they still hold up. Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Becoming Better Grownups by Brad Montague The Yoga of Eating by Charles Eisenstein I'm Hungry! / ¡Tengo Hambre! by Angela Dominguez Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam In Deeper Waters by F. T. Lukens The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Browse Shoes books by Noel Streatfeild Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish & Fritz Seibel The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle AV Onward (2020) Drive My Car (2021) Coda (2021) The Power of the Dog (2021) Inventing Anna (2022) Bad Vegan (2022) My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Pinocchio: A True Story (2021) Monsters, Inc. (2001) Dollface (2019- ) The Good Place (2016-2020) Other Providence Children’s Museum, Providence, RI Museum Passes at the Cranston Public Library
52:50
March 29, 2022
💯 - Meet the Library!
This week we have something special for our 100th episode! We asked library staff from across the Cranston Public Library system to share some of their favorite memories from their time working for the library. We hope that you enjoy getting to know our library and the people who work in it a little better. Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening!
49:11
March 22, 2022
99 - Journaling Online and Off ✏️
This week Tayla is joined by CPL’s Library Communications Manager Sarah and Kristin from the Tiverton Public Library to discuss their experiences with bullet journaling and blogging. Kristin and Tayla discuss how they make bullet journaling work with them, and Sarah shared her experience blogging about pregnancy and parenthood. They also talk about All Creatures Great and Small, children’s books, and Jonathan Van Ness. During The Last Chapter they discuss reading outside their comfort zone. Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney James Herriot’s Cat Stories by James Herriot Heidi by Johanna Spyri The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll How to Bullet Plan: A Practical Guide by Rachel Wilkerson Miller AV Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) Inventing Anna (2022) All Creatures Great and Small (2020- ) Queer Eye Texas (2018- ) Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness (2022- ) Band of Brothers (2001) Judge John Hodgman (podcast) Other Bajah’s Cat Cafe, Tiverton, RI Flip-through Video Tour of My Discbound Bullet Journal (Youtube)
38:23
March 15, 2022
98 - Angeline Boulley, author of FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER ⛴️
This week Tayla is joined by Lorén Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum and Honorary Chair of this year's Read Across Rhode Island program, and Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter. They discuss this year’s Read Across Rhode Island pick Firekeeper’s Daughter. They also discuss books written by native authors and the recent TV series that have featured native casts. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: Who’s your favorite elder from Firekeeper’s Daughter? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks Darling by K. Ancrum We Light Up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera Wabanaki Blues by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel Snowy Strangeways by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper & Katherine Howe AV The Gilded Age (2022- ) Ozark (2017-2022) Reservation Dogs (2021- ) Rutherford Falls (2021- ) Other Angeline Boulley (website) 2022 Reading Across Rhode Island events and info tomaquagmuseum.org We Need Diverse Books (website) Kweli Journal (website) #DVpit on Twitter
45:17
March 08, 2022
97 - The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center 🪨
This week Tayla is joined by Wendy Joering, Kelly Alpert Vest, and Barbara Wahlberg from the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center to talk about the work they do. They discuss their various education initiatives including bringing survivors into the classroom, training education, and host lecture series with community partners.  They also discuss share book and TV recs with your co-workers, PBS shows, and Holocaust Documentaries. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: Has a book ever changed your life? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Caste: the Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson Becoming by Michelle Obama The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power A Problem From Hell by Samantha Power Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer All but My Life by Gerda Weissman Klein Henny and Her Boat by Howard S. Viesz Night by Elie Wiesel The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya Backlash by Susan Faludi AV Black Earth Rising Around the World in 80 days All Creatures Great and Small Dollface 9-1-1: Lone Star The Morning Show Schitt's Creek One Survivor Remembers Above and Beyond Other bornsteinholocaustcenter.org Henny and Her Boat: Reading and Discussion with Author Howard S. Veisz @ Central - The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center’s Baxt Lecture Series at the James T. Giles Community Room on Sunday, March 20 at 2:00pm The Gerda III at Mystic Seaport
40:44
March 01, 2022
96 - Appy Hour! 📱
This week Tayla is joined by Robin from the William Hall Branch and retired librarian Karol to talk all about apps. They discuss their favorite apps for everything from productivity to games. They also talk about audiobooks, makeover reality shows, and World War II books and TV series. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: Do you eat/drink while reading? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley All About Me! by Mel Brooks Rooted by Lyanda Lynn Haupt Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song And If I Perish by by Evelyn M. Mohahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee AV The Gilded Age (2022- ) Women’s National Basketball Association The Repair Shop (2017- ) The Instant Gardener (2015- ) Band of Brothers (2001) Apps Libro.fm OSL Mobile App 7 Minute Chi Camera+ 2 Moku Hanga for Android and Apple KaleidaCam (Apple) Polish for Android and Apple Drip. Overcast Tinyview Comics Words with Friends Flashfood Too Good To Go BigOven Other An Unlikely Story Bookstore, Plainville, MA Menstruation apps store excessive information, privacy charity says (12/21/2020, The Guardian)
47:33
February 22, 2022
95 - Spread the Good Word of Intellectual Freedom 🪞
This week Tayla is joined by Martin Garnar, director of the Amherst College Library, and Marianne, the Librarian from the Westerly High School, to talk about the recent increase in book challenges across the country. They discuss what it means for a book to be challenged in a school or public library and what you can do to protect intellectual freedom in your community. They also talk about book club reads, The Gilded Age, and Melvil Dewey. During The Last Chapter they talk if and how they take notes while reading. Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books American Library Association Intellectual Freedom Manual The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen Beyond by Mercedes Lackey The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles Kiss Number 8 by Colleen Af Venable & Ellen T. Crenshaw AV The Gilded Age (2022- ) And Just Like That… (2022- ) Ozark (2017-2022) Q-Force (2021- ) Other In Praise of a Scholarly Force: Rudine Sims Bishop (creator of “Mirrors, Windows, Sliding Doors” theory) American Library Association Office For Intellectual Freedom How to Fight Book Bans and Challenges (BookRiot)
45:32
February 15, 2022
94 - Back to School with Academic Librarians 🎓
This week Tayla is joined by Taylor St. Pierre from the University of Hartford Libraries and Lisa Underhill from Johnson and Wales University to talk to them about their experience working in an academic library. They discuss how academic libraries are different from the public library as well as what makes their specific institutions unique. They also talk about Star Wars novels, shows with new seasons out now, and futurist non-fiction. During The Last Chapter they talk about listening to music while reading. Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro The Latinist by Mark Prins The Future is Faster Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler Blockchain: The Next Everything by Stephen P. Williams Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn AV Succession (2018- ) The Dressmaker (2015) The Righteous Gemstones (2019- ) That Sugar Film (2014) RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009- ) The Witcher (2019- ) Yellowstone (2018- ) Outlander (2014- ) The White Queen (2013) Other Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
44:13
February 08, 2022
93 - Is Wordle a Video Game? 🕹️
This week Tayla is joined by two librarians, Matthew and Jo, to talk about all things video games. They go deep, thinking about what makes a piece of media a video game and well as share some of their favorite titles. They also discuss Foucault, niche music, and horror novels. During The Last Chapter they discuss what their favorite world building detail in fiction is? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-san. Vol. 1 by Honda; translation by Amanda Haley; lettering by Bianca Pistillo The Shining by Stephen King The Turn of the Screw by Henry James Cruising the Library by Melissa Adler The Birth of Biopolitics Lectures at the College de France, 1978-1979 by Michel Foucault Nineteen Way of Looking at Wang Wei by Eliot Weinberger Let’s Talk About Race in Storytimes by Jessica Anne Bratt & Kirby McCurtis Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe Manifestly Haraway by Donna J. Haraway AV Laurel Hell by Mitski (bandcamp) Sun Outside My Window by Strawberry Guy (YouTube) Jacob Geller (YouTube) Lilli Furfaro (Youtube) Tales of the Mighty by Chase Noseworthy (Spotify) Wayneradiotv (YouTube) Video Games Gone Home Tacoma Civilization VI Parkitect Hyper Light Drifter Unpacking Tetris Effect Other Book Club for Masochists Digitized Public Laws and Acts & Resolves, Rhode Island State Library
51:57
February 01, 2022
92 - Writing Rhode Island ✍️
This week Tayla is joined by two local authors, Vanessa Lillie and Dr. Michael Fine, to talk about writing books set in Rhode Island. They discuss their books and why they chose to make Rhode Island such an integral part of their stories. They also discuss Indigenous narratives, indie movies, and Pride and Prejudice. During The Last Chapter they discuss: If you could rewrite a book from another character’s point of view, what book and character would you choose? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books The World’s One Hundred Best Short Stories edited by Grant Overton Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden This Place: 150 Years Retold Body Talk edited by Kelly Jensen The Tender Bar by J. R. Moehringer Little Voices by Vanessa Lillie For the Best by Vanessa Lillie The Bull and Other Stories by Michael Fine Rhode Island Stories by Michael Fine Abundance by Michael Fine Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson AV Landscapers (2021) Yellowjackets (2021- ) The Tender Bar (2021) The Killing of Two Lovers (2020) Other Vanessa Lillie on Instagram Michael Fine, M. D. (website) Young Rich Widows by Vanessa Lillie, Kimberly Belle, Cate Holahan, and Layne Fargo (coming April 2022) Big Blue Bug (Wikipedia) Independent Publishers of New England (website)
35:22
January 25, 2022
91 - Your Home Should Have a Plant 🪴
This week Tayla is joined by School Librarian Peter Quesnel and Exeter Public Library Director Tien Tran to talk to us about winter houseplants. They discuss why they like having plants in their home and some tips for beginner plant owners. They also discuss Narrative Nonfiction, Star Trek and the Hays Code. During The Last Chapter they discuss reading goals and tracking their reading. Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich The Life and Death of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot What the Eyes Don’t See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha The New Plant Parent by Darryl Cheng The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch AV The Expanse (2015- ) All Creatures Great and Small (2020- ) Shadow and Bone (2021- ) Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969) Other Pothos plant Aglaonema (Lucky) Bamboo Orchids Amaryllis
38:01
January 18, 2022
90 - Books With Friends 🔖
This week Tayla is joined by Elena and John from the Central Branch to talk about all things book groups. If you made a resolution to join a book group this year, this podcast will be a great guide to help you make that resolution happen. They also discuss Spider-Man, Phil Collins, and the latest scientific discoveries about early man. During The Last Chapter they discuss if they judge a book by its cover. Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Legend by Marie Lu Fossil Men by Kermit Pattison The Graves Are Walking by John Kelly The Last Days of the Incas by Kim MacQuarrie The Girl From the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag Dune by Frank Herbert Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman AV Ponyo (2008) Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) The Terror (2018-2019) Berlin Station (2016-2019) The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014- ) Dune (2021) Dune (1984) Letterkenny (2016- ) A Hot Night in Paris by the Phil Collins Big Band Other Book Groups at the Cranston Public Library
42:46
January 11, 2022
89 - 2021 Fandom Roundup 🤠
This week Tayla is joined by CPL’s Administrative Assistant Ally and Liz from the Cumberland Public Library for a very special 2021 Fandom Wrap-up! They share all their opinions on some of the most popular shows and movies that came out in 2021. Proceed with caution, spoilers ahead! During The Last Chapter they discuss what property they’d like to see get a big budget TV or movie adaption. Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Common Ground WandaVision (2021) The Vision by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh, Jordie Bellaire, and Clayton Cowles Captain Marvel (2019) Loki (2021- ) Sell Us Your Show Fruits Basket (2019-2021) Fruits Basket Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya Rutherford Falls (2021- ) Screen It, Stream It, or Skip It (Marvel Edition) Maximum Film! (podcast) Black Widow (2021) Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Eternals (2021) Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) Last Chapter The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper Alanna: the First Adventure (Song of the Lioness Quartet #1) by Tamora Pierce Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
50:04
January 04, 2022
88 - Recovery Connections ❤️‍🩹
This week Tayla is joined by Victoria from OneCranston HEZ and Nicole from Anchor Recovery Center to talk about long term recovery from substance use disorder. They share with us their real life experience in recovery and well as a number of resources for anyone who is struggling with addiction. They also talk about crime dramas, comfort watching and British accents. During The Last Chapter they discuss: Where is your favorite place to read or enjoy media? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books In Cold Blood by Truman Capote The Hive by Greg Olsen If You Tell by Greg Olsen American Gods by Neil Gaiman In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?! by Kate Kelly & Peggy Ramundo The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. Yummy by Victoria Grace Elliot AV Grey’s Anatomy (2005- ) Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) Firefly (2002-2003) Yellowstone (2018- ) Pretty Little Liars (2010-2017) American Gods (2017-2021) The Affair (2014-2019) Midnight Mass (2021) Broadchurch (2013-2017) Other Anchor Recovery Center, Providence, RI OneCranston Health Equity Zone, Cranston, RI Recovery Connections @ Cranston Central Library BHLink 401-414-LINK (5465)
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December 28, 2021
87 - Our Favorite Book Series 🪡
This week Tayla is joined by Dave from the Central Branch and Karen from the Auburn Branch to talk about the long-running series that they’ve enjoyed. They discuss what they like about reading a series and give some recommendations. They also talk about Rom-com novels, historical costuming, and Hamilton. During The Last Chapter they discuss: Do you read a series as it comes out or do you wait for a series to finish so you can read it all at once? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books The Past is Red by Catherynne Valente How to Live Safely In a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu The Guncle by Steven Rowley Donut Fall In Love by Jackie Lau A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey Himawari House by Harmony Becker Browse the In Death series by J. D. Robb Browse the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett Browse the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare AV Are You the One? (2014- ) Total Divas (2013-2019) Bernadette Banner (YouTube) Abby Cox (YouTube) Hamilton North American Tour Other Ladies of the Rolling Pin Morris Dance Team Discworld Reading Order Guide via imgur NoveList via AskRI Book Series in Order Fantastic Fiction
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December 21, 2021
86 - Graphic Medicine 🩺
This week Tayla is joined by MK Czerwiec (The Comic Nurse) and librarian Matthew Noe to talk all things Graphic Medicine. They tell us all about the many uses of the genre as well as some of their favorite titles. They also discuss other podcasts, Hawkeye, and Sci-fi novellas.  During the Last Chapter they discuss: what’s a genre you wish you read more of? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books All Systems Red (Murderbot #1) by Martha Wells Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price A Winter’s Promise (Mirror Visitor #1) by Christelle Dabos The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki What Fresh Hell is This by Heather Corinna My Degeneration by Peter Dunlap-Shohl Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast Pain is Really Strange by Steve Haines Crude by Pablo Fajardo, Sophie Tardy-Joubert, Damien Roudeau, and Hannah Chute Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe Menopause: A Comic Treatment edited by MK Czerwiec AV Succession (2018- ) Young Justice (2010- ) Hawkeye (2021) Maximum Film (podcast) Tig and Cheryl: True Story (podcast) Maintenance Phase (podcast) Other Graphic Medicine (website) American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom Comic Nurse (website) Drawing Together Archive @NoeTheMatt on Twitter Graphic Medicine Book Club Kits
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December 14, 2021
85 - Healthy Families at Cranston Public Library 👪
This week Tayla is joined by Assistant Director Julie Holden and Ivy Swinski from OneCranston Health Equity Zone to talk about their latest partnership with CPL: Healthy Families at Cranston Public Library. They also discuss the mean girl trope, Marvel movies, and funny TV. During the Last Chapter they discuss: how do you organize your shelves at home? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write by Sarah Ruhl Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle AV Mean Girls (2004) WandaVision (2021) Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Jungle Cruise (2021) Ted Lasso (2020- ) Blown Away (2019- ) Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000- ) Other OneCranston Health Equity Zone Comprehensive Community Action Program, Cranston, RI Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 7 Healthy Families at Cranston Public Library
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December 07, 2021
84 - Belly Dancing with Lola and the Rhody Center 🌺
This week Tayla and Cassidy are joined by dancer Lola to talk to her about her experience as a belly and hula dancer and her gig teaching at The Rhody Center. They also talk about international television, suspenseful vs scary movies, and etiquette. During The Last Chapter they discuss: Has a book ever changed your life? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s by Tiffany Midge The Simple Path to Wealth by J. L. Collins A Caravan of Brides by Kay Hardy Campbell Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, & Nicola Yoon Maid by Stephanie Land Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata AV Taste the Nation (2020- ) Casketeers (2018- ) Indian Matchmaking (2020- ) Maid (2020) Awakenings (1990) Bird Box (2018) I Am Mother (2019) Critical Role (YouTube) Jamila Musayeva (YouTube) Marie-Anne Lecoeur (YouTube) Schmanners Classic: Afternoon Tea and High Tea (podcast) Oxana Bazaeva (YouTube) Other The Rhody Center, Coventry, RI Loladance.com Polynesian Fusion (Instagram)
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November 30, 2021
83 - Electromagnetic Pinball Museum 💡
This week Tayla is joined by Mike and Emily from the Electromagnetic Pinball Museum! They share with us information about their unique museum and how it came to be. We also discuss World War II shows, Binging with Babish, and Rhode Island Comic Con. During the Last Chapter they discuss: Would you rather bring any one character from a book into our world OR live in a book’s world but never meet your favorite character? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Stephen Colbert’s