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Down Time with Cranston Public Library

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OUTTAKE - Pop Culture Research 🔬
Welcome to a special bonus episode of Down Time with Cranston Public Library! In this outtake from episode 56, Ana shares her unique approach to the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, and we discuss approaching pop culture as a reporter. Be sure to check back in your feed to the full episode!  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. Thanks for listening!
08:11
May 14, 2021
56 - Celebrating Rhode Island’s Mosaic 🎙️
This week Tayla is joined by Martha from the Auburn branch and Ana González from The Public’s Radio to talk about her podcast, Mosaic. They also discuss murder mysteries, new Latinx made podcasts, and comedies that teach you something. During The Last Chapter they discuss: would you rather listen to an audiobook with a terrible reader but an amazing story OR listen to an audiobook with an amazing reader but a terrible story? 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 Little Fish by Casey Plett Crónica de Una Muerte Anunciada de Gabriel García Márquez Wicked Things by John Allison and Max Sarin Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles Astronauts: Women On the Final Frontier by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks Selena: Queen of Tejano Music by Silvia López and Paola Escobar Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla by Diana López and Teresa Martinez AV Adam Sandler Bob’s Burgers (2011- ) Suave (podcast) Anything for Selena (podcast) La Brega (podcast) Derry Girls (2018- ) Tales From the Loop (2020- ) Other Mosaic - The Public’s Radio
45:30
May 11, 2021
55 - Thank an Educator! It's Teacher Appreciation Week 🎒
This week Tayla is joined by two Rhode Island teachers, Maureen and Mike, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. They share with us their experience of teaching over the past year, both the joys and the challenges. They also discuss novels about Shakespeare, reality TV, and rewatching old favorites. During The Last Chapter, they talk about a teacher that they are thankful to have had in their lives. 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 Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell The Story of a Goat by Perumal Murugan We That Are Young by Preti Taneja Speak, Okinawa by Elizabeth Miki Brina The House In the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass Krapp's Last Tape and Other Dramatic Pieces by Samuel Beckett AV Survivor (2000- ) The Dawn Wall (2017) The Amazing Race (2001- ) Great British Baking Show (2010- ) Call My Agent! (2015-2020) The Flight Attendant (2020- ) Iliza Schlesinger Legally Blonde (2001) Other Books On the Square, Providence, RI Wilbury Theater Group
54:54
May 4, 2021
54 - Librarianship: Next Class 💻
This week Tayla is joined by two more new career librarians, Kim and Jo, to continue our series highlighting up-and-comers in the library profession. They shared with us their journey into librarianship as well as their hopes for their future in the profession. They also discuss graphic medicine, comfort media, and Groundhog Day. During The Last Chapter, they share how they discover new books. 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 Cold Dish (Walt Longmire #1) by Craig Johnson Borne by Jeff VanderMeer Annihilation (Southern Reach #1) by Jeff VanderMeer Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Autumn by Ali Smith Super Late Bloomer by Julia Kaye Digestive System: a Tour Through Your Guts by Jason Viola & Andy Ristaino Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero AV CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-2015) Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) Good Omens (2019) Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969) Groundhog Day (1993) Tacoma (video game) TaleSpire The Good Place (2016-2020) Prey (video game) LeVar Burton Reads (podcast) Other UMass Graphic Medicine collection Graphic Medicine Conference University of Rhode Island Library and Information Science Books on the Square, Providence, RI
43:37
April 27, 2021
53 - Our One Year Review 📋
This week Tayla and Dave are joined by CPL director Ed Garcia and assistant director Julie Holden to celebrate one year of making Down Time! Our bosses give us their thoughts on our work on the show for the past year. Did we do well on our one year review? Listen to find out. They also discuss detective novels, DCEU vs MCU, and Down Time’s origin story. During The Last Chapter, they talk about what they would like to hear on the show going forward. 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 Arsene Lupin: Gentleman-cambrioleur by Maurice Leblanc Babylon 5: The Shadow Within by Jeanne Cavelos Browse books by Louise Penny Browse books by Daniel Silva Browse books by Elin Hilderbrand Count by Ibrahim Moustafa, Brad Simpson, & Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter by David Dastmalchian, Lukas Ketner, Lauren Affe, & Frank Cvetkovic House of M by Brian Michael Bendis & Olivier Coipel The Vision by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, & Michael Walsh Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal Calm the F*ck Down by Sarah Knight AV Lupin (2021- ) Babylon 5 (1993-1998) WandaVision (2021) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) Top Chef (2006- ) Tournament of Champions (2020- ) American Utopia (2020) Point Break (1991) Great American Railroad Journeys (2016- ) The Way of the Househusband (2021- ) Other Down Time Episode 42: No Flying No Tights CPL On the Line poetry - dial 401-900-1090
42:35
April 20, 2021
52 - Roll Out the Red Carpet! It’s Book Awards Season 🏆
This week we have a special episode for you! Tayla spoke with members of the various youth book award committees in Rhode Island about these book awards and the winners for 2021. We also chatted with our guests about some of their personal favorite books that they read as part of their work on their committees. 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 Awesome Dog 5000 by Justin Dean Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick Titan and the Wild Boars by Susan Hood, Pathana Sornhiran, & Dow Phumiruk The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard & Oge Mora Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood Allies by Alan Gratz Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee New Kid by Jerry Craft Once Upon an Eid edited by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed Bloom by Kenneth Oppel Selena: Queen of Tejano Music by Silvia López and Paola Escobar They Called Us Enemy by George Takai, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, & Harmony Becker Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus Goddess In the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson Go With the Flow by Lily Williams & Karen Schneemann Other Rhode Island Children’s Book Award (RICBA) Kids Reading Across Rhode Island (KRARI) Rhode Island Latino Books Month (RILBM) Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMBSA) Rhode Island Teen Book Award (RITBA) Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS)
56:44
April 13, 2021
51 - Money Smart Week 💵
This week Tayla is joined by Jen from the Warwick Public Library and Ryan from the East Providence Public Library to talk about Money Smart Week, which is April 10-17. They also discuss reading a light book and a heavier book at once, Korean films, and their favorite finance books. During The Last Chapter, they share the last book they bought. 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 No Time Like the Future by Michael J. Fox Don’t Call It a Cult by Sarah Berman Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice How to Invest In Real Estate by Joshua Dorkin & Brandon Turner Fangs by Sarah Andersen They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, & Harmony Becker Displacement by Kiku Hughes The Road to Wealth by Suze Ormon Napkin Finance by Tina Hay The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Frankenstein by Mary Shelly Adventure Zone 3: Petals to the Metal by Clint McElroy & Carey Pietsch AV Kingdom (2014-2017) Hiking With Kevin (YouTube) Parasite (2019) Train to Busan (2016) Teo-neol (2016) Men In Kilts (2021- ) Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy (2021- ) Bring It On (2000) Solar Opposites (2020- ) Other Manzanar National Historical Site, California Financial Literacy Roundtable - RI Library Association Money Smart Week April 10-17 Rhody Radio: Rhode Island Library Radio Online Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
39:53
April 6, 2021
50 - Creating an Adaptation with Joel Christian Gill 💬
This week Tayla and Zach chat with author and cartoonist Joel Christian Gill about his upcoming adaptation of Stamped from the Beginning. They also discuss Sci-fi audiobooks, WandaVison, and Joel’s experience talking to people with different political viewpoints about race. During The Last Chapter, they talk about books that they couldn’t finish. 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 Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi Agency by William Gibson The Peripheral by William Gibson Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky The Tradition by Jericho Brown Tales of the Talented Tenth Vol. 3: Robert Smalls by Joel Christian Gill Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence by Joel Christian Gill How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi AV The Affair (2014-2019) WandaVision (2021) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) First Cow (2019) Lucifer (2016- ) Other Joel Christian Gill on Instagram and Twitter Boston University Center for Antiracist Research Join the Remix! 2021 Reading Across Rhode Island with Cranston Public Library
51:25
March 30, 2021
49 - Boston Kids Comic Fest 💭
This week Tayla and Dave chat with school librarian Liza Halley and author Jonathan Todd about the Boston Kids Comic Fest. They also discuss youth fantasy novels, Dave’s backyard bird watching, and Jonathan’s upcoming graphic novel, Timid. During The Last Chapter, they talk about a book that they recommend to everyone. 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 Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall King-Cat Classix: The Best of King-Cat Comics and Stories by John Porcellino Under the Cottonwood Tree by Paul Meyer and Carlos Meyer, Illustrated by Margaret Hardy Lightfall by Tim Probert Die by Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans, and Clayton Cowles Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race by Yaba Blay El Deafo by Cece Bell Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmonds Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter The Wind In the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Fun Home by Alison Bechdel AV Unlocking Us by Brené Brown (podcast) ALA Graphic Novel and Comic Round Table Creator Interviews (YouTube) Sylvie’s Love (2020) Ten Percent Happier (app) Bridgerton (2020- ) Audubon Bird Guide (app) The Witcher (2019- ) Other The Million Year Picnic Boston Kids Comics Fest Rookie: How to Make a Zine Hub Comics Candlewick Press Jonathan Todd, Children’s Author & Illustrator
43:35
March 23, 2021
48 - Join the Remix! 2021 Reading Across Rhode Island 📖
This week Tayla is joined by Alyssa from the Central library and Kayland from the OneCranston Health Equity Zone to talk about their collaboration on a program around the Read Across RI title Stamped. They also discuss sci-fi romance, Star Wars books, and how confusing the ending of Snowpiercer was. During The Last Chapter, they talk about books that have changed their lives. 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 Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth Into the Dark by Claudia Gray Lost Stars by Claudia Gray I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall Evicted by Matthew Desmond Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini AV The Runaways (2017-2019) This Much I Know Is True (2020) Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Snowpiercer (2013) Other OneCranston Health Equity Zone Boston Federal Reserve Working Cities Challenge Read Across Rhode Island from RI Center for the Book Cranston Public Library’s 2021 Read Across Rhode Island programming
28:29
March 16, 2021
47 - Get Outside: Birdwatching 🦆
This week Tayla is joined by two long time bird watchers Lauren Parmelee and Lauren Miller-Donnelly to talk about birdwatching. They discuss books for people who love birds, public television, and ways people can meet other birders in Southern New England. During The Last Chapter, they answer the question: what genre do 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 Outlawed by Anna North Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Self-Portrait With Turtles by David M. Carroll Swampwalker’s Journal: a Wetlands Year by David M. Carroll The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America by David Allen Sibley National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer Kingbird Highway by Kenn Kaufman The Big Year by Mark Obmascik Living on the Wind by Scott Weidensaul The Eye of the Albatross by Carl Safina Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy AV Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (2019- ) Acorn TV Antiques Roadshow (1979- ) Weekends With Yankee (2017- ) Lidia’s Kitchen (2013- ) Allen Birdcam South Africa Northern Royal Albatross Cam New Zealand Red-tailed Hawks at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY Audubon Raven Cam in Bristol, RI Breakfast With the Beatles The Big Year (2011) Other All About Birds from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird Paskamansett Bird Club Audubon Society of Rhode Island The Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island
40:13
March 9, 2021
46 - Will Eisner Week 2021 🗽
This week Tayla is joined by Dave and Elise from the William Hall Library to talk about CPL programming for Will Eisner Week. They also talk about balancing heavy and light reading, eating local, and busting myths about corsets. During The Last Chapter, they discuss what major change they would want to see in mainstream literature. 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 Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi Heartstopper by Alice Osemon Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib Dropsie Avenue by Will Eisner LaGuardia by Nnedi Okorafor and Tana Ford Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon AV Providence Children’s Film Festival First We Eat (2020) The Great Pottery Throw Down (2015- ) The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts (2019) Abby Cox on YouTube The Adventures of Superman: Clan of the Fiery Cross (1946) Other Farm Fresh RI CPL’s Will Eisner Week 2021 Celebrations
47:41
March 2, 2021
45 - Local History, Local Stories ✒️
This week Tayla is joined by Zach from Central and historians Sandra Moyer and Marty Podskoch to talk about Rhode Island history. They discuss Sandra’s work with the Cranston Historical Society and Marty’s book about the Rhode Island Civilian Conservation Corps. They also discuss reading historical fiction, Mr. Rogers, and adventure shows. During The Last Chapter, they answer the question: how do you organize your bookshelves 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 The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly The Last Trial by Scott Turow The Searcher by Tana French Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz The Book Woman Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes Sierra Club Bulletin Trial By Fire by Scott James Child Bride by Jennifer Smith Turner My Side of the Mountain by Jean George Cranston by Lydia L. Rapoza and Bette Miller Cranston Revisited by Sandra M. Moyer and Thomas A. Worthington Cranston Through Time by Sandra M. Moyer and Janet Cullen Ragno Rhode Island Civilian Conservation Corps Camps by Martin Podskoch AV All Creatures Great and Small (2020- ) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Gold Rush (2010- ) Oak Island (2020- ) Other Sat Apr 17 @ 3 PM: Scott James, author of Trial by Fire, in conversation with Pamela Watts Cranston Historical Society Martin Podskoch
39:59
February 23, 2021
44 - Cosplay During Quarantine 🧝🏼‍♀️
This week Tayla is joined by Shaun (big_daddy_cosplay) and Liz (cosbrarian) to talk about cosplay and how their relationship with the hobby has changed during quarantine. They also talked about recent comics from Marvel and DC, Wandavision, and novels in verse. During The Last Chapter, they answer the question: Would you rather have a book’s ending spoiled for you OR never know the ending? 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 Iron Man (2020) by Christopher Cantwell and C Cafu DC Future State Beauty Mark by Carole Boston Weatherford The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright Snapdragon by Kat Leyh Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo Sick Kids In Love by Hannah Moskowitz Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru Sweet Dreams, Supergirl by Michael Dahl and Omar Lozano AV Cobra Kai (2018- ) WandaVision (2021- ) The Good Place (2016-2020) Ted Lasso (2020- ) Third Citizen Theatre Company American Gods (2017-) Good Omens (2019) My Hero Academia (2016- ) Naruto (2002-2007) GLOW (2017-2019) Other Operation: Birthday Rescue Invisible Heroes of Tomorrow Philly Avengers Instagram Facebook
42:31
February 16, 2021
43 - Rhode Island Memories with Michael Delaney 📰
This week Tayla is joined by Robin from William Hall and Michael Delaney, Director of Photography at the Providence Journal and author of Rhode Island Memories, to talk about his books and the work that he has done while at the ProJo. During The Last Chapter, they answer the question: are you the kind of person who reads several books at once or the kind of person who can only read one book at a time? 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 Churchill: Walking With Destiny by Anthony Roberts Endurance: a Year In Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly with Margaret Lazarus Infinite Wonder by Scott Kelly Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil Rhode Island Memories: The Early Years by the Providence Journal Rhode Island Memories Vol II: The 1940s & 1950s by the Providence Journal Rhode Island Memories Vol III: The 1960s through the 1990s by the Providence Journal AV Jim Gaffigan All Creatures Great and Small (2020- ) Soul (2020) Star Wars: Rebels (2014-2018) Other Wookieepedia: The Star Wars Wiki Providence Journal Newsletters
37:52
February 9, 2021
42 - No Flying, No Tights 🦸🏻‍♀️
This week Tayla is joined by Robin, Renata, and Martha from No Flying No Tights to talk about how their comic review site came to be! They also talk about reading dark titles in dark times, the CW, and how to be a better comics and graphic novel reader. During The Last Chapter, they discuss the types of comics/graphic novels they enjoy reading the most 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 Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore Komi Can’t Communicate by Tomohito Oda Restaurant to Another World by Junpei Inuzuka and Takaaki Kugatsu InvestiGators: Take the Plunge by John Patrick Green Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Understanding Manga and Anime by Robin Brenner Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang AV The Magnus Archives Episode 5: Thrown Away (podcast) The Witcher (2019- ) Trickster (2020- ) Teen Wolf (2011-2017) The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017) Riverdale (2017- ) Jeopardy (1984- ) QI (2003- ) Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998-2007) Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2013- ) Other In Praise of a Scholarly Force: Rudine Sims Bishop (Windows, Mirrors, and Sliding Doors) noflyingnotights.com
53:43
February 2, 2021
41 - Reading Across Rhode Island 2021 📖
This week Tayla is joined by Emily and Amy from Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) to talk about their pick for 2021. They also talk about redlining, books and shows about librarians, and books that inspire people to take action in their communities. During The Last Chapter, they answer the question: What author alive or dead would they most like to meet? 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, send your 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 Color of Law by Richard Rothstein Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi Pet by Akwaeke Emezi Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy AV The West Wing (1999-2006) The Thick of It (2005-2012) Please Like Me (2013-2016) The Librarians (2013-2018) Family Matters (1989-1998) Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989-1993) The Great British Baking Show (2010- ) Other Just Between Us podcast with Richard Rothstein Nadia Bolz-Weber Funda Fest Tue 1/26 @ 6:30PM - 2021 RARI Kick-Off Event Tue 2/2, 9. & 23 @ 7PM - STAMPED: Educators and Communities Series Wed 2/10 @ 6PM - Tochi Onyebuchi in conversation with Jonathan Pitts-Wiley Thu 4/8 Jason Reynolds RARI Author Event Contact Amy Vanderweele at avanderweele@provcomlib.org
47:36
January 26, 2021
40 - Rachel Brian, author of Consent (For Kids!) 🙅
This week Tayla is joined by Martha from the Auburn branch and Rachel Brian, author of Consent (for Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of YOU! to talk about her book and why it’s important to teach younger kids about consent. During The Last Chapter, they answer the question: 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 Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh Consent (For Kids!) by Rachel Brian The Worry (Less) Book by Rachel Brian Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede My Side of the Mountain by Jean George Uglies by Scott Westerfield The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton AV Taskmaster (2015- ) Princess Mononoke (1997) The Umbrella Academy (2019- ) Fast Color (2018) The Librarians (2013-2018) Consent for Kids (video) Other “The Myth of American Innocence” by Brent Staples Clearing the Clutter with Ronni Eisenberg - Tue Feb 2 | 6:30 PM Sign up for the Cranston Public Library email newsletter! Rachel Brian, Author and Animator Blue Seat Studios
43:30
January 19, 2021
39 - Meet the Down Time Creative Team! 🤝
This week Tayla is joined by Zach, Robin, and Martha, the members of Down Time’s new Creative Team! During the episode they discuss: finally having time to read the advance readers' copies that had been sent to them, TV and movies you can’t look away from (because they're so good) and what it means to be on the creative team for the show. During The Last Chapter, they discuss unique jobs that they had before they became librarians. 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 Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab AV Ip Man (2008) Soul (2020) The Mandalorian (2019- ) Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (2020- ) The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Bridgerton (2020- ) Events In Conversation with Janet Skeslien Charles, Author of The Paris Library - Fri Feb 12 | 7:00 PM Cranston Public Library Visiting Author Series Virtual Dance Parties - Saturdays Jan 23, Feb 20, Mar 20 | 2:30 PM Clearing the Clutter with Ronni Eisenberg - Tue Feb 2 | 6:30 PM
46:24
January 12, 2021
38 - Rhody Radio: Cranston Public Library 2020 Photoessay 📸
Down Time is taking some down time for the holidays! We hope you enjoy this episode of Rhody Radio, our sister podcast produced by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services. For more Rhody Radio, search for the show in your podcast app or visit rhodyradio.org. -- Looking for a little positivity to take from 2020? Sarah Bouvier, Communication Manager at the Cranston Public Library, has you covered with the CPL Photoessay, pairing portraits of Cranston community members with something positive that came out of 2020 for them. In this interview, Sarah gives a behind-the-scenes look at the project. You'll also hear the voices of community members sharing their best parts of the past year. You can see the full CPL 2020 Project on Cranston Public Library's Facebook, Instagram, or by visiting our website at https://cranstonlibrary.org/2020-project. Special thanks to Avery B, Avery N, Beatrice, Dave, Ed, Jessica, Meri, Robin, and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung for lending their voices to this episode! Theme music for this episode is Get Happy Now by Podington Bear. Rhody Radio is a project of the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services and is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. This episode originally aired on Rhody Radio on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
14:57
January 5, 2021
37 - Rhody Radio: Saving Narragansett Bay ⛵
Down Time is taking some down time for the holidays! We hope you enjoy this episode of Rhody Radio, our sister podcast produced by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services. For more Rhody Radio, search for the show in your podcast app or visit rhodyradio.org. -- To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Save the Bay has published a book!  Saving Narragansett Bay: How People Passion and Perseverance Made All the Difference chronicles the history of the environmental movement in Rhode Island along with beautiful photographs and shares the stories of the many passionate people who worked tirelessly to protect Rhode Island's greatest natural resource.  Jonathan Stone, Executive Director at Save the Bay and Todd McLeish, the author of the book, sat down with Rhody Radio to discuss Saving Narragansett Bay and the way that grassroots environmental support has been, and continues to be, pivotal in shaping Rhode Island's coastline. Visit Save the Bay to learn more about getting involved, to become a member and to access educational resources like the Breakfast by the Bay series mentioned in the episode. If you would like to get your hands on a copy of Saving Narragansett Bay: How People, Passion and Perseverance Made All the Difference, you can purchase the book at Save the Bay's website or borrow a copy from one of several RI libraries.  Special thanks to Katy Dorchies, Director of Marketing at Save the Bay for helping libraries get copies of the book onto their shelves. The music heard in this episode is Waves by Mindseye. This episode originally aired on Rhody Radio on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
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December 29, 2020
36 - Reading up on New Year's Resolutions 👷🏽‍♀️
This week Tayla is joined by Robin from William Hall and special guest Kristen Meinzer. Kristen is host of the podcast By the Book, and she joins the show this week to talk about New Year’s resolutions and self help books. In this episode they discuss The Crown and the royal family, why diet books are awful, and some feel-good self help books. During The Last Chapter, they discuss what books they would like to see as a movie or TV show. 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 So You Want to Start a Podcast by Kristen Meinzer Greenlights by Matthew McConoughey Inside Out by Demi Moore The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict The Uglies by Scott Westerfield AV The Crown (2016- ) The Flight Attendant (2020) Big Mouth (2017- ) Self Help Books How to Be Fine by Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes The Craving Mind by Judson Brewer This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick Don’t Bite the Hook by Pema Chödrön MyLife Meditation available on Apple Store and Google Play Why Good Things Happen to Good People by Stephen Post and Jill Neimark What to Say When You Talk to Your Self by Shad Helmstetter
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December 22, 2020
35 - Take Time for Mental Health 🧠
This week Tayla is joined by Beth Lamarre from National Alliance on Mental Illness RI and Laurie-Marie Pisciotta from the Mental Health Association of RI to discuss mental health during the pandemic and beyond. They talk about books about working through trauma and seeking treatment, comedy specials about mental health, and how to start getting the help you need. During The Last Chapter, they answer the question: would you rather not be able to read any new books OR not be able to reread any books ever again? 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 Waiting for an Echo by Christine Montross Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Healing from Trauma by Jasmin Lee Cori I am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! by Xavier Amador AV Murder on Middle Beach (2020) Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh (2019) The Undoing (2020) Other BH Link - RI Mental Health and Substance Use Crisis Hotline: 401-414-5465 (18+) Mental Health Association of Rhode Island National Alliance on Mental Illness Rhode Island: 401-331-3060 RI Health Insurance Helpline: 401-270-0101 NAMI HelpLine: 1-800-950-6264 or text NAMI to 741-741
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December 15, 2020
34 - Telling Stories with Dice Rolls 🎲
This week Tayla is joined by Amber from West Warwick Public Library, Rene, and Christian to discuss all things tabletop roleplaying games. They give you great advice on how to get into the hobby and how to take your game online so you can play with your friends safely. During The Last Chapter, we revisit the ebook vs print book debut with a tabletop twist. 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 Eye of the World by Robert Jordan Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson Dune by Frank Herbert Flintlock and Tomahawk by Douglas Edward Leach Browse philosophy basics in the catalog Frank Herbert’s Dune adapted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Browse Dungeons and Dragons 5E in the catalog AV The Mandalorian (2019- ) Supernatural (2005-2020) Dimension 20 (2018- ) The Glass Cannon Network Critical Role Dracula (2020) Resolution (2012) The Endless (2017) Black Mountain Side (2014) Stranger Things (2016- ) American Horror Story (2011- ) Westworld (2016- ) Game of Thrones (2011-2019) Other Role20 Foundry Virtual Tabletop Fantasy Grounds Astral Tabletop D&D Beyond Avrae - d&d discord bot DriveThruRPG.com Archives of Nethys
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December 8, 2020
33 - Librarians in SPAAAAAAACE 🚀
This week Tayla is joined by Melanie from the Central Library and library director Ed Garcia to chat about all things science fiction. They discuss their favorite sci-fi books and other media, as well as dive into the reasons they love the genre. During The Last Chapter, they discuss the question that has been long debated among sci-fi fans: Star Wars or Star Trek? If you like what you're hearing, please 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 Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde El Norte by Carrie Gibson Black Wings Has My Angel by Elliot Chaze Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye Neuromancer by William Gibson First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Old Man’s War by John Scalzi Redshirts by John Scalzi A Case of Conscience by James Blish Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Feed by M. T. Anderson AV Mass Effect (games) Avatar (2009) Space: 1999 (1975-1977) Thundarr the Barbarian (1980-1981) Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020- ) The Expanse (2015- ) Doctor Who (2005- ) Broadchurch (2013-2017) Pluto TV Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009) Star Trek: Picard (2020- )
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December 1, 2020
32 - Living that #CozyLife ☕
This week Tayla is joined by Alyssa and Katherine from the Central Library, to discuss Jane Austen, the bygone era when Netflix sent DVDs in the mail, and things that make them feel cozy. During The Last Chapter, they discuss the age old question: should you judge a book by its cover? If you like what you're hearing, please 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 Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha Persuasion by Jane Austen Star Wars: Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston A Cozy Book of Winter Drinks by Susann Geiskopf-Hadler Understanding Orchids by William Cullina Living with Air Plants by Yoshiharu Kashima Movies Emma (2020) Becoming Jane (2007) Emma (1996) Emma (1996 TV Movie) Mansfield Park (1999) Lost in Austen (2008) Kate and Leopold (2001) Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) Spirited Away (2001) The Office (2005-2013) Supernatural (2005-2020) The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020) Star Wars: Clone Wars (2008-2020) The Mandalorian (2019- )
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November 24, 2020
31 - A Podcast About Our Favorite Podcasts 🎧
This week Tayla is joined by Dave from the Central Library and Robin from the William Hall Library. In this episode, they discuss their favorite podcasts - a podcast podcast, if you will! They also chat about their current pleasure reading, and finishing and revisiting their favorite shows. During The Last Chapter, they discuss a book everyone seemed to love that they just couldn’t get into. If you like what you're hearing, please 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 Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates Meet Kit, an American Girl by Valerie Tripp Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells So You Want to Start a Podcast by Kristen Meinzer The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Geek Love by Katherine Dunn AV Somebody Feed Phil (2018- ) Nadiya’s Time to Eat (2019- ) -- She also has a book! Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-2020) Daredevil (2015-2018) Lost (2004-2010) Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009) Firefly (2002-2003) Other WTF with Marc Maron* Fresh Air with Terry Gross The Memory Palace with Nate DiMeo A Brief Eulogy for a Commercial Radio Station Overcast podcast app My Brother, My Brother & Me* Just Between Us* Our Opinions Are Correct* The Bike Karma Podcast By the Book* * Podcasts with mature language or themes
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November 17, 2020
30 - Librarianship: The Next Generation 📚
This week Tayla is joined by two aspiring librarians, Laura and David. In this episode, they discuss reading to increase one's racial understanding, DNA testing, and why they entered the library field. During The Last Chapter, they discuss their favorite reading locations. If you like what you're hearing, please 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 How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn Queen’s Shadow by E. K. Johnston Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray You Should See Me In a Crown by Leah Johnson The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Browse books by Andrea Nguyen in the library catalog Down Time Episode 20: Cookin’ Up Something Good AV Queen’s Gambit (2020) I’ll Be Gone In the Dark (2020) Rick and Morty (2013- ) The Mandalorian (2019- ) Star Wars: Resistance (2018-2020) Letterkenny (2016- ) Never Have I Ever (2020- ) The Baby-Sitters Club (2020- ) Atypical (2017- ) Weekend Update: Baby Yoda on Season 2 of The Mandalorian - SNL Other URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Tomaquag Museum
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November 10, 2020
29 - November is National Novel Writing Month! 📓
This week Tayla is joined by Jodie Noel Vinson, Program Manager at What Cheer Writers Club; Kellie Knight, regional liaison for Rhody Wrimos; and Ari Koontz, an editor at Wizards in Space Literary Magazine. In this episode, they discuss reading as a writer, ways they have been connecting remotely, and their experiences with National Novel Writing Month. During The Last Chapter, we discuss how they do most of their writing, on a computer or by hand. If you like what you're hearing, please 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 Undying by Anne Boyer Waiting For an Echo by Christine Montross For the Best by Vanessa Lillie Spillover by David Quammen Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Moby Dick by Herman Melville Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks The First Rule of Punk by Celia Pérez AV: Gilmore Girls (2000-2007) West Wing (1999-2006) Great British Baking Show (2010- ) The Office (2005-2013) Derry Girls (2018- ) Parks and Recreation (2009-2020) The 100 (2014-2020) New Girl (2011-2018) The Way We Live Now (2001) Teleparty Among Us (game) Jackbox Party Games Other: What Cheer Writers Club Rhody Wrimos on Facebook Wizards in Space Magazine
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November 3, 2020
28 - Things That Go BUMP In the Night 🧟
This week Tayla is joined by Kelly from the Rochambeau Library and Elise from the William Hall Branch. In this episode, they discuss all things horror and Halloween, including spooky books, their favorite horror films, and haunted houses. During The Last Chapter, Tayla asks our guests to choose: trick or treat. Fill out the Cranston Public Library’s strategic planning community survey and provide valuable information as we make decisions involving library services, programs, and building projects for the next five years! If you like what you're hearing, please 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: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark collected by Alvin Schwartz Lobizona by Romina Garber Thornhill by Pam Smy The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart Browse Paul Tremblay books in the Library catalog Through the Woods by Emily Carroll AV: Mad Love (1935) The Uninvited (1944) The Wicker Man (1973) The Witch (2016) Betrayal at House on the Hill (game) Mysterium (game) Kill Doctor Lucky (game) Soma (game) Home Sweet Home (game) Kholat (game) Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (game) The Evil Dead (1981) Being Human (2008-2013) What We Do In the Shadows (movie, 2014) What We Do In the Shadows (series, 2019 - )
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October 27, 2020
27 - Meet the Rhode Island Library Association! 👩🏼‍💼
This week Tayla is joined by Rachael from Bryant University Library and CPL’s Assistant Director Julie Holden. In this episode, they discuss Amish fiction, popular movies that we’ve never seen, how academic libraries are dealing with the pandemic, and the work being done by the Rhode Island Library Association. During The Last Chapter, they discuss what makes a good bookmark and what makes a bad bookmark. If you like what you're hearing, please 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: Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec Browse Inspector Gamache books in the Library catalog Fire in Paradise by Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau Browse Amish fiction in the Library catalog Jerry S. Eicher novels Suzanne Woods Fisher novels AV: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014 - ) The West Wing Reunion Special on HBO Max This is Us (2016 - ) Black Panther (2018) Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008) Inside Out (2015) Moana (2016) The Godfather trilogy Blade Runner (1982) Uninvited (1987) Other: Douglas and Judith Krupp Library at Bryant University Rhode Island Library Association Bookmark Alignment Chart
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October 20, 2020
26 - Celebrating Latino Heritage Month
This week Tayla is joined by Maria from the Pawtucket Public Library and Emily from Central. In this episode, they discuss the joys of picture book biographies, listening to music with your kids, and the RI Latino Books Month Awards. During The Last Chapter, they discuss series versus one-off novels. If you like what you're hearing, please 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: Queen of Tejano Music:Selena by Silvia Lopez and  illustrated by Paola Escobar Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos and Hildegarde Serle Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki and art by Steve Pugh Wonder Woman:Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson and art by Leila del Duca Already a Butterfly: A Meditation Story by Julia Alvarez and illustrated by Raúl Colón A/V: Fleet Foxes (band) The Moana Soundtrack Remember Me (from the movie Coco) Mr. Robot (2015-2019) Wall-E (2008) Other: RI Latino Books Month
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October 13, 2020
25 - Otaku Talk
This week Tayla is joined by Martha and Erik from the Auburn Branch Library. In this episode, they discuss all things anime and manga! We discuss some of our favorite manga and anime as well as some great titles to check out if you're just starting to get into Japanese media. During The Last Chapter, we discuss which we prefer, subs or dubs. If you like what you're hearing, please 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! Manga: Komi Can't Communicate by Tomohito Oda My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi The Girl from the Other Side by Nagabe Laid Back Camp by Afro Pokémon by Various Authors Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama Anime: Sailor Moon (1995-2000) Sailor Moon Crystal (2014- ) My Hero Academia (2016- ) Haikyuu!! (2014-2020) Soul Eater (2008-2009) Ouran HighSchool Host Club (2006) Fairy Tail (2009-2019) Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999) Inuyasha (2000-2004) Dragon Ball Z (1996-2003) Hunter x Hunter (2011-2014) Death Note (2006-2007) Psycho-Pass (2012- ) 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007) Other: No Flying No Tights
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October 6, 2020
24 - Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
This week Tayla is joined by Alyssa Gleason from the Governor’s Commission on Disabilities, Catherine Taylor from Age Friendly RI, and Tammy Russo from the RI Parent Information Network to talk about the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In this episode, they discuss books to help people learn more about disability, old TV becoming new again, and why the ADA is so important to people living with disabilities and what we can do to further improve the lives of disabled people. We ran out of time to do The Last Chapter this episode, but we thought it was important to give as much time as possible to our guest to talk about this very important topic. The Last Chapter will return next week! If you would like to submit a Last Chapter topic email downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. If you like what you're hearing, please 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 Overstory by Richard Powers Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet Is This My Child? Sensory Integration Simplified by Shelley Margow Another Season: A Coach's Story of Raising an Exceptional Son by Gene Stalling Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon Welcome to Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley Thicker Than Water by Don Meyer AV: This is Us (2016- ) Parks and Recreation (2009-2020) Cobra Kai (2018- ) Friends (1994-2004) Antiques Roadshow (1997- ) Nailed It (2018- ) Other: ada.gov gcd.ri.gov agefriendlyri.org ripin.org
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September 29, 2020
23 - Fanfiction: A Story of Our Own
This week Tayla is joined by Elise, youth services librarian at the William Hall Library, and Kelly, Teen Librarian at the Rochambeau Library in Providence. In this episode, they discuss Beowulf, Asian Dramas, and their intense passion for fanfiction. In our final segment they discuss which is better: fluffy stories or angsty stories. If you like what you're hearing, please 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 Old Guard by Greg Rucka Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney Beowulf translated by Maria Dahvana Headley AV: Beowulf (2007) Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016-2017) My Shy Boss / Introverted Boss (2017) My Roommate is a Detective (2020) The Sleuth of the Ming Dynasty (2020) The King: Eternal Monarch (2020) The Untamed (2019) Trick ‘r Treat (2007) The Witch (2015) Amnesia the Dark Descent (2010 video games) Haunting on Hill House (2018) Prey (2017 video game) The Birdcage (1996) The Whole Nine Yards (2000) La Cage aux Folles (musical) Other: Archive of Our Own (Ao3) - a nonprofit fanfiction archive
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September 22, 2020
22 - Mindfulness with Photography and Journaling
This week Tayla is joined by Robin, the branch librarian at the William Hall Library, and Kristin, a librarian from Rogers Free Library in Bristol. In this episode, they discuss book clubs, old game shows, journaling, photography, crafting, and spending time outside. In our final segment we take on a hot debate among book lovers: ebooks versus print books. If you like what you're hearing, please 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 Washington Black by Esi Edugyan #Create by Danielle LeFebvre Spellhacker by M.K. England Eat a Peach by David Chang Playing with Books: the Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book by Jason Thompson The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis AV The Dave Chang Show Podcast Match Game (1970-1990) Google Art and Culture on YouTube Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis (2020) Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The Baby-Sitters Club (2020) Salt Fat Acid Heat (2018) Down to Earth with Zac Efron (2020) Other The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll ore on one sentence a day journaling Goodreads and NoveList Kristin’s Blog and Instagram
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September 15, 2020
21 - Diversity Talks
This week Tayla is joined by Cassie and Mya from Diversity Talks to talk about anti-racism. In this episode, they discuss great books to educate yourself about issues around race, empathetic kid’s TV shows, and YouTube as an educational resource. They finish the show with a discussion of what’s better, the book or the movie. If you like what you're hearing, please rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Stamped--Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo AV Orange Is The New Black (2013-2019) Avatar the Last Airbender (2005-2008) Legends of Korra (2012-2014) Emmymadeinjapan on YouTube Lilsimsie on YouTube Hidden Figures (2016) You can find out more about Diversity Talk at diversitytalkspd.com
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September 8, 2020
20 - Cookin' Up Something Good
This week Tayla is joined by Corrie, Technology Coordinator for CPL, and Karen, the branch librarian at the Auburn Branch. In this episode, they discuss reading children’s non-fiction, live streamed concerts, and their favorite cookbooks. They round out the show with a discussion of where the best place to find recipes is, in cookbooks or online. If you like what you're hearing, please rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books 500 Miles from You by Jenny Colgan Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend by Jenny Colgan F*ck Your Diet And Other Things My Thighs Tell Me by Chloé Hilliard The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua Meditation for Kids : How to Clear Your Head and Calm Your Mind by Johanne Bernard and Laurent Dupeyrat Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers : Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs by Gary Paulsen Woodsong by Gary Paulsen Lost Stars by Claudia Gray AV New Girl (2011-2018) Perry Mason (2020- ) Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Blake Miller and Amelia Biere Rhythm and Roots Festival Folk on Foot podcast The Avett Brothers Cookbooks Modern Potluck: Beautiful Food to Share by Kristin Donnelly Jackie's Collection: Cajun cooking from Mo Mo to Mama by Jackie Reed Miller Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer What Good Cooks Know by America's Test Kitchen Family Fun Cookbook by Deanna F. Cook The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without by Mollie Katzen
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September 1, 2020
19 - Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., ALA President
This week Tayla is joined by Ed Garcia, the director of the Cranston Public Library, and Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., Current President of the American Library Association. In this episode, they discuss reading about history through the lens of our current era, their personal theme songs, Julius’s Holding Space Virtual Tour, and why they love sci-fi. If you like what you're hearing, please rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Black Rage by William H. Grier and Price M. Cobbs Larceny at the Library by Colleen Shogan Slave in a Box: the Strange Career of Aunt Jemima by M.M. Manring The Norman conquest: the Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England by Marc Morris Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson AV The Lost Quintet by Miles Davis (Live) Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions Buck Owens Quincy Jones The Maestro by The Beastie Boys Super Star Billy Graham Theme My Shot from Hamilton: the Musical Walk On By by Isaac Hayes with the Bar-Kays American Soul (2019- ) Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2020) Hamilton (2020) Orange is the New Black (2013-2019) Other Black Lives Matter: Leading in Tumultuous Times by Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. Holding Space Virtual Tour and the video playlist More on the Library Stabilization Fund Act 
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August 25, 2020
OUTTAKE - Addressing the Grey Elephant of Romance Novels
In this bonus outtake from Episode 18, Rebecca and Alyssa offer their professional and personal opinions about E. L. James's 50 Shades of Grey series. Enjoy! Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa. If you liked this podcast, we'd love if you rate and review us on Apple Podcasts. It helps others find the show. Thanks for listening!
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August 21, 2020
18 - Read a Romance Novel!
This week Tayla is joined by Alyssa, teen librarian at the Central Branch of CPL and Rebecca, the teen librarian at Tiverton Public Library. This episode we're celebrating Read a Romance Novel Month, as our guests discuss everything romance novels, from why they love them to what’s worth reading. They also discuss reality TV and the merits of new book smell. If you like what you're hearing, please rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Camp by L. C. Rosen Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune That Second Chance by Meghan Quinn AV Cursed (2020- ) The Witcher (2019- ) The Umbrella Academy (2019- ) 90 Day Fiance (2019- ) Love is Blind (2020- ) Romance Novels The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan True North Series by Sarina Bowen The Winston Brother Series by Penny Reid The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite Hook by Gina Maxwell Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Dear Aaron by Maria Zapata The Bride Test by Helen Hoang The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams Rebecca’s Bonus Pick The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway
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August 18, 2020
17 - Sisters in Crime New England
This week Tayla is joined by mystery authors Frances McNamara and Joanna Schaffhausen from the Sisters in Crime New England. Frances and Joanna share what mystery writers inspire their work and what TV they’ve been watching to past the time. Then they discuss their books and how their main characters embody the idea of the modern heroine. Today’s heroines balance relationships and careers, leap over sexist obstacles, and rescue themselves from danger. Our guests discuss how they and many other women authors are redefining the genre by creating strong women characters. You can find our guest authors at francesmcnamara.com and www.joannaschaffhausen.com Joanna’s books Frances’s books Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Death of an American Beauty by Mariah Fredericks A Burning by Megha Majumdar Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby Roma Sub Rosa series by Steven Saylor Deborah Crombie novels in the eZone Riviera Gold by Laurie King The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty It Ain't So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas AV The Alienist (2018-2020) Bramwell (1985-1998) Bordertown (2016-2020) Sniffer (2013- ) Beat Bob Flay (2013- ) Veronica Mars (2004-2019) Never Have I Ever (2020 - ) Chernobyl (2019) Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020)
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August 11, 2020
16 - Branching Out to Tiverton and North Scituate
This week Tayla is joined by Katherine, the reference librarian at the North Scituate Public Library and Deb, the adult services librarian for the Tiverton Public Library. In this episode, they discuss short fiction, calming YouTube videos, and comfort TV watching. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Schulz and Peanuts by David Michaelis Care Work by Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac  by Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King AV Post10 on YouTube Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration The comparison photo of the Mona Lisa we discuss Somebody Feed Phil (2018 - ) Grey’s Anatomy (2005 - ) Midsomer Murders (1997 - ) Person of Interest (2011-2016) Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020) New Girl (2011-2018) Stranger Things (2016- ) The Umbrella Academy (2019- ) Madame Secretary (2014-2019) Agents of Shield (2013-2020) Avatar the Last Airbender (2005-2008) Other Civilization 6 (game) Quilting books in the eZone Tiverton Library Virtual Maker Meet-up
43:34
August 4, 2020
15 - Trans Rights Are Human Rights
This week we have a very special episode of our show. Tayla is joined by Derrick, Erin, and Jo for a Trans 101 roundtable discussion. Drawing from their personal experiences, this week’s guests discuss the positive and negative aspects of their transition journeys so far, normalizing the sharing of pronouns, how libraries and other public spaces can make their spaces more welcoming to trans and non-binary individuals, and much more. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Materials discussed in the episode Disclosure (2020) Redefining Realness by Janet Mock A Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon Luna by Julie Anne Peters I Am J by Cris Beam Books by Julia Serano Nevada by Imogen Binnie
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July 28, 2020
14 - If Our Lives Were Our Pinterest Board
We got a silly one for you this week, folks! This week Tayla is joined by Sarah, CPL’s Communications Manager, and Jen, our current reference intern. In this episode, they discuss being late to the party watching shows, scrolling through Netflix infinitely, and what they’re lives would be like if they were like their Pinterest boards. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Waking the Merrow by Heather Rigney AV The Babysitter’s Club (2020) The Floor is Lava (2020) True Blood (2008 - 2014) Critical Role Donald Glover Iliza Shlesinger Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (2018) Michelle Buteau: What To Do If Your Name Is a Racial Slur (the comedy bit Tayla mentioned) Animal Kingdom (2016 -) Clueless (1995) Community (2009 - 2015) Unsolved Mystery (2020) America’s Book of Secrets (2012-2014) Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
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July 21, 2020
13 - Hopeful About What's After
This week Tayla is joined by Dave, Coordinator of Adult Services at Central and Kyle, a library assistant at the Central branch. In this episode they discuss positive apocalyptic stories, Hamilton, and escaping our current situation by playing games. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Magus of the Library by Mitsu Izumi Castle Swimmer by Wendy Lian Martin Heartstoppers by Alice Oseman Stamped--Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen AV Resident Evil (2002) RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009 - ) Scoob (2020) Golden Girls (1985-1992) Watchman (2019) Hamilton (2020) Games Warframe Animal Crossing: New Horizons The Last of Us Hero Kids The Young Adventurer's Guide
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July 14, 2020
12 - Our Desert Island Music Picks
This week Tayla is joined by John, a long time member of the CPL team and George, a library assistant and AV expert at the Central branch to talk all things music. In this episode they discuss reading about plagues during a pandemic, Ford v Ferrari, and music that they love to listen to. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza The Intermission by Elyssa Friedland The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenny Lewis Justinian's Flea by William Rosen The Great Mortality by John Kelly The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks AV Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story (2020) The Metropolitan Opera Ford v Ferrari (2019) Death in Paradise (2011 - ) Dead Can Dance Benny Hill Music St. Vincent Angel Oslen Samantha Fish Joanne Shaw Taylor Beth Orton The Dirty Projectors Portishead Sophie Ellis Bextor Sigala Ella Henderson Billie Eilish Hozier Autumn Orange Old Songs but Lofi Western Stars by Bruce Springsteen A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson The Bends by Radiohead Have You Never Been Mellow by Olivia Newton-John Death of a Bachelor by Panic! at the Disco
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July 7, 2020
11 - Thrift Shopping with Kirk and Spock 🖖
This week Tayla is joined by Lisa, a Reference Librarian at the Central and Katherine, the Emerging Technology Librarian at Central.  In this episode they discuss their most recent reads, Star Trek stars’ singing careers, late night TV in the time of COVID-19, and finding interesting items at flea markets. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books With the Light by Keiko Tobe Poetry on eZone The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley Pyongyang: a Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle AV Airplane (1980) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Bottom (1991-1995) The X-Files (1993-2018) Vikings (2013- ) Battle Bots (2015- ) Jun’s Kitchen Jokes Seth Can’t Tell Real Time with Bill Maher (2003- ) Police Squad! (1982) Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation William Shatner, The Transformed Man Other DIY Cotton Candy Machine The Flea Market at Seekonk Speedway The Book Barn The Museum of Bad Art
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June 30, 2020
10 - Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride! 🏳️‍🌈
This week Tayla is joined by Elise, the Youth Services Librarian at the William Hall Branch and Alyssa, the Teen Librarian at Central.  In this episode they discuss all things LGBTQIA+ in this special pride themed episode. Topics include their favorite queer books and media, historical queer figures and characters using identity labels for themselves being an important part of positive representation in media. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh Moonstruck by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle Check, Please! Book 2 by Ngozi Ukazu Heathen Vol. 1 by Natasha Alterici and Rachel Deering Fingersmith by Sarah Waters The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare AV The Half of It (2020) Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Sense8 (2015-2018) Critical Role (webshow) Hollywood (2020) Gentleman Jack (2019 - ) A Secret Love (2020) Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013- ) Other Elise queer icons: William Haines  and Dorothy Arzner Tayla’s queer icon: Anne Lister Alyssa’s queer icon:  Stephanie Beatriz
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June 23, 2020
BONUS - Living Literature presents Rising by Elizabeth Rush
Welcome to a Down Time with Cranston Public Library bonus episode! We are excited to present Living Literature performing Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush. Rising was chosen by the Rhode Island Center for the Book as this year's Reading Across Rhode Island title. We had scheduled an on-site performance of this event before the pandemic hit, and we are thankful to Living Literature - a collective of Rhode Island-based artists and educators - for their flexibility and enthusiasm in making this virtual program happen. Our thanks to the Rhode Island Center for the Book and Director Kate Lentz, Elizabeth Rush, Ocean State Libraries, the Rhode Island office of Library and Information Services, and the Pawtucket Credit Union for making this presentation possible!
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June 19, 2020
09 - Comfort Watching and Reading Outside Our Comfort Zones
This week Tayla is joined by Martha, the Youth Services Librarian at the Auburn Branch and Edna, a Youth Services Librarian at Central. In this episode they discuss problematic children’s books and the importance of giving children access to a diverse range of ideas through books, comfort watching old shows, and getting out into nature. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Jane Austen books on eZone Gourmet Hound by Leehama Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling on Audiobook King and King by Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland AV My Neighbor Totoro (1988) The Wind Rises (2013) Law & Order (1990 - 2010) The Kitchen (2014 - ) Daredevil (2015 - 2018) Other Words with Friends iOS and Android Bedtime Storytime with Cranston Public Library Northeastern Birds Backyard Guide by Bill Thompson Audubon Wildlife Refuges in RI
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June 16, 2020
08 - Walking for Exercise, Well-Being, and Pokémon 🚶‍♀️
This week Tayla is joined by Corrie, the CPL Technology Coordinator and Christine, the CPL Cataloging Librarian.  In this episode they discuss TV reboots, the ways video games and other technology has helped them stay connected to people during the pandemic, and how generally uncanny our new way of life is. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Subscribe to Down Time with Cranston Public LIbrary on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Stitcher, and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Thanks for listening! Books Toil & Trouble by Augusten Burroughs The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz Blood by Allison Moorer Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg Commute : an Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame by Erin Williams AV BoJack Horseman (2014-2020) Kim’s Convenience (2016 - ) Shark Tank (2009 - ) The X-Files (1993-2018) The Innocence File (2020) Westworld (2016 - ) Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Other Jackbox Games Pokemon Go! iOS and Android Atlas Obscura King Arthur Flour Banana Bread Recipe CPL’s Teen Cosplay Cosplay Videos
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June 9, 2020
07 - It's Just the Way It Was with Joe Broadmeadow and Brendan Doherty
This week Tayla is joined by Zach, adult services librarian at Central, and authors Joe Broadmeadow and Brendan Doherty. Joe and Brendan share what they've been reading and watching, and share excerpts and discussions from their book It's Just the Way It Was: Inside the War on the New England Mob and Other Stories.  Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Every Drop of Blood by Edward Achorn Christopher Moore’s book on the eZone I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa by Charles Brandt It's Just the Way It Was : Inside the War on the New England Mob and Other Stories by Joe Broadmeadow and Brendan Doherty This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger AV Friday Night Lights (2006-2011) TURN: Washington's Spies (2014-2017) Bosch (2014- ) Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (2020) Amy Schumer Learns to Cook (2017- ) At Home with Amy Sedaris (2020) Events Author William Kent Krueger Virtual Event for This Tender Land: In Conversation - Friday, June 12 at 7 PM. A partnership between Barrington Books and Cranston Public Library. Registration required.
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June 2, 2020
06 - Graphic Novels With Your Friendly Neighborhood Librarians
This week, Tayla is joined by youth services coordinator Emily and adult services coordinator Dave to discuss all things graphic novels and comics. Along with recommending their favorite titles they also discuss the difficulties that come along with categorizing graphic novels, especially when libraries organize their materials by audience. They finished off their conversation talking about comic book movies and Star Wars. Content warning: Discussion of the depiction of sex and nudity in comics. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Emily’s Picks: Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke Little Robot by Ben Hatke The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bà Deadly Class by Rick Remender and Welsey Craig Blankets by Craig Thompson Dave’s Picks: The Wicked and the Divine by Kieron Gillan and Jamie McKelvie Daytripper by Fàbio Moon and Gabriel Bà Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky Tayla’s Picks: The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp The Adventure Zone: Here There’s Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy and Griffin McElroy Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe They Call Us Enemy by George Takei and Justin Eisinger Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Movies/TV: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Mandalorian (2019 - ) Songland (2019 - )
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May 26, 2020
05 - Oops! All Branch Librarians
This week Tayla is joined by Adrienne, the William Hall Branch Librarian, and Nancy, the Knightsville Branch Librarian. In this episode, they discuss new work routines, retro murder mystery shows, and disgusting discoveries. Content warning: discussion of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries in the second half of the show. We’re excited to announce our first author visit to the podcast! Joe Broadmeadow and Brendan Doherty will drop by to share from their book It’s Just the Way It Was: Inside the War on the New England Mob and Other Stories. You can join the conversation by sending us a question for the authors. Record a voice memo and email it to central@cranstonlibrary.org by Monday, May 25. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books: Janet Evanovich on eZone Serge Storm series by Tim Dorsey One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus Far from the Tree by Robin Benway AV: Grey’s Anatomy (2005- ) Columbo (1971-2003) Murder She Wrote (1984-1996) Monk (2002-2009) Diagnosis Murder (1993-2001) Expedition Unknown (2015-  ) The Rockford Files (1974-1980) Disgusting Discoveries: Andrew Lost series by J.C. Greenburg Phineas Gage: A Gruesome and True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman Oh, Rats! The Story of Rats and People by Albert Marrin Fartiste by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer and illustrated by Boris Kulikov
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May 19, 2020
04 - Personal Librarians to Captain America
This week Tayla is joined by the Director and the Assistant Director of the Cranston Public Libraries, Ed Garcia and Julie Holden. In this episode, they discuss print vs digital reading, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing movies with your significant other, and Dungeons & Dragons. We’re excited to announce our first author visit to the podcast! Joe Broadmeadow and Brendan Doherty will drop by to share from their book It’s Just the Way It Was: Inside the War on the New England Mob and Other Stories. You can join the conversation by sending us a question for the authors. Record a voice memo and email it to central@cranstonlibrary.org by Monday, May 25. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Down Time with Cranston Public Library is on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and everywhere else you find podcasts. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Thanks for listening! Books: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny Star Wars novels in the eZone H.P. Lovecraft in the eZone Driving While Black by Gretchen Sorin AV: CPL’s Storytime Online - Live on our Facebook Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM The Goldfinch (2019) based on the novel by Donna Tartt List of the MCU in order Agents of Shield (2013 -  ) Fans Petition Marvel to Open Caption THE ETERNALS Lord of the Rings (2001, 2002, 2003) Star Trek Picard (2020 -  ) Top Chef (2006 - ) The Great British Baking Show and The Great American Baking Show Other: Ed’s Quarantine Playlist on Spotify Fantasy Ground - virtual tabletop for a number of tabletop RPGs Avrae - the D&D beyond bot for Discord
41:30
May 12, 2020
03 - Audiobooks for May Day
This week Tayla is joined by Karen the branch librarian at Auburn and Dave from the Central Branch. They talk audiobooks, what fiction can teach us about real life, virtual concerts, and Morris dancing. We’re excited to announce our first author visit to the podcast! Joe Broadmeadow and Brendan Doherty will drop by to share from their book It’s Just the Way It Was: Inside the War on the New England Mob and Other Stories. You can join the conversation by sending us a question for the authors. Record a voice memo and email it to central@cranstonlibrary.org by Monday, May 25. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books: Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun, and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon Join our discussion of this book on May 12th at 2:00 PM (register online) or May 13 at 7:00 PM (register online). The Broken Earth Series by N. K. Jemisin The Death of the Necromancer by  Martha Wells Join our discussion of this book on May 14th at 7:00 PM (register online). Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear AV: Some Good News hosted by John Krasinski Firefly (2002-2003) Firefly: the Unification War. Vol. 1 by Greg Pak Firefly the Game Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburne  --Banjo House Lockdown, Friday evening Rhiannon Giddens and Francisco Turrisi Art Lives On - Connecting Fans to Artists in a Stay-at-home Climate Other: Ladies of the Rolling Pin The Last Post podcast by Alice Fraser Alice Fraser: Savage (2020) Two Noble Kinsmen at Shakespeare’s Globe
43:53
May 5, 2020
02 - National Poetry Month 2020
This week our host Tayla, branch librarian at Oak Lawn, is joined by Zach and Alyssa from Central. They talk speculative fiction, new and old TV favorites, theater, and poetry in honor of April being National Poetry Month. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books: Tessa Dare (content warning: sexually explicit content) Daughter from the Dark (2020) by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, trans. by Julia Meitov Hersey Vita Nostra (2018) by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, trans. by Julia Meitov Hersey Pet (2019) by Akwaeke Emezi D&D Adventure Books in our catalog Tayla’s Current Read: Ghost of Saltmarsh available for purchase digitally on D&D Beyond or at your local game store AV: Schitt’s Creek Belgravia Episodes Killing Eve The Wilbury Theatre Group (Providence) Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Onwards Poetry for National Poetry Month: Zach’s Selections Songs for the People by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Library of Small Catastrophes (2019) by Alison C. Rollins Space Struck (2019) by Paige Lewis Sight Lines (2019) by Arthur Sze Alyssa’s Selections Blue Valentine by Laura Marie Marciano Typewriter Series #2937 by Tyler Knott Gregson Resources for Lovers of Poetry PBS Poetry in America Poetry Foundation Collections Poetry Magazine podcast International Poetry Circle on Twitter Resources for Poets Literary Magazines Facebook Group Literistic Poetry Society of America Resource page 
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April 28, 2020
01 - Webcomics, Canadian comedy, and CosTube
It’s the first episode of Down Time with Cranston Public Library! Tayla, branch librarian at Oak Lawn, is joined by Martha from Auburn Branch and Elise from William Hall Branch, talking webcomics, 90s witch and vampire nostalgia, K-pop meets Dumplin’, Canadian comedy, and CosTube. Plus a comforting dose of sewing, baking, and gardening.  Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Feeling Sunny by Scott Holmes. Catch up with the Cranston Public Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Webcomics on Webtoons: Gourmet Hound My Giant Nerd Boyfriend Lore Olympus Books: Check Please! Vol. 1 and Check Please! Vol. 2 by Ngozi Ukazu Witchlight by Jessi Zabarsky What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel Pool The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee (Pub Date: 6/16/20) AV: The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (Granada TV) The Great British Bake Off (available streaming on Netflix) CosTuber Prior Attire CosTuber Bernadette Banner CosTuber Jessica Kellgren-Fozard Letterkenny (available streaming on Hulu) Schitt’s Creek Slings and Arrows Other fun stuff: Yoga with Adriene doyogawithme.com Survivor Books on Sewing available in the eZone What’s My Line Books on Baking in the eZone Books on Gardening in the eZone
41:50
April 21, 2020
Trailer
Have you always wanted to listen to a podcast where library staff as well as authors and other special guests give you books, TV, and movie recommendations? Then I’ve got just the podcast for you. Check out the Down Time with Cranston Public Library podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere else you find podcasts! Each week, 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 - subscribe so you never miss an episode! Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa. Thanks for listening!
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April 13, 2020