Down Time with Cranston Public Library

Down Time with Cranston Public Library

By Cranston Public Library
Staff from the Cranston Public Library share what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and one additional thing they've been super into lately. New episodes every Tuesday. Listen in and geek out with us!
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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.
1:00:23
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 - )
42:18
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
42:41
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
41:29
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 
45:24
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
41:49
April 21, 2020