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Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf

Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf

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Every week, librarians Rob and Michelle give listeners their recommendations on the latest books, movies and other materials to check out at their local library. Many of the recommendations are available to stream with Hoopla.
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50 - Rob watches Twilight, and the Final Episode
Michelle convinced Rob to watch the movie Twilight, and your hosts say farewell to a year of podcasting together.  Put a Twilight DVD on hold!  Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
26:07
July 16, 2021
49 - Conspiracy Theories from the movie, The Shining, and learn about HMCPL's makerspace specialists!
Join your hosts for a discussion about conspiracy theories from the Kubric movie, The Shining. You can learn more about these conspiracy theories by watching the movie Room 237. Or you can watch the movie The Shining by checking it out from your local branch!  Then listen to an interview with the makerspace specialists for the Madison and South Huntsville Branches of HMCPL.  Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
43:25
July 9, 2021
48 - Cartoons for the Young and Old
Rob and Michelle discuss favorite cartoons for the young and the old with their coworker Gantt Moore. You'll recognize Gantt's voice as a regular guest on the show - he's the voice of the disclaimer at the end of every show, he's been the voice of the ghost of Paul Lynde in our Halloween Special, the voice of the ghost of Alan Rickman in our Die Hard Holiday Special, and other characters.  Media in this episode:  Samurai Jack  SpongeBob Squarepants Batman the Animated Series Hey Arnold  Steven Universe Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
37:48
July 2, 2021
47 - TLWIAS Book Club Modern Westerns
Rob and Michelle read two modern westerns this month, told from a different perspective than traditional western stories.  In "Outlawed" by Anna North, Ada has to escape her home town when she's labeled a witch for being unable to conceive a child. She runs to a convent, and then to a gang of outlaws in Wyoming.  In "Upright Women Wanted" by Sarah Gailey, Esther is a stowaway in a Librarian's book wagon to escape her life after her best friend/sweetheart is killed. In this reinvented pulp western, you meet some brave librarians who are working against the newly fascist government in a speculative future dystopian America.  Outlawed in Branches  Outlawed on Libby and Overdrive Upright Women Wanted in Branches Upright Women Wanted on Libby and Overdrive Upright Women Wanted on Hoopla Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
33:20
June 25, 2021
46 - Rainbow Connection and Representation in Media
It's important to see ourselves in media. It's also important to consume media that represents other lived experiences in honest ways. Studies have shown that people develop more empathy the more books and movies they consume about other people's lives. Rob and Michelle discuss queer representation in media with Alyx, circulation manager of the Madison Public Library. Alyx talks about Sailor Moon, their love of the Animporphs book series, and how important Alison Bechdel's memoirs have been in their life.  Media in this episode The Animorphs Series by Katherine Applegate Fun Home: a family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel  Are You My Mother by Alison Bechdel  Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
33:52
June 18, 2021
45 - Interview with Annie, Digital Services Manager, and new Blast Music service
Annie, HMCPL's Digital Services Manager, discusses Blast Music, the new digital music service for local musicians the library will be offering. Annie also discusses favorite books, music, album covers and original MTV VeeJays. A picture of the original MTV VeeJays! https://musicbiz101wp.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mark-Weiss-MTV-VJ-photo-Hi-Res.jpg Learn more about HMCPL's Blast Music service here!  Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
41:18
June 11, 2021
44 - Interview with local band SPINSHIPS
Local band SPINSHIPS discusses their origin story, creative process, songwriting collaboratively, musical inspiration, and favorite books. SPINSHIPS is comprised of poet Marquez McClinton and guitarist Mike Cummings. Their new album, Whatever Now, can be listened to on  Bandcamp Spotify Soundcloud Apple Music And you can find them on Instagram @Spinships Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
25:35
June 4, 2021
43 - Book Club, A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare
The May TLWIAS book club pick was in celebration of Audiobook Appreciation Month! Your hosts listened to A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare, part of the Spindle Cove series. Rob discusses his experience listening to his first audiobook ever, and how he's come to appreciate the format. Michelle laments not being able to travel as much over the last year.  Media in this episode:  A Lady by Midnight audiobook on Hoopla The Nevers, a new series on HBO Panic, Vol 1 from the EC Archives on Hoopla
26:03
May 28, 2021
42 - Two Books and a Movie, and Two Librarians Cheesy Sci-Fi Summer Movie Spectacular
Rob and Michelle discuss a couple of books and the movie they chose for this episode, The King of Staten Island, written and starring Pete Davidson, directed by Judd Apatow.  Also, you're invited to attend the Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf Cheesy Sci Fi Summer Movie Spectacular at the Madison Public Library this summer! The first movie, Plan 9 From Outer Space, will show on June 24 at 8 pm on the screen in the back of the library. BYO Refreshments, and listen to Rob and MIchelle give a quick history of the movie and enjoy a free screening of this Science Fiction classic! Find more information about the media shared in this episode at www.hmcpl.org  Ghosts and Girls of Fiction House in branches  Museum of the Missing: a history of art theft in branches The Rape of Europa: the fate of Europe's treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War  The Rape of Europa DVD The King of Staten Island Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
34:24
May 21, 2021
41 - Best and worst book to movie adaptations
In this episode, your hosts discuss the best and the worst book to movie adaptations, from classics of literature, to pulp horror and sci-fi novels.  Check out materials from the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library! www.hmcpl.org
33:40
May 14, 2021
40 - 20 questions with Rob and Michelle
Rob and Michelle celebrate the podcast being over the hill and answer some frequently asked questions about the podcast, about the library, and about themselves in this episode.  Find the materials mentioned in this episode at www.hmcpl.org!
38:00
May 7, 2021
39 - An interview with Melanie Thornton, Library PR; Rob and Michelle read James Patterson
In this episode, you'll hear from the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's Public Relation's Director, Melanie Thornton. Melanie discusses the new library branches opening this year, her favorite books, and even plays the Library Game! Then, Rob and Michelle discuss Along Came a Spider by James Patterson, and whether or not they get why his books are so popular.  Find more information about the beautiful new North Huntsville Library branch at https://hmcpl.org/branches/nhv Along Came a Spider by James Patterson Find the media discussed in this episode in the library's catalog at https://catalog.hmcpl.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
28:39
April 30, 2021
38 - Weddings in media, our own weddings, and National Poetry Month
In this episode, Michelle and Rob discuss a little about their own weddings and any drama that may have ensued. They also discuss favorite weddings in media, and share some favorite poems to celebrate National Poetry Month.  Do you have a wedding drama story you want to share? Or a favorite poem? Let us know!  Media in this episode:  Palm Springs  The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren Movies with Tom Hanks Poetry by Nikki Giovanni Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
28:22
April 23, 2021
37 - Two books and a movie
This week, Michelle and Rob discuss two new nonfiction titles they enjoyed, and discuss a movie. Michelle read "Veritas: a Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife" by Ariel Sabar - a nonfiction about a possibly forged piece of papyrus and the man who probably created it that read like an Indiana Jones movie. Rob read "EC Comics: race, shock, and social protest" by Quiana Whitted - a nonfiction about the social messages found in EC Comics in the 1950's. Then, they discuss Wonder Woman: 1984, the good, the bad and the too much of it all.  Media mentioned in this episode:  EC Comics: race, shock, and social protest by Quiana Whitted Vertias: a harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife by Ariel Sabar Wonder Woman: 1984 Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
33:11
April 16, 2021
36 - Yes another teen movie, Rob kills Dazed and Confused, and what makes a good cult classic
In celebration of Rex Manning Day, the day we take to observe the greatness that is the movie Empire Records, Rob and Michelle discuss Empire Records, what makes a cult movie, and then they swap favorite teen movies from different eras to discuss what changes and what remains the same when it comes to a good Teen Comedy.  Movies in this episode are Empire Records Dazed and Confused Can't Hardly Wait As a bonus, the soundtracks to each of these movies can be found through the library's Hoopla service. Empire Records Dazed and Confused Can't Hardly Wait
27:25
April 9, 2021
35 - Rob's hot take on the Snyder cut? Crappy first jobs and jobs in media
This week on Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf, Rob shares his hot take on the Snyder cut of Justice league, why working at the video store was the best job he ever had, and why Michelle thinks pushing grocery carts was the worst job she ever had. There's a list of books that might help you find a new career path, and some movie and tv recommendations that bring a little levity to a crappy job situation.  For more information about books and media discussed in this episode, you can search for titles on www.hmcpl.org.  Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
18:27
April 2, 2021
34 - Two Librarians Book Club, Rob Plays with Dolls, and Movies to Watch
In this episode, Rob confesses his love of fashion action dolls in the 70s and his special relationship with the Bionic Woman, Jaime Sommers. Then, your hosts discuss this month’s Book Club pick, A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers– a character driven sci-fi filled with lovable, diverse characters and plenty of laughs, and two movies they watched recently that they recommend. Media mentioned in this episode: A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers  ebook on hoopla Audio book on hoopla   In branches  Freaky DVD in branches  Chef DVD in branches  Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
35:10
March 26, 2021
33 - Women's History Month and 1 year of the pandemic
Rob and Michelle discuss books about interesting women in history, movies with inspiring women protagonists, and a run down of how the library is faring one year into the pandemic.  Media in this episode:  Mad and Bad: real heroines of the regency by Bea Koch in branches Ten Queens: portraits of women in power by Milton Melzter in branches Anne Boleyn: 500 years of lies by Hayley Nolen in branches Mad Max Fury Road in branches Booksmart in branches  The Terminator in branches Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
26:21
March 19, 2021
32 - Two new books and a movie
Rob and Michelle tackle some advice they would give their younger selves, what it's like to be the oldest child, and discuss some new books and movies. Michelle discusses the new Sarah J. Maas novel, A Court of Silver Flames, and Rob discusses Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused by Melissa Maerz. Rob also convinced Michelle to watch the new horror movie, The Wolf of Snow Hollow. Listen to find out how that went.  Media in this episode:  A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas in branches, on overdrive and libby Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused by Melissa Maerz in branches The Wolf of Snow Hollow DVD in branches Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
28:49
March 12, 2021
31 - Graphic Novels
Michelle and Rob each read a graphic novel to discuss, and also discuss one they chose to read together.  Materials mentioned in this episode:  Afterlife with Archie by Roberto Aguierre-Sacasa in branches on hoopla Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, illustrated by Brooklyn Allen  in branches on hoopla Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire by Neil Gaiman in branches on hoopla Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a     Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
12:01
March 5, 2021
30 - 5 cozy mystery series written by Black authors, and Rob's movie recommendations
Rob and Michelle are issuing a retraction on their February Book Club pick after discovering that the author was not only posing as a Black author to reach what they saw as an "untapped market". In Lieu of reading that original pick, here are 5 other cozy mystery series you can find on Hoopla that are written by Black authors.  Gethsemane Brown mystery series by Alexia Gordon ebooks on hoopla  The Plot is Murder by VM Burns ebook on hoopla   Audiobook on hoopla Detective by Day series by Kellye Garrett audiobooks on hoopla  Blanche White series by Barbara Neely audiobooks on hoopla  Sophie Katz murder mystery series by Kyra Davis ebooks on hoopla  Movies Rob Recommends featuring favorite Black actors:  Mean Johnny Barrows ft Fred Williamson Jackie Brown ft Pam Grier  Shaft 2019 ft Richard Roundtree  Escape from New York ft Isaac Hays  Cleopatra Jones ft Tamara Dobson  Enter the Dragon ft Jim Kelly  Blacula and Scream Blacula Scream ft William Marshall  3 From Hell ft Austin Stoker   John Henry ft Ken Foree   Sharky's Machine ft Bernie Casie   Candyman Ft Tony Todd  Night of the Living Dead ft Duane Jones  hoopla   New Jack City ft Mario Van Peebles   Fantastic4 ft Reg E Cathey  Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a     Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
21:22
February 26, 2021
29 - Youth Books to Celebrate Black Joy with Monday Sanderson
Your hosts welcome their coworker, Monday, and discuss the importance of representation in media. Monday gives some book recommendations that celebrate Black joy. Monday also teaches us about mirrors and windows in literature and media, and talks about cartoons and Power Rangers. Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd In branches  Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton In branches The Crossover Kwame Alexander in branches  ebook audiobook Blended Sharon Draper In branches ebook on overdrive and libby audiobook on overdrive and libby You should see me in a crown by Leah Johnson  in branches ebook on overdrive and libby audiobook on overdrive and libby audiobook on hoopla Happily ever afters by Elise Bryant In branches A blade so black by LL McKinney In branches audiobook on overdrive and libby audiobook on hoopla A Phoenix First Must Burn in branches audiobook on hoopla Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a     Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
24:60
February 22, 2021
28 - Reading Goals with Amanda Campbell
Rob and Michelle are joined by Amanda Campbell, branch manager of the Monrovia Public Library to discuss how to make reading goals and how to reach them. Amanda shares  what she’s currently reading, how she categorizes her reading, how she gets out of a reading rut, and what she does when a book isn’t enjoyable. Recommendations from Amanda in this episode: The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper in branches, ebook on overdrive and libby, audio on overdrive and libby Books by Fredrik Bachman in branches, ebooks and audio on overdrive and libby But You’re Still So young by Kayleen Shaefer In branches The Wilder Brothers by Jill Shalvis in branches,  ebooks on hoopla  Books by Elizabeth Acevedo in branches, ebooks and audio on overdrive and libby, on hoopla The Two Librarians Walk Into A Shelf Book Club is reading Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles by AL Herbert this month. Find the ebook and audiobook on hoopla. 
27:20
February 13, 2021
27 - The Valentine's Episode
If you're in the mood for love, we've got some recommendations for you! From Romances, to an anti-romance playlist on Hoopla, there's something for everyone in this episode. Materials mentioned in this episode:  "Rebel" by Beverly Jenkins "Take a Hint, Dani Brown" and "Get a Life, Chloe Brown" by Talia Hibbert "The Stars for Valentine's Day" by Trinity Blacio "A Very DC Valentine's Day" graphic novel "Drew's Famous Creepy Love Songs: Valentine's Day Stalker" CD "Valentine's Day Tigers" by Kestra Pingree "Valentine Day Z", movie on Hoopla.  Next month's TLWIAS book club pick is "Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles" by AL Herbert.  Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a     Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
19:13
February 5, 2021
26 - Gunsmoke and Trail Dust Book Club
Listen this week to our discussion on Gunsmoke and Trail Dust, whether or not your hosts liked the book, and a little history about the author and his other pen names. This book has everything – cattle rustlers, kids fist fighting in the school yard, framing people for murders, slap-dash desert surgery to help an outlaw get over a gangrenous gun shot wound, and yes, a little romance. Media mentioned in this episode: Gunsmoke and Trail Dust by Bliss Lomax Snowpiercer (DVD) Becky (DVD) Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0  License.
31:48
January 29, 2021
25 - Your Brain on Social Media
Rob and Michelle talk about how our brains are actively working against us when consuming media of all kinds, but we're particularly vulnerable on social media. Our brains are lazy and not necessarily equipped for quick critical thinking. It's important to know how our social media feeds work against us on purpose so we can work to counter it's effects.  Materials discussed in this episode are The Social Dilemma (a documentary available on Netflix),  "You are Not a Gadget" by Jaron Lanier and "Think Before You Like" by Guy Harrison.  Show notes on our blog! Join in on the next episode where we will talk about our next book club pick, Gunsmoke and Trail Dust by Bliss Lomax, found on hoopla.  Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a   Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0  License.
25:15
January 22, 2021
24 - Recommended Young Adult Novels
In this episode, Rob and Michelle discuss some novels from the Young Adult section that they recommend to anyone looking for a fast, engaging read. A novel is classified as Young Adult (YA) by a few metrics – you can expect that the motivations and the feelings of the characters will interact with problems in a different way than an adult novel. YA novels deal with problems in the immediate future, rather than thinking about long term goals and effects. Generally speaking, a YA novel will be less graphic than an adult novel, but modern YA does not shy away from the realities of the world. The pacing will be fast, the plot will be intriguing, and the characters will make you want to root for them. Materials mentioned in this episode are Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo; The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater; Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff; Rotters by Daniel Krauss; Prom Date by Diane Hoh. Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a        Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0        License.
31:26
January 19, 2021
23 - Best Media of 2020
Rob and Michelle recap some of their favorite books and media of 2020.  Mentions in this episode:  The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix; The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda; Open Book by Jessica Simpson; The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab; VFW; The Hunt; The Invisible Man; Host; The Valley Girl Musical Soundtrack; The Wretched; Christine; Fright Night; Fantasy Island (Blumhouse).  Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0  License.
22:49
January 8, 2021
22 - Interview with Marquez McClinton
Rob and Michelle talk with their coworker, Marquez, about his book, Becoming: The Process of Becoming You. Marquez also discusses how he gets so much done, how he stays positive when facing adversity, and his motivation for helping others. 
21:06
January 2, 2021
21 - A Die Hard Holiday
In the Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf Holiday Special, your hosts are visited by our frequent guest and coworker, Gantt Moore, with a very special appearance by the ghost of Alan Rickman. Mr. Rickman reads a classic holiday tale, "A Die Hard Christmas" by Doogie Horner. Mr. Horner was generous enough to let us read his work for the podcast for your enjoyment this holiday season - Thank you, Doogie! You can find more works by Doogie in our branches and through our ebook services.  Rob and Michelle wish you all a happy and safe Holiday season. Thanks for listening! 
10:26
December 22, 2020
20 - Digital collection picks and a farewell to 2020
This week, Rob and Michelle pick some materials from the library’s digital collections to share. Both of your hosts found old favorites to revisit on Hoopla, and then they close the episode with a discussion about grief and allowing yourself the stages of grief right now, even though it can be difficult to put a finger on what you’re grieving. 2020 was quite the ride, and your hosts would like to encourage you to take the time to acknowledge your feelings in whatever stage of grief you might be in and allow yourself the space to work through it. Materials mentioned in this episode: Open Book by Jessica Simpson, Eternity Road by Jack McDevitt, The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan, The Twilight Man: Rod Sterling and the Birth of Television, A Rocky Mountain Christmas by William W. Johnstone and JA Johnstone, Christmas Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley, Frozen Hell by John W Campbell, Jr, and Monolith by Shaun Hutson.  Music  - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a       Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0       License. Visit our blog for show notes.
46:06
December 18, 2020
19 - Holiday Book Exchange and Movies
In this episode, your hosts discuss their holiday themed book exchange picks with each other, and lay out some criteria to judge whether or not those holiday movies really are holiday movies. Listen to find out how they liked the books Rob and Michelle picked for each other, and whether or not your favorite Holiday themed movie counts when held up to Rob's criteria! Show notes, including links to the materials, can be found on our blog. Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0      License.
35:16
December 11, 2020
18 - Two Librarians at Home
Rob and Michelle had to quarantine after a Covid case at work. THey took home some new releases to read while at home. Materials mentioned in this episode: "The Less Dead" by Denise Mina, "Evil Geniuses" by Kurt Andersen, "The Lady from the Black Lagoon" by Mallory O'Meara, "Tombstone" by Tom Clavin, and the movies "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and 2019's "The Invisible Man". Visit our blog for links to these in our catalog! Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a     Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0     License.
25:35
December 4, 2020
17 - Meet the library’s new Director!
Rob and Michelle interview the library's Interim Executive Director, Cindy Hewitt. Cindy answers hard hitting questions about her favorite books, how the library is making it through these unprecedented times, and even plays the library game. Then, your hosts talk about their favorite holiday dishes, traditions, and their progress through National Novel Writing Month. Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a     Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0     License.
23:31
November 30, 2020
16 - Book Club
In A Rogue by Any Other Name,  Sarah MacLean has created two characters that you can really root for and care  about. It's funny, it’s heart warming, it’s swoony. It has revenge,  twists, intrigue, a satisfying resolution to some past wrongdoings. And  of course, kissing. Listen to a discussion about the book, what makes a romance a romance, and why the romance industry is a billion dollar  sector of publishing. The episode ends with a discussion about what else Rob and Michelle are currently reading.  Visit our blog notes for links to our recommendations.
24:31
November 20, 2020
15 - Prepping for Holidays
What do you do to prep for the holidays? What is that you do to get yourself ready for the holiday season? Do you cook something special? Or maybe it doesn’t feel like the season until you’ve watched a particular movie? What is your THING? In this episode, Rob and Michelle discuss the things that they do to gear up for the Holiday season. Maybe it's movies, maybe it's a local tradition, maybe it's a ritual that you participate in every year that really gets your heart going.  Listen for the traditions, the recipe recommendations, and the bonus list of punny Holiday mystery book titles! 
22:23
November 13, 2020
14 - No Guilt
On this very special episode of Two Librarians Walk Into A Shelf, Rob and Michelle have a discussion on guilt and how it relates to the media they consume. They make a case for not calling anything a "guilty pleasure", and embracing the media that you enjoy, regardless of what other people think about it. They also introduce the first book for the Two Librarians Walk Into A Shelf Book Club, A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean. Copies can be found on Hoopla in both audio and ebook formats with no waiting. Discussion to follow later this month on A Rogue by Any Other Name.  Show notes with links to materials discussed in this episode can be found on our blog.  Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a     Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0     License.
32:16
November 6, 2020
13 - The Halloween Variety Show Special
Trick or treat!? Maybe both.  In this episode, Rob and Michelle ran out of ideas for October and channeled their creative energy (and the talents of their coworkers) to recreate the magic of an old TV Holiday Special. It is heavily influenced by the 1976 Paul Lynde Halloween Special. These no-holds-barred TV events included sketch comedy, special guests, and musical numbers for a wacky, feel-good time. The Paul Lynde Special included Betty White, Florence Henderson, Witchipoo, The Wicked Witch of the West, Donnie and Marie, and the first TV appearance for KISS.  Paul Lynde is most famous for his role as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched, and his time as the center square on Hollywood Squares. Show notes are here. 2020 has been difficult for many people for many reasons, and we can’t possibly address the ways in which and how hard this time has been, but what we can try to do is to bring you a little creativity and a few laughs to brighten your day.  Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0    License.
21:24
October 30, 2020
12 - A history of the horror genre and why people like it
In this episode, Michelle and Rob discuss the history of the horror genre, why people enjoy scary books and movies, and why it seems to have a resurgence every couple of decades. Rob discusses some of the writing that he does for film magazines, and Michelle brings some facts about human brains and why horror movies and books are more helpful than harmful.  Dive more into this with our blog notes. Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a   Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
27:53
October 23, 2020
11 - Spooky Scary Reads for October
In this episode, Rob and Michelle take a look at some spooky books for all kinds of readers. Michelle shares a realization that she's been reading scary things for a while, even though she thought she was horror-averse, and Rob shares some classic horror favorites you can find through Hoopla and a new release Halloween night horror story.   Materials mentioned: Richard Matheson Thrillers: I am Legend, Someone is Bleeding, Ride the Nightmare, Fury on Sunday; Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge; The Elementals by Michael McDowell; The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater; Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson; The Shades of London by Maureen Johnson; Beware the Wild by Natalie C Parker. For links to all materials, check out the show notes on the blog! Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
22:14
October 16, 2020
10 - 13 Classic Scary Movies
Listen as Rob and Michelle count down 13 classic scary movies you can find throughout the HMCPL catalog. Your hosts play TV and radio spots advertising the movies and discuss their own experiences associated with watching each one. Did we include your favorite? Miss one you think should have been included? Find links to all the movies discussed in the show notes on our blog!  Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
35:20
October 9, 2020
09 - A conversation with author Grady Hendrix
Episode 09 features a conversation with best-selling author Grady Hendrix, in which we discuss favorite books and movies for the Halloween season, the inspiration behind the characters in his newest novel "The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires", which author's books he would remove from his hypothetical library, the candy that he thinks reaches it's most perfect form around Halloween, and his next two projects slated for release next year (both sound amazing).  Find links to the materials discussed in the show notes on our blog. Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
36:32
October 2, 2020
08 - New Fiction and Nonfiction
This week's episode features new fiction and nonfiction from authors who had different careers before becoming writers. Rob Discusses Deborah Goodrich Royce's Thriller, "Finding Mrs. Ford" and "Monster She Wrote" by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson. Michelle discusses the new nonfiction by Lulu Miller, "Why Fish Don't Exist". Introducing The Library Game, a game show where your only chance is to offend someone else's taste in books, and a candid story about wasps.  Show notes are on our blog: https://blog.hmcpl.org/two-librarians-walk-shelf-episode-8-show-notes Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0  License.
19:48
September 25, 2020
07 - Currently Reading and Watching
Michelle and Rob discuss books and movies they're currently reading and discuss whether they enjoyed them or not. Materials discussed in this episode are "The Girl from Widow Hills" by Megan Miranda, "Because Internet" by Gretchen McCullough, the 1988 Movie "They Live", and "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Phillip K Dick.  Check out our episode notes, with links to our book recommendations here. Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a     Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
21:55
September 18, 2020
06 - Books and Movies that Inspired Us
This episode highlights some books and movies that inspired our hosts in one way or another. Rob discusses Dan OBannon and Return of the Living Dead and Robert Block in Psycho 2. Michelle Discusses her favorite childhood read, Island of the Blue Dolphins and the early 2000s movie Love Song for Bobby Long. You can read our show notes, with links to the materials discussed, and the picture of Rob as promised, on the blog! https://blog.hmcpl.org/podcast-episode-6-show-notes-books-and-movies-inspired-us Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
18:44
September 15, 2020
05 - Throwback 60’s
Michelle  and Rob discuss favorite current books and movies set in the 1960's.   Materials discussed in this episode: Psycho Sanitarium by Chet  Williamson; The Girls by Emma Cline; Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood; Bad  Times at the El Royale You can read our show notes on our blog! Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a   Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
16:19
September 9, 2020
04 - Favorite Mysteries
In Episode 4, Michelle and Rob discuss some favorite mystery books and movies found in the library. Listen for the bonus top 10 list of mysteries with animal puns in the title!  Materials discussed:  Blow Out Starring John Travolta The Colorado Kid by Stephen King Sunburn by Laura Lippman A Simple Favor starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick Follow up with our blog post on this episode! Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
20:55
August 28, 2020
03 - Romancing the Book
Rob and Michelle discuss favorite romance reads and a little about the history of those fabulous (and Fabio) romance novel covers.  To read the blog post that goes with today's episode: https://blog.hmcpl.org/node/209 Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
19:55
August 21, 2020
02 - With a little help from your friends
Every week,  librarians Rob and Michelle give listeners their recommendations on the  latest books, movies and other materials to check out at their local  library. Many of the recommendations are available to stream with Hoopla. In our second episode of Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf, your hosts, Rob and Michelle, will take you on a tour of their favorite books and movies that celebrate friendship in many ways. For a list of recommendations, visit: https://blog.hmcpl.org/node/204
12:43
August 14, 2020
01 - Books and Movies that Scared Us
Your hosts, Michelle and Rob, discuss library materials that are scary in different ways. For links to their recommendations, visit their blog: https://blog.hmcpl.org/node/198 Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
15:23
August 7, 2020