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Library Matters is a podcast by Montgomery County Public Libraries exploring the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning.
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Library Matters is a podcast of Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) in Montgomery County, MD. Each episode we explore the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning. Library Matters is hosted by Julie Dina, Outreach Associate, Lauren Martino, Children's Librarian at our Silver Spring branch, and David Payne, Branch Manager of our Davis branch. 

Sep 29, 2017

Spoilers Are Coming! This episode has more Game of Throne book and television series spoilers than you can shake a sword at. 

Recording Date: September 20, 2017

Episode Summary: Winter is coming. At least that's what the Game of Thrones fans among our staff say. We invited a few such fans onto the podcast to share their enthusiasm for the immensely popular Game of Thrones books and television series.  

Note: Library Matters has new hosts! You'll hear 2 of our new hosts, Davis Library Branch Manager David Payne and Silver Spring Librarian Lauren Martino during the main part of the episode. Our third host, Outreach Associate Julie Dina, introduces this episode and returns at the end to talk with our Acting Director, Anita Vassallo, who couldn't make the main recording session, but is a big Game of Thrones fan and didn't want to miss out on the fun.  

Guests:
Susan Moritz, Digital Strategies Program Manager
Angelica Rengifo, Outreach Associate
Anita Vassallo, Acting Director, MCPL

Featured MCPL Service: Tell us what you like to read by filling out our What Do I Check Out Next? form and receive 3-5 personalized book suggestions from your MCPL librarians. 

Notable Quotes:

"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." Henry IV, Part II, William Shakespeare

"Uneasy lies the bum that sits on the (Iron) Throne." Susan Moritz

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die." Game of Thrones, Season 1, Episode 7, Cersei Lannister 

Game of Thrones Books and Media Mentioned During This Episode:

Game of Thrones (television series): A dramatic, often violent cable television saga of the conflicts, alliances, and intrigue among noble families vying for control of or independence from the high kingship that rules over the 7 kingdoms. 

George R.R. Martin: Have you finished the Song of Ice and Fire book series, but still want more? Try some of the other novels and short story collections George R.R. Martin has written or edited. 

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin: The epic fantasy book series upon which the Game of Thrones television series is based. The series currently consists of the following books - 

Martin's fan eagerly, impatiently, await the next planned books in the series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.    

Other Books and Media Mentioned During this Episode:

The Borgias (television series): A chronicle of the 16th century Borgia family's rise to power in the Roman Catholic Church. 

Henry IV by William Shakespeare: A history play about King Henry IV of England and his struggles against internal unrest and Scottish invaders. 

Henry V by William Shakespeare: A history play about King Henry V of England and his role in the Battle of Agincourt in France. 

Philippa Gregory: The author of British historical fiction novels, many of which are set in the 16th century Tudor period.  

Richard III by William Shakespeare: This history play depicts Richard III's rise to power and his short lived reign as king of England.   

Supernatural (television series): A pair of brothers make their way through the world as monster hunters. 

The Tudors (television series): The early years of King Henry VII's 16th century reign over England. 

Read the transcript.

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