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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 Alessandro Russo, Senior Librarian at MCPL's Rockville Memorial branch, and David Watts, Circulation Supervisor at the Silver Spring branch

Feb 7, 2017

Montgomery County Public Libraries

Recording Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Guests: Susan Moritz, Program Manager for Virtual Services and Lisa Navidi, Librarian at Davis Library

Items of interest mentioned during this episode - 

NovelistPlus - Online tool for discovering new books. Includes adult and children's books.   

Readers Cafe - MCPL website for discovering you next favorite book. 

What Do I Check Out Next? - Personalized book suggestions based your preferences.

Notable Quote: Reader's advisory is "connecting the right reader to the right book at the right time. 

Books, movies and television shows mentioned during this episode -

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall. Librarian Susan Mortiz referred to this book as a "cozy mystery." Cozy mysteries tend to downplay sex and violence, and the stories often take place in a small, interconnected community. 

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

Downton Abbey (DVD)

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer 

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Rogue One (in theaters)

Rogue One (the novelization) by Alexander Freed

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell

Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Feb 6, 2017

Montgomery County Public Libraries

Recording Date
: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Guest: Parker Hamilton, Director of Montgomery County Public Libraries

Books and authors mentioned during this episode -

Around the Way Girl: a Memoir by Taraji P. Henson. Henson is an American actress, singer, and author.

Eudora Welty – 20th century American known for her short stories and novels about the American South.

Henry Fielding – 18th century English novelist known his humor and biting satire.

Piers Plowman – A 14th century Middle English narrative poem by William Langland.

Other items of interest mentioned during this episode -

The comic con, MoComCon, mentioned in this episode took place at Silver Spring Library on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Library Link - Library Link is a partnership between Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). This initiative is part of a national program to ensure every child enrolled in school receives a library card.

When Director Hamilton mentions "having worked on the 2nd floor," she is referring to the County Executive's offices, where she served as an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. 

A transcript of this episode is forthcoming. 

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