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Biblio Files Podcast logo for Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MassachusettsBiblio Files:

a podcast from Cary Memorial Library featuring conversations about books and reading with the ultimate book lovers: librarians.

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CREDITS - Biblio Files is a production of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Our host is Jen Webb. Matt Schuman engineered the podcast and created our theme music. Mandy McClaine designed our logo. Our producer is Jen Forgit. Special thanks to our Masters of the Web, Kevin Grocki and Kathy Santos. All rights reserved.

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/carylibrary, on Twitter and Instagram at carymemlibrary, or email webmaster@carylibrary.org.


Season One: Episode 09: Short Stories

2017-03-16

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 63.41MB - Duration: 37:31 m (236 kbps 44100 Hz)

Show notes: 

On today's podcast, Jen W, Jen F, Matt, and Meagan talk about short stories. If you haven’t read many short stories, now is a great time to try one. We can recommend stories for readers of every genre, and you might just discover your next favorite author!

For more information about the books discussed on today’s podcast, check out the links below to the library catalog, or talk to your librarian!

Books we discuss:

Credits

Biblio Files is a production of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Our host is Jen Webb. Matt Schuman engineered the podcast and created our theme music. Mandy McClaine designed our logo. Our producer is Jen Forgit. Special thanks to our Masters of the Web, Kevin Grocki and Kathy Santos. All rights reserved.

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/carylibrary, on Twitter and Instagram at carymemlibrary, or email webmaster@carylibrary.org.


Season One: Episode 08: Wanderlust

2017-03-03

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 66.35MB - Duration: 28:59 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)

Show notes: 

Join us at Cary Memorial Library for our upcoming program series, Lexington Reads. This year’s theme is Wanderlust!

Visit www.carylibrary.org/calendar for more details about this and other upcoming library programs and for everything related to Lexington Reads, visit Lexingtonreads.org.

On today's podcast, Jen W, Jen F, Kate, Diane and Meagan talk about our 2017 Lexington Reads selection: The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck. The team recommends a variety of travel-themed books from Sarah Vowell’s Assassination Vacation to the wild surfing stories of William Finnegan.

For more information about the books discussed on today’s podcast, check out the links below to the library catalog, or talk to your librarian!

Books we discuss:

Credits

Biblio Files is a production of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Our host is Jen Webb. Matt Schuman engineered the podcast and created our theme music. Mandy McClaine designed our logo. Our producer is Jen Forgit. Special thanks to our Masters of the Web, Kevin Grocki and Kathy Santos. All rights reserved.

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/carylibrary, on Twitter and Instagram at carymemlibrary, or email webmaster@carylibrary.org.


Season One: Episode 07: Book to Screen Adaptations

2017-01-17

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 76.65MB - Duration: 45:26 m (236 kbps 44100 Hz)

Show notes: 

Join us at Cary Memorial Library for our upcoming evening lecture series, Page to Screen, which runs from January through April 2017.

Professor Monika Raesch explores books and short stories that have been adapted to the silver screen! This series goes in depth to explore the strengths and differences between each format, as well as why we react to each format differently.

Visit www.carylibrary.org/calendar for more details about this and other upcoming library programs.

On today's podcast, Meagan, Kate, Matt, Diane and Jen discuss film adaptations of books and short stories, as well as why book readers are so often disappointed by film adaptations of their favorite books.

For more information about the books discussed on today’s podcast, check out the links below to the library catalog, or talk to your librarian!

Books we discuss:

Credits

Biblio Files is a production of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Our host is Jen Webb. Matt Schuman engineered the podcast and created our theme music. Mandy McClaine designed our logo. Our producer is Jen Forgit. Special thanks to our Masters of the Web, Kevin Grocki and Kathy Santos. All rights reserved.

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/carylibrary, on Twitter and Instagram at carymemlibrary, or email webmaster@carylibrary.org.


Season One: Episode 06: Intro to Graphic Novels

2016-12-23

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 59.98MB - Duration: 36:11 m (232 kbps 44100 Hz)

Show notes: 

We have a new app! Get the new (free!) Minuteman Library Network app and get instant access to the library catalog, your account, upcoming events and more! The digital library card feature lets you store your library card number so you'll never leave home without your library card again. Search your app store for Minuteman Library Network. Available for iOS and Android. On today's podcast, Meagan, Eunice, Kate, Janice, Jen and Matt discuss graphic novels!

Books we discuss:

Credits

Biblio Files is a production of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Our host is Jen Webb. Matt Schuman engineered the podcast and created our theme music. Mandy McClaine designed our logo. Our producer is Jen Forgit. Special thanks to our Masters of the Web, Kevin Grocki and Kathy Santos. All rights reserved.

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/carylibrary, on Twitter and Instagram at carymemlibrary, or email webmaster@carylibrary.org.


Season One: Episode 05: Trip to Mars

2016-11-22

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 44.49MB - Duration: 33:39 m (185 kbps 44100 Hz)

Show notes: 

You can only bring 3 books with you on a trip to Mars! What are your picks?

If you love books as much as we do, it’s really hard to pick a favorite. Our Cary Library staff members pick our top three favorite books. Today’s panel is: Jen W., Jen F, Alissa, Meagan, and Matt.

We have a new app! Get the new (free!) Minuteman Library Network app and get instant access to the library catalog, your account, upcoming events and more! The digital library card feature lets you store your library card number so you'll never leave home without your library card again. Search your app store for Minuteman Library Network. Available for iOS and Android. 

Books we discuss:

 

Credits

Biblio Files is a production of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Our host is Jen Webb. Matt Schuman engineered the podcast and created our theme music. Mandy McClaine designed our logo. Our producer is Jen Forgit. Special thanks to our Masters of the Web, Kevin Grocki and Kathy Santos. All rights reserved.

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/carylibrary, on Twitter and Instagram at carymemlibrary, or email webmaster@carylibrary.org.


Season One: Episode 04: Common Ground

2016-11-7

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 99.05MB - Duration: 43:17 m (320 kbps 48000 Hz)

Show notes: 

From the Black Lives Matter campaign to news headlines about racial profiling, race is something that is on everyone’s mind in 2016. Today’s podcast features books about race, racism, and social justice in America. We picked this topic to coincide with the Lexington Human Rights committee's panel discussion about the Pulitzer-prize winning book Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas.

To supplement this discussion, Cary Library staff have gathered reading suggestions for today’s podcast from diverse authors to showcase the many great books for all ages about race in America.

Today’s panel includes: Jen W, Eunice, Jen F, Kate, Meagan, and Matt.

Listeners: Join the community conversation and read Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas.

Follow the links below for more information about all of the books, websites and music discussed in the podcast.

Credits

Biblio Files is a production of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Our host is Jen Webb. Matt Schuman engineered the podcast and created our theme music. Mandy McClaine designed our logo. Our producer is Jen Forgit. Special thanks to our Masters of the Web, Kevin Grocki and Kathy Santos. All rights reserved.

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/carylibrary, on Twitter and Instagram at carymemlibrary, or email webmaster@carylibrary.org.


Season One: Episode 03: Failures

2016-9-29

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 103.94MB - Duration: 45:25 m (320 kbps 48000 Hz)

Show notes: 

Sometimes failures teach us a lesson, and sometimes we have to just get over it. Today’s panel discusses books about failure and includes reading suggestions pulled from the nonfiction shelves, as well as fantasy, romance, young adult fiction and memoir.

Our panel includes: Jen W., Diane, Jen F, Kate, and Meagan.

Listeners! Do you like books that pile on the failure and misery, or are you a reader who likes a happy ending? Find us on Twitter and Instagram @carymemlibrary, or on Facebook at facebook.com/carylibrary and let us know: #campmisery or #camphappyending

We have a new app! Get the new (free!) Minuteman Library Network app and get instant access to the library catalog, your account, upcoming events and more! The digital library card feature lets you store your library card number so you'll never leave home without your library card again. Search your app store for Minuteman Library Network. Available for iOS and Android.

Books we discuss:

 

Credits

Biblio Files is a production of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Our host is Jen Webb. Matt Schuman engineered the podcast and created our theme music. Mandy McClaine designed our logo. Our producer is Jen Forgit. Special thanks to our Masters of the Web, Kevin Grocki and Kathy Santos. All rights reserved.

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/carylibrary, on Twitter and Instagram at carymemlibrary, or email webmaster@carylibrary.org.


Season One: Episode 02: Childhood Favorites

2016-08-16

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.87MB - Duration: 50:15 m (128kbps 48000 Hz)

Show notes: 

Remember that book you loved as a kid? In this episode, Cary Memorial Library staff revisit our childhood favorites from Heidi and the Secret Garden to Bunnicula. We discuss our reactions revisiting these books as adults, and how one’s perspective as a reader changes over time. Do you see your childhood reading choices reflected in your reading today? On today’s panel: Jen W, Diane S, Jen F, Kate, Meagan, and Matt.

Listeners: Tell us your favorite childhood books. Have you reread them recently? Check our library catalog for the books we mention in this episode:

Books we discuss:

Credits

Biblio Files is a production of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Our host is Jen Webb. Matt Schuman engineered the podcast and created our theme music. Mandy McClaine designed our logo. Our producer is Jen Forgit. Special thanks to our Masters of the Web, Kevin Grocki and Kathy Santos. All rights reserved.

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/carylibrary, on Twitter and Instagram at carymemlibrary, or email webmaster@carylibrary.org.


Season One: Episode 01: What's Your Four?

2016-07-15

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 79.44MB - Duration: 34:43 m (320 kbps 48000 Hz)

Show notes: 

On today’s panel, Cary Librarians Jen W, Diane S, Jen F, Kate, Meagan, and Eunice tell us “What’s Your Four” as we join the Massachusetts statewide summer reading campaign. In addition to books, we also talk about our favorites things about summer, luxury handbags vs. Ziploc bags, and everyone’s favorite Tony Award winning musical Hamilton.

Listeners: Tell us What’s Your Four! Connect with us on your favorite social media platform and share which books you are planning to read this summer. Use the hashtag #whatsyourfour?

Studies show that kids who read at least four books over the summer score higher on reading comprehension tests in the fall.  Massachusetts librarians and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners are challenging everyone to choose four books to read this summer, and then tell us, what’s your four?

http://mblc.state.ma.us/newsroom/content/articles/121/whats-your-four/

Warning: this episode contains spontaneous outbreaks of singing! 

Books we discuss:

Jen W

Kate

Meagan P

Diane

Eunice

Credits

Biblio Files is a production of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Our host is Jen Webb. Matt Schuman engineered the podcast and created our theme music. Mandy McClaine designed our logo. Our producer is Jen Forgit. Special thanks to our Masters of the Web, Kevin Grocki and Kathy Santos. All rights reserved.

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/carylibrary, on Twitter and Instagram at carymemlibrary, or email webmaster@carylibrary.org.