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Hartland Library READS The Hartland Public Library staff chat about some of their staff favorites - books, audiobooks, movies, and more that you can check out from the library. Find a new author! Discover a new genre!

  • Hartland Library READS Episode 14 2022
    by Hartland Public Library on November 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    In this rainy day episode, Peggy discusses a "Delicious" memoir by Ruth Reichl, goes back to a simpler time with the L.M. Montgomery classic, Anne of Green Gables, and talks about The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.Erik also headed back in publishing time, to the future with Ursula Le Guin's 1968 classic, A Wizard of Earthsea and the Coretta Scott King honor book, Black Hands, White Sails by Pat and Frederick McKissack which details the bravery of black sailors who were desperate to escape slavery and became whalers. They also discuss the connection between whaling and the abolitionist movement. Correction: In this podcast, Erik refers to Ged, the protagonist of A Wizard of Earthsea, as black. The character's skin color is described as "red-brown" in the book. The importance of diverse characters in fiction was championed by Le Guin. We offer this correction in support of the text and in continuing to challenge our assumptions."

  • Hartland Library READS Episode 13 September 2022
    by Hartland Public Library on September 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    A podcast of staff favorites from the Hartland Public Library. In this episode, Nancy finds three pageturners -  including Chemistry Lessons by Bonnie Garmun, a gentle fantasy with an octopus as a main character, and a brownie sundae of a cozy mystery. Peggy shares a book about how we breathe, takes a hike with The Day Hiker's Guide to Vermont, and gets real with Molly Shannon's memoir.

  • Hartland Library READS Episode 12 June 2022
    by Hartland Public Library on June 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Erik, the newest member of the Hartland Library staff, shares their love of sci-fi and a cinematic graphic novel.  Liz reads an fantastical Nora Roberts series and tells us about the pleasures of escaping into another world.  They each share the good and the bad of series fiction and why it's okay to judge a book by its cover. 

  • Hartland Library READS Episode 11 - May 2022
    by Hartland Public Library on May 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Listen to Amy and Peggy talk about some of their favorite reads, past and present.

  • Hartland Library READS Episode 10 - April 2022
    by Hartland Public Library on April 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Nancy and Peggy talk about a few of their staff favorites on this month's episode. Nancy discovers a novel in letters about food and friendship that takes place in the 1960s and a gender bending historical novel based on the real life of Dr James Miranda Barry born as Margaret Anne Bulkley in 1979 Cork, Ireland. Peggy has a great way of re-discovering older titles on the library shelves and sharing them with a new audience of readers. She starts of with Patrick Taylor's Irish Country Doctor series and a well known children's series from the 1980s.We wrap it up with a couple of non-fiction books, one an investigative journalism report on Green Bank, West Virginia and the internet and cell phone free area surrounding the Green Bank Observatory; and a book about the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. Can you guess who chose which title?

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