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 15 February 2023
    by Hartland Public Library on February 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    In this episode we welcome special guest, Lyndsie Perkins, the Interim School Principal at Hartland Elementary School. Lyndsie has been reading audiobooks on her commute to school and her book is When the Adults Change Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behavior by Paul Dix (2017).  Liz shared a Hartland Library Book Discussion pick, and her new favorite, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (2012). And Traci talked about the joys of expanding your reading comfort zone to include new genres. Traci's book is A Rip Through Time by Kelley Armstrong (2022), a time-traveling, historical fiction pageturner.

  • 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.

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