Largo Public Library Podcast #2

Abstract/Description: The following is a transcript of this podcast: Intro Music By Break the Bans Hello welcome back to Page Turn the Largo Public Library Podcast! I am your host Hannah. Page Turn is a monthly podcast. It is separated into four segments. The first segment is Reader’s Advisory, this is where we tell you about a book and what other books to check out if it sounds interesting. The second segment is Library Tidbits where we bring you library history or news, or fun facts from library programs. The third segment is our Spanish Language Book Review brought to you from Victor our Outreach Librarian. And the fourth segment is Upcoming Library events you should check out. In Reader’s Advisory I will give a long summary and then the title and author of a book. Then I will give some reasons why a reader would be interested in the title. After that I will give the titles, authors and brief summaries of three titles reader’s may be interested in reading if the main title sounds interesting. Now let’s get started with everyone’s favorite: Reader’s Advisory Sting Detective John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Because he isn't just one cop trying to catch a killer, he's the man who's got all the pieces to the puzzle... Today’s Reader’s Advisory is Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin This is a detective novel set in Edinburgh, Scotland. This brooding detective procedural is very plot-driven and leaves the readers with a strong sense of location. Readers will find it gritty, compelling and bleak. Subjects touched on include: abduction, drug dealing, the relationship between brothers, and hypnotism. People who enjoy this title may also enjoy: Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride. DS Logan McRae and the police in Aberdeen hunt a child killer who stalks the frozen streets. Winter in Aberdeen: murder, mayhem and terrible weather! It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Four-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch, strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he's only the first. There's a serial killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood. Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die. And if Logan isn't careful, he could end up joining them! Or A Test of Wills by Charles Todd. In 1919, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge remains haunted by World War I, where he was forced to have a soldier executed for refusing to fight. When Rutledge is assigned to investigate a murder involving the military, his emotional war wounds flare. It is a case that strikes dangerously close to home--one that will test Rutledge's precarious grip on his own sanity. Or Ice Moon by Jan Costin Wagner. Only a week after losing his wife, a distraught Detective Kimmo Joentaa returns to work to join a murder inquiry. It is the case of a woman smothered in her sleep—a curiously tranquil death, it seems, and one with no motive—and Kimmo becomes obsessed. The only clues are a half-empty bottle of red wine, two glasses, and a missing painting, a blurred landscape of no value. When a young man is found murdered in bed the next day in a hostel room with seven people asleep around him, Kimmo realizes a serial killer must be at work. As he struggles with the memory of his wife’s early death, Kimmo investigates the murders and tries to understand the mind of the perpetrator, who appears to be quiet, self-effacing, and affable—why then the urge to destroy? Bonus segment my personal favorite Goodreads list Knots and Crosses is on is “Covers for Old Rope” Happy Reading Everybody Sting This episode’s Library Tidbit is actually a Teabit from Sarah our Adult Services Librarian. Sarah has had several very successful tea based library programs, and in today’s tidbit she brought her poets and tea program to us. The poets we talk about are Robert Frost, Dahlia Ravikovitch, and William Blake. The Poem Fire and Ice By Robert Frost Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. The Tea and Food Paring Cold brewed Gunpowder Green Tea with a cracker and pepper jack cheese. To cold brew, rinse your tea leaves and then leave the tea leaves in cold water in your refrigerator for a few hours to steep. The Poem The Love of an Orange By Dahlia Ravikovitch Translated by Chana Bloch An orange did love The man who ate it. A feast for the eyes Is a fine repast; Its heart held fast His greedy gaze. A citron did scold: I am wiser than thou. A cedar condoled: Indeed thou shalt die! And who can revive A withered bough? The citron did urge: O fool, be wise. The cedar did rage: Slander and sin! Repent of thy ways For a fool I despise. An orange did love With life and limb The man who ate it, The man who flayed it. An orange did love The man who ate it, To its flayer it brought Flesh for the teeth. An orange, consumed By the man who ate it, Invaded his skin To the flesh beneath. The Tea and Food Paring Ginger and Lemongrass Infusion with a Jaffa cake The Poem The Tyger By William Blake Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies. Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand, dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, &; what art, Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? &; what dread feet? What the hammer? what the chain, In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? what dread grasp, Dare its deadly terrors clasp! When the stars threw down their spears And water’d heaven with their tears: Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee? Tyger Tyger burning bright, In the forests of the night: What immortal hand or eye, Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? The Tea and Food Paring Puer with a Samoa cookie Thanks again Sarah for all the interesting information and for letting me sample all those teas And now it’s time for Book Traveler with Victor Welcome to "Book Traveler". My name is Victor and I am the Community Outreach Librarian here at Largo Public Library. In this segment I am going to talk about a book that we have in the Spanish collection and I hope you are encouraged to read it. This month's book is Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman. Smoke and Mirrors is the translation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed anthology. A compilation of thirty stories, narrative poems and short pieces that offers a great variety of adventures. Everyone who knows Gaiman from his other books or comic books, such as his Sandman series; you know that you are in for a great fantasy writer. Smoke and Mirrors is a compilation of stories that were published in different publications, but also contains other unpublished stories written for the collection. The fun begins from the first page where the introduction explains the title, "How mirrors and smoke have been used by magicians since Victorian times and how mirrors seem to tell the truth, but can be used to deceive and obfuscate reality." The stories are like magic mirrors that we can use to tell us things we would not otherwise see. There is not a single theme, but all the stories are within the realm of the fantastic, science fiction, horror, fantasy, arguments that range from the absurd and fun, to the crazy and downright horrible. They all move you and evoke that kind of feeling from another world. I don’t want to mention any spoilers, but I will tell you to pay special attention to "Cavalry", the story where an old English lady finds the Holy Grail in a charity shop, or to "The Goldfish Pond and Other Stories", "The Troll Bridge" or "The Queen of Knives". Or the last two stories of the volume, two that have become my favorite stories: "Mysteries of a Murder" and "Snow, Crystal, Apples". They are so good that it is worth reading the book just for them. Highly recommended. That is all for today. See you in the next edition of "Book Traveler". Bye. Sting Bienvenido a Viajero de libros Victor talking in Spanish for a few minutes Sting Thanks everyone for listening some upcoming library events to keep track of: June 6 Children’s Summer Entertainment: Tony the Balloon Guy at 2:00pm in the Jenkins Wing June 6 Getting Started with Etsy at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room A June 7 Annual Wellness Visits at 10:30am in Jenkins Room C June 8 Faux Caviar at 1:30pm in Jenkins Room B June 12 Blues in the Library at 6:00pm in the Gallery June 13 Children’s Summer Entertainment: Didgeridoo Down Under at 2:00pm in the Jenkins Wing June 18 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room A June 20 Children’s Summer Entertainment: Timeless Tales Theatre: The Princess and the Pea at 2:00pm in the Jenkins Wing June 20 Ukulele Workshop Strum & Sing Jam at 6:30pm in Jenkins Room A June 25 Fitbit & Health App Basics at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room C June 26 Everything is Turning Gold at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room A June 27 Children’s Summer Entertainment: Jiggleman at 2:00pm in the Jenkins Wing Have a great day everyone we hope to talk to you again soon Outro music by Jahzzar
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