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It’s the one year anniversary of the Tiny Town Library Podcast and we are celebrating! The library has reopened and we have Mont Vernon’s favorite teacher Charline Brown this month’s interview.

Amy:

  • Majesty by Katherine McGee
  • One by One by Ruth Ware
  • Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
  • The First Fifteenth Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  • The Searcher by Tana French
  • Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Bonnie:

  • Book of Ways by Jodie Picoult
  • Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbran
  • Caste By Isabelle Wilkerson

JoAnn:

  • Chief Inspector Gamache Series by Louise Penny
  • The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

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We’re back in fancy masks, following socially distancing rules, and recording outside in the garden at the library! Join us to catch up on the affects of COVID on our community and what’s happening at the library in Tiny Town.

Book Recommendations:

Amy:

  • Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Sweetness and the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradly
  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  • One by One Ruth Ware
  • Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Bonnie:

  • 28 Summers by Elin Hildebrand
  • Breath, The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

JoAnn:

  • Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

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Special Episode: No sooner had Town meeting adjourned, then COVID-19 swept into the US and quickly changed all of our lives. In a matter of weeks, the library went from a thriving community gathering place to “closed indefinitely”. This episode was recorded on Friday, April 3rd from inside the closed Daland Memorial Library…6 feet apart.

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March has arrived and the first day of spring is almost here! But first, Town Meeting. Save the date for Wednesday, March 11th at 7:00 PM. Town meeting in n New England is a 400 year old tradition… pure democracy in action! Our special guest this month is Mr. Moderator, David Sturm. He is sure to keep order in this episode.

Amy:

  • The Waterhouse by Rob Hart
  • Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
  • Post Script by Cecilea Ahern
  • When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey (March 3rd)
  • Beheld by Tarashea Nesbit (March 17th)
  • The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian (March 17th)
  • Lakewood by Megan Giddings (March 24th)

Bonnie:

  • Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
  • Why We Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun

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Episode 6- Love Your Library

It’s February and love is in the air! Join us for an episode with lovely news and love stories from around tiny town. We’ll chat about some recent literary controversy, books we love, and with an interview Mont Vernon Village School PTA. Don’t miss a minute!

Amy:

Children on the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Further Thoughts, Opinions, and Alternative Recommendations related to American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings

JoAnn:

  • Starless Sea by Erin Morganstein
  • Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Bonnie:

  • Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

PTA Links:

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Happy New Year! Great Progress was made in 2019 towards the goal of a new library for the town of Mont Vernon. Library trustees Cindy Raspiller, Jane King, and Jill Weber join us as we catch up on the project and talk about next steps for 2020.

Book Recommendations for 2020:

  • American Dirt by Janine Cummings (January 21)
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (March 24)
  • All The Ways We Said by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White (January 14)
  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (May 19)
  • One of Us is Next by Karen McManus (January 7)
  • The Night Country by Melissa Albert (January 7)

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The holidays are upon us here at the library and we couldn’t be more excited. Tune in to hear all the holiday happenings around Tiny Town, take notes on our Best of 2019 book recommendations, and learn how you can help your neighbors this season from the chair of Neighbor 2 Neighbor Rich Master. Happy Holidays!

For more information, donations, and volunteer opportunities for Neighbor 2 Neighbor, please visit their website here .

Best Reads of 2019:

Amy:

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

Ask Again Yes by Mary Beth Keane

The Night Tiger by Kangsze Choo

The Nickle Boys by Colson Whitehead

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Ninth House by Leigh Barugo

JoAnn:

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Bonnie:

She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

 

Holiday Book Recommendations:

Amy:

  • Santa Mouse by Michael Brown
  • Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Christmas Cookies by Jennifer Darling

JoAnn:

  • Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht
  • The Bird in Santa’s Beard by Don Rutt and Jeffery Schatzer

Bonnie:

  • The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet Alberg
  • Eloise at Christmastime by Kay Thompson

 

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We have so many things to be thankful for this year in our community. Open your calendars and get ready to “save the date” on multiple events happening in November and early December. Podcast includes town news, community updates, book recommendations, and guest interviews.

Book Recommendation:

  • The Stationary Shop by: Marjam Kamali
  • Nothing to See Here by: Kevin Wilson
  • American Royals: Katharine McGee
  • The Revisioners: Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
  • Twisted 26 by Janet Evanovich
  • The Starless Sea by: Erin Morgenstern
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wrecking Ball: Jeff Kinney
  • Olive, Again: Elizabeth Strout

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October is a particularly beautiful month in New England and we can’t wait to celebrate Halloween at the end of the month. Tiny Town pulls out all of the stops to make Trick-or-Treat one of the best nights of the year. Watch out for witches!

Hosts: Bonnie Angulas, JoAnn Kitchel, Amy Wyman

Producer: Madison Safer

Sound Editor: Scott Schaeffer

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September is back to school time. Find out what’s happening around tiny town and at the library in September. Join us for an interview with special guest, Howard Brown beloved school bus driver.

A slice of life in a small New England town as reported by the town librarians at the beginning of each month. Podcast includes town news, community updates, book recommendations, and guest interviews.

Image courtesy of Tim Berry

Hosts: Bonnie Angulas, JoAnn Kitchel, Amy Wyman

Producer: Madison Safer

Sound Editor: Scott Schaeffer

Theme song written and preformed by Material Music (more…)

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