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Parks and Recommendations - Episode 2

Stacks and Stories Podcast

Release Date: 03/03/2021

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This episode is part 1 of a 3-part series on animals. The Summer Library Program theme this year is “Tails and Tales”, so we have asked some of the employees here at MLC to talk about their favorite animals or pets and maybe share their favorite book which features an animal. Today is cats galore! Are black cats considered good luck anywhere? What are some fantasy books that have cats in them? Where does a cat named Yoshimi like to hang out? Tune in to find out these answers and more in this episode of Stacks and Stories. Books Mentioned Are You Listening? By Tillie Walden The Black Cat...

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On this episode, join Alex and Kayla as they discuss the true crime genre. Listen as they discuss what they like most about true crime and recommend a few of their favorites. Murder, cults, jewel thieves, and goats all get a mention. Stacks and Stories regular Shellie will moderate the discussion. Books Mentioned Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow Deadly Cults: The Crimes of True Believers by Robert L. Snow Diamond Doris: True Story of the World’s Most Notorious Jewel Thief by Doris Payne with Zelda Lockhart The Goat Castle Murder: A True...

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On today’s episode, join Katie and Miranda as they discuss memoirs. Listen as they discuss what they like most about memoirs and recommend a few of their favorites. If you already love memoirs or are just curious about the genre, tune in. You may hear about a new book that could interest you. Books Discussed All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Educated by Tara Westover Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon and Mu by Junji Ito This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard Books/Authors Briefly...

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On this episode, the recommendations continue as Alex, Charlie, Mary Rodgers, and Miranda give recommendations for Parks and Rec characters who, as Jean-Ralphio would put it, are the wooooorst. Please note that the audio has been pulled from the video “Parks and Recommendations – Part Three” and has been edited to fit the podcast format.   Books Mentioned Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery by Joanne Fluke Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life by Charlie Spillers...

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Join Charlie, Mary Rodgers, Alex, and Miranda as they recommend books for other Parks and Rec characters! This episode features book recs for besties: best friends Tom and Donna as well as Leslie's two besties, Ben and Ann! Books mentioned in this episode include: Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir by André Leon Talley Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Dune series by Frank Herbert The Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of...

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Join Charlie, Alex, Mary Rodgers, and Miranda as they give book recommendations for the characters of one of their favorite shows: Parks and Recreation. Parks & Rec fans will enjoy this episode, featuring book recommendations for April Ludgate, Chris Traeger, Ron Swanson, and Leslie Knope herself. Stick around for the bonus feature centered on everybody's favorite tiny horse, Lil Sebastian. This is the first part of a three part series.

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Welcome to this episode of Stacks and Stories, the podcast of the Mississippi Library Commission. On today’s episode, join Shellie and Tracy as they discuss the best books they read, but were not necessarily published, during 2020. How well did their reading routines hold up during the pandemic? Did they find anything that they truly enjoyed? Please note that the following audio has been pulled from the MLC's Shelf Absorbed “Best Books Read in 2020” video that was posted to the MS Library Commission YouTube on December 23, 2020 and has been edited to better fit the podcast format. So,...

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Join Tracy and Shellie as they discuss comfort reads: the books that bring them comfort, relax them, and that they can always turn to when they're in need of a good time.

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Join Mississippi author, journalist, and professor Ellen Meacham in a discussion of Robert F. Kennedy's 1967 visit to the Mississippi Delta and the lasting effect it had on his career. This lecture was cohosted by the First Regional Library and the presentation was made possible by a grant through the Mississippi Humanities Council. Please note that the following audio has been pulled from MLC's Lunch Lecture "Delta Epiphany" video that was posted to MLC's Youtube channel on July 24, 2020 and has been better edited to fit the podcast format. Watch the original video, released July 24, 2020,...

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In this episode of Shelf Absorbed, Pod Squad members Tracy and Shellie talk about their favorite nonfiction books! Please note, the audio is taken from the video "Our Favorite Nonfiction - Shelf Absorbed", released on Sept. 10, 2020, and better edited to fit the podcast format.

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Join Charlie, Mary Rodgers, Alex, and Miranda as they recommend books for other Parks and Rec characters! This episode features book recs for besties: best friends Tom and Donna as well as Leslie's two besties, Ben and Ann!


Books mentioned in this episode include:
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir by André Leon Talley
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Dune series by Frank Herbert
The Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary
Ready Player One series by Ernest Cline
You are a Bad Ass: How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory