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The shelves of MCLD come to life! Join librarians each week to connect with books, music and apps available at your library. Find your next favorite read, discover a new album, or connect with your community.

Episode 37, published Monday, May 3, 2021.

Tim helps Caroline get caught up on some classic Marvel Superheroes. They discuss Amazing Spider-Man By Nick Spencer Vol. 1: Back To Basics, Amazing Spider-Man By Nick Spencer Vol. 2: Friends And Foes, Amazing Spider-Man By Nick Spencer Vol. 3: Lifetime Achievement, Captain America Vol. 1: Winter In America, and Captain America Vol. 2: Captain Of Nothing and, Ms. Marvel By Saladin Ahmed Vol. 1: Destined, and Ms. Marvel By Saladin Ahmed Vol. 2: Stormranger all of which are available on Hoopla!

Episode 33, published Monday, April 26, 2021.

Eco-Fiction is a type of fiction that focuses on stories that are heavily linked to earth and climate. Join Jen and Jennifer as they discuss a few titles that you should check out for this Earth Month! Titles discussed: "Overstory" by Richard Powers, "New York 2140" by Kim Stanley Robinson, "War Girls" by Tochi Onyebuchi, "Parable of the Sower" by Octavia E. Butler, and "The Bear" by Andrew Krivak.

Episode 36, published Monday, April 19, 2021.

Do you ever see Classic booklists? What makes a book a classic? Different individuals and organizations have different ideas about classic books, but at Southeast Regional Library in Gilbert we have our very own great classic shelf! Listen to the podcast to get ideas about what you think a classic book or author is and make sure to put the titles we discuss on hold! Titles discussed: "Go Tell it on the Mountain" by James Baldwin, "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison, "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, and "A Single Man" by Christopher Isherwood.

Episode 35, published Monday, April 12, 2021.

Join Caroline and Travis as they sort through all the amazing content on Hoopla to find some of the best graphic novels for kids, teens and adults. Graphic novels discussed: El Deafo by Cece Bell; Over the Garden Wall series; Invincible by Robert Kirkman; New Kid by Jerry Craft; Saga by Brian K. Vaughan; Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan; Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan; Sheets by Brenna Thummler; Delicates by Brenna Thummler; March series by John Lewis; Harleen by Stjepan Šejić; Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson; Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia; Teen Titans: Beast Boy by Kami Garcia; A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni; A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities by Mady G.; Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun; Sandman series by Neil Gaiman; Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf; My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf; Preacher series by Garth Ennis.

Episode 34, published Monday, April 5, 2021.

Join Caroline, Nicolas and Travis as they pick their favorite movie from each phase of the massively popular Marvel Cinematic Universe, an interconnected series of movies and television shows based on the Marvel comics. Movies discussed are: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger; The Avengers; Iron Man 3; Thor: The Dark World; Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Guardians of the Galaxy; Avengers: Age of Ultron; Ant-Man; Captain America: Civil War; Doctor Strange; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; Spider-Man: Homecoming; Thor: Ragnarok; Black Panther; Avengers: Infinity War; Ant-Man and the Wasp; Captain Marvel; Avengers: Endgame; and Spider-Man: Far From Home. All these movies are available for checkout at your MCLD library!

Episode 32, published Monday, March 29, 2021.

Join Nicolas and Jen as they talk about some great Sci-Fi titles—old and new! We cover “The Three Body Problem” by Liu Cixin, “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card, and “Starship Troopers” by Robert A. Heinlein. The Three Body Problem will soon be a television show, so make sure to read the book first!

Episode 31, published Monday, March 22, 2021.

Join Corban and Alyssa as they discuss romantic books to prove that love is in the air. Books include a variety of J.D. Robb, Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor, The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, and The Hating Game by Sally Thorne.

Episode 30, published Monday, March 15, 2021.

Tim helps Caroline get caught up on some classic DC Superheroes. They discuss Action Comics #1000: Man of Steel, Action Comics: Invisible Mafia, The Flash: The Rebirth Delux Edition Book 1, Green Lantern Vol. 1: Intergalactic Lawman, The Green Lantern Vol. 2: The Day The Stars Fell--all of which are available on Hoopla!

Episode 29, published Monday, March 8, 2021.

Everybody knows Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, and Betsy Ross, but do you know Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer? On this episode, we will be discussing Temple Grandin, American scientist and Hedy Lamarr, American actress and inventor.

Episode 28, published Monday, March 1, 2021.

Join Lindsey and Mikel as they discuss two Hallmark properties: “When Calls the Heart” staring Erin Krakow and “The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” staring Candace Cameron Bure. When Calls the Heart, inspired by Janette Oke's book of the same name from her Canadian West series, debuted in 2014 and is currently on its 8th season. The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries are a creation of author Charlaine Harris and encompasses 11 books and 14 television movies.

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