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Down Time with Cranston Public Library

Cranston Public Library

Each week on Down Time with Cranston Public Library, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from Cranston Public Library about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. You’ll also hear from guests from outside the library community sharing their work and passions. New episodes are released every Tuesday at noon - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

113 - Roger Williams Park Natural History Museum & Botanical Center 🦢
Jun 21 2022
113 - Roger Williams Park Natural History Museum & Botanical Center 🦢
This week Tayla is joined by Lee Ann Freitas from the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center and Renee Gamba from the Roger Williams Park Natural History Museum. Many people know the Roger Williams Park Zoo, but our guests join us to discuss some of the other attractions at the park. They also discussed mushrooms and sci-fi books. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: What is the first book you decided to re-read and why? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake Gardens of the High Line by Piet Oudolf & Rick Darke Queen’s Hope by E. K. Johnston Artemis by Andy Weir Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Dune by Frank Herbert Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx The Stand by Stephen King Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Fun Home by Alison Bechdel Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel AV Dune (2021) Fantastic Fungi (2019) Stranger Things (2016- ) Ted Lasso (2020- ) Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022) MythBusters (2003-2018) Adam Savage’s Tested (YouTube) Other Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence, RI James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Cranston Public Library 2022 Adult Summer Reading
BONUS - Celebrate National Poetry Month with On the Line
Apr 22 2022
BONUS - Celebrate National Poetry Month with On the Line
April is National Poetry Month,  and we're continuing the celebration with a bonus episode of Rhody Radio, featuring Zach Berger, adult services librarian at  Cranston Public Library. For the past year, Zach has been recording a  new poem every week for On the Line - a call-in poetry service that Zach  maintains. Each week, Zach records a new poetry reading that patrons  can hear simply by dialing 401-900-1090, no Internet or computer  required. In this episode, Rhody Radio team member Dave Bartos sits down  with Zach to discuss his lifelong love of poetry and how he came to  launching this project. Call 401-900-1090 to hear a new poem each week, and to learn more about On the Line visit for listening! Theme music for this episode is Twilight in Your Head by lemonmusicstudio. Rhody Radio is proud to be a resident partner of the Rhode Island Center for the Book and is brought to you by library staff and community members all around the Ocean State. You can find more from Rhody Radio on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,  and if you enjoyed today’s episode, subscribe to Rhody Radio and give  us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen  to help us reach more Rhode Islanders. Rhody Radio is funded by a grant  from the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an  initiative of the American Library Association made possible with  funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the  American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Thanks again for listening and happy  National Poetry Month!
104 - National Poetry Month ⚡
Apr 19 2022
104 - National Poetry Month ⚡
This week Tayla is joined by two RI poets Laura Marie Marciano and RI Poet Laureate Tina Cane in honor of National Poetry Month. They discuss what they love about poetry as well as why people should not be intimidated by it. They also talk about Elena Ferrante, Sylvia Plath, and how to be a “good reader”. During The Last Chapter the question: Which literary/book character reminds you most of a friend or family member and why? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Atonement by Ian McEwan The Mother-Child Papers by Alicia Suskin Ostriker Bicycle in a Ransacked City by Andrés Cerpa Subjects We Left Out by Naomi Washer Milk Fed by Melissa Broder Free the Beaches by Andrew W. Kahrl Build Yourself a Boat by Camonghne Felix My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante Red Comet by Heather Clark Ariel by Sylvia Plath Forty-Five by Frieda Hughes The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Para-Social Butterfly by Šari Dale Alma Presses Play by Tina Cane The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares Go With the Flow by Lily Williams & Karen Schneemann AV My Brilliant Friend (2018- ) Atlanta (2016- ) Other Tina Cane (website) What Would Higher Self Do? (website) Laura Marie Marciano (website)
102 - Healthy Eating, Healthy Living 🥬
Apr 5 2022
102 - Healthy Eating, Healthy Living 🥬
This week Tayla is joined by two nutrition experts, Kathi Masi and Isabel Burnett to talk about healthy eating. They discuss some basic guidelines for making healthy choices about food. They also talk about book club reading, DIY shows, and Jim Gaffigan. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: You are embarking on a year long spiritual retreat/journey and the only personal possessions you can bring are a change of clothes, a toothbrush and one book. What is the book? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Book Autoimmune Wellness Handbook by Mickey Trescott Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Ishmael by Daniel Quinn The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray The Guest List by Lucy Foley The Little Book of Cottagecore by Emily Kent AV Bad Vegan (2022) The Blacklist (2013- ) Death in the Garden (podcast) A Millennials Guide to Saving the World (podcast) Food and Faith (podcast) Sustainable Dish (podcast) Move Your DNA (podcast) Worst Year Ever (podcast) The Doctor’s Farmacy (podcast) WildFed (podcast) Tangentially Speaking (podcast) The Wild Health Podcast (podcast) Family Dinner (2021- ) Flea Market Flip (2012- ) Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (2020- ) A Chef’s Life (2013-2018) Ali Wong: Don Wong (2022) Jim Gaffigan Other RI Parent Information Network (ripin.org) Supersized Wellness on Facebook and Instagram
101 - The Providence Children’s Museum ⛲
Mar 29 2022
101 - The Providence Children’s Museum ⛲
This week Tayla is joined by Shayna Pimentel and Caroline Payson from the Providence Children’s Museum to talk about this Rhode Island cultural institution. They discuss their roles at the Providence Children’s Museum as well as ways they strive to make the museum more accessible for Rhode Island children. They also talk about Oscar Noms, Pixar movies, and contemporary fiction. During The Last Chapter they discuss books they enjoyed as children and whether or not they still hold up. Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Becoming Better Grownups by Brad Montague The Yoga of Eating by Charles Eisenstein I'm Hungry! / ¡Tengo Hambre! by Angela Dominguez Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam In Deeper Waters by F. T. Lukens The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Browse Shoes books by Noel Streatfeild Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish & Fritz Seibel The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle AV Onward (2020) Drive My Car (2021) Coda (2021) The Power of the Dog (2021) Inventing Anna (2022) Bad Vegan (2022) My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Pinocchio: A True Story (2021) Monsters, Inc. (2001) Dollface (2019- ) The Good Place (2016-2020) Other Providence Children’s Museum, Providence, RI Museum Passes at the Cranston Public Library
98 - Angeline Boulley, author of FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER ⛴️
Mar 8 2022
98 - Angeline Boulley, author of FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER ⛴️
This week Tayla is joined by Lorén Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum and Honorary Chair of this year's Read Across Rhode Island program, and Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter. They discuss this year’s Read Across Rhode Island pick Firekeeper’s Daughter. They also discuss books written by native authors and the recent TV series that have featured native casts. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: Who’s your favorite elder from Firekeeper’s Daughter? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks Darling by K. Ancrum We Light Up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera Wabanaki Blues by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel Snowy Strangeways by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper & Katherine Howe AV The Gilded Age (2022- ) Ozark (2017-2022) Reservation Dogs (2021- ) Rutherford Falls (2021- ) Other Angeline Boulley (website) 2022 Reading Across Rhode Island events and info tomaquagmuseum.org We Need Diverse Books (website) Kweli Journal (website) #DVpit on Twitter
97 - The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center 🪨
Mar 1 2022
97 - The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center 🪨
This week Tayla is joined by Wendy Joering, Kelly Alpert Vest, and Barbara Wahlberg from the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center to talk about the work they do. They discuss their various education initiatives including bringing survivors into the classroom, training education, and host lecture series with community partners.  They also discuss share book and TV recs with your co-workers, PBS shows, and Holocaust Documentaries. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: Has a book ever changed your life? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Caste: the Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson Becoming by Michelle Obama The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power A Problem From Hell by Samantha Power Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer All but My Life by Gerda Weissman Klein Henny and Her Boat by Howard S. Viesz Night by Elie Wiesel The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya Backlash by Susan Faludi AV Black Earth Rising Around the World in 80 days All Creatures Great and Small Dollface 9-1-1: Lone Star The Morning Show Schitt's Creek One Survivor Remembers Above and Beyond Other bornsteinholocaustcenter.org Henny and Her Boat: Reading and Discussion with Author Howard S. Veisz @ Central - The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center’s Baxt Lecture Series at the James T. Giles Community Room on Sunday, March 20 at 2:00pm The Gerda III at Mystic Seaport