113 - Roger Williams Park Natural History Museum & Botanical Center 🦢

Down Time with Cranston Public Library

Jun 21 2022 • 39 mins


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