Staff Favorites


Movies & TV Shows

  • Kajillionaire (Movie; Check it out today!)
  • Beyond Oak Island (TV Series; Watch on Hulu or History Channel)
  • Blown Away (TV Series, Watch on Netflix! Features Corning Museum of Glass)
  • Spies in Disguise (Movie; Check it out today!)
  • American Gods (TV Series; Seasons 1 & 2 available for checkout, Season 3 on Starz)
  • Bridgerton (TV Series; Netflix)

Books

  • Dinos Don’t Do Yoga by Catherine Bailey (Children’s)
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (Nonfiction / Social Issues)
  • Quick & Simple by Jacques Pepin (Nonfiction / Cookbook)
  • Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (Adult Fiction)
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping by Samantha & Daniel Johnson (Nonfiction)
  • Composting for a New Generation by Michelle Baiz (Nonfiction)
  • Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty (Nonfiction / Mindfulness)
  • We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper (Nonfiction / True Crime)
  • Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy (Nonfiction / Nature)

Podcasts

  • Bodies
    “Host Allison Behringer peels back the curtain on medical mysteries and phenomena in this intimate documentary-style podcast. People share their stories of medical mystery in a revealing, raw way that may make you go, “Oh, me too!”

  • Becoming Wise
    “Gain new insight on life and morality in the time it takes to brew a mug of tea with this podcast from On Being’s Krista Tippett. Episodes feature chats with thought leaders such as the late John Lewis and Brene Brown.”

  • Every Little Thing
    “Host Flora Lichtman explores topics ranging from why office plants are a thing to who invented pants and how black holes work. Trust us: This podcast that really lives up to its name. Get your next conversation starter here.”

  • This American Life
    “The first ever podcast to win a Pulitzer Prize, this storytelling podcast was a popular radio show long before the form existed. Its huge backlog of episodes alone will give you lots to fill your ears. let host Ira Glass guide you through fascinating stories about people among us, in a beautifully produced pod.”

  • Fiasco
    “News junkies will love this audio documentary series about politics, power, and what really happened during our country’s most seminal events. The first season uncovers the contested election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, and the second goes deep into Iran-Contra.”

  • How Did This Get Made?
    “If you love movies that are so bad, they’re good — or just movies in general — grab the popcorn for this hysterical podcast. Each episode, hosts Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas and special guests dissect another film that should never have made it. No need to watch the films ahead of time, but it helps.”

  • The Alarmist
    “The sinking of the Titanic. The Irish potato famine. The McDonald’s coffee lawsuit. This funny and informative podcast investigates some of the greatest failures of our time; how they happened, what went wrong, and whether they could have been prevented. History buffs who want a chuckle, this one’s for you.”