Due to the expected rain this evening, tonight’s outdoor showing of Back to the Future has been postponed until July 24th.

The Selden Building will be closed on July 16th, 17th, and 18th to allow for installation of the new lobby floor. We appreciate the community’s continued patience and support as we complete the final stages of this renovation.



Join the librarians of Middle Country as they chat about upcoming programs and events, hear entertaining discussions on what to read, what to watch, and what to do at Middle Country Public Library!

Music is courtesy of the Paris-based Jazz band Dazie Mae.


Episode #23 – July 17, 2018 (24:19)

Did you know you can take out toys from the library? Nicole gives us the scoop! Sara lets us know about the next batch of DVDs coming to the library. Plus: Sal & Alex chat about new music coming to the collection.

Episode #22 – July 10, 2018 (25:52)

Introducing an exciting new music collection: The MCPL Vinyl Collection! Plus things for teens to do this summer in the Underground. Amanda Pendzick is in the studio to talk about Kindness Rocks.

Episode #21 – July 3, 2018 (23:08)

There are some good flicks coming to the library in July: Sara gives us the rundown. Nicole clues us into the 3D printing available at the library, and Jimmy Ward is back to talk about MCPL Under the Stars.

Episode #20 – June 26, 2018 (21:16)

Nicole talks about some more podcasts…this time focusing on Young Adults. Sara brings some great magazines that are available here to the podcast, and Deborah Hempe discusses this year’s Community Art Project, Reflections in our Focus segment.

Episode #19 – June 19, 2018 (21:40)

Did you know the library offers patrons discounted attraction tickets? Get some this summer! Plus Sara’s review of Nothing But Thieves new album, and Nicole give us her Pride Month book picks. Plus Amber Gagliardi wraps up our Focus segment series on the Adult Reading Club.

Episode #18 – June 12, 2018 (16:02)

Nicole recommends “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” by Iain Reid, Sara discusses the tragic news on Anthony Bourdain and his work available at the library, and Kristin Shankles talks about the Teen Summer Reading Club.

Episode #17 – June 6, 2018 (21:36)

Find out about the huge garage sale happening this summer at the library, plus using Mango Languages to learn a new language. In the first of 3 special Focus segments, Michelle Kenney and Jessica Servello give us the lowdown on this year’s Youth Services Summer Reading Club.

Episode #16 – May 29, 2018 (31:30)

Sara previews our upcoming DVD list; Nicole visits Chicago and gives us a trip report, and Amber Gagliardi tells us about our new special collection, the Seed Library in our Focus segment.

Episode #15 – May 22, 2018 (28:42)

We have a plethora of books on all sorts of diets to get yourself ready for the summer season, plus a look at our Senior Services in the Focus segment.

Episode #14 – May 15, 2018 (25:15)

Get ready for test season! Learn about the great test-prep resources we have here at MCPL, plus prepare yourself for this summer’s blockbuster movies! Gilda Ramos joins us for our Focus segment highlighting our Citizenship Preparation classes.

Episode #13 – May 8, 2018 (19:35)

If you like this type of book, you may like…a way to find out. Plus we look at our Reader’s Advisory services and dig into the mailbag for the first time.

Episode #12 – May 2, 2018 (16:50)

An interesting discussion on authors who write under pseudonyms; a look at movies that are leaving Netflix this month but still available here at the library; and this week’s Focus segment Stephanie Vecchio joins us to talk about our wonderful Book a Librarian service.

Episode #11 – April 24, 2018 (20:15)

Nicole’s picks for podcasts for children; Sara preps us for Avengers:Infinity War with a list of the MCU movies you should see beforehand; and Elizabeth Malafi of the Miller Center joins us to talk about this year’s Strictly Business event in our Focus segment.

Episode #10 – April 16, 2018 (21:50)

In this episode, Sara highlights what’s happening with our series Explore Your World at MCPL…this session’s destination is France; Nicole helps you find resources for “Reluctant Readers”; plus go back in time and browse historical photos of our community in our Focus segment as Theresa Arroyo discusses the book, “Images of America: Centereach, Selden and Lake Grove.”

Episode #9 – April 10, 2018 (18:52)

In this episode, Nicole reviews “She Rides Shotgun” by Alex Award winner Jordan Harper. Sara has a list of horror films showing up on Netflix, but also available here at the library. Plus Deborah Hempe tells us about the out-of-this-world exhibit currently at the Museum Corner for our Focus segment.

Episode #8 – April 3, 2018 (24:33)

In this episode, Sara has a run-in with a furry spider leading to an interesting reference question; Nicole lets us in on her to-go food and the amazing collection of cookbooks here at the library; and in our Focus segment, Theresa Arroyo gives us a preview of this year’s Boomers and Seniors Products and Services Fair.

Episode #7 – March 27, 2018 (21:27)

This week, Nicole chats about a wonderful resource called Libby, and Sara gives us a preview of the upcoming DVD release list. Plus: James Matias drops by with some info on our Innovation Celebration in our Focus segment.

Episode #6 – March 20, 2018 (23:31)

In this week’s episode, Sara has found some notable new non-fiction books; Nicole gives us the low-down on RB Digital and how you can read magazines on your devices; and Lori Abbatepaolo talks about this year’s Middle Country Reads in the Focus segment.

Episode #5 – March 13, 2018 (25:58)

In this week’s episode, Sara gives us a preview of the next Coming Soon DVD list; Nicole presents an overview of Hoopla Digital; and Jim Ward discusses the Veterans History Project in a very special Focus segment.

Episode #4 – March 6, 2018 (24:48)

In this episode, Sara highlights four movies that started out as graphic novels. Nicole recommends you listen to the StoryCorps podcast (after you listen to us, of course!). And on our Focus segment, Kristen Todd-Wurm fills us in on the Mobile Food Van and “HALI on Wheels” Mobile Shower services that the library hosts every month.

Episode #3 – February 27, 2018 (19:24)

In this episode, Sara highly recommends you reserve Thor:Ragnarok on next week’s DVD list. Nicole loves the new YA book When Dimple met Rishi. And the Chickens are coming to MCPL! Find out when this year’s baby chickens will make an appearance in the Youth Services department.

Episode #2 – February 20, 2018 (24:09)

This week, Sara fills us in on our new Binge Boxes and Alex gives a thumbs-up to the Black Panther soundtrack. On our Focus segment, Marlene discusses how to utilize our wonderful genealogy services here at the library. Listen below or right click to download mp3

Episode #1 – February 13, 2018 (40:38)

Welcome to the Middle Country Public Library Podcast! For our premiere super-sized episode, Sara talks about the ways you can check out this year’s Oscar nominated films, Jim picks “The Operator” by Robert O’Neill as his go-to book this week, and in our Focus segment, we chat with Kristine and Stephanie about the Library of Things. Listen below or right click to download mp3