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Dec 22, 2015
Film in focus from the Evergreen Cinema Society. Alan Jacobson reviews the 2015 film Love & Mercy, the story of the Beach Boys' agonizing creation of one of rock's greatest albums, Pet Sounds. Time: 0:03:32 Size: 3.24Mb Music: Selections from the soundtrack; "Ice and Chilli," by Ghost. Theme music for "The Treatment": "Midwest Meditation", by the John Benson Quartet.
Nov 25, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Through interviews with real Americans, Packer relates the "unwinding" of institutions we have taken for granted: banking government, the courts, and labor unions. The book won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2013.   Music: Dance of the Geisha, by Joe Hill. Time: 0:02:25 Size: 1.11Mb
Nov 25, 2015
From the Director; Director Eileen Simmons talks about goings on at the library. December 2015: Library Director Eileen Simmons Music: Quintent No. 1 in Bb Major, by Giuseppe Cambini
Nov 13, 2015
Film in focus from the Evergreen Cinema Society. Alan Jacobson pays homage to the genius of the Monty Python troupe in this treatment of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Time: 0:03:24 Size: 3.11Mb
Nov 12, 2015
Mr. Neutron's Record Closet; reviews of all musical genres, surprises, mysteries. Towels recommended. Mr. Neutron digs around the roots of rock n' roll with this reflection on Buddy Holly. Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill. Time: 0:03:13 Size: 2.95 Mb  
Oct 12, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Part Upstairs Downstairs and part Hotel Babylon, Jacob Tomsky's Heads in Beds spills the beans about how high-end hotels really work. Insider advice leavened with great stories and snarky commentary about guests. managers, clerks, housekeepers and other denizens of this quirky subculture. Music: Blues Jam 2011, by Steve Belong. Time: 0:02:13 Size: 2.12Mb
Sep 17, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. A rarity, a successful war satire.  Billy Lynn is a soldier in Bravo Company, captured on film by Fox news in a chaotic firefight with Iraqi insurgents. Bravo wins a boatload of medals and is dispatched across country in a "victory tour" to shore up American opinion about the war. The book's setting is during the final surreal event of the tour, a cold Thanksgiving Day football game in Dallas Texas, as the Bravos are feted as heroes by the Dallas Cowboys fans and brass. Music: Back Porch Banjo Stand, by Eric Kanold Time: 0:02:19 Size: 2.12Mb
Aug 17, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Relates the often surprising story of America's adoption of electricity, including its oddities: streetlighting schemes which used "artificial suns": powerful arc lights on 150 ft. towers scattered about a city. Got shadows? Music: Bam Bam Bamy Shore, by Paul Ash and His Orchestra, courtesy of Internet Archive. Time: 0:02:19 Size: 2.12Mb
Aug 6, 2015
From the Director; Director Eileen Simmons talks about goings on at the library. August 2015: Library Director Eileen Simmons Music: Quintent No. 1 in Bb Major, by Giuseppe Cambini
Jul 14, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Springer and Chavez tell the story of Jerry Quarry, a great heavyweight boxer in an era of greater ones. His rise to pugilistic glory is mirrored by his heartbreaking fall, in the most brutal sport of all. Music: Violin Concerto, by Ludwig van Beethoven. Time: 0:02:23 Size: 2.18Mb
Jun 17, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Social anthropologist Kate Fox unravels the codes of modern British behavior. Music: Rule Britannia, courtesy of the Internet Archive, https://archive.org Time: 0:02:32 Size: 2.32Mb
May 27, 2015
From the Director; Director Eileen Simmons talks about goings on at the library. June 2015: Library Director Eileen Simmons Music: Quintent No. 1 in Bb Major, by Giuseppe Cambini
May 19, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Highly decorated Vietnam War veteran Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn, the best novel about the Vietnam War, reflects on the terrible cost to soldiers of combat. Music: Tuzan (Sad), by Tomo Sombolac Time: 0:02:18 Size: 2.11Mb
Apr 16, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Audio book review of David Abrams's lacerating Iraq war satire, Fobbit. Music: Thickener, by Jerry & the People Time: 0:02:33 Size: 2.33 mb
Mar 31, 2015
From the Director; Director Eileen Simmons talks about goings on at the library. April 2015: Library Director Eileen Simmons Music: Symphony No. 6, Ludwig van Beethoven, courtesy of musopen.org  
Mar 17, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Jason Webley's "Margaret" project, a musical evocation of the tragic life of Margaret Rucker, daughter of Bethel Rucker, one of the founders of Everett. The book contains two essays about the project, and the accompanying CD has fifteen original songs by various artists based on scraps of Margaret Rucker's life. Music: Adagio for Strings, by Samuel Barber, courtesy of The Internet Archive. Time: 0:03:10 Size: 2.90Mb
Feb 17, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. God portrayed as an alien, returning after 2,000 years to invade Earth. A later, lesser--but still wildly imaginative--book by schizophrenic author Philip K. Dick. Music: A Tale for Lancinant Screws, by Cihan Gulbudak. Time: 0:02:20 Size: 2.67Mb
Feb 10, 2015
From the Director; Director Eileen Simmons talks about goings on at the library. February 2015: Library Director Eileen Simmons Music: Quintent No. 1 in Bb Major, by Giuseppe Cambini
Jan 13, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Michael Lewis's expose of "high freqency trading" and other dark Wall Street secrets. Music: Praladium, by Carl Neilsen Time: 0:02:02 Size: 1.87 mb
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