December 2020

TLWIAS Show notes Episode 20 - Digital Collections and Reflections on 2020

  • Posted on: 18 December 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

This week, Rob and Michelle pick some materials from the library’s digital collections to share. Both of your hosts found old favorites to revisit on Hoopla, and then they close the episode with a discussion about grief and allowing yourself the stages of grief right now, even though it can be difficult to put a finger on what you’re grieving. 2020 was quite the ride, and your hosts would like to encourage you to take the time to acknowledge your feelings in whatever stage of grief you might be in and allow yourself the space to work through it.

Materials mentioned in this episode:

Open Book by Jessica Simpson

The 13 Weird Days of Christmas

  • Posted on: 11 December 2020
  • By: Robert Freese

The 13 Weird Days of Christmas


Okay, you got me. There’s really no such thing as the “13 Weird Days of Christmas.” I made it up so I could include thirteen of the craziest Christmas movies available from Hoopla on one list for your seasonal viewing pleasure. I watch these kind of wacky Christmas flicks every year.  Some are new, some are old but all will add the right amount of strange to your holiday festivities. It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, not all of these movies are appropriate for all audiences.


TLWIAS Show notes Episode 19 - Holiday Book Exchange and Movies

  • Posted on: 11 December 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Rob and Michelle discuss their Holiday book exchange picks for each other in this episode, as well as some criteria to judge whether a Holiday movie really is a Holiday movie. Your hosts discuss what makes a Holiday romance enjoyable, and their favorite movies of the season. Listen to see if your favorite holiday movie meets the criteria to be counted as an actual holiday movie!

Materials mentioned in this episode are:

A Very Merry Christmas by Lori Foster  

TLWIAS Episode 18 Show Notes

  • Posted on: 4 December 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Rob and Michelle and their coworkers had to isolate because of a COVID-19 case at work. Before they shut the library down for a bit, they grabbed some new release books and some movies to keep them entertained while isolating.


Less Dead by Denise Mina


Evil Geniuses: The unmaking of America by Kurt Andersen


The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara