Introducing the HMCPL Podcast!

  • Posted on: 7 August 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Today launches the newest endeavor to bring you library life at home – our podcast, Two Librarians Walk into a Shelf!

Each episode will bring you a selection of media, both new and old, from our library’s collections, recommended by library staff members.

Your hosts, Michelle Brightwell and Rob Freese, both from the Madison Public Library, will bring recommendations, information about the library, and entertainment, right to your ears!

In our first episode, Rob and Michelle discuss books and movies that scared them in some way. You can listen to the first episode here

Here are links to those materials.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires comes an unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.





The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this '90s-set horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King.







Satanic Panic - Screenplay by Grady Hendrix

Sam's first day as a pizza delivery driver is not going according to plan. At the end of a long day and not enough tips, her last delivery turns out to be for a group of Satanists looking for someone to sacrifice. Now in a fight for her life, Sam must fend off witches, evil spells and demonic creatures, all while trying to keep her body – and soul – intact.






Ready or not: preparing our kids to thrive in an uncertain and rapidly changing world by Madeline Levine, PhD

The New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well explores how today’s parenting techniques and our myopic educational system are failing to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain future—and how we can reverse course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health and happiness.







Before they became Hollywood Martial Arts legends, Simon Rhee (Terminator Genisys; Nightcrawler; Captain America: The Winter Soldier; The Dark Knight Rises; Inception) and Phillip Rhee (Underdog Kids; "Best of the Best" movie franchise) starred in this campy cult masterpiece. Featuring now-classic fight choreography and bizarre special effects, "Furious" has been pirated by fans all over the world since its first release in 1984. Now digitally remastered and with commentary by Writer/Director Tim Everitt, this favorite of critics and fans alike is finally available in a DVD collector's edition.