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Episode 3: Bass Pro and the Art of Procrastination with Cory Smith from the Daily News

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We are joined this time by Cory Smith, Senior Staff Writer for the Daily News, and I force him to put away his journalistic persona and express some opinions of his own (if only on his favorite reality TV shows). We also sit down with Cara Mikaelian, the other half of the two Cara’s on our circulation team, who is a history nerd, marine biologist wannabe, Missourian and archival librarian-in-training. If you ever wondered if there was a Bass Pro in the United States that is also attached to an aquarium, that mystery is solved.

PodNotes to come!

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Episode 2 – Comics and Bourbon with Dave and Michelle Seppala

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We were joined this week by new circulation assistant, Cara McGee, who manages to go ten minutes before bringing up her “other” job, and later explains how she bailed on Los Angeles to settle in her family home on Baldwin Lake.

We also interview Dave and Michelle Seppala. Dave is a commercial lender for Isabella Bank and is on the board of a plethora of local non-profits. Michelle is a friendly face from our own circulation desk, and Dave’s wife. We got them together and enjoyed their delightful banter.

Here are some things we discussed in the website, and ways to dive in further:

Cara’s Comics

Cara’s Captain America

Comic Writer Josh Trujillo

Our Growing Collection of Cara’s Work


United Way

Habitat for Humanity

Greenville Rotary Club

Montcalm Economic Alliance

More about Bourbon

Baldwin Lake 1970s Baldwin Lake early 20th century

Pictures of Baldwin Lake from Flat River’s Digital Photograph Archive

Materials We Mentioned

One Piece by Eiichido Oda      Fence by C.S. Pacat    Fantasy Sports v. 1 by Sam Bosma 

The Perfection of the Paper Clip by James Ward    Fordlandia by Greg Grandin      Modern Family

Schitt's Creek    Parks and Recreation    Over the Garden Wall

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Episodes 1 and 1.5 – Paul Sischo and Katrina Snyder from Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Stefanie Reed, Library Director on

Hello all and thank you for checking out our brand new podcast!


This week we were joined by Paul Sischo and Katrina Snyder from the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce. They joined us once, but the interview was so great, we split it in half and put together a bonus episode for Thanksgiving. I was also joined by staff members Cassie (Marketing and Outreach Librarian), Tiffany (Youth Services Librarian) and Kristin (Circ/Reference Clerk and adult programming wiz).

Here are some notes for things we talked about in these episodes:


RAVE Sexual Assault Support Group

Notary Services

Daily News Archives

Newspapers 1857 through 1923

Newspapers 1924 through 2010

Alpha Family Services

Montcalm County Toys for Tots

Library Kitchen (look for this program again in the upcoming season!)

FRCL at Coalition for Greater Greenville meeting

MMDHD Safe Storage Bags

White House Historical Association


Kristin’s Stethacanthus:

Materials to Check Out

Britney Spears - The Woman in Me        Matthew Perry - Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing           Friends, the Television Series the One With the Crochet : the Official Crochet Pattern Book         BRZRKR Volume One by Keanu Reeves      The Mysteries by Bill Waterson

Kill Columbus. Earthdivers. Volume One Jones, Stephen Graham  Monica by Daniel Clowes      The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly      The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley         

Redwall by Brian Jacques       The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown        Giant Days by John Allison    Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Dessert Cookbooks

Books on Amigurumi (Crocheted creatures)

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