Middletown Strong

Looking up with Russell Library

What is Middletown Strong?

Middletown Strong is Russell Library’s Podcast!

What is it about?

Russell Library presents stories of Middletown community members, exciting library happenings, and book recommendations hand-picked by our wonderful librarians.

More Information

We debuted our first podcast on February 12, 2021 and release a new episode approximately once a month.

Our Philosophy

Middletown Strong: Looking up with Russell Library is full of love and community spirit.

Our Latest Podcasts

Winter Solstice

The solstice is a time to embrace the return of the light and rejoice in the gifts that the colder months have to offer. Kate will share the history surrounding the winter solstice and Shannon will offer ideas for solstice celebration and Cate will share positive winter practices inspired by the Nordic and Scandinavian culture.

Summer Reading 2024

Join Christy, Stephanie, Kate and Briana as they talk about upcoming summer reading and their reading recommendations to get you started. Summer Reading Kick-off is Saturday, June 15th for All AGES! Sign up in person or online. Choose your tracker and complete library prompts to earn tickets for a drawing with fantastic prizes.

All Things Graphic Novels

Join Stephanie, Christy, and Kate as they interview the newest member of the podcast team, Dillon (the podcast editor) about all things Manga. As well as some important announcements and upcoming events from Shannon and Kim followed by more book recommendations from Stephanie, Christy, and Kate in Shelf Life.

Calling All Oscar Buffs

Are you fascinated by the history and lore surrounding the Oscars? If so, this episode is for you! Kate, Kim, and Christy sit down with special guest, Jeremy Bond, to chat about all things related to the world-renowned Academy Awards. Pull up a comfy chair, grab some popcorn, and celebrate the best pictures of 2024!

Meet Our Podcast Crew

The faces behind the voices.

Shannon

Shannon

Christy

Christy

Briana

Briana

Kate

Kate

Stephanie

Stephanie

Kim

Kim

Cate

Cate

Contact the Podcast Team

Email us!

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Russell Library

123 Broad Street
Middletown CT 06457

Phone

860-347-2528

Events

Online Calendar

Library Hours

Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm (October-March)