Page Turn Episode 010

Hello and welcome to Episode Ten of Page Turn: the Largo Public Library Podcast! I’m your host, Hannah. Today’s Library Tidbit is all about our computer classes.

The Spanish Language Book Review begins at 7:40 and ends at 10:10
The English Language Transcript can be found below

But as always we start with Reader’s Advisory!

The Reader’s Advisory for Episode Ten is Permutation City by Greg Egan. If you like Permutation City you should also check out: The Years of the City by Frederick Pohl, Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan, and Accelerando by Charles Stross.

My personal favorite Goodreads list Permutation City is on is Life is a Simulation.

Today’s Library Tidbit is all about our computer classes. We know some patrons find new technology intimidating, but don’t worry we offer plenty of computer course from very beginners to advanced. If you were gifted a new device for the holidays ask us what classes we offer or look into a Book A Librarian appointment.

And now Book Traveler, with Victor:
Hi. Welcome to Book Traveler. My name is Victor and I am the Community Outreach Librarian here at the Largo Public Library. Today I’m going to talk about a fiction book we have in the Spanish collection titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling writing as Newt Scamander.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is on everyone’s lips thanks to the sequel to the film adaptation that premiered on November 15th. However, many people do not know that it is a book that J.K Rowling published in 2011 for charity, taking advantage of the three-year recess between The Goblet of Fire and The Order of the Phoenix .

The first thing that you notice is the length of the book: it only has 90 pages. It is a kind of encyclopedia of fantastic creatures, many of them mentioned in the books or have had a small role in the big screen, like the Basilisk or the Hippogriff.

Actually, it is a replica of what would be the Harry Potter textbook for that subject (Care of Magical Creatures, given by Hagrid). One of the most curious things in the English edition are the annotations that you can find in its margins, something that unfortunately was not included in the Spanish edition. I say unfortunately because these additional comments are what give the book a touch of humor and make the characters live within its pages despite there being no plot, only descriptions of the different creatures.

In general, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a book that reads quickly and leaves you wanting more. Of course, do not expect a novel because, as we just explained, it is more of a reference book, and therefore we should not compare it with other books in the Potter universe.

Although the book is short, Warner Brothers plans to make 5 films based on the book and its author, Newt Scamander. The book of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is ideal to warm up engines before the new scripts and movies are released.

This is all for today, until the next edition of Book Traveler. See you later.

Thanks everyone for listening some upcoming library events to keep track of:

AARP Tax Assistance begins February 1st and run every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and every other Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm. This is free and open to all ages.

February 4th Adaptive Fitness Zumba at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room B
-Registration is Required
February 5th Android Tablets for Beginners at 3:00pm in Jenkins Room A
February 5th Sourdough Bread at 6:–pm in Jenkins Room A
February 7th Introduction to Irish Genealogy at 1:00pm in the Local History Room
February 11th Black History Month Film at 5:30pm in Jenkins Room C
February 12th Break Up with Your Cable at 3:00pm in Jenkins Room C
February 16th Become a Tutor! ELL Tutor Orientation & Training at 10:00am in Jenkins Room A
-Registration is Required
February 16th Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis at 11:00am in Jenkins Room B
February 20th Ukulele Workshop – Beginner Workshop at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room A
February 25th Eastern European Research at 6:00pm in the Local History Room
February 28th I [heart] Chocolate at 4:00pm in the ideaLAB

We hope everyone had great Holidays and we hope to talk you again soon.

For everyone interested our intro music is by Break the Bans and the outro music is by Jahzzar, both artists can be found on Free Music Archive.