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Rusty Nails Blues present classics of country blues.This is a demonstration and discussion of the country blues genre with emphasis on pre-WWII blues. Recorded on April 24, 2019.Members of Rusty Nails Blues, Steve Heiner and Ben Lillge, are musicians who aim to maintain and preserve the great American art form known as the blues. With a focus on ac…
 
On Wednesday, March 13, we had Druid’s table perform an acoustic set in our Company E Room. Druid's Table is a group of five musicians from the Fox Cities, has been performing traditional Celtic folk music since 1999.The group performs jigs, hornpipes, ballads, pub songs, reels, airs and Irish polkas using instrumentation including harp, accordion,…
 
Have you ever wondered how the library’s landscaping looks so good, all the time? Why isn't a decaying bunch of invasive shrubs with litter and kipple piling up like a highway median? How are these olfactory hues so vibrant, expansive, and variegated? We speak to the source today. Not only will our questions about the library’s flowers be answered,…
 
Teresa Weglarz, Assistant Professor at UW-Fox Valley in Biological Sciences, joins us to talk about composting, reducing food waste, and all the benefits that ensue. She was kind enough to come to the Menasha Library in June to present and demonstrate composting; if you missed the presentation here is your chance to get started. This podcast will g…
 
This is the Art Wall Series #8. Today June Art Wall artist Cori Bartz joins John Nebel and me, Colin McGinnis, in a discussion around her artistic history and process. Gain insight into the appreciation of art as we dig into the meaning and emotion infused into each piece. This podcast comes out a little late, as it was recorded in June, but you ca…
 
Homelessness in the Fox Valley is the topic of today’s show. Recorded in March with John Wallschlaeger. It’s a fantastic show that sheds light on many facets of this topic.John Wallschlaeger, former Appleton Police Officer, talks to me about his current role in helping the community. He works with Homeless Connections and the Menasha Police Departm…
 
This show is the Art Wall Series #7. I mistakenly referred to it as #6 in the podcast! I recorded this show on location at Pat McGinnis’s house and metal studio. Pat has some great insights into the creative process, and metal working. He is coming June 1st for a meet the artist event in the Menasha Library, with coffee provided by Timshel Café. Ch…
 
Art Wall Series #6We have short podcast for you today with the teachers who helped get some terrific 2nd grade art on our art wall this month. I went to Janet Berry Elementary school in Appleton to get the story. The art will be on display for the rest of April, so stop in and check it out…For more podcasts go to: www.menashalibrary.org/podcast…
 
Today we have Donna VanBuecken former executive director of the Wild Ones on the show. We discuss native landscaping, the Wild Ones organization, and bats as pollinators. I linked an article with some more information on exactly how bats pollinate. Also, we discussed the dangers of Wild Parsnip and that it looked like a native plant, the name of wh…
 
A night of romantic jazz ballads with performers José Encarnación on the saxophone and Matt Blair on Keys. Jose Encarnacion leads the jazz improvisation classes, coaches jazz small groups, teaches applied jazz saxophone, and coordinates the jazz performance program at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Matt Blair is a student at Lawrenc…
 
On Wednesday, March 15th, we had Druid’s table perform an acoustic set in our Miron Fireside Room. Druid's Table is a group of five musicians from the Fox Cities, has been performing traditional Celtic folk music since 1999.The group performs jigs, hornpipes, ballads, pub songs, reels, airs and Irish polkas using instrumentation including harp, acc…
 
On Saturday, February 11th, the Menasha Library hosted the film Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, followed with a panel discussion with Women in Technology. We were there to record the panel discussion and had librarian Kirk Moore-Nokes on the podcast to help introduce the event recording. The film can be checked-out at the Menasha Library.More podca…
 
Today we have Joseph Kobinsky who is this month’s featured artist here at the Menasha Library art wall. We discuss his travels, his method, and his unique perspectives on creating and how to get emotion into a piece of art. This is the 5th podcast installment of the Art Wall Series.An encouraging conversationalist, Kobinsky advocates for children t…
 
This is Colin, of the Menasha Library Podcast, welcome back. We’re in the frigid doldrums of January now, silent winds blow through silent fields of ice and snow, yet still, we have meat on the grill, milk in our glasses, and eggs in the pan. Where are all these wonderful gifts coming from? A large warehouse of items called a supermarket? Plastic w…
 
Happy Holidays from the Menasha Library Podcast! Today we discuss an important topic with the Vice President of Donor Services at the Community Blood Center, Kris Belanger (pictured below). During the holiday season donor numbers drop, so to encourage and remind and thank, they are giving away a free long-sleeve t-shirt to all donors between Decemb…
 
Today we have Cassie (Miss Pippi) a librarian at the Menasha Public Library on the podcast to discuss youth books. What's hot right now, what are some favorites, what are Miss Pippi's favorites? This is a great guide to buying holiday gifts and beyond. She also discusses upcoming events and activities in the children's room.More podcasts at: www.me…
 
Colin hosts another episode of the MPL Podcast. Today the 2nd Strings were kind enough to come talk about their music, creative process, and then play a few tunes for us.For more podcasts: http://www.menashalibrary.org/podcast2nd Strings: https://www.facebook.com/2ndStringsBluegrass/?fref=tsSecondHand Studios: https://www.facebook.com/shsappleton/?…
 
Art Wall Series 4The featured artist on the library's art wall in December is Leif Larson and we were fortunate to have him come down to the library to do a podcast. This is the fourth installment of the Art Wall Series podcasts, and we were joined by John Nebel, local artist, former library board member, and Menasha Library art initiative collabor…
 
Today we have Bruce Levanetz's who displayed his latest acrylics, oils and watercolor landscapes this month on our Art Wall. His work intends to capture the atmosphere and beauty of nature. Levanetz also designed the center sunlight sculpture that anchors the Veteran’s Memorial located at the Isle of Valor, behind the Memorial Building on Doty Isla…
 
Today we have Jill Swenson, of Swenson Book Development, on the podcast. She talks about journalism, book development, writing, NaNoWriMo, and gives some book recommendations. I know it's a long one, but's it's worth it! If you need to skip ahead here are some rough chapter markers:~00:00:00 Intro to Jill; publication and journalism industry.~53:00…
 
Today’s podcast: we have Seth Hoffmeister the Northeast Organizer for the League of Conservation Voters in Wisconsin. As Northeast Organizer, Seth works with volunteers, activists, and partner organizations in the community to hold our elected officials accountable for the decisions that they make regarding our natural resources and works to draw a…
 
Today we have local historian Tom Sutter, who has a display on the art wall this month, and is giving a presentation at the library Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm. A reception will immediately follow the event in the Miron Fireside Room with local musician Jennifer Levenhagen. This presentation is part of a month-long celebration of the centenni…
 
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