Yearly Archives: 2019

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Second Opinion 1500

Second Opinion 1500 (10/30 minute programs) airs Thursdays at 1 a.m. beginning 12/19 –  – Fast-paced and provocative, SECOND OPINION focuses on health literacy in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. The long-running series engages a panel of medical professionals and lay people in honest, in-depth discussions about complex health issues and life-changing medical decisions. Host Dr. Peter Salgo, who maintains a full-time practice at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, presents intriguing, real-life medical cases to professionals representing a variety of specialties. As the experts grapple with the diagnosis and treatment options, viewers gain an understanding of doctors’ decision-making process. This season, topics include: psoriasis, chronic pain management, medical radiation pituitary gland tumor, living with Alzheimer’s, pneumonia, autism and more.

  • #1501 “Precision Medicine” – One in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime and most of them will have no family history of the disease. Precision medicine helps determine the most effective treatment for individual types of cancer and helps avoid the risks and side effects of unnecessary treatment. In this episode, we learn about the latest approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
  • #1502 “Teen Suicide” – Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds. The tragedy of a young person dying by suicide is devastating to their family, their friends and their community. On this episode, Pat and Christina courageously share the story of their daughter and all the ways they worked to try to help her, and how they are working to help others moving forward.
  • #1503 “Menopause” – The average life span of a woman in the United States is 84 years. That means that many women will spend a full half of their lives as post-menopausal. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by symptoms and unsure about how to deal with them. In this episode, menopause experts provide practical advice to help women cope with hot flashes and other common, often debilitating symptoms, while addressing myths about available treatment such as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
  • #1504 “Pain Management Beyond Opioids” – Opioid overdose caused more than 42,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2016, and the crisis continues. Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. Two million Americans are dependent on pain pills and street drugs to deal with their pain. Our patient Laura Garrison has lived with disabling pain for decades and is concerned about managing her active life while also managing her chronic pain. Is it true that there are several other pain meds that are equally effective for treating pain? Learn what’s on the horizon as researchers work to help find ways for people to better manage pain.
  • #1505 “Biologics in Orthopedics” – Biologics represent the cutting edge of biomedical research, and cover a wide range of therapies. From platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stem cell therapy, this line of treatment is recasting orthopedics. Biologics’ restorative properties are being studied in a number of cases. In this episode, our patient, Sergeant Dan Brochu, who was shot in the line of duty, shares how biologic therapy was an important part of his amazing recovery.
  • #1506 “Cardiac Comeback” – What if your second heart attack never had to happen? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, yet many people who have had heart attacks never start or continue their cardiac rehabilitation. Olympic Gold Medalist Kris Thorsness went to bed feeling like the healthiest 47-year-old person alive, and was wakened in the night by pain in her upper back. The hours that followed were shocking and life changing. Physical and mental rehabilitation for people who have suffered cardiac events are essential to a long and healthy life for every cardiac patient.
  • #1507 “HIV” – In 1981 the U.S. identified its first patient in what would become the AIDS epidemic. Today, people with access to testing, early intervention, and effective treatments can expect to live long, healthy lives. That was not true when Olympic diver Greg Louganis was diagnosed with HIV in the late 1980s. In this episode, Greg shares his own journey through what many consider one of the greatest success stories of modern medicine.
  • #1508 – “Caregiving Through Alzheimer’s Disease” – million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease today. Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s is a cause for stress, exhaustion, depression, caregiver burnout, and other health problems for the caregiver. Our three guests share the journeys they have lived while caring for their loved ones.
  • #1509 “Alcoholism” – Alcoholism reduces a person’s life expectancy an average of 10 years. Severe cognitive problems are common, and approximately 10% of all dementia cases are related to alcohol consumption, making it the second leading cause of dementia. In this episode, Annie Loyd shares how alcoholism took hold of her, and how recovery has empowered her to live a healthy and rewarding life.
  • #1510 “Corneal Transplant” – A healthy cornea is a key to good vision. If your cornea is damaged by disease, infection, or an injury, the resulting scars can dramatically affect your vision. With an over 95% success rate and the most common type of transplant surgery, corneal transplants have brought back clear vision and improved quality of life to countless people like our patient Paul Orlando.




Charlottesville (2/60 minute programs) – The WCVE PBS Richmond documentary “Charlottesville,” explores the events leading to the tragedies of August 11 and 12, 2017, and grapples with the difficult question of how such acts are possible in modern America. Through first-hand accounts, “Charlottesville” offers local insight and perspective on the events that garnered national and international attention, prompting us to ask questions about who we are as a people, what we can learn from this experience, and how we can come together as a country.

  • #1 airs 12/18 at 1 a.m. – Cities around the United States reacted to the Charleston massacre by removing Confederate statues and imagery. Charlottesville, Virginia voted to dismantle a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee and rename the park in which it stood, from Lee Park, to Emancipation Park. Controversy over the statue flared, inflaming tensions between residents and garnering attention from outside forces. On August 11th, 2017 elite University of Virginia students moved into dorms on the historic lawn. As the day progressed, word spread that white supremacists were gathering nearby. University officials tried to figure out exactly what was happening. By nightfall, hundreds of white supremacists marched up the lawn bearing flaming torches, angrily shouting anti-Semitic slogans. They streamed around the famous University Rotunda where they surrounded a statue of Thomas Jefferson and a handful of counter protestors. Tensions escalated, shouting increased, fights broke out. Counter protestors were beaten with torches and pummeled with flaming canisters. This was only a prelude to what was to come.
  • #2 airs 12/18 at 2 a.m. – By 6am, August 12th, 2017, the city of Charlottesville was already very hot and humid. Protestors and counter protestors amassed at Emancipation Park, many wearing body armor and wielding shields, clubs and guns. Self-proclaimed neutral militias wore military fatigues and bore semi-automatic long rifles. If many showed up for a fight, they would soon find themselves immersed in a street brawl. The violence that occurred on August 12th shocked America and the world. National news and live streamers covered the rally in real time; beatings on the streets and in parking decks, a car driving into a crowd of counter protestors, killing one young woman. Few could believe this was happening in America. Even fewer could believe this was happening in Charlottesville. Many people wondered, “How did it come to this?”



Historic Attuck Theatre

One of Hampton Roads’ greatest treasures, the Attucks Theatre, turns 100 years old. Musicians of the greatest caliber have performed at the Attucks, legends like Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole just to name a few. The 600-seat venue was an instant source of pride to Norfolk’s Black Community. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

 airs 12/26 at 4:30 a.m.

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America From The Ground Up

America From The Ground Up (200) (6/30 minute programs) airs Fridays at 2-3 a.m. beginning 12/13 – – Filmed on location at more than thirty archaeological and historical sites in twelve U.S. States and two Canadian Provinces. America: From The Ground Up! follows archaeological adventurer Dr. Monty Dobson as he digs into America’s story- From the Ground Up. Join Monty as he searches for clues to America’s hidden history: from exploring the ruins of America’s lost civilization to an underwater search for clues to Benedict Arnold’s sunken fleet on Lake Champlain, to a recreation of Perry’s naval victory over the British on Lake Erie with more than twenty tall ships, join us for the archaeological adventure of a lifetime!

  • #201 “The Ancestors” Join Monty as he sets out to explore the ways that America’s Native peoples used and altered the landscape. From the earliest mound builders in Louisiana and Texas to the massive Pueblo towns and cities of New Mexico and Arizona, Monty digs into the archaeological story of The Ancestors.
  • #202 “New Spain” – From the conquistador’s quest for mythical cities of gold to the Pueblo Revolt that almost ended their American experiment, to the Spanish missions and presidios of Texas and the Southwest, Monty is on an expedition to uncover the archaeological history of Spanish Colonial America.
  • #203 ”World’s Collide” – As the Spanish Empire collapsed around the globe, her old European rivals and an upstart America begin to tear away Spanish lands in America. Join Monty for the expedition to uncover the archaeological story of the fight for a continent.
  • #204 “Paradise Lost” – Paradise Lost explores the origins of slavery on the Iberian peninsula and its evolution in the New World. Monty visits sugar plantations in Louisiana and Texas where archaeologists are learning about how the enslaved people lived and worked there.
  • #205 “An Un Civil War” – Join Monty on the archaeological expedition to uncover the real history of the Civil War in the trans-Mississippi West. From the fierce border war between Missouri and Kansas to the massive battle at Wilson’s Creek and the role of Black troops in the Union Army, we uncover the bloody truth of America’s Un-Civil War.
  • #206 “Go West” – Go West explores the stories of the diverse peoples who settled in the American West. From intrepid Black Spanish explorers and conquistadores, to the Governor of Alta California, to the Buffalo Soldiers who fought to enforce America’s reservation policy on the Native Peoples of the West, Go West explores the archaeological history of immigration and migration.



Hands on Crafts for Kids

Hands on Crafts for Kids (1900) (13/30 minute programs) airs Fridays 4-5 a.m. beginning 12/6 – – Hands on Crafts for Kids is packed with fun craft projects. We want crafting to become a part of your life every day; surround yourself with things you make, and make being creative a part of who you are. Projects include kids’ crafts for ages 7 to 12.

  • #1901 “Artist” – Artists look at the world from fresh perspectives. Host Jenny Barnett-Rohrs draws the geometric patterns she sees looking at the world from high above. Franz Spohn has ideas for all the things artists can do besides creating works for a museum. Candie Cooper introduces us to the art form of Yamamoto to create a collage and Jenny makes a 3-D color wheel.
  • #1902 “Old is New” – Give a new twist to traditional art forms. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes a trinket box inspired by a popular video game. Then, she makes a friendly turtle using the ancient art of mosaic. Candie Cooper creates pop art with polka dots in the style of the artist Kusama, and Jenny coils a rag basket with a touch of denim.
  • #1903 “Stars” – Look beyond the sky. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes a glittery star catcher featuring the constellations. Candie Cooper creates a 3-D board illustrating moon phases. Artist Franz Spohn creates a landscape featuring clouds. Candie Cooper creates a sparkly space galaxy.
  • #1904 “Creatures” – The earth is full of wonderful creatures. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs crafts simple animals that are easily adaptable and molds a robot mouse. Artist Franz Spohn draws creatures that are just like us – or not. Jenny uses glow-in-the-dark clay to craft a spooky-sweet charm for your backpack.
  • #1905 “Bloom” – Flowers make us happy. By mixing bright colors, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes a fun floral banner. Candie Cooper makes flowerpots that help you count and add. Artist Franz Spohn draws tulips and daisies in different perspectives. Jenny creates a nightlight inspired by coral that grows in the sea.
  • #1906 “People” – People keep life exciting. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs shows how to tag you and your best friends with matching lanyard tags. Candie Cooper celebrates diversity with whimsical cone kids. She also crafts one-of-a-kind wooden kokeshi dolls. Jenny uses age-old symbols to mono print a family crest to frame or use for banners.
  • #1907 “Animals” – Animals come in endless varieties. Inspired by ocean creatures, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs creates a sea-life totem. Candy Cooper crafts a piggy bank that holds bills and coins. Artist Franz Spohn adds animation to his favorite animals. Jenny crafts loony llamas from pool noodles.
  • #1908 “Stylish” – Freshen up your style statement. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs fashions a colorful ID bracelet from clay and makes a foxy felt animal pouch. Jenny weaves a trendy beaded bracelet of silver and gold. Then, using fabric and ribbon, Jenny creates a decorator-style memo board to stay organized.
  • #1909 “Imagination” – Unleash your imagination. Using rolling pins, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs creates all kinds of textures. Candie Cooper creates little superheroes to showcase her creative writing. Franz Spohn draws a picture from a poem and Jenny makes an ever-lasting lunch from felt.
  • #1910 “Sci-Fi” – Travel to the future for new adventures. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs builds a robot tray to hold coins and treasures. Then, she creates a mysterious sea creature. Franz Spohn launches aliens into outer space and Jenny makes futuristic sculptures from foam.
  • #1911 “Living Places” – Each plant and creature has a habitat. To capture the freshness of the ocean, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes jars inspired by sea glass. For her art project, Candie Cooper looks to the rainforest for ideas. Then, she sponge-paints an animal foot-print rug. Jenny makes a 3-D diorama of animal habitats from foam and printable images.
  • #1912 “Fly Away” – Let’s make wings and fly. With paper, scissors and a little spaghetti, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes paper feathers. Then, she crafts fuzzy bug wings from felt. Artist Franz Spohn gives the appearance of flight in his drawings. Jenny crafts a bird house for our feathered friends.
  • #1913 “Camp” – Head to the great outdoors with camping crafts. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs fashions a talking stick like those used by ancient tribes. Then, she paints images of nature with sand. Franz Spohn makes his own fishing game and Jenny weaves a beaded dream catcher. Candie Cooper lights up the forest with a cool camp lantern.



13 Books for Tweens (by SLJ)

Last month, School Library Journal published an article titled 13 Books for Tweens by Kathy Hershberger (November 1, 2019). You can find it here, and read Kathy’s reviews. It turns out we have 9 out of the 13 featured books in our Student Overdrive Reading App.

To help you find them faster, we’ve compiled the titles that we own in our Overdrive account already linked to the records in SORA:

Summerlost (ebook) by Ally Condie

New Kid (ebook) by Jerry Craft

Blended (ebook) by Sharon Draper

Blended (audiobook) by Sharon Draper

Ghost (ebook) by Jason Reynolds

Ghost (audiobook)  by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down (ebook) by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down (audiobook) by Jason Reynolds

Steelheart (ebook) by Brandon Sanderson

Unwind (ebook) by Neal Shusterman

Guts (ebook) by Raina Telgemeier

Front Desk (audiobook) by Kelly Yang

Enjoy your reading!

Illusions in Stone

Illusions in Stone tells the global story of the emerald trade. It is a story of hope, faith, danger and desire. It is a place where you will meet righteous thieves, reckless illegal miners, and religious scholars in an underground business. They are all united by their fascination with the green stones. Our journey begins in the mines of Brazil, and takes us to India, Zambia, Israel and Colombia where workers face danger and uncertainty below ground and equally dangerous vice and temptation above ground. We meet the miners, traders, scholars, warriors and clergymen. Their stories are tied together by the thread of hope, by the green dream that calls them back to the mines and markets, the dream the often proves to be an illusion.

 airs 12/24 at 2 a.m.

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Forms and Surveys in LibWizard

As a school librarian in the Monroe One BOCES region, you have access to our LibGuides account. This allows you to build guides for students and educators in your building and outside of your building. What you might not know, is you also have access to our LibWizard account.

This allows you to build surveys and forms, which can then be embedded into your LibGuide or your library website.

  • Want to know what books your patrons are reading?
  • Want to give your students an exit ticket?
  • Want your teachers to fill out a form when they want to request your time and/or space?

LibWizard is your answer. We’ll be holding a workshop on LibWizard on January 16th from 3:30 – 4:30pm. Join us!

Register here: