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The premier Sayville Library podcast! Join Sayville Library staff as we discuss books, movies, TV, games, pop culture and all things library-related!


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"Between the Shelves" is recorded at the Sayville Studio in Sayville Library.

latest episodes

"What Are You Into?" with Peter & Alex

June 5, 2023


Spinning Vinyl in the Studio

May 29,2023


"What Are You Into?" with Kristina, Tory & Alex

May 22, 2023


It's AniMay!

May 15, 2023


More Star Wars!

May 8, 2023


Alex, Chuck, Kristina and Tim return to talk more Star Wars! We cover our personal histories with the franchise, our favorite Star Wars books and video games, and play a new game: "Know Your Podracer!"

Mentioned in this episode:

Bloodline by Claudia Gray

Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn

Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray

Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray

Rogue Squadron by Michael Stackpole

Star Wars: Brotherhood by Mike Chen

Star Wars Racer

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Queen's Shadow by E.K. Johnston



Star Wars: The Definitive Ranking

May 1, 2023



Four brave podcasters boldly attempt to rank every film and show in the galaxy's most beloved franchise.


Star Wars Tiers


"What Are You Into?" with Marianne, Peter & Alex

April 24, 2023


Yellowjackets, Ted Lasso & other TV Favs!

April 17, 2023


Marianne and Peter go on a deep-dive of their favorite Spring TV shows (Yellowjackets and Ted Lasso) … and Alex is there too! 

Mentioned in this episode:

Avenue 5





Schitt’s Creek


Sex and the City

Six Feet Under



What We Do In The Shadows




"What Are You Into?" with Jenn, Jonathan & Morgan

April 10, 2023


What Do Librarians Even Do?

April 3, 2023

Library Director Jenn and Department Heads Jonathan and Morgan help kick off National Library Month with a heartfelt, enlightening discussion on how public libraries remain as relevant today as ever.

Mentioned in this episode:

TED Talk: Reimagining the Public Library

Library of Things

Digital Library: Streaming Apps

Digital Library: Online Learning

Community Outreach

Museum Passes



Between the Shelves: The Musical!

March 20, 2023


Broadway aficionadas, Stephanie and Tory, join Alex to celebrate World Theater Day!

Mentioned in this episode:



Fiddler on the Roof


Jesus Christ Superstar


"Which Jellicle Cat Are You?"


Oscar Review Crew Oscar Review

March 15, 2023

The Oscar Review Crew returns for a very special bonus episode! In it, we discuss our favorite moments from the 95th Academy Awards and movies we're looking forward to seeing in next year's Oscars.

Mentioned in this episode:

Everything Everywhere All At Once

The Fabelmans

Turning Red

"Top Fun: Oscars vs. Blockbusters"


Oscar Review Crew

March 7, 2023


The Red Rot Gang

February 27, 2023

Jonathan and Erin join Alex to discuss their varied and interesting past jobs and what led them to becoming a librarian, all the while taking some nice detours on cooking, finding time to read, indie role playing games, and motorcycle gangs!

Mentioned in this episode:

"Dead Eyes" Podcast

Free League Publishing

Good Owners, Great Dogs by Brian Kilcommons

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell

Where I Can't Follow by Ashley Blooms


A "Between the Shelves" Mystery!

February 13, 2023


Audiobooks, Modern Romance & "Would You Rather?"

January 30, 2023


Recommendation Fails, Elden Ring & "Two Truths and a Lie"

January 17, 2023

Alex and Morgan are joined by Assistant Director Tim! In this episode, we talk more best books of 2022, recommendations that just didn’t land for us, all things Elden Ring, and we play a fun round of “Two Truths and a Lie!”

Mentioned in this episode:

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

Elden Ring

The Fabelmans

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

How to Raise an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Minecraft Dungeons

Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Nintendo Switch Sports

Pokemon Legends: Arceus


You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin


More Fav Books of 2022

January 9, 2023

Librarians Marianne and Melissa join Alex to discuss their favorite books of 2022! We also talk book adaptations, Andor, video games, Lord of the Rings, Nope, and recap the year with some 2022 pop culture trivia!

Mentioned in this episode:

Demon Copperhead - Barbara Kingsolver

The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World by Jonathan Freedland

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Liane Moriarty's novels



The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien

You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin


Fav Books of 2022, Kingdom Hearts & Trivia!

December 30, 2022