Tables, Bins, & Books: The Camden County Pop Up Library (Episode 66)

Tom Martin of Haddon Township, NJ has a passion for books. His dream of having a bookmobile grew into the creation of the Camden County Pop Up Library, through which he promotes literacy and community by giving away books four to five times a week. His regular stops include underserved areas in Camden and nearby locations such as outside a methadone clinic, transportation center, and soup kitchen. Listen in as he shares his inspired and inspiring thoughts on the project with co-host Robin Renée.

In All the News We Can Handle, Robin, Mary McGinley, and Wendy Sheridan discuss people with weapons too close to home in Edison and Pleasantville, the guilty verdict for Roger Stone, and the ever-present impeachment news. On the upside, they send kudos to Lil Nas X, the first openly gay black man to win at the Country Music Awards, and announce Kevin A. Patterson and Alana Phelan’s For Hire: Audition book release party on December 4th. At the end of the show, the Ikigai segment centers on inner wisdom, action, and the challenges of working as an independent musician.

The week in celebrations and observances includes National Craft Jerky Day (November 27th), Thanksgiving Day and the National Day of Mourning (November 28th), Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, National Native American Heritage Day, and Flossing Day (November 29th), National Personal Space Day, Meth Awareness Day, Small Business Saturday (November 30th), Rosa Parks Day and Day With(out) Arts (December 1st), National Mutt Day and Cyber Monday (December 2nd), and Giving Tuesday (December 3rd). December is AIDS Awareness Month, Car Donation Month, Human Rights Month, Write a Business Plan Month, and Spiritual Literacy Month. Birthday shout outs go to Bill Nye, Jimi Hendrix, Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Sharon Needles, Billy Idol, Chrissie Teigen, Bette Midler, Janelle Monae, Robert Irwin, Sarah Silverman, Zoë Kravitz, Lucy Liu, Ozzy Osbourne, and co-host Wendy Sheridan.

Things to do:

Learn more about the Camden County Pop Up Library from the CCPUL website, like it on Facebook, and follow the project on Instagram.

Donate to the Camden County Pop Up Library; contact Tom Martin about donating books.

Read more about the CCPUL in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Contact your senators about moving on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

Shop at wendycardz for the holidays!

Book Robin Renée for shows for 2020!

Watch “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus



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