No Talking In the Library

Mentor Public Library’s new media podcast where your hosts, Reference Librarians John Foster and Meredith Tomeo, discuss a variety of topics relating to movies, television, comic books, video games or anything else on their minds.

Comments? Questions? Opinions? Let us know what you think about our latest episode.


Episode 12: The Legend of ZeldaA Link to our Podcast

In which we discuss the Legend of Zelda series of video games













Episode 11: Game of ThronesSlashy Slashy Stab on GoT

In which we conscript Mary R. and Tiffany from House Tech Services to discuss the recent season of Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams as Ayra Stark

Maisie Williams as Ayra Stark

Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont

Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont



Episode 10: Video Game Narrative Hey! Listen!

In which we discuss linear narrative vs. open world games

tomb raider






Episode 9: MockingbirdThis Mockingbird Sings

In which we discuss the short lived comic series, Mockingbird

Find Mockingbird @ MPL

Agents of SHIELD – Season 2

  • First appearance of Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird

Mockingbird #8

mockingbird issue #3

mockingbird issue #3


Adrianne Palicki - Mockingbird

Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird


Episode 8: HaywireWe Went a Little Haywire

In which we discuss the completely awesome 2011 film, Haywire.

Find Haywire @ MPL

Haywire Poster











Episode 7: Live-Action Women Superheroes – Ladies Doing (Super) Things

In which your intrepid librarians explore the world of women in live-action superhero movies.



Episode 6: Logan The Claws Are Out!

In which we bask in the glory of a little girl with big claws.

Check out Logan @ MPL

Additional Reading:


Poster designed by Babs Tarr














Episode 5: That Thing You Do! We Wonder What Happened to the Oneders

In which we discuss the excellent, yet underrated 1996 film, That Thing You Do!





Episode 4: Gotham CityIt Sure Has Problems

In which we are joined by Marilyn to discuss all things Gotham City including the television series Gotham, the comic Gotham Central, and Batgirl.

Batgirl Comics

An interview with New 52 Batgirl artist, Babs Tarr

gotham central

Dixon birds of prey








Simone batgirl

A page from Gail Simone’s “Batgirl”









Benson birds

A panel from Julie & Shawna Benson’s “Batgirl and the Birds of Prey”



Episode 3: The Walking Dead Our Zombie Escape Plan

In which we are joined by Mary & Robin to discuss The Walking Dead and whose side we would join.

Other Zombie movies:


Episode 2: Our Favorite MoviesWe Do Declare

In which we talk about some of our favorite movies.

Color composition in Amelie

Color composition in Amelie

Juarez Machado painting

Juarez Machado painting





Episode 1: SupergirlMissing Cat and Missed Opportunities

In which we talk about the CW series, Supergirl and some of the growing pains it has had in season 2.

Supergirl Costume Concept Art by Bree Salmassy     Supergirl's Post Crisis Costume     Supergirl's New 52 costume

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