Category Archives: Local History

Brentwood Stories – Episode XIII



In today’s episode of Brentwood stories, I sit down with Joshua Castellanos and Juan Delgado. If you have ever listened to the Brentwood library’s other podcast, Average Brentwood Teens, then Joshua and Juan may already familiar to you thanks to their regular appearances. The two friends have also been recently featured in Newsday for their STEM research in conjunction with Stony Brook University and The BioBus, a traveling research laboratory that provides science research opportunities to students across New York. Joshua and Juan discuss their work on average Brentwood teens, their friendship and their lives and futures in Brentwood and beyond.


Brentwood Stories – Quarantine Conversations III



In today’s episode, me and Peter pay a virtual visit to our friends at the Brentwood public library Career and business development center. Our colleagues Vicki, Olivia, and Kaven share their memories and thoughts on how working at the career center has evolved during the COVID-19 quarantine.


Brentwood Stories – Quarantine Conversations I



In this special Brentwood Stories miniseries, my cohost Peter and I check in with members of the Brentwood Library family to document their experiences during quarantine. Today’s episode features Ellen Edelstein, President of the Brentwood Historical Society and Celia Vollmer, long time Brentwood Library Employee and Red Cross Volunteer.


Brentwood Stories Episode III – Voter’s Right’s Panel



On February 27th, 2020, the Brentwood Public Library hosted Dr. Zebulon Miletsky for a conference on African Americans and the right to vote. Zebulon was joined by panelists Mia Brett, Willie Mack and William Johnson, Jr.. As they discusses an array of voters rights topics.


Brentwood Stories Episode I – part II



Long time Entenmann’s employees Bruce and Horace share stories about the chocolate room, cake theft, and the debacle that was fat free all butter loaf.


Brentwood Stories Episode 1 – Entenmann’s Bakery



Librarian Peter Ward discusses the history of the famous Entenmann’s bakery on Fifth Avenue. He is joined by fellow librarian Peter Carmona, an audience of Brentwood library patrons, and a table full of Entenmann’s cake.