Brentwood Stories – Exciting times ahead!

It has been a busy time at the Brentwood Public Library with many new and exciting additions coming for you to enjoy. Unfortunately that means that the Brentwood stories podcast has to take a break for the month of July. We will be back in August!

Music: Two Little Wooden Shoes Fox Trot by Club Royal Orchestra 

Brentwood Stories – Episode XXI

Mirtha Colon has been a library patron for over ten years. In 2021, she attended our citizenship courses and earned her US citizenship! In this episode, I speak with Mirtha as she shares a little about her life and family in Brentwood.

Brentwood Stories – Episode XX

Hello and welcome back to Brentwood stories. In today’s episode Celia and I speak with Eric D’arce. Eric worked as a page for the Brentwood library during his high school years, then later served our country as a member of the marines and now works for a solar energy company and also works with his wife in her newly founded business!

Brentwood Stories – Episode XIX

Hello and welcome back to Brentwood stories. In our latest episode, Celia and I welcome two of Brentwood public library’s internet stars: Kofi and Andres. Listeners might remember Andres from our Episode featuring library pages Joshua and Juan, or from his work on our library’s other podcast: Average Brentwood Teens. Kofi works begins the scene in our tech services department, but you might be familiar with him from his time on our Library’s twitch channel. Kofi and Andres talk about working at the library, esports, and viral videos all in this new episode.

Brentwood Stories – Episode XVII

In today’s installment, me and Celia speak with a woman of many talents. Khadija Hines spent over 11 years as a member of the Brentwood public library staff, and has since moved on to become a business owner, performer and mother. Khadijah takes us through the inspiring journey of her life in the next episode of Brentwood stories. 

Brentwood Stories – Episode XVI

In today’s episode of Brentwood bios, we sit down with Rafael Rodriguez. Rafael lived in Brentwood in his youth, and worked as a page for the Brentwood public library. Later on Rafael would move on to the accounting profession, which ultimately led him to return to the library as a volunteer tax preparer. Me and Celia speak with Rafael about this and his other passions on this episode of Brentwood stories.

Brentwood Stories – Episode XV

Our next guest for our Brentwood BIOS series is home grown artist Diego Garcia. Diego’s art had been featured in exhibitions across long island, New York City and more, and in today’s episode I was blessed with the privilege of learning more about Diego’s art, his roots in Brentwood and his early influences and inspirations.


Follow Diego on Instagram @diegoagc

Brentwood Stories – Episode XIV

Today is the first episode of the new Brentwood bios miniseries where we feature a memorable member of the Brentwood community. Some individuals have grown up here and even more have found themselves an inseparable part of the Brentwood community through their lives and actions 

For today’s interview me and past Brentwood stories guest Celia Vollmer check in with Robert Kannert, a former page and library clerk currently working for the Brentwood school district. Me and Celia, Roberts’ former supervisor, catch up with him as he shares some of his memories of Brentwood. 

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.