Chapter & Chatter Cafe - CCLD's Video Podcast

Chapter & Chatter Cafe is Camden County Library District’s (CCLD) video podcast access point that connects cardholders and Camden County residents with CCLD services, facilities, and staff. Enjoy a mixture of current events from a historical standpoint and learn more about what our libraries have to offer, from services to resources to upcoming events.

Join CCLD Director Jim Pasley and talk radio host Kevin “KB” Burns in person or watch our live stream from our YouTube channel for our bi-monthly broadcast of CCLD’s Chapter & Chatter Cafe. 

Would you like to join us in person? We invite you to the Camdenton Library to pull up a comfy chair, grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage, explore the world of books, delve into our rich history and current events, and celebrate the vibrant communities that make up the Camden County Library District. The doors will open at 7:30 am, and the show will start at 8 am. If you have any questions on the current topic under discussion, we will provide notecards before the show for you to jot and share with us.

Disclaimer: These podcasts are intended to be free of political affiliation and are provided as a basis for you to further your knowledge on these topics.

Chapter 2: Russia & Ukraine

Thursday, April 11, 2024

In chapter two of CCLD’s Chapter & Chatter Cafe Jim and KB sit down and discuss the history of Russia and Ukraine.

Topics Included:

  • Background information on the recent Russian & Ukrainian conflict
  • Who is the UN Security Council
  • Difference between Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Ukraine’s history from being a Slavic state to their autonomous state for over 100 years to being mostly absorbed by the Russian Empire in the 18th century
  • Ukraine famine — Holodomor — starting early in the 20th century
  • Ukraine’s independence from Russia in 1991

Chapter & Chatter Cafe Reading Recommendations

Keywords to further your search: Vladimir Putin, Joseph Stalin, The United Nations, The UN Security Council, Crimea, Ukraine, Kyivan Russia, Vikings, Czarist Russia, the Soviet Union, the Romanov Dynasty, and the Holodomor

Chapter 2 Script & PowerPoint Slides

Note: The Painting Event at the Stoutland Library will happen on Friday, April 26, 2024, not April 16. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Chapter 1: Immigration

Thursday, March 28, 2024

In this premiere episode, CCLD Director Jim Pasley and talk radio host, Kevin “KB” Burns discuss the history of immigration. 

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Some of the topics covered include:

  • 1795 Naturalization law
  • 1798 Alien Enemies Act, Friends Act, & the Alien Sedition Act signed into law by John Adams
  • 1875 exclusion law banning prostitutes and convicts from entering the United States
  • The years between 1860 and 1915, when Congress decided immigrants should pass a medical exam and have no criminal record before being able to immigrate to the United States

Chapter & Chatter Cafe Recommendations

Chapter Script & PowerPoint Slides