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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.

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.


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 

West Side Story Ziino Review

Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" is the best movie of 2021. This is one remake that is better than the original. Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' 1961 version is a classic, but there have always been problems with it. The main one is that other than Rita Moreno, there were no Latino actors in the cast.

Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria in "West Side Story"

National Novel Writing Month - NaNoWriMo


NaNoWriMo is a month dedicated to creativity, and getting people into the practice of writing their own novels, or creative ideas down. In their words:

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.