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SpeakEasy Chapter 3 by Miranda Ericsson Kendall

SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a new Topeka author. In Chapter 3, author Miranda Ericsson Kendall takes Ronni and Pete to Speck’s to wait out the storm and get to know each other a little better…

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Behind the Scenes Q&A with SpeakEasy Author C R Kennedy

Each week, the library is publishing a new chapter in our 2013 Community Novel Project and sharing a behind-the-scenes interview with the Topeka author who brought that part of our collaborative story — SpeakEasy — to life. Read C R Kennedy’s Chapter 2 online. Why did you want to participate in the Community Novel Project? […]

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SpeakEasy Chapter 2 by C R Kennedy

SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a new Topeka author. In Chapter 2, author C R Kennedy takes Ronni and Pete to Topeka to interview Julia, a 108 year old woman with mysteries in her history…

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Behind the Scenes Q&A with SpeakEasy Author Aimee L. Gross

Each week, the library is publishing a new chapter in our 2013 Community Novel Project and sharing a behind-the-scenes interview with the Topeka author who brought that part of our collaborative story — SpeakEasy — to life. Read Aimee’s Chapter 1 online. Why did you want to participate in the Community Novel Project? I adore […]

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Prescription medicines: researching what you need to know

Find out what you need to know about buying prescription drugs from online pharmacies and how to spot a potentially dangerous fake pharmacy. Learn more about your prescription drugs with MedlinePlus. Get advice on avoiding drug interactions and medication errors. Browse library books about the prescription drug industry.

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SpeakEasy Chapter 1 by Aimee L. Gross

SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a new Topeka author. In Chapter 1, author Aimee L. Gross introduces grad student Ronni Long, who is desperate to get to Topeka…

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Toxins at Home and the Poison Purse

As part of national Poison Prevention Week, the library partnered with Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Safe Kids Kansas to create a Poison Purse display in the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, showing how medicines and candies look identical to a child in search of something sweet to eat. In this article, the EPA urges adults to […]

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Audrey, Wait! is a book that rocks

Sixteen year old Audrey Cuttler is thrust into the spotlight when her ex-boyfriend writes a hit song about their breakup. Audrey loves good music, but she didn’t sign up for fame. In fact, she was completely supportive of her ex, Evan, and his band when they were unknown musicians just practicing and sending out demos. […]

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A Midsummer’s Nightmare delivers great teen drama

Whitley Johnson wants nothing more than to get out of town after graduation, to escape her depressed mother in Indiana and visit her fun-loving father’s condo by the lake in Kentucky for the summer. When she can’t remember the name of the guy she wakes up next to after getting drunk at a party on […]

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HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 36 – Oscar Winning Movies

It’s been a great year for movies — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a discussion with Brian about Oscar winning movies. Who do you hope takes home the Best Picture Oscar this year? What Academy Awards for Best Picture over the past 85 years do you think were most (or least) deserved? Share your recommendations with us!