Mindful Shopping, Healthier Eating

Did you know that the average person makes 2.2 trips to the grocery store each week? Did you realize that there are nearly 39,000 products in a typical supermarket? No wonder it’s easy to get lost in the aisles! Learn “Mindful Grocery Shopping, Healthy Eating” with holistic health coach Tracie Inman at the library on Thursday, October 11 from 7-8 p.m. or on Friday, October 19 from 11 a.m. until noon.

Journaling with Words and Images: Doodles and Lists

Download journaling tips and handouts on Doodles and Lists. Our monthly journaling workshop offers ideas and encouragement for people pursuing personal writing with words and images. The workshop meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am at the library.

Help shape the health priorities in Shawnee County!

The Healthy Shawnee County Task Force needs your help! Take a brief survey about public health indicators and help shape top prioroties in Shawnee County. Find out more about these issues in the Health Information Neighborhood.

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 27 – School Stories

To get in the spirit of back-to-school, Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley bring back one of our favorite guests, Julie Nelson, to talk about narrative non-fiction and memoirs about school-themed stories. Listen to our (38:16) discussion to get book recommendations, then share your recommendations with us!

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 26 – Community Novel Project

This podcast is so cutting edge that Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (34:57) discussion about a book so new that it hasn’t even been completely written yet. Find out about Capital City Capers and the community novel project with guest Anne Pepper. Learn how you can read this year’s novel and get involved in the writing of next year’s novel.

Girls Don't Fly is a surprising and inspiring teen novel

Myra is so busy taking care of everyone in her family, that she doesn’t even think about herself — until her boyfriend dumps her and suddenly, more than anything, she wants to beat him for a spot on a research trip to the Galapagos Islands…

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 25 – Audiobooks

Audiobooks are popular, especially in the summertime. Join Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley as they host a discussion (36:08) with Marie Manthe about discovering and enjoying audiobooks, favorite narrators and preferred formats. What are your favorite audiobooks?

Teen romance and boarding school hijinks

The Education of Hailey Kendrick by Eileen Cook is a journey of self-discovery, in the form of a life spiraling out of control. Going along on her adventure, and her romance, is a ton of fun!

Hush, a Podcast from your library

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 24 – Great Summer Reads

Not satisfied with bringing you just one or two people’s recommendations for great summer reads, Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (34:57) discussion with FOUR guests about what books they recommend as great summer reads, and what they are looking forward to reading this summer. What’s on your summer reading list?

Journaling with Words and Images: travel and exploration

A monthly journaling workshop offers ideas and encouragement for people pursuing personal writing with words and images. Handouts including writing prompts about travel and exploration are archived here. The workshop meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am at the library.

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 23 – TV on DVD

In what might be our FUNNIEST podcast EVER, Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (34:57) discussion with our guests Megan and Kelli around an engaging and interesting topic — TV on DVD. What television do you like to watch or rewatch on DVD?