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!

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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?

Kids will rock out. Parents will sing along. And it's FREE!

Download 3 songs per week with your library card–Freegal selections for kids and parents include Justin Roberts, the Kidz Bop Kids, Cedarmont Kids, Dan Zanes, Shel Silverstein, The Wiggles, The Laurie Berkner Band, and tons more. Under genres, try browsing Children’s to get more ideas of music to download — for FREE!

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick

Perry’s parents force him to take Gobi, an unattractive Lithuanian exchange student, to prom. But as Perry ditches the prom and heads with Gobi into New York City in Perry’s father’s Jaguar, he is in for a series of surprises — the most shocking of which is that Gobi is an assassin with a busy agenda planned for prom night in this action-packed story.

Escape with “Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots”

During high school, we have the chance to redefine ourselves — to distance ourselves from our parents and experiment with defining ourselves through our friends, our music, our activities, our beliefs.

In Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald, the author cleverly confronts the idealism of high school environmental activism in a real world situation, and we all learn from the experience.