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Celebrate the Great American Smokeout (by NOT lighting a cigarette!)

Despite all the publicity about the dangers of smoking, many Americans haven’t given up their cigarettes. And thousands of kids start smoking every day. Find local support, hear from a librarian who quit smoking, and check out library books on smoking cessation.

Hush a podcast for your library Episode 14 What's on Gina's Kindle

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 14 – What’s on Gina’s Kindle?

Listen to the HUSH podcast (33:53) about books and movies. This episode focuses on what Library CEO Gina Millsap is reading on her Kindle. Reading is becoming situational — with ebooks, audiobooks, print books all meeting people’s needs in different ways. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!

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Two adventurous reads, so clever they are practically criminal

15 year old Kat Bishop is a thief. She can pick a pocket, sneak into a house at night, or steal something right from under the nose of her mark. But can she be a “normal girl” at an exclusive boarding school? And can she clear her father’s name by stealing back the painting that he is accused of stealing?

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Think of the Children and Think about Halloween Safety

BOO! Late October is plenty scary, but without reflective tape, flashlights, flame-resistance, and adult supervision, some Halloween traditions are downright dangerous! Review safety tips, plus find out all of the local trick-or-treat events in Topeka with the Halloween Round Up from XYZ Topeka

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Nanowrimo 2011 – You can write a novel in November

The annual local Kickoff Event for people writing 50,000 words in the 30 days of November 2011 is Monday, October 24 from 7-8 pm in Marvin Auditorium Room 101BC. If you can’t attend, many of the resources are provided online here.

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 13 – William Allen White awards

Listen to HUSH -a podcast discussion of books and movies. This episode (33:48) focuses on WIlliam Alen White award winning books for children– have you read any of our recommendations? Or do you remember voting for William Allen White books when you were in school? Continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!

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Innovative book display puts covers under wraps

With their display “Take a chance on me, I’ve gotten rave reviews,” two librarians are trying to give a second chance to some fiction books that customers might have overlooked.

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick At Home

Get a Flu Shot at the Library Thursday

A Flu Shot Clinic will be Thurs. Sept. 29th from 9am to noon at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Shots are $30 each and some insurance plans are accepted (see printable pdf flier). Please call 785-368-2025 for insurance details. Cash and checks are also accepted.The clinic is operated by the Shawnee County Health […]

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 12 – Teen Romance

Introducing the new HUSH format — a shorter podcast (32:36), but a longer discussion of books and movies. This episode focuses on Teen Romance books and movies — have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!

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Health Information Neighborhood adds a digital scale

 Where are you on the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale? BMI Weight Status Below 18.5 Underweight 18.5—24.9 Normal  25.0—29.9 Overweight 30.0 and Above Obese Over two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and over one-third are obese, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2006 and […]

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 11 – People in Peril

Introducing the new HUSH format — a shorter podcast (33:20), but a longer discussion of books and movies. This episode focuses on People in Peril and Kids in Crisis books and movies — have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 10

Introducing the new HUSH format — a shorter podcast (34:14), but a longer discussion of books and movies. This episode – Time Travel books and movies — what are your favorites? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!