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

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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 […]


Prescription medicines: researching what you need to know

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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

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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…


Toxins at Home and the Poison Purse

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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

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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. […]