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My Best Everything: Is It Enough?

Will Lulu’s summer after high school in rural Virginia be toxic or intoxicating when she tries to raise her college tuition money by making moonshine? What would you risk to ensure your shot at a better future — your family, your friends, your life, or your heart?

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Guy in Real Life

Two Minnesota teens lives become intertwined through school, role-playing games, and a chance two-a.m. bike accident in this story about role playing — in games and in real life.

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HUSH Library Podcast #69 – True Grit

In this episode, Miranda, Amber, Lissa and Thad talk about the library’s 2015 Big Read Selection – True Grit by Charles Portis. Listen in on their candid book discussion. This podcast will inspire, enlighten and entertain!

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Words and Their Very Revealing Meanings

A year of burying your grief is bad, but Anna O’Mally is practicing coffin yoga and visibly wearing her pain to firmly pushing her remaining family away in this moving portrayal of blinding grief and depression.

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HUSH Library Podcast #68 – African American Topeka

In this episode, local genealogist, librarian and author Sherri Camp talks about her book featuring stories and photographs that place the history and experience of African Americans in Topeka in the context of American history.

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MAKIN’ MOVES with Drums Alive

Start your new year right with an interactive wellness conference from 9am-noon on Saturday, January 10, or come for our featured fitness event, Drums Alive, at 10:45 am.

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What These 5 Teen Stories Share Will Shock You

Librarian Lissa was surprised by what these 5 teen fiction stories on her recent reading list had in common– You won’t believe how you can benefit from what she discovered…

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“Read” Without Words

Sometimes, reading the book aloud to the kids is the best part. But for some books, reading the illustrations together is even better. Have you “read” a wordless picture book?

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Know the ABCs of Diabetes

According to the CDC, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes. Since November is National Diabetes Month, it is a perfect time to check out books about diabetes from the Health Information Neighborhood and diabetic recipes from the Cooking Neighborhood!