Babies Don’t Spoil the Romance

Teen romance novels aren’t a place where you might expect to find many characters who are still in their infancy. Sure, sometimes the guys or gals don’t act all that mature, but actual babies are few and far between. Here are some books that break the mold.

Vaccines: Film and Health Panel

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Mon Aug 24, Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out.

HUSH Podcast

HUSH Library Podcast #78 – World War I

In this episode, Dave Coleman recommends three books about World War I and shares why reading and talking about this primarily European war from a century ago is still important today.

Everyone is Faking Perfect

Why is the pressure so intense in high school to be perfect? And what if the best you can do is to fake it? SPOILER ALERT: faking perfect isn’t a theme that is limited to high school romance novels and you can’t keep faking perfect forever!

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HUSH Library Podcast #77 – Arty Awards

In this episode, we celebrate Poet Annette Hope Billings and Journalist Jeffrey Ann Goudie, who join us for a discussion of their inspirations, literary lives, and connections to Topeka.

’89 Walls: Politics get Personal

In a provocative teen romance set in 1989, the politics get personal when a cynical, liberal high school senior who supports his dying mother with his minimum wage job falls hard for a girl who has believed everything her wealthy, conservative father has taught her about the world.

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HUSH Library Podcast #76 – On the Ebola Frontlines

In this episode, Joey Scaletta shares his frontline experiences volunteering in a West African Ebola Treatment Unit. Hear more stories and see photos from his journey on Monday June 22, 7-8:30 p.m.

Save Your Skin

Save Your Skin! Outdoors Checklist

Get free sunscreen packets and reminder magnets during the month of June at the library when you learn four tips to save your skin!

Renaissance Faire

Renaissance Fair Reads

From Renaissance Fairs to amusement parks, these teens are leaving their everyday life for a summer adventure. Summer Job or Summer Fling? These great summer escapes have it all!