HUSH – A Podcast From Your Library

Reading Bingo begins in 2017!

Bingo Card Challenge yourself to expand your reading selections and find recommendations for many of the squares on your Reading Bingo card by listening to new episodes of Hush.

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Every three weeks, join librarian hosts Thad Hartman, Lissa Staley, and Miranda Ericsson with special guests from the library and community. In each interview, the guest makes recommendations for one square from the “Reading Bingo”  card. Listeners are encouraged to read along throughout 2017 and mark their own Reading Bingo cards. Use the podcasts, show notes, book displays in the library and book lists in the library catalog to discover what other people are reading and recommending.

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HUSH Upcoming Episodes

  • July 11, 2017 – Reading Bingo! with guest Becca Paquette to recommend titles for “A Book by a Celebrity”
  • August 1, 2017 – Reading Bingo! with guest Miranda Ericsson to recommend titles for “A Book by a Kansas Author”
  • August 22, 2017 – Reading Bingo! with guest Shelby Schellenger to recommend titles for “A Book about a Cowboy”
  • September 11, 2017 – Reading Bingo! with guest Michelle Stottlemire to recommend titles for “A Book set in the Future”

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Recent Episodes

HUSH Podcast #108 – A Book by a Kansas Author

Miranda Ericsson, devotee of local and regional literature, shares her recommendations for the “A Book by a Kansas Author” square in Reading Bingo.

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HUSH Podcast #107 – A Book by a Celebrity

Becca Paquette, teen librarian and pop culture fan, shares recommendations for the “A Book by a Celebrity” square in Reading Bingo.

HUSH Podcast #106 – A Book you Listened To

In this episode we talk about the appeal of listening to stories. “Reading” with your ears adds the narrator’s voice, sound effects and full cast productions.

HUSH Podcast #105 – 2Book Topeka

In this 2Book Topeka special episode, listen in as we discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer.

HUSH Podcast #104 – A Book with a Sports Theme

In this episode, we ask Nate Hohl, sports librarian and lifelong sports fan, to share his favorites for the “A Book with a Sports Theme” square in Reading Bingo.

A Book That Became a Movie

HUSH Podcast #103 – A Book That Became a Movie

In this episode, we ask “Should you read the book before you see the movie?” with Tierney Kirtdoll, movie watcher and book reader, to find the perfect pick for the “A Book that is a Movie” square in Reading Bingo.