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Staff Picks: Celebrate National Library Week With Our Favorite Reads!

Open “We need to talk about Kevin” in catalog We need to talk about Kevin Open “Into thin air : a personal account of th…” in catalog Into thin air : a personal account of th… Open “1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fl…” in catalog 1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fl… Open “Wolf Hall” in catalog Wolf Hall Open “The fiddler in the subway : the true sto…” in catalog The fiddler in the subway : the true sto… Open “A dark-adapted eye” in catalog A dark-adapted eye
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Hush a podcast from TSCPL

HUSH Library Podcast Ep. 56 – New Music from the Music Nerd

In this episode, Tim Volpert recommends new music releases that are worth a listen, while Thad and Lissa begin to understand why Tim is qualified to call himself a Music Nerd.


An Adventure Fantasy in Quintessence

On the western edge of the world there are treasures, magic, and strange creatures in this age of discovery during the reign of Edward VI, son of Henry VIII. It was also a time of deadly strife as science, Protestantism and Catholicism clashed against each other often ending in torture and death. Court physician Stephen Parris is caught…

sum of two mothers by Dennis Etzel Jr

A Conversation About Equality with Topeka Author Dennis Etzel

In The Sum of Two Mothers, Topeka poet Dennis Etzel Jr. opens a discussion about equality, gender roles, and acceptance. Check out the collection from your library and join the conversation.

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Mimi Malloy at Last

It’s never too late in Mimi Malloy At Last

Mimi Malloy doesn’t remember her childhood, at least that is what she tells herself and her grown daughters. Instead, she enjoys her retirement and loves being in her own apartment where she can smoke cigarettes to her heart’s content while sipping on her Manhattan and listening to Frank Sinatra. Her daughters refused…


Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014

Hollywood has lost one it’s most popular stars. Revisit the life and career of the legendary Mickey Rooney.

Poetry Collage

Poems to fit every mood

One of the things I like best about poetry is that no matter how you are feeling, there is a poem that will speak to your mood. Here are some examples: Happy?  Try Poems for a Good and Happy Life compiled by Myrna Reid Grant  or perhaps you are also a bit hungry and Eat […]

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