HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 7

HUSH: a podcast from your libraryThad Hartman and Lissa Staley talk about summer at the library, and our guests discuss true crime books, summer movies based on comic books, and movie series at the library.

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Lissa’s daughter recommends the Millenium Cafe’s pumpkin muffin and also the book No, David by David Shannon

True Crime

JulieJulie Nelson confesses why true crime books appeal to her and shares her own favorites, mentions some popular titles and authors, and gives some recommendations for reluctant true-crime readers.

Plus Check out Julie’s bookmark of True Crime with a Kansas connection in the True Crime section of the library.

Movies based on Comics and Graphic Novels

DanielDaniel Fogt, Interlibrary Loan Specialist, recommends some comic books and graphic novels that have inspired major motion pictures to help you enhance your summer blockbuster movie-watching experiences.

Comic books and graphic novels that inspired movies this summer

Books based on graphic novels

Disappointing movie adaptations

Great summer movies based on comics

Plus — discuss amongst yourselves: What comic book or graphic novel character do you wish would get their own movie? What’s the most disappointing comic adaptation you’ve seen? Can the comic book trend continue forever?

Film series at the library

CarrieCarrie Cummings talks about the many popular film series at the library, where feature films are screened for an audience, for free, usually in the Marvin Auditorium.

Classic Film series – 2nd Friday of each month, 2-4pm

International Film series – 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm

Friday night film series – themed month-long series on Friday nights at 6:30 pm, several times each year

Check the connectnow for more information about upcoming titles

Some of the films that have drawn the largest crowds at library include:

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Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.