HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 9

HUSH: a podcast from your libraryThad Hartman and Lissa Staley introduce our featured guests and the events, books, resources and services they are promoting.

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Non-fiction Historical Books

Readers Advisor Christina Christina Callison talks about five non-fiction books with an historical bent.

See some of the 1939 Time magazine pages that Christina discovered after reading In the Garden of Beasts:

Representing our Friends: Mary Campbell

Mary Campbell share information about the Friends of the Library and their popular community booksales.

In 2010, the Friends donated $82,500 to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and $7,500 in Educational Scholarships. Educational scholarships are awarded to library staff working toward their masters in library science degree.

For volunteer opportunities with the Friends of the Library, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 580-4490.

Sports @ the library

NateNate Hohl promotes some upcoming library programs for Sports fans — Sports Trivia on July 22, 2011 and Fantasy Football opportunities.Plus read his

Join WIBW’s Terry Blount and Bruce Steinbrock on Saturday afternoon, August 13 from 2:00-4:00 in Marvin Auditorium 101A, as they present a fantasy football strategies program geared to help you dominate your league.  Whether you’re experienced, or a rookie, Terry and Bruce will help give you the knowledge you need to navigate your way through your league’s season, including your draft.

The library’s first fantasy football league draft will be Thursday evening, September 1, from 6:00-8:30 in the Hughes Room.  There is no fee to join, and no experience is required.  All experience levels are welcome, and the winner will take home a prize at the end of the season.  Registration is required and can be done at the Red Carpet Desk, by phone at 580-4545, or by email at  We look forward to seeing you there!


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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.

One thought on “HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 9

  1. Christina, I have long been a fan of the early decades of the 20th Century. All of these books look like great reads. The Mauro and Broderick books are right up my alley. Thanks for the heads-up!!

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