HUSH – A Podcast From Your Library

Reading Around the World in 2018

Every three weeks in 2018, join librarian hosts Thad Hartman, Lissa Staley, and Miranda Ericsson with special guests from the library and community. Listeners are encourage to read along throughout 2018 and participate in Reading Around the World and 2Book Topeka. 

  • Reading Around the World episodes feature recommendations for books from a region to help listeners explore reading selections from locations around the United States and the world.
  • Special ” 2Book Topeka Book Club” episodes will discuss books from the library’s community reading program. 

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HUSH Podcast #130 — Books from Latin America

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