HUSH Podcast #131 — 2Book Topeka: Maisie Dobbs

Show Notes

Joining us in the studio:

Zan Popp

Zan Popp and Betty Jean Neal join us to share their enthusiasm about Maisie Dobbs and 2Book Topeka.

Maisie Dobbs is a historical mystery novel by Jacqueline Winspear that won the 2003 Agatha Award for Best First Novel first. The novel is set in England between 1910 and 1929 and features the title character Maisie Dobbs, a private investigator. Learn more about the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear

Zan Popp, curator of exhibitions for the Sabatini Gallery, highlights the current exhibit related to WWI. “Over There: Americans Abroad in World War I” showcases WWI overseas military photography from the immense photographic holdings of the National Archives. The exhibition includes photographs from the fronts, behind the lines, the consequences of the war and how it was remembered. This exhibit will be on display in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Nov 9, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019.

Betty Jean Neal

Betty Jean Neal, youth services librarian, connects people to reading through the library’s 2Book Topeka reading initiative and her enthusiasm for bringing historical fiction to life.

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Library staff in period dress to celebrate the opening of the World War I photography exhibit in the Sabatini Gallery. As was appropriate in photos of the time period, the staff are not smiling.

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Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!