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The Bookmark

The Bookmark podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you'll want to add to your reading list.

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Jan 31, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 season of HUSH -- What I Read -- featuring recommendations from readers like you! We also feature occasional episodes focused on the 2Book Topeka community reading selections, including this episode on The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America by Joe Posnanski.  

We chat with guest Dave Coleman about the positive influence of Buck O'Neil's life on other people, Buck O'Neil's passion for promoting the Negro Leagues, Posnanski's skill and talent as a storyteller and writer, and how talking about baseball connects us all.

Dave Coleman is a Public Services Specialist at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. He connects readers with books throughout the community.

According to Dave:  There is an old saying about sports, 'sports build a person’s character.' I agree with that statement, but want to take a step further and say that sports not only builds a person’s character, it also reveals one’s character. As Posnanski writes about his travels with O’Neil, each page is another lesson in a life well lived."

Read more of Dave Coleman's book recommendations in his booklist Heavy Hitters.

Every three weeks, 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 2Book Topeka. 

  • Special ” 2Book Topeka Book Club” episodes will discuss books from the library’s community reading program. 

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