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DMPL Podcast: Graphic Novel Book Picks

Book Chat librarian Alissa joins host Aaron Gernes on the DMPL Podcast to discuss graphic novels. It's a great conversation about some of the wonderful graphic novels that have been released in recent years with something for people of all ages. Apple Podcasts/iTunes | Google Play&n...

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Binge-then-Read: Travel-Inspired Reads

Summer is in full swing, and while the world is starting to open up again we are dreaming of visiting far away lands. Our Book Chat librarian, Haley, recently finished watching, the popular trending Netflix show, The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals. In the show three travelers visit vacation r...

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