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Jane Austen

“A drinking club with a book problem,” Mary Miller gives us the wonderful scoop on Jane Austen. I mean she would know she’s been the Indiana Regional Coordinator for the Jane Austen Society of North America. This episode is full of Jane fun for that ranges from the scholar to the recreational user (AKA “Bonnets”). […]

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Frigg Friday

Did you know that we call Thursday for Thor and Friday for Frigg? (More on Wikipedia) Our newest audiobook goes to the 14th century Norway. Each Friday we’ll post a chapter of Kristin Lavransdatter written by Sigrid Undset. This Norwegian novelist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. The book is part of a trilogy. […]

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Debra Kemp

Author gals month continues with Leah talking about her magical and inspiring gal who she also called her BFF. Debra Kemp was the author of the House of Pendragon Series that answers the questions, what if King Arthur had a daughter and do well-behaved women seldom make history? Show Notes We’re in the library this […]

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Axis Sally

Scary gals month concludes with Mildred Gillars, better known as Axis Sally or the Berlin Babe or the Berlin Bitch. An American who was hired by the Nazi’s to tell the Allied soldiers to put their guns down and go home. The gal pals also talk about vampires and how exhausting it sounds to live […]

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Cokie Roberts

It’s the start of Author Gal’s month! We’re celebrating the ladies of the written word. Bonnie starts us off with the political reporter and author Cokie Roberts. We also talk about Bobbleheads and National Novel Writing Month.  Show Notes We’re in the library this month! So we’re drunker! The gal pals this month are Dr. […]

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Frankenstein Halloween

Gal’s Guide Take Over of the Nickel Plate Campus! Worried Halloween will be canceled this year? Never fear, Gal’s Guide will have inside & outside gothic Halloween fun with a Frankenstein twist! Join us for Grab & Go bags for trick-or-treaters (ages 3+) Frankenstein themed scavenger hunt Galaxy illumined reading room with chapters of Frankenstein being […]

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Short Story Club – September

We’re hosting an online discussion with a hand-picked short story by your fearless leader, Katie Harris. All stories will be by female authors and feature a drink cocktail recipe that pairs with the story. Sunday’s at 8pm on Zoom September 6 “You Are My Dear Friend” by Madhuri Vijay September 13 Two stories from the […]

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Mary Wollstonecraft

With Zoom video! Leah has a suffrage state quiz and then tells the remarkable tale of Mary Shelley’s mom who also wrote a revolutionary book. Learn about Mary Wollstonecraft who wrote The Vindication of the Rights of Women, published letters of evidence, and in the 1700’s was making her own living. Show Notes We’re back […]

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Statue of Liberty Protest, 1886

The gal-pals plan a “what if” trip before Klaire shares her very cool thing about the dedication of the Statue of Liberty where the only gal who could come was apparently 305 feet tall, French, and a personification of a woman. So Matilda Joslyn Gage and her friends stage a protest on a boat! Learn […]

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Short Story Club – August

We’re hosting an online discussion with a hand-picked short story by your fearless leader, Katie Harris. All stories will be by female authors and feature a drink cocktail recipe that pairs with the story. Sunday’s at 8pm on Zoom August 2 “Crazy They Call Me” by Zadie Smith August 9 “The Island of the Immortals” […]