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APL Volumes

Jun 4, 2024

In this episode about undercover journeys, Genn and their guest, ThuAnh, dig into the stories of Barbara Ehrenreich getting gouged and Jeff Babauta grabbing gators. What happens when an undercover experiment brings you clarity and compassion for ways of life you’d never overlapped with before? 


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May 21, 2024

Everything’s bigger in Texas, especially the stories! Genn and their guest, Jenna, break down the works of two Austinites – O. Henry and Ramon Moncivais – and look at how their lives paralleled, diverged from, and reflected Austin’s history, society, and culture. 


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May 7, 2024

In this episode about banned books, get fired up with Genn and their guest, Dale, as they explore their personal connections to banned books, how books bans are affecting Texans today, and why the dictionary made it onto the banned books list. 


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Apr 30, 2024

Join us for the inaugural Greater Austin Book Fest at the Central Library on Saturday, May 11th, from 10 AM - 5PM! Meet the 80+ participating authors, get your books signed, shop with local booksellers, and enjoy a full day of panels, workshops, and programs.  


Apr 23, 2024


Welcome to Season 3 of APL Volumes! Hosted by Genn Mehalik, avid reader and admin senior in APL’s Customer Access division, this is our Book Banter season. Genn and their guest, Jana, kick it off with an episode about celebrity memoirs, talking about why memoirs are a status symbol for stars, how memoirs can be...