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Sep 21

Book Notes 9/21/2020

Posted on September 21, 2020 at 10:03 AM by Genesis Gaule

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9/21/2020


The library is now open on Tuesdays & Fridays! These books can also be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up on Mondays & Thursdays or by scheduling an appointment on a Wednesday.


Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

This is the heartrending story of a family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s greatest hope in the quest to understand the disease.

George Harrison on George Harrison by Ashley Kahn

Known as the “Quiet Beatle” but arguably the most thoughtful and certainly most outspoken of the famous four, these are Harrison’s most revealing and illuminating interviews, correspondence, and writings.

The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman

Having lost her husband to World War II and her daughter to illness, Iris walled herself off from the world and built a new family…of flowers. Then Abby moves next door and Iris is reluctantly yet inevitably draw into her boisterous neighbor’s life.

Goldilocks by Laura Lam

Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone—where conditions are just right for human habitation—in humanity’s last hope for survival.


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Sep 18

Schoolbook Overload by Cody Rasmussen

Posted on September 18, 2020 at 1:54 PM by Genesis Gaule

You hear that bell ringing?  It means that school has started once again, and with it comes the required textbook readings.


I do not have to tell you how many times I have looked at a syllabus and stared at the required reading list just thinking, “Why, oh why, did I take this class.”  It’s probably the same, if not similar, for quite a few students out there.  Then when it comes down to it and you start reading them, you just start to get tired and find no enjoyment.  Don’t get me wrong, there have been some textbooks I have enjoyed reading.  However, the majority of them have been very long and dry.


Don’t let this deter you from enjoying reading though.  We all know that there are other books that we can read for fun.  You just need to know when to read them, while still maintaining that textbook reading schedule.  I have found a couple ways in which to do this.


Maintaining Fun Reading:

  1. One of the best times to read is of course right before you go to bed for the night.  Reading something that you enjoy will help you not only relax and de-stress, but it will also help to clear your thoughts for the evening.
  2. I have also found that reading right after you have your noon meal is a good time as well.  Instead of being on the phone or watching TV, reading at that point can be relaxing, it gives you time to digest and just relax the eyes.
  3. The final time is an interesting one.  If I can, I try and read something right after I finish with my homework for the day, whether it be actual work or reading a text from the required readings.  This is mainly because I try to get myself in a different mindset from when I am working on schoolwork, reading helps with that.

Reading is meant for a variety of reasons.  Whether it be for educational purposes, for informative purposes, or for fun.  Overload of schoolwork has been seen to cause many issues for students, and in order for these issues to not happen students need to have a way to decompress.  Finding time to read something enjoyable is what I try and do, maybe it can help you as well.


Sep 14

Book Notes 9/14/2020

Posted on September 14, 2020 at 9:59 AM by Genesis Gaule

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9/14/2020


The library is now open on Tuesdays & Fridays! These books can also be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up on Mondays & Thursdays or by scheduling an appointment on a Wednesday.


Women Talking by Miriam Toews

For the past two years, more than a hundred girls in a Mennonite colony have been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins. Now the women know they were in fact drugged and attacked by men from their community, and the women are now determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm.

Code Name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon

Based on the real-life story of socialite spy Nancy Wake, this spellbinding story of enduring love, remarkable sacrifice, and unfaltering resolve is told in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during the war.

Walking with Glenn Berkenkamp by Glenn Berkenkamp

In 35 guided mindfulness walks, Berkenkamp invites us to discover how we sense, move, think, and feel in our bodies—and engage a greater sense of presence and being in our lives.

The Answer Is... by Alex Trebek

Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984, Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewers. After receiving a flood of kindness following his diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer, Trebek decided to share his story in this book.


If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

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