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May 23

Book Notes 5/23/2022

Posted on May 23, 2022 at 4:09 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

5/23/2022


The Library will be closed Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.


You Can't Be Serious by Kal Penn

Born Enemies // Penn bravely demonstrates by example that no matter who you are and where you come from, you have many more choices than those presented to you. It's a story about struggle, triumph, and learning how to keep your head up.

792.028 PENN


The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones & The New York Times Magazine

A New Origin Story // This book sends a very strong message: We must have a clear vision of this history if we are to understand our present dilemmas. Only by reckoning with this difficult history and trying as hard as we can to understand its powerful influence on our present, can we prepare ourselves for a more just future. // Also in e-book)

973 HANNAH-JONES


An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States by Kyle T. Mays

national geograhpic photographyMays explores the relationship and differences between the Black American quest for freedom and the Native American struggle for sovereignty in the U.S.

973 MAYS


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy by Emmanuel Acho

For awkward questions white and non-black parents don't know how to answer, this is an essential guide to help support communication on how to dismantle racism amongst the youngest generation.

305.8 ACHO


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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May 20

Summer Reading by Andrea Lorenz

Posted on May 20, 2022 at 12:48 PM by Genesis Gaule

It is almost my favorite time of year: SUMMER READING PROGRAM SEASON!

You may be thinking, Summer Reading? What’s that all about? I read all year round. What’s so special about summer?

For Summer Reading Program, we invite children, teens, and adults to come to the library, participate in engaging, hands-on activities, and celebrate their reading!


Summer Reading Program 2022For kids who have completed grades kindergarten through 5th grade, there’s our traditional Summer Reading Program

Kids track the number of minutes they read and can receive weekly prizes. They’re also invited to come to a weekly activity where we experiment, learn and create! This year we’ll be sending rockets in the atmosphere, making paper sculptures, learning about plants and mammals of Minnesota and more! 

You can register your child for Summer Reading Program online or at pick up a form at the circulation desk.


RALF: Random Awesome Library FunFor teens and tweens (kids who have completed grades 6-12), we have RALF. RALF stands for Random, Awesome, Library Fun! Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch and we’ll eat and play games, make crafts, and generally have a good time.

We’ll be meeting over the noon hour on Fridays in June and July. No registration required!


lazy riverFor us grown-ups, there’s the Lazy River Challenge where community members will compete with staff to get their innertube down the lazy river first. 

Pick up a reading tracker at the front desk in June and start tracking the number of minutes read (and the titles – we’ll be posting those throughout the challenge). Bring your tracker in whenever you’re at the library and we’ll stamp it and add your minutes and move your innertube down the lazy river. 

Can you out-read library staff? I’m not sure…


The best part of all of this? It’s FREE! Absolutely completely free. Check out the library’s website for more information, email Andrea at alorenz@egflibrary.org or call (218) 773-9121.

May 16

Book Notes 5/16/2022

Posted on May 16, 2022 at 12:01 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

5/16/2022


Looking for the perfect part-time summer job? Come work at the library! Pick up an application at the circulation desk. Ages 16 and older can apply. More information...


Crazy Horse and Custer by S. D. Nelson

Born Enemies // Lakota chief Crazy Horse and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer had long been enemies when they finally crossed paths for the last time in 1876, as the people of the Great Plains resisted the invasion of their homes. Witness reports and reflections by their peers accompany side-by-side storytelling, revealing different perspectives on the historical events during their intertwined lives.

970.5 NELSON


The Daily Laws by Robert Greene

366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature // More than just an entry point for new fans, this book will be a Rosetta stone for understanding and internalizing the many lessons that fill Greene's books, and will reward a lifetime of reading and re-reading.

158.1 GREENE


Fauci edited by National Geographic

national geograhpic photographyExpect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward // Compiled from hours of interviews drawn from the eponymous National Geographic documentary, this inspiring book from world-renowned infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci shares the lessons that have shaped the celebrated doctor's life philosophy, offering an intimate view of one of the world's greatest medical minds as well as universal advice to live by.

610.92 FAUCI


Women, Food, and Hormones by Sara Gottfried, MD

A 4-Week Plan to Achieve Hormonal Balance, Lose Weight, and Feel Like Yourself Again // New York Times best-selling author Dr. Sara Gottfried shares a new, female-friendly Keto diet that addresses women's unique hormonal needs, so readers can shed pounds fast and keep them off forever.

612.25 GOTTFRIED


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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