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Jan 23

Book Notes 1/23/2023

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 23, 2023 at 1:19 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

1/23/2023


Come join Robert Benda on Thursday, January 26 @ 5:30pm for our Photo and Video Workshop!  Learn basic techniques and how you can apply them in your work, hobbies, and social media. More information...


Bao by Loretta Liu

Asian-style buns, dumplings & more from your bamboo steamer // Bamboo steamers are at the heart of simple Asian cooking, producing everything from fluffy Korean pork bao buns to steamed Chinese chicken to Japanese steamed custard and more! This collection of recipes will help you use this simple and effective cooking tool from ancient China to produce vibrant and tasty treats.

641.595 LIU


Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell

Adele grew up in the shadows--first watching from backstage at her mother's Parisian dance halls, then wandering around the gloomy, haunted rooms of her father's manor. When she's finally sent away to boarding school in London, she's happy to enter the brightly lit world of society girls and their wealthy suitors. Yet there are shadows there, too.

Young Adult CORNWELL


The Dakota Way of Life  by Ella Cara Deloria & Raymond J. DeMallie

souls speak

Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians // Ella Cara Deloria devoted much of her life to the study of the language and culture of the Sioux (Dakota and Lakota). Her constant goal was to be an interpreter of an American Indian reality to others. This book is the result of the long history of Deloria's ethnographic manuscript on the Dakota social life.

305.8975 DELORIA


Without a Trace by Danielle Steel

One night on the Normandy coast, Charles Vincent falls asleep at the wheel and veers off the road and down the cliff. Miraculously surviving, he walks to a cabin where he meets Aude Saint-Martin. Charles discovers the passion his life has been missing-- and realizes he could walk away from his old life. But Aude has secrets of her own.

STEEL


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Dec 02

From Nashville to the Kensington Stone: A Look Back at EGF History by Andrea Lorenz

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 2, 2022 at 10:37 AM by Genesis Gaule

Did you know that East Grand Forks was originally known as Nashville? It was named this after William C. Nash, fur trader and government mail carrier between Abercrombie and Pembina, in 1874. Nash was born in Pennsylvania, but came to the area in 1863. He built the first house (of a White man) at the fork of the Red and Red Lake Rivers, waiting for the flood of settlers he was sure was coming to buy land.* 

Before this, the land was inhabited by the Ojibwe people, who freely ranged across the areas that would become Manitoba, Minnesota, and North Dakota. In October of 1863, they signed the Treaty of Old Crossing under duress, ceding 11 million acres of Ojibwe domain to the United States Government.

Drawn map of Red River Valley (Lisbon, ND to Roseau, MN) featuring Old Crossing Treaty boundaries

Before the Ojibwe were established, there’s disputed evidence that a group of Norsemen visited the area in 1362. Three miles from Kensington, MN, Farmer Olaf Ohman and his two young sons found a nearly 200 pound stone inscribed with what appeared to be runic characters stating:

“8 Goths and 22 Norwegians on a journey of discovery from Vinland westward. We had a camp by 2 rocky islets one day’s journey north from this stone. We were out fishing one day. When we returned home we found 10 men red with blood and dead. AVM save us from evil. Have 10 men by the sea to look after our vessel 14 days’ journey from this island. Year 1362.” 

A photograph of the Kensington Stone

Supposedly at the command of Magnus Erickson, ruler of Norway and Sweden, a band of Vikings traveled across Hudson’s Bay, up the Nelson River, across Lake Winnipeg and then entering the Red River of the North until navigation became impractical (around where East Grand Forks now sits). After a march overland, 10 of the party were killed; the survivors then carved the stone, buried it and moved on to parts unknown.**

* The name was officially changed to East Grand Forks in 1883.

** Modern scholars believe the Kensington Stone to be a forgery, likely carved by immigrant farmers with expertise in stone cutting and the runic alphabet – a hoax created for entertainment during the long Minnesota winters.

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Nov 15

Book Notes 11/14/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 15, 2022 at 10:38 AM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

11/14/2022


Come join us Thursday, November 17 @ 5:30 pm for the Anime Club!  All ages are welcome to join us as we enjoy the genre of anime. More information...


How Do We Know Ourselves? by David G. Myers

Curiosities and Marvels of the Human Mind // A delightful tour of the wonders of our humanity from David G. Myers, the award-winning professor and author of psychology's bestselling textbook.

150 MYERS


Reconnecting after Isolation by Susan J. Noonan

Coping with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, PTSD, and More // An accessible, concise, and comprehensive guide to understanding and dealing with the impact and consequences of social isolation.

302.545 NOONAN


Seen and Unseen by Elizabeth Partridge & Lauren Tamaki

What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams's Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration // This nonfiction picture book for middle grade readers examines the Japanese-American incarceration-and the complexity of documenting it-through the work of these three photographers.

940.53177 PARTRIDGE


Create Your Dream Home on a Budget by Daniel & Noell Jett

Practical Advice, Inspiration, and Projects // Seasoned home-renovation experts and TikTok stars Daniel and Noell Jett (@JettSetFarmhouse) know a thing or two about building gorgeous homes with cost-effective tips and tricks. You'll learn how to add functionality, beauty, and charm to each room of your home--including ideas for outdoor spaces--whether you're renovating or building from the ground up!

643.5 JETT


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