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Mar 21

Book Notes 3/21/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 21, 2022 at 2:54 PM by Genesis Gaule

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3/21/2022


Storytime is back in person! Children 5 and younger (their grownups too) can come in and join Miss Andrea at 10am on Mondays!


Lightning Down by Tom Clavin

A World War II Story of Survival // This book is like that of a thriller, but the stories of imprisoned and brutalized airmen are true and told in unforgettable detail, led by the distinctly American voice of Joe Moser, who prays every day to be reunited with his family. It is a can't-put-down inspiring saga of brave men confronting great evil and great odds against survival.

940.547 CLAVIN


Travels with George by Nathaniel Philbrick

In Search of Washington and His Legacy // Written at a moment when America's foundational ideals--or claims to them--are under scrutiny, this book grapples bluntly and honestly with George Washington's legacy as a man of the people, a mythical figure of the early republic, a reluctant President, and a plantation owner who held people in slavery.

973.41 PHILBRICK


The Secret History of Food by Matt Siegel

Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat // Exploring cultural, scientific, sexual, and culinary substructures, this essential read for all foodies, at turns both funny and fascinating, looks at the little-known history surrounding food.

394.12 SIEGEL


The Bright Ages by Matthew Gabriele and David M. Perry

A New History of Medieval Europe // A lively and magisterial popular history that refutes common misperceptions of the European Middle Ages, showing the beauty and communion that flourished alongside the dark brutality--a brilliant reflection of humanity itself.

940.1 GABRIELE


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Nov 29

Book Notes 11/29/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 29, 2021 at 11:01 AM by Genesis Gaule

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11/29/2021


We're making Snowflake String Art for Campbell Creates on December 9 at 6 pm. Pick up a kit now or call the library to register to attend in person. More information


African Icons by Tracey Baptiste

Ten People Who Shaped History // Full-color portraits illustrate the stories of ten people-rulers, educators, inventors, scholars, and explorers-who helped shape the African continent and the world from ancient times through the tumultuous sixteenth century.

960.099 BAPTISTE


Warrior: Audrey Hepburn by Robert Matzen and Luca Dotti

After her retirement from film and raising her two sons, actress Audrey Hepburn used her fame and influence to capture the media's attention as she charged into the most dangerous places on earth to save children and mothers in dangerous situations. Matzen describes how Hepburn walked away from Hollywood to raise her sons, and then joined UNICEF, the organization that had saved her as a Dutch girl at the end of World War II.

791.4302 MATZEN


Don't Forget Us Here by Mansoor Adayfi

Lost and Found at Guantanamo // With unexpected warmth and empathy, Mansoor AdayfI unwinds a narrative of fighting for hope and survival in unimaginable circumstances, illuminating the limitlessness of the human spirit. And through his own story, he also tells Guantánamo's story, offering an unprecedented window into one of the most secretive places on earth and the people--detainees and guards alike--who lived there with him.

355.1 ADAYFI


All in the Family by Norman Lear

The Show That Changed Television // In this book, Norman Lear shares his take on fifty essential episodes that exemplify why the show remains as funny and relevant as ever. Its boundary-pushing approach to hot-button topics is examined with commentary from co-stars O' Connor, Stapleton, Reiner, and Struthers, as well as writers, directors, and guest stars from the show. With previously unseen notes from Lear, script pages, production designs, and a foreword by super-fan Jimmy Kimmel, this book is the ultimate companion to the seminal series and a must for fans of Lear's shows and television comedy.

791.4572 LEAR


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Jun 14

Book Notes 6/14/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 14, 2021 at 11:03 AM by Genesis Gaule

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6/14/2021


The Campbell Library is open to the public Monday/Friday (9am-5pm) and Tuesday/Thursday (10am-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm).


Who is RuPaul? by Nico Medina

Who HQ // RuPaul Andre Charles always knew he was meant to be a performer. Ru developed his drag-queen personality and launched his career in the 1980s. He now hosts and judges the widely popular and long-running show RuPaul's Drag Race, which has raised the profile of the art of drag, and drag queens around the world.

921 RUPAUL

Sincerely, Your Autistic Child by Emily Paige Ballou, Sharon daVanport, and Morenike Giwa Onaiwu

What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew About Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity // Sincerely, Your Autistic Child represents an authentic resource for parents written by people who understand this experience most, autistic people themselves. Tackles the everyday challenges of growing up while honestly addressing the emotional needs, sensitivity, and vibrancy of autistic girls and nonbinary people.

618.92 BALLOU

Plunder by Menachem Kaiser

A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure // Kaiser takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather’s former battle to reclaim the family’s apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland. He makes a discovery that his grandfather’s cousin wrote a secret memoir while a slave laborer in a vast, secret Nazi tunnel complex. A band of Silesian treasure seekers revere the memoir as the guidebook to Nazi plunder.

940.53 KAISER

Every Day is a Gift by Tammy Duckworth

A Memoir // Learn the incredible story of Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth and see what inspired her to follow the path that made her who she is today. The book traces her impoverished childhood, her decision to join the Army, the months spent recovering from the RPG attack that shot down her helicopter and nearly took her life, and her subsequent mission of serving in elected office.

328.73 DUCKWORTH


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