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Jan 10

Book Notes 1/10/22

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 10, 2022 at 11:50 AM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes


Our January Book Club pick is Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, January 25 at 6 pm to discuss. More information

Cabin Tripping by JJ Eggers

Where to Go to Get Away from It All // Whether readers are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or a quiet retreat, a cozy night around a fire pit or a summery lakefront sojourn, this book delivers. Divided into six Chapters-Forest, Tropics, Mountain, Arctic, Water, and Desert-the book features a curated collection of over 80 of the most incredible cabins available to rent all over the globe. Each cabin profile includes information on how to get there, activities to enjoy in the area (hiking trails, fishing holes, thermal spas, and more), and tips like when to plan your visit to maximize your "leaf-peeping" or whale-watching opportunities".

643.25 EGGERS

Relics by Jamie Grove and Max Grove

A History of the World Told in 133 Objects // The Mini Museum is a collection of treasures gathered from across space and time shared by tens of thousands of people in more than 120 countries. Each item in the collection is a story connected to a childhood dream of sharing all the wonders the universe has to offer while bringing all of us closer together. In this book, the Mini Museum team shares the stories of real objects that have shaped our very existence across billions of years of history.


NPR's Podcast Start Up Guide by Glen Weldon

Create, Launch, and Grow a Podcast on Any Budget // From NPR comes the definitive guide to podcasting, featuring step-by-step advice on how to find a unique topic, tell the best stories, and engage the most listeners, as well as the secrets that will take a podcast to the next level.

791.46 WELDON

Design a Healthy Home by Oliver Heath

100 ways to transform your space for physical and mental wellbeing // This illustrated guide to detoxifying a home includes one hundred ideas to support health and well-being in kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and workspaces that are affordable, stylish, and easy to implement.


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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Sep 22

A Look Back: Demers Avenue 1938 by Zoe Bruggeman

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 22, 2021 at 9:10 AM by Genesis Gaule

Demers Ave circa 1938 featuring neon signs for Luck Strike Peerless Beer, Wonderbar, and W M Stiens

Though today architecture favors sharp, simplistic shapes, DeMers Avenue hasn’t strayed far from this Image. This image is from 1938 found in A Meeting of the Reds: East Grand Forks 1887-1987, Volume 2. Page 649. Back when neon signs were in its golden years from 1923 to the late 1950s. And though neon gave way to LED lights, it still shines an aesthetic light on history.

Browse our RRV Special Collection at the library for more Red River Valley history!

Jul 07

The Different Styles, Simple Projects, and Creative Ideas of Architecture by Acacia James

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 7, 2021 at 2:21 PM by Genesis Gaule

Architecture is a field that is constantly changing and evolving. From Romanesque style architecture to Gothic to the Renaissance, then more modern styles like Neoclassicism, Art Deco, Neo-Modernism and so much more. Architecture is everywhere and can be changed and influenced by anyone.

photographs of the Neuschwanstein Castle, Chateau De Fontainebleau, and Horyu Temple

When thinking about architecture, it is common to think about large buildings or houses that look extravagant and fancy, but in reality, architecture is much broader than that. Architecture is any structure that a human being designs and constructs to fill a space. That means that anyone can be an architect. Projects including designing and building a dog house, a chicken coop, or even a shed for the back yard make you an architect.

photographs of a stylish wicker dog house, a shabby chic white hen house, and a blue she-shed

When the sky is the limit, the human brain can create all kinds of ideas. With architecture, the only limit is your imagination...and of course physics, a budget, and manual labor but that’s beside the point. There are buildings that show such creativity and ingenuity that they show what can really be done when the human mind goes toward something. Buildings have been built upside down, to look like musical instruments, and to incorporate nature.

Photographs of WonderWorks upside-down, a giant piano and violin building, and Bosco Verticale

Architecture is an amazing tool that we can use to innovate our world and make it a better place to live in. For more information on architecture, here are a few books that can be checked out at the library:

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Understanding the Concepts of Parallel and Perpendicular
by Janey Levy

720.9 LEVY // A foundational and concise history of architecture focusing on the style of Frank Lloyd Wright for middle grade students.

ND State Capital

The North Dakota State Capitol

Architecture and History
by Larry Remele

978.403 REMELE // An architectural gem, the building is unique among capitol buildings with a story that entertains and educates.

Drawing and Designing with Confidence

A Step-by-Step Guide
by Mike W. Lin, ASLA

720.284 LIN // Quickly learn drawing techniques to render architectural designs, room interiors, and landscapes.

Immigrant Architect

Rafael Guastavino and the American Dream
by Berta Miguel

Easy 720.92 MIGUEL // Spanish architects, Rafael Guastavino and his son, designed more than one thousand iconic spaces across New York City and the US.