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Sep 07

Book Notes 9/6/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 7, 2021 at 12:05 PM by Genesis Gaule

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9/6/2021


Join us for our first art exhibit opening in over a year! Works from the River Forks Watercolor Society are on display September 10 - October 31. Opening reception: September 13 at 5:30 pm. More information


Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both a memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It offers a piercing, electrifying examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world's expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at our lives and recognize: There She Is. Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.

306.893 DOYLE | Also in e-book and e-audiobook


Northern Light by Kazim Ali

Power, Land, and the Memory of Water // An examination of the lingering effects of a hydroelectric power station on Pimicikamak sovereign territory in Manitoba, Canada. In a place where water is an integral part of social and cultural life, the Pimicikamak people demand accountablitily for the harm caused by the utiltiy. Here celebrated poet and essayist, Kazim Ali, explores questions of land and power as he reconnects with a lost connection to his childhood home Jenpeg.

811.6 ALI


The Burning Blue by Kevin Cook

The Untold Story of Christa McAuliffe and NASA's Challenger Disaster // January 28, 1986. NASA's space shuttle Challenger exploded after blasting off from Cape Canaveral. Christa McAuliffe, America's "Teacher in Space" was instantly killed, along with the other six members of the mission. At least that's what most of us remember. Cook tells us what really happened on that ill-fated, unforgettable day. He traces the pressures that triggered the fatal order to launch on an ice-cold Florida morning. He takes readers inside the shuttle for the agonizing minutes after the explosion, which the astronauts did indeed survive. Centering on McAuliffe, Cook reveals the human price the Challenger crew and America paid for politics, and the tragic cost of humanity setting its sight on the stars.

363.124 COOK


Seeing Ghosts by Kat Chow

A Memoir // Kat Chow has always been unusually fixated on death. She worried constantly about her parents dying---especially her mother. A vivacious and mischievous woman, Kat's mother made a morbid joke that would haunt her for years to come: when she died, she'd like to be stuffed and displayed in Kat's future apartment in order to always watch over her. After her mother dies unexpectedly from cancer, Kat, her sisters, and their father are plunged into a debilitating, lonely grief. With a distinct voice that is wry and heartfelt, Kat weaves together a story of the fallout of grief that follows her extended family as they emigrate from China and Hong Kong to Cuba and America. Seeing Ghosts asks what it means to reclaim and tell your family’s story: Is writing an exorcism or is it its own form of preservation? The result is an extraordinary new contribution to the literature of the American family, and a provocative and transformative meditation on who we become facing loss.

975.4 KURCZY


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Jun 28

Book Notes 6/28/21

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 28, 2021 at 9:55 AM by Genesis Gaule

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6/28/2021


Shift gears and join our Community Reading Challenge! Read anything--the newspaper, an e-book, instructions to your child's playset--and then stop in and fill out a gear to add to our reading machine.


Don't Call it a Cult by Sarah Berman

The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM // In 1934, aided by a California eugenics law, the socialite Maryon Cooper Hewitt had her "promiscuous" daughter declared feebleminded and sterilized without her knowledge. When a sensational court case ensued, the American public was captivated. So were eugenicists, who saw an opportunity to restrict reproductive rights in America for decades to come.

364.153 BERMAN

Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard

Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest // Simard brings to light the fascinating and vital truths; that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are a complex, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own.

333.75 SIMARD

Spark by Claudia Kalb

How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers // What propels some individuals to reach extraordinary creative heights in the earliest years of life while others discover their passions decades later? Are prodigies imbued with innate talent? Claudia Kalb explores these questions to discover what makes a prodigy and what drives a late bloomer.

153.35 KALB

Murder at the Mission by Samantha Bell

A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies, and the Taking of the American West // In 1836, two missionaries and their wives were among the first Americans to cross the Rockies by covered wagon on what would become the Oregon Trail. Both men failed as missionaries, but, by inventing a story, they helped to fuel a massive Westward migration that would eventually devastate those that they had originally set out to save.

979.5 HARDEN


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Apr 12

Book Notes 4/12/21

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 12, 2021 at 3:25 PM by Genesis Gaule

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4/12/2021


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


Can You Protect Coral Reefs? by Michael Burgan

An interactive eco adventure // Pollution, climate change, and overfishing are killing the world's coral reefs. This book will help you navigate through three different stories in this ecological rescue mission. With dozens of possible story outcomes, it's up to you to save the coral reefs from extinction. The planet needs you. Will you chose to help?

639.97 BURGAN

Can You Save a Tropical Rainforest? by Eric Braun

An interactive eco adventure // The world's tropical rain forests are being destroyed. Navigate through three different scenarios in this rain forest rescue mission. With dozens of possible story outcomes, it is up to you to save the rain forests before they disappear forever. The planet needs you. Will you pick the right path?

333.75 BRAUN

I Heard God Laugh by Matthew Kelly

A Practical Guide to Life's Essential Daily Habit // When our bodies are hungry, our stomachs growl. When our souls are hungry, we become irritable, confused, and overwhelmed. Are you taking care of your soul? Or are you ignoring it and neglecting it? The reality is, most people have never really been taught how to tend their souls. I Heard God Laugh will help you to do just that, and so much more.

248.32 KELLY

Certain and Impossible Events by Candace Jane Opper

Certain and Impossible Events centers on the death of a fourteen year old boy who shot and killed himself. Haunted by the hazy circumstances around her classmate’s death, Candace Jane Opper takes a dive into the history of suicide in America, and interrogates the ways suicide is handed down to us. She creates space for readers to embrace a radical kind of unforgetting.

362.28 OPPER


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