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Apr 25

Book Notes 4/25/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 25, 2022 at 12:37 PM by Genesis Gaule

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4/25/2022


Calling all K-5 kids--it's time to get ready for our 2022 Summer Reading Program! Registration begins May 1. More information...


Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light by Helen Ellis

In gloriously comic and moving essays, Ellis shares thoughts on friendship among grown women. She dishes on married middle-age sex, sobs with a theater full of women as a psychic exorcises their sorrows, gets twenty shots of stomach bile to the neck to get rid of her double chin, and gathers up the courage to ask, "Are you there, Menopause? It's Me, Helen."

814.54 ELLIS


The Power of Fun by Catherine Price

How to Feel Alive Again // Through years of research, journalist Catherine Price has learned the truth: far from being frivolous or a distraction, fun is actually the secret to achieving our goals. If you reorient your life around what you personally find fun-true fun-you will be happier and healthier. You will be more productive, less resentful, and less stressed. You will have more energy, for yourself and for other people. You will find community and a sense of purpose. You will feel alive again.

155.418 PRICE


Carry On by John Lewis & Andrew Young

national geograhpic photographyReflections for a New Generation // Organized by topic ranging from justice, courage, faith, mentorship, and forgiveness to the protests and the pandemic, and many more besides, this book collects the late Congressman John Lewis's thoughts for readers to draw on whenever they are in need of guidance.

328.730 LEWIS


The Weekday Vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach

100 Recipes and a Real-Life Plan for Eating Less Meat: A Cookbook // Organized by meal type, this book offers one hundred recipes like Pizza Salad with White Beans in the Bowls and Salads chapter, Cauliflower Cutlets with Ranch Dressing in the chapter Skillet Mains, and Squash and Black Bean Tacos in the Tacos and Tortillas chapter, with excellent and practical tips, and food for thought written in the author’s engaging, witty, and relatable voice.

641.56 ROSENSTRACH


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Dec 28

Book Notes 12/27/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 28, 2021 at 12:39 PM by Genesis Gaule

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12/27/2021


Happy (soon to be) New Year! Start the year off right at the library. All East Grand Forks residents, East Grand Forks teachers and students, and active duty military personnel are eligible for a free library card! More information


The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery

The Somerville sisters believe in love, but they've lost faith it will happen for them. Reggie hasn't been home since the end of the world's shortest engagement. When her parents decide to renew their vows, she buffs up her twinkle to help with the Christmas wedding. Unexpectedly, Toby, her first love, is back too, and the spark between them shines as brightly as ever. In the spirit of the season, will they let go of past hurts and greet the New Year together? Done waiting for the one, Dena is pregnant and on her own, on purpose. But then a gorgeous, sad-eyed songwriter checks into a room at her inn. Micah, unable to write since he lost his wife, finds inspiration in Dena's determination to be a mom. One snowflake-speckled kiss and he's a goner. But Dena is afraid to believe that a rock star could fall for a cookie-cutter small-town girl like her.

MALLERY


The Age of AI by Henry A. Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher

And Our Human Future // Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming human society in fundamental and profound ways. Not since the Age of Reason have we changed how we approach security, economics, order, and even knowledge itself. In the Age of AI, three deep and accomplished thinkers come together to consider what AI will mean for us all.

006.3 KISSINGER


Agatha Christie edited by H. R. F. Keating

First Lady of Crime // Distinguished crime novelist H. R. F. Keating brings together a dozen noted writers to throw light on the ever-intriguing Dame Agatha. Some essays analyze Christie's art itself; some explain the reasons for her success. The myriad of angles explored here are penetrating, affectionate, enthusiastic, analytical, and even funny. Together, they give insight into the life and work of the First Lady of Crime.

Coming soon!


Go West, Young Man by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone

Missouri, 1860. Rumors of war between the North and South are spreading across the land. In rural Green County, many of the farmers are already choosing sides. But not John Zachary. His loyalties lie with his family first--and his heart is telling him to go west. Hoping to build a new life in the fertile valleys of Oregon, he convinces his best friend, Emmitt Braxton, to pack up their families and join him on a wagon train across the Oregon Trail. The journey will be long and hard. The physical hardships and grueling mental challenges will bring out the best in the some--and the worst in others. But with the guidance of an experienced wagon master and scout, they are determined to reach their destiny, no matter how high the cost... Twenty-seven wagons. Twenty-seven different hopes and dreams. This sprawling epic novel from these master storytellers captures the beauty and danger of the American West--and the pioneer spirit of those who tamed it.

Western LP JOHNSTONE


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Jul 19

Book Notes 7/19/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 19, 2021 at 12:23 PM by Genesis Gaule

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7/19/2021


 Our brand new book club starts next week. Stop in at 6 pm on July 27th to discuss A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. New titles chosen every month!


All the Colors Came Out by Kate Fagan

A Father, a Daughter, and a Lifetime of Lessons // Kate Fagan and her father forged their relationship on the basketball court. When Chris Fagan was diagnosed with ALS, Kate decided to leave her job at ESPN to be closer to her mother and father to take part in his care. Kate Fagan spent the last year of her father’s life determined to return to him the kind of joy they once shared on the court.

306.8742 FAGAN

Confident Women by Joe Tori Telfer

Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion // From Elizabeth Holmes and Anna Delvey to Frank Abagnale and Charles Ponzi, audacious scams and charismatic scammers continue to intrigue us as a culture. Confident Women shows how the art of the con has a long and venerable tradition, and asks the provocative question: How were these notorious women able to so spectacularly dupe and swindle their victims?

364.16 TELFER

You Are Your Best Thing by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown

Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience // A potent collection of essays on Black shame and healing. Along with the anthology contributors, they create a space to recognize and process specific trauma. Providing a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black love and Black life.

512.4 BURKE

A Bridge in Babylon by Owen R. Chandler

Stories of a Military Chaplain in Iraq // Chandler was deployed in Iraq, leaving behind his wife and three young children for more than a year. He shares his story of serving in Iraq through personal letters, journal entries, scriptures and photos exchanged with family back home. He shares the struggle to hold onto faith and hope in the midst of battlefields, opening readers' hearts to the plight of veterans shattered by their experiences.

956.7044 CHANDLER


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