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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 15, 2022 at 2:47 PM by Genesis Gaule
Our Library of Things collection is now open! It is a collection of non-traditional library materials available for checkout for free with an active all-materials adult library card. Explore the collection...
A Hole in the World by Amanda Held Opelt
Finding Hope in Rituals of Grief and Healing // This book is a testament to the idea that when we carefully and honestly attend to our losses, we are able to expand our capacity for love, faith, and healing.
Learning America by Luma Mufleh
One Woman's Fight for Educational Justice for Refugee Children // A visionary leader and gifted refugee activist shows how she grew a soccer team into a nationally acclaimed network of schools by homing in on what traumatized students need to learn and making the school for those most in need.
Nistisima by Georgina Hayden
The secret to delicious Mediterranean vegan food from the Sunday Times bestselling author // No fads, no frills, just 120 vegan recipes that have stood the test of time from award-winning food writer Georgina Hayden, currently appearing on Channel 4's The Great Cookbook Challenge.
Build by Tony Fadell
An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making // Tony Fadell led the teams that created the iPod, iPhone and Nest Learning Thermostat and learned enough in thirty plus years in Silicon Valley about leadership, design, startups, Apple, Google, decision-making, mentorship, devastating failure and unbelievable success to fill an encyclopedia.
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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Tag(s): technology, schools, religion, refugees, nonfiction, grief and loss, education, cookbook, buisness, book notes
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 29, 2022 at 3:39 PM by Genesis Gaule
Sorry everyone, but there will be no Storytime with Miss Andrea on Monday, August 8. Don't worry, though, you can still join us on Thursday, August 11!
Finding Hope in Rituals of Grief and Healing // When Amanda Held Opelt suffered a season of loss-including three miscarriages and the death of her grandmother and culminating in the unexpected death of her sister, New York Times bestselling writer Rachel Held Evans-she was faced with sorrow she didn't know to face. This book is a testament to the idea that when we carefully and honestly attend to our losses, we are able to expand our capacity for love, faith, and healing.
The Last Days of the Dinosaurs by Riley Black
An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World // In this book, Riley Black walks readers through what happened in the days, the years, the centuries, and the million years after the asteroid impact, tracking the sweeping disruptions that overtook this one spot, and imagining what might have been happening elsewhere on the globe.
Verissimus by Donald J. Robertson & Zé Nuno Fraga
The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius // The remarkable story of Marcus Aurelius' life and philosophical journey is brought to life by philosopher and psychotherapist Donald J. Robertson, in a sweeping historical epic of a graphic novel, based on a close study of the historical evidence, with the stunning full-color artwork of award-winning illustrator Zé Nuno Fraga.
Joan by Katherine J. Chen
A Novel of Joan of Arc // In Katherine J. Chen's hands, the myth and legend of Joan of Arc is transformed into a flesh-and-blood young woman: reckless, steel-willed, and brilliant. This stunningly-researched novel is a sweeping narrative of her life, from a childhood steeped in both joy and violence, to her meteoric rise to fame at the head of the French army, where she must navigate both the dangers of the battlefield and the equally treacherous politics of the royal court.
Tag(s): science, philosophy, nonfiction, history, historical fiction, grief and loss, graphic novels, fiction, dinosaurs, Christianity, book notes, biographies
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 3, 2022 at 10:11 AM by Genesis Gaule
What should I do? How can I help?
Uff, the news is tough now. When we hear about people being hurt and killed, there is a tremendous amount of sadness our communities share. When the lives of children and our vulnerable are ended or permanently damaged, we feel a loss that can’t be easily removed.
So what do we do? How can we help?
Did you notice how the questions changed from the first line? From I to we. Yes, first I take care of myself. Then we look beyond ourselves and care for our community.
There is no fixing what has already happened, but we can look around us and see who needs our support, our consideration, patience, time and a fair shake. Even as I write this, tears build from the losses in our beautiful nation.
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”--Soren Kierkegaard
Between backwards and forwards is now. Might I suggest we take the moment to pause. Breathe. Sincerely reflect on what has happened and consider what we’re going to do next. Let’s make conscious choices that will lead to a peaceful and beautiful place for all of us to live in safety.
Our library offers materials that give ideas on how to locate peace during chaos or at least be reminded of its existence. The library shares these materials with patrons in hopes that there is a bit of comfort found in them. There is not an easy journey through tough times, but a smile goes a long, long way. Here are a few suggestions to find at the library:
We can all be strong at times and have other times when a shoulder is needed. I have confidence in our community to offer that shoulder when needed. If each of us finds and offers a tiny bit of peace each day, our actions will help guide our elected officials, school administrators and employers to focus on keeping our communities safe.
Tag(s): sociology, recommendations, psychology, picture books, parenting, nonfiction, mental health, health and wellness, grief and loss, communities, Charlotte Helgeson, article