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Oct 19

Book Notes 10/19/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 19, 2020 at 2:19 PM by Genesis Gaule

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

Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

Harry and Meghan and the making of a modern royal family // The romance between the English prince and American actress captured the world’s attention, and Meghan and Harry continue to make headlines. Scobie and Durand, select reporters on the British Royal Family, go beyond the rumors in this book.

Into the planet : my life as a cave diver by Jill Heinerth

Heinerth—the first person to dive into an Antarctic iceberg and leader of a team that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations—takes us face-to-face with the terror and beauty of earth’s oceans.

Hella by David Gerrold

Hella is a planet where everything is oversized—especially the ambitions of the colonists. When an overburdened starship arrives, Kyle finds himself as the link between the colonists and the refugees from a ravaged Earth.

The Englisch Daughter by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall

Old Order Amish Jemima has put her marriage and family ahead of herself for years. When she finds out that her life savings are gone and her husband was hiding a child with another woman, her entire world is shattered.

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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Jul 21

Book Notes 7/20/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 21, 2020 at 2:30 PM by Genesis Gaule

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This is an e-book and can be checked out through our Overdrive catalog.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Nella’s world changes when her husband presents her with a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist—an elusive artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.

The next three books are physical copies and can be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up Service.

The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan

In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged as a witch. Two hundred years later, her legacy lives on in the scions of two very different lines: one dedicated to using their powers to help women in need; the other determined to grasp power for themselves.

Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

Inside a stone-faced Georgian townhouse in Wigtown, Scotland—jammed with more than 100,000 books and a portly shop cat—Shaun manages the daily ups and downs of running Scotland’s largest used bookshop.

Faster by Neal Bascomb

How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best; As Nazi Germany launched its campaign, three misfits banded together to challenge Hitler’s dominance at the apex of motorsport: the Grand Prix. Their quest for redemption culminated a remarkable race—one that Hitler even attempted to completely erase from history.

If you need help accessing any of these titles or help with front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

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Jun 12

Take the Time on Memorial Day Weekend by Charlotte Helgeson

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 12, 2020 at 11:26 AM by Genesis Gaule

We often miss the mark over Memorial Day Weekend by not remembering why we celebrate and hold special services during this weekend.  A day for honoring Americans who lost their lives while protecting our country started just after the Civil War.  A time when our country needed great healing.  

Gathering together has often given us the strength and hope needed to continue forward and thrive.  For now, our big celebrations are put on hold.  Staying home more may give us the time to read or watch a movie about some of these soldiers.  We can take the time to think about the effort put forward to keep our lives and families safe.

The East Grand Forks Campbell Library has a wonderful Military History Section named after a dedicated civil servant and vet, Henry Tweten.  He is one of the many who can relate to stories told about World War II and share his with others.  With fewer places to gather, we can still hear or read some of these great stories in the safety of our own homes.

Some of my suggestions from our great Military History Section are:

Hymns of the Republic:  the story of the final year of the American Civil War by S.C. Gwynne

The American Expeditionary Forces in the Great War by Maartin Otte

Or perhaps, this is the time to watch a DVD from our Military History Section.  Such as, Great Battles of World War II or The History Channel Ultimate Collections.

We also have many Junior reads about our military history.  I particularly enjoyed, I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 and I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 both by Lauren Tarshis.   

These materials can inspire questions for grandparents or help a family remember a story that has never been shared before.  

Take a little time this Memorial Day to think about the many brave and hardworking Americans that have kept us safe in our past and keep us safe today.