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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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Mar 14

Book Notes 3/14/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 14, 2022 at 1:24 PM by Genesis Gaule

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3/14/2022


Minne-Murals™ are here again! This month will be about the Bald Eagle, remember to pick up your kit at the library then join us on Zoom Wed, March 23 @ 6:30 pm to color with us. More information...


Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend by Ben Philippe

Notes from the Other Side of the Fist Bump // Ben takes his role as your new Black friend seriously, providing original and borrowed wisdom on stereotypes, slurs, the whole "swimming thing," how much Beyoncé is too much Beyoncé, Black Girl Magic, the rise of the Karens, affirmative action, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other conversations you might want to have with your new BBFF. This book is a conversational take on topics both light and heavy, universal, and deeply personal that reveal incisive truths about the need for connection in all of us.

305.80 PHILIPPE


Woke, Inc. by Vivek Ramaswamy

Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam // This book begins as a critique of stakeholder capitalism and ends with an exploration of what it means to be an American in 2021--a journey that begins with cynicism and ends with hope.

322.3 RAMASWAMY


Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet by Thich Nhat Hanh

We face a potent intersection of crises: ecological destruction, rising inequality, racial injustice, and the lasting impacts of a devastating pandemic. The situation is beyond urgent. To face these challenges, we need to find ways to strengthen our clarity, compassion, and courage to act. Nhat Hanh make it blazingly clear: Mindfulness and the radical insights of Zen meditation can give us the strength and clarity we need to help create a regenerative world in which all life is respected.

294.3927 NHAT HANH


Frequently Asked Questions about the Universe by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson

Daniel and Jorge offer short, accessible, and lighthearted answers to some of the most common, most outrageous and most profound questions about the universe they've received. This witty, entertaining, and fully illustrated book is an essential troubleshooting guide for the perplexing aspects of reality, big and small, from the invisible particles that make up your body to the identical version of you currently reading this exact sentence in the corner of some other galaxy.

523.1 CHAM


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Nov 15

Book Notes 11/15/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 15, 2021 at 1:36 PM by Genesis Gaule

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11/15/2021


The Library will be closed November 25-28 for Thanksgiving. Make sure to stop in before and stock up on reading materials.


The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams

A Survival Guide for Trying Times // Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams explore through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. Drawing on decades of work that has helped expand our understanding of what it means to be human and what we all need to do to help build a better world, the book touches on vital questions, including: How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our children? What is the relationship between hope and action? While discussing the experiences that shaped her discoveries and beliefs, Jane tells the story of how she became a messenger of hope, from living through World War II to her years in Gombe to realizing she had to leave the forest to travel the world in her role as an advocate for environmental justice. And for the first time, she shares her profound revelations about her next, and perhaps final, adventure.

304.2 GOODALL


Act Like You Got Some Sense by Jamie Foxx

And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me // In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, award-winning, multi-talented entertainer Jamie Foxx shares the story of being raised by his no-nonsense grandmother, the glamour and pitfalls of life in Hollywood, and the lessons he took from both worlds to raise his two daughters.

791.4302 FOXX


Little Pieces of Hope by Todd Doughty

Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World // On March 11, 2020, the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic and all of our lives began to change in unprecedented ways, Todd Doughty knew he needed to do something to help him stay connected to the everyday joys of daily life. So he wrote down a list of things that make him happy. Many, many lists later, this book pulls together the best of Doughty's lists along with never-before-seen entries, essays, musings, prompts, quotes, and playlists that offer solace, connection, and a daily touchstone of joy in a difficult world.

152.42 DOUGHTY


The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear // 1860: Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing a horrifying battle with her husband of 21 years. Feeling increasingly threatened by Elizabeth and her brilliant intellect, Theophilus Packard makes a plan to put his wife back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum. The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even more dangerous to Elizabeth than her traitorous husband. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution--and no one is willing to fight for their freedom but Elizabeth herself.

303.48 LP MOORE // Also available in e-audiobook


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