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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 4, 2022 at 4:05 PM by Genesis Gaule
Kids grades K-5 join us Tuesday, April 19 @ 4 pm for Tinkertown to learn about seed germination and pollinators as we make wildflower seed bombs. More information...
Chasing Me to My Grave by Winfred Rembert & Erin I. Kelly
An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South // Winfred Rembert relates his life in prose and paintings--vivid, confrontational, revelatory, complex scenes from the cotton fields and chain gangs of the segregated south to the churches and night clubs of the urban north. This is also the story of finding epic love, and with it the courage to revisit a past that begs to remain buried, as told to Tufts philosopher Erin I. Kelly.
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century // This book uses the darkest moments in twentieth-century history, from Nazism to Communism, to teach twenty lessons on resisting modern-day authoritarianism.
National Geographic Complete Photo Guide by Heather Perry
How to take better pictures // This collection of photographic knowledge is designed to take you beyond the basics and make you a better photographer, no matter your current abilities and talents. Here are tips and tricks from National Geographic photographers, expertly explained, with terms defined and examples provided.
The Least of Us by Sam Quinones
True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth // Quinones was among the first to see the dangers of synthetic drugs and a new generation of kingpins whose product could be made in Magic Bullet blenders. He investigated these new threats, discovering how addiction is exacerbated by consumer-product corporations. Amid a landscape of despair, Quinones found hope in those embracing the forgotten and ignored, illuminating the striking truth that we are only as strong as our most vulnerable.
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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 7, 2022 at 3:34 PM by Genesis Gaule
Join us on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:00pm for Campbell Creates! We making Upcycled Bird Feeders from recycled materials. More information...
Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford
The Rise and Fall of an American MythThis book provocatively explains the true story of the battle against the backdrop of Texas's struggle for independence, then shows us how the sausage of myth got made in the Jim Crow South of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson
As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In this book, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty.
Sunbelt Blues by Andrew Ross
The Failure of American Housing // As millions of renters face down evictions and foreclosures in the midst of the COVID-19 recession, Andrew Ross reveals how ineffective government planning, property market speculation, and poverty wages have combined to create this catastrophe. Immersive and compassionate, this book finds in Osceola County a bellwether for the future of homelessness in America.
The Lost Boys of Montauk by Amanda M. Fairbanks
The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind // This book is the riveting account of a fishing boat and its four young crewman lost at sea in 1984 off the coast of Montauk in eastern Long Island -- a "fishing town with a drinking problem," as the locals call it -- and the stunning repercussions of that loss for the families and friends of the four missing men and, indeed, the entire storied summer community of the Hamptons.
Tag(s): US politics, US history, US economy, sociology, social justice, shipwrecks, poverty, politics, nonfiction, missing persons, mental illness, history, economics, depression, book notes, autobiography, autobiographies
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 22, 2022 at 1:14 PM by Genesis Gaule
R.A.L.F. is back every other Thursday at 4 pm! We've got Random Awesome Library Fun for any kid in grades 6-12. More information...
Backyard Playgrounds by David Stiles and Jeanie Stiles
Build Amazing Treehouses, Ninja Projects, Obstacle Courses, and More! // In this book, Jean and David Stiles offer user-friendly plans and step-by-step instructions to help you build something great in your own backyard. They offer a range of easy, timeless projects that can be made in an afternoon—trolley ride, treasure chest, circle swing, lemonade stand—alongside more ambitious projects, like the warped wall and treehouse.
On Consolation by Michael Ignatieff
Finding Solace in Dark Times // When we lose someone we love, when we suffer loss or defeat, when catastrophe strikes-war, famine, pandemic-we go in search of consolation. Recreating the moments when great figures found the courage to confront their fate and the determination to continue unafraid, this book takes those stories into the present, movingly contending that we can revive these traditions of consolation to meet the anguish and uncertainties of our precarious 21st century.
Profit and Punishment by Tony Messenger
How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice // Tony Messenger has spent years in county and municipal courthouses documenting how poor Americans are convicted of minor crimes and then saddled with exorbitant fines and fees, then often sent to prison when they couldn't pay. In this remarkable feat of reporting, Messenger exposes the tragedy of modern-day debtors prisons, and how they destroy the lives of poor Americans swept up in a system designed to penalize the most impoverished.
Cosmic Queries by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going // In this groundbreaking book, world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the world's thorniest philosophical conundrums, armed with wit, wisdom, and cutting-edge science. Together with distinguished physicist James Trefil, Tyson presents questions that have preoccupied humanity for millennia. Then, using the latest theories, from the Big Bang to string theory and the multiverse, he explores the answers, bolstered with stunning images and the latest insights from missions to planets, moon, asteroids, and beyond.
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