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Jul 26

Book Notes 7/25/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 26, 2022 at 2:13 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

7/25/2022


Our August Book Club pick is Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel. Check it out and then join us on August 30 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...


Night in the American Village by Akemi Johnson

Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa // At the southern end of the Japanese archipelago lies Okinawa, host to a vast complex of U.S. military bases. A legacy of World War II, these bases have been a fraught issue in Japan for decades—with tensions exacerbated by the often volatile relationship between islanders and the military.

305.46952 JOHNSON


Shadowlands by Matthew Green

A Journey Through Britain's Lost Cities and Vanished Villages // This is the extraordinary tale of Britain’s eerie and remarkable ghost towns and villages; shadowlands that once hummed with life.

941.03 GREENO


Aurora by Dr. Lynne Fenton & Kerrie Droban

The Psychiatrist Who Treated the Movie Theater Killer Tells Her Story // A compelling look at violence and trauma from the psychiatrist who treated mass shooter James Holmes, perpetrator of the infamous movie theater massacre.

364.15234 FENTON


Fire and Steel by Peter Caddick-Adams

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The End of World War Two in the West // The final volume in one of the most acclaimed works of military history of this generation. Here is Peter Caddick-Adams' third volume in his trilogy about the final year of the Western front in World War Two. Fire & Steel covers the war's final 100 days-beginning in late January 1945 and continuing until May 8th, 1945, when the German high command surrendered unconditionally to all Allied forces.

940.534 CADDICK-ADAMS


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Jul 18

Book Notes 7/18/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 18, 2022 at 3:29 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

7/18/2022


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The Icepick Surgeon by Sam Kean

Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science // Bestselling author Sam Kean tells the true story of what happens when unfettered ambition pushes otherwise rational men and women to cross the line in the name of science, trampling ethical boundaries and often committing crimes in the process.

174.95 KEAN


Why Is Everybody Yelling? by Marisabina Russo

Growing Up in My Immigrant Family // Following the author's young life into the tumultuous, liberating 1960s, this graphic-novel memoir explores the childhood burdens of memory and guilt, and Marisabina's struggle and success in forming an identity entirely her own.

Graphic Novel 813 RUSSO


Heroes by Stephen Fry

The Greek Myths Reimagined // Stephen Fry recounts the stories of the human heroes found in Greek mythology, with illustrations of classical art inspired by the myths.

398.20938 FRY


Play to Progress by Allie Ticktin MA, OTD, OTR/L

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Lead Your Child to Success Using the Power of Sensory Play // Ticktin has seen an increase in cases of children who are delayed in walking, talking, and playing by themselves and with their peers-- because they are spending more time in front of screens and less time exploring and interacting with their environment. Here she offers activities that will encourage development of sensory play., 

370.155 TICKTIN


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Jun 03

Tough Times by Charlotte Helgeson

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:

Kids

  • can you say peaceCan you Say Peace? by Karen Katz
    Children around the world wish in many different languages for peace // Easy KATZ
  • When We Are Kind by Monique Gray Smith
    How the simple act of being kind affects all aspects of a child's life // Easy GRAY SMITH
  • Peace by Wendy Anderson Halperin
    How to promote world peace and find peace within oneself // Easy 172.42 HALPERIN
  • Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
    How one woman’s passion, vision, and determination inspired great change // Easy 333.72 WINTER

Adults

  • humankindHuman(Kind) by Ashlee Eiland
    How reclaiming human worth and embracing radical kindness will bring us back together // 241.4 EILAND
  • The Power of Kindness by Piero Ferrucci
    The unexpected benefits of leading a compassionate life // 177.7 FERRUCCI
  • Wild Communion by Ruth Baetz
    Experiencing peace in nature // 155.91 BAETZ
  • A Walk Around the Block by Spike Carlsen
    Explore the ordinary things we take for granted in our everyday life // 031.02 CARLSEN
  • World of Wonders by Aimee Nexhukumatathil
    In praise of fireflies, whale sharks, and other astonishments // 590 NEZHUKUMATATHIL

oil painting. idyllic lake with tree-covered mountains in background and a birch tree in foregroundEven a painting!

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.