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Dec 28

Book Notes 12/27/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 28, 2021 at 12:39 PM by Genesis Gaule

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12/27/2021


Happy (soon to be) New Year! Start the year off right at the library. All East Grand Forks residents, East Grand Forks teachers and students, and active duty military personnel are eligible for a free library card! More information


The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery

The Somerville sisters believe in love, but they've lost faith it will happen for them. Reggie hasn't been home since the end of the world's shortest engagement. When her parents decide to renew their vows, she buffs up her twinkle to help with the Christmas wedding. Unexpectedly, Toby, her first love, is back too, and the spark between them shines as brightly as ever. In the spirit of the season, will they let go of past hurts and greet the New Year together? Done waiting for the one, Dena is pregnant and on her own, on purpose. But then a gorgeous, sad-eyed songwriter checks into a room at her inn. Micah, unable to write since he lost his wife, finds inspiration in Dena's determination to be a mom. One snowflake-speckled kiss and he's a goner. But Dena is afraid to believe that a rock star could fall for a cookie-cutter small-town girl like her.

MALLERY


The Age of AI by Henry A. Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher

And Our Human Future // Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming human society in fundamental and profound ways. Not since the Age of Reason have we changed how we approach security, economics, order, and even knowledge itself. In the Age of AI, three deep and accomplished thinkers come together to consider what AI will mean for us all.

006.3 KISSINGER


Agatha Christie edited by H. R. F. Keating

First Lady of Crime // Distinguished crime novelist H. R. F. Keating brings together a dozen noted writers to throw light on the ever-intriguing Dame Agatha. Some essays analyze Christie's art itself; some explain the reasons for her success. The myriad of angles explored here are penetrating, affectionate, enthusiastic, analytical, and even funny. Together, they give insight into the life and work of the First Lady of Crime.

Coming soon!


Go West, Young Man by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone

Missouri, 1860. Rumors of war between the North and South are spreading across the land. In rural Green County, many of the farmers are already choosing sides. But not John Zachary. His loyalties lie with his family first--and his heart is telling him to go west. Hoping to build a new life in the fertile valleys of Oregon, he convinces his best friend, Emmitt Braxton, to pack up their families and join him on a wagon train across the Oregon Trail. The journey will be long and hard. The physical hardships and grueling mental challenges will bring out the best in the some--and the worst in others. But with the guidance of an experienced wagon master and scout, they are determined to reach their destiny, no matter how high the cost... Twenty-seven wagons. Twenty-seven different hopes and dreams. This sprawling epic novel from these master storytellers captures the beauty and danger of the American West--and the pioneer spirit of those who tamed it.

Western LP JOHNSTONE


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Dec 14

Book Notes 12/13/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 14, 2021 at 1:44 PM by Genesis Gaule

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12/13/2021


New Movie Arrivals! Many new releases and recent film favorites have arrived at the library this past week. Check out the full list here!


Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown

Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience // Over the past two decades, Brown's extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. This book draws on this research, as well as Brown's singular skills as a researcher/storyteller, to lay out an invaluable, research-based framework that shows us that naming an experience doesn't give the experience more power, it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice.

971.004 LP THISTLE
Campbell Book Club Feb '22 Selection


Space Jam: A New Legacy directed by Malcolm D. Lee

LeBron James and his son are trapped by a rogue AI in a Warner Bros.-themed digital universe where their only chance to free themselves is to form a basketball team out of Looney Tunes characters and compete against the AI's own team.

PG | Family Sports Comedy // Available in Blu-ray and DVD


A Rainy Day in New York written and directed by Woody Allen

When Ashleigh gets an assignment from the school paper to interview celebrated film director Roland Pollard in Manhattan, Gatsby seizes the opportunity to show Arizona-bred Ashleigh his favorite haunts in his home city. But when the city's weather turns quickly from sunshine to showers, the two part ways, experiencing chance meetings and comic misadventures.

PG-13 | Romantic Dramedy // Available in Blu-ray


Knives Out written and directed by Rian Johnson

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

PG-13 | Dark Comedy Mystery // Available in Blu-ray and DVD


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Dec 06

Book Notes 12/6/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 6, 2021 at 1:57 PM by Genesis Gaule

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12/6/2021


Calling all Master Builders! LEGO Club meets on Thursday, December 16 at 5:00 pm. LEGO Club is open to children ages 5-12 (and their grown-ups too!). More information


From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

My Story of Being Indigenous, Homeless, and Finding My Way // Abandoned as a toddler, Jesse Thistle and his two brothers were placed in foster care. Eventually placed with their paternal grandparents, the children often clashed with their tough-love attitude. Soon, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, resulting in more than a decade living on and off the streets. Facing struggles many of us cannot even imagine, Jesse knew he would die unless he turned his life around. Through sheer perseverance and newfound love, he managed to find his way back into the loving embrace of his Indigenous culture and family.

971.004 LP THISTLE


Smile by Sarah Ruhl

The Story of a Face // In a series of meditations, Sarah Ruhl chronicles her journey of Bell's palsy which left the left side of her face completely paralyzed. She explores the struggle of a body yearning to match its inner landscape, the pain postpartum depression, being a playwright and working mom to three small children, and the desire for a resilient spiritual life in the face of illness.

616.842 LP RUHL


Stare at Me by Joey Mullaney

How Being Blindsided Brings Life Into Focus // In this true story about his life so far, Joey Mullaney reveals how he came to terms with the unthinkable. Teens and young adults will see pieces of themselves and their experiences in Joey's journey of acceptance. And they'll laugh along with Joey as he stutters and stumbles his way to discovering his true identity and finding his place in the world. This is more than an inspirational memoir. It's the voice of a trusted friend that empowers every reader - the geek, the misfit, the introvert, the class president, the jock - to stare down whatever faces them and say, "I got this."

616.8 MULLANEY


All the Feels by Olivia Dade

The Show That Changed Television // Alexander Woodroe has a starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, Gods of the Gates. But the showrunners have wrecked his character, he's dogged by old demons, and his post-show future remains uncertain. When all that reckless emotion explodes into a bar fight, the tabloids and public agree: his star is falling. Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep him in line. Watching over handsome but impulsive Alex shouldn’t be especially difficult, but the more time they spend together, the harder it gets to keep it professional, especially when she discovers the reasons behind his recklessness. When another scandal lands Alex in major hot water and costs Lauren her job, she’ll have to choose between protecting him and offering him what he really wants: her.

DADE


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