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Apr 12

Book Notes 4/11/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 12, 2022 at 10:45 AM by Genesis Gaule

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4/11/2022


Are you interested in learning about how to paint without paint or a brush? Join us for Campbell Creates: Ink Painting on Tuesday, April 19 at 6 pm! More information...


To Rescue the Republic by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney

Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 // Appointed as Lieutenant General of the Union Army in March 1864, Grant's forces had seized Richmond and forced Robert E. Lee to surrender within a year. After Lincoln's assassination, Grant answered the call-- advancing an agenda of Reconstruction and aggressively countering the Ku Klux Klan. In Grant's final weeks in the White House, the contested presidential election of 1876 produced no clear victory for either Republican Rutherford B. Hayes or Democrat Samuel Tilden. Baier shows how Grant's compromise saved the nation, but tragically condemned the South to another century of civil-rights oppression.

973.820 BAIER


Speaking of Race by Celeste Headlee

Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It // Headlee provides practical advice and insight for talking about race that will facilitate better conversations that can actually bring us closer together. It is an essential and timely book for all of us.

305.8 HEADLEE


Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid by Thor Hanson

national geograhpic photographyThe Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change // Hanson looks back through deep time, examining fossil records, pollen, and even the tooth enamel of giant wombats and mummified owl pellets. Together, these records of our past tell the story of ancient climate change, shedding light on the challenges faced by today's species, the ways they will respond, and how these strategies will determine the fate of ecosystems around the globe.

577.2 HANSON


Say Their Names by Curtis Bunn, Michael H. Cottman, Patrice Gaines, Nick Charles, & Keith Harriston

How Black Lives Came to Matter in America // With a combination of penetrating, focused journalism and affecting personal insight, the authors bring together their collective years of reporting, creating a cohesive and comprehensive understanding of racial inequality in America.

323.119 BUNN


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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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Feb 22

Book Notes 2/21/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 22, 2022 at 1:14 PM by Genesis Gaule

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2/21/2022


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.

690.89 STILES


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.

152.4 IGNATIEFF


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.

362.5 MESSENGER


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.

523.1 TYSON


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