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Apr 18

Book Notes 4/18/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 18, 2022 at 6:23 PM by Genesis Gaule

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4/18/2022


Come and support the Friends of the Library during out Spring Book Sale April 22 and 23 (8 am to 5 pm). Don't forget to check out our $5 bag sale on Saturday! More information...


 Hudson Bay Bound by Natalie Warren

Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic // The remarkable eighty-five-day journey of the first two women to canoe the 2,000-mile route from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay.

797.122 WARREN


Beyond by Catherine Wolff

How Humankind Thinks About Heaven // In this engrossing cultural history of heaven, Catherine Wolff delves into how people and cultures have defined heaven over the centuries. She describes how different faiths and religions have framed it, how the sense of heaven has evolved, and how non-religious influences have affected it, from the Enlightenment to the increasingly non-religious views of heaven today.

202.3 WOLFF


The Defense Lawyer by James Patterson & Benjamin Wallace

national geograhpic photographyThe Barry Slotnick Story // From negotiating Melania Trump's pre-nup to representing the Dapper Don, from defending the Subway Vigilante to mediating Bette Midler's bathhouse contract, Bronx-native Bernard Slotnick's unparalleled acumen defined a profession, a city, and an era.

340.092 PATTERSON


Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn

Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape // Cal Flyn, an investigative journalist, exceptional nature writer, and promising new literary voice visits the eeriest and most desolate places on Earth that due to war, disaster, disease, or economic decay, have been abandoned by humans. What she finds every time is an "island" of teeming new life: nature has rushed in to fill the void faster and more thoroughly than even the most hopeful projections of scientists.

333.731 FLYN


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Jan 10

Book Notes 1/10/22

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 10, 2022 at 11:50 AM by Genesis Gaule

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1/10/2022


Our January Book Club pick is Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, January 25 at 6 pm to discuss. More information


Cabin Tripping by JJ Eggers

Where to Go to Get Away from It All // Whether readers are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or a quiet retreat, a cozy night around a fire pit or a summery lakefront sojourn, this book delivers. Divided into six Chapters-Forest, Tropics, Mountain, Arctic, Water, and Desert-the book features a curated collection of over 80 of the most incredible cabins available to rent all over the globe. Each cabin profile includes information on how to get there, activities to enjoy in the area (hiking trails, fishing holes, thermal spas, and more), and tips like when to plan your visit to maximize your "leaf-peeping" or whale-watching opportunities".

643.25 EGGERS


Relics by Jamie Grove and Max Grove

A History of the World Told in 133 Objects // The Mini Museum is a collection of treasures gathered from across space and time shared by tens of thousands of people in more than 120 countries. Each item in the collection is a story connected to a childhood dream of sharing all the wonders the universe has to offer while bringing all of us closer together. In this book, the Mini Museum team shares the stories of real objects that have shaped our very existence across billions of years of history.

909 GROVE


NPR's Podcast Start Up Guide by Glen Weldon

Create, Launch, and Grow a Podcast on Any Budget // From NPR comes the definitive guide to podcasting, featuring step-by-step advice on how to find a unique topic, tell the best stories, and engage the most listeners, as well as the secrets that will take a podcast to the next level.

791.46 WELDON


Design a Healthy Home by Oliver Heath

100 ways to transform your space for physical and mental wellbeing // This illustrated guide to detoxifying a home includes one hundred ideas to support health and well-being in kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and workspaces that are affordable, stylish, and easy to implement.

747 HEATH


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Aug 31

Book Notes 8/30/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 31, 2021 at 10:46 AM by Genesis Gaule

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8/30/2021


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Library cards are free for all East Grand Forks residents, East Grand Forks teachers and students. More information


The Joy of Sweat by Sarah Everts

The Strange Science of Perspiration // A taboo-busting romp through the shame, stink, and strange science of sweating. Sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions, but it's also one of our most vital and least understood. In The Joy of Sweat, Sarah Everts goes behind the taboo and delves into its role in the body-and in human history. She reveals the wondrous mechanics of the sweat glands and the millions of sweat pores in human skin. She explores why sweat is salty, why what you eat can affect the color of your sweat, and why we sweat when stressed (and whether it can be controlled). She takes part in a sweat dating event, traces the controversial history of antiperspirants and deodorants, considers the purported health benefits of saunas, sweat lodges, and hammams, and investigates whether "eyewitnesses" to a crime may someday be replaced by "nose-witnesses" who can pick a suspect's body odor out of a police lineup.

612.7 EVERTS


How Iceland Changed the World by Egill Bjarnason

The Big History of a Small Island // Provides a tour of the history of Iceland, from the time a Viking captain ran aground there 1,200 years ago to the pivotal role it played during the French Revolution, the moon landing, and the foundation of Israel.

949.12 BJARNASON


The Outdoor Scientist by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

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The Wonder of Observing the Natural World // Dr. Temple Grandin introduces young readers to geologists, astrophysicists, oceanographers, and many other scientists through a series of projects to understand the world around them.

508 GRANDIN


The Quiet Zone by Stephen Kurczy

Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence // Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, Green Bank, West Virginia, is a place at once futuristic and old-fashioned. It is home to the Green Bank Observatory, where astronomers search the depths of the universe using the latest technology. With a ban on all devices emanating radio frequencies that might interfere with the observatory's telescopes, residents live a life free from constant digital connectivity; schoolchildren go without WiFi or iPads. Kurcxy introduces readers to a tech buster patrolling the area for illegal radio waves; "electrosensitives" who claim that WiFi is deadly; a sheriff's department with a string of unsolved murder cases dating back decades; a camp of neo-Nazis plotting their resurgence from a nearby mountain hollow; and ordinary citizens seeking a simpler way of living. Kurczy asks: Is a less connected life desirable? Is it even possible?

975.4 KURCZY


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