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Mar 28

Book Notes 3/28/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 28, 2022 at 2:17 PM by Genesis Gaule

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3/28/2022


Our April Book Club pick is Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Check it out and then join us on April 26th at 6 pm to discuss. More information...


Confluence by Hampton Smith

A History of Fort Snelling // Fort Snelling, a foundational place in the story of Minnesota, was built two hundred years ago at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, an area known to the Dakota people as Bdote. This book delves into the fort's long and complicated story: its construction, the daily lives of its inhabitants and those who lived nearby, the shift in its function when a spectacular influx of speculators and land-hungry immigrants flooded the territory, its participation in wresting the land from the Dakota, and its evolution as two cities grew up around it and its roles in two world wars-up to the reinterpretation of the fort as Minnesotans mark its two-hundredth anniversary.

355.7097 SMITH


Countdown Bin Laden by Chris Wallace and Mitch Weiss

The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice // Wallace delivers new information collected from families who lost loved ones on 9/11, shares what relatives of SEAL Team Six went through, and brings us inside the tense Situation Room during the raid.

958.104 WALLACE


Risk by Stanley McChrystal and Anna Butrico

A User's Guide // In this new book, General McChrystal offers a battle-tested system for detecting and responding to risk. Instead of defining risk as a force to predict, McChrystal and coauthor Anna Butrico show that there are in fact ten dimensions of control we can adjust at any given time. By closely monitoring these controls, we can maintain a healthy Risk Immune System that allows us to effectively anticipate, identify, analyze, and act upon the ever-present possibility that things will not go as planned.

658.155 MCCHRYSTAL


This Is How They Tell Me the World End by Nicole Perlroth

The Cyberweapons Arms Race // Perlroth lifts the curtain on a market in shadow, revealing the urgent threat faced by us all if we cannot bring the global cyber arms race to heel.

005.8 PERLROTH


If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

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Mar 15

Book Notes 3/15/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 15, 2021 at 10:47 AM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

3/15/2021


The Campbell Library is open to the public Mondays/Fridays (9am-5pm) and Thursdays (10am-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm), Tuesdays (9am-7pm), and Thursdays (9am-10am).


Chatter by Ethan Kross

The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It // We all have a voice in our heads, so why not learn how to use it? An award-winning psychologist reveals the hidden power of our inner voice and shows how we can harness it to live a healthier, more satisfying, and more productive life.

158.1 KROSS

The Cat I Never Named by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess and Laura L. Sullivan

A True Story of Love, War, and Survival // The stunning memoir of a Muslim teen struggling to survive the Bosnian genocide--and the stray cat who protected her family through it all. This is the story of a teen who, even in the brutality of war, never wavered in her determination to obtain education, and maintain friendships even in the darkest times.

949.703 SABIC-EL-RAYESS

A Republic Under Assault by Tom Fitton

The Left's Ongoing Attack on American Freedom // Best-selling author Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, investigates the continuing probe into the Democrat's attempted "coup" to oust President Trump. Astonishing developments, ignored by a Leftist media.

306.2 FITTON

The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph

On Being a Better White Person // From the perspective of the friend everyone should have, Frederick Joseph offers an essential read for white people who want to be better about race—and people of color who long to see their experiences validated.

305.8 JOSEPH


If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

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Jun 12

Take the Time on Memorial Day Weekend by Charlotte Helgeson

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 12, 2020 at 11:26 AM by Genesis Gaule

We often miss the mark over Memorial Day Weekend by not remembering why we celebrate and hold special services during this weekend.  A day for honoring Americans who lost their lives while protecting our country started just after the Civil War.  A time when our country needed great healing.  

Gathering together has often given us the strength and hope needed to continue forward and thrive.  For now, our big celebrations are put on hold.  Staying home more may give us the time to read or watch a movie about some of these soldiers.  We can take the time to think about the effort put forward to keep our lives and families safe.

The East Grand Forks Campbell Library has a wonderful Military History Section named after a dedicated civil servant and vet, Henry Tweten.  He is one of the many who can relate to stories told about World War II and share his with others.  With fewer places to gather, we can still hear or read some of these great stories in the safety of our own homes.

Some of my suggestions from our great Military History Section are:

Hymns of the Republic:  the story of the final year of the American Civil War by S.C. Gwynne

The American Expeditionary Forces in the Great War by Maartin Otte

Or perhaps, this is the time to watch a DVD from our Military History Section.  Such as, Great Battles of World War II or The History Channel Ultimate Collections.

We also have many Junior reads about our military history.  I particularly enjoyed, I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 and I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 both by Lauren Tarshis.   

These materials can inspire questions for grandparents or help a family remember a story that has never been shared before.  

Take a little time this Memorial Day to think about the many brave and hardworking Americans that have kept us safe in our past and keep us safe today.