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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 23, 2023 at 1:19 PM by Genesis Gaule
Come join Robert Benda on Thursday, January 26 @ 5:30pm for our Photo and Video Workshop! Learn basic techniques and how you can apply them in your work, hobbies, and social media. More information...
Bao by Loretta Liu
Asian-style buns, dumplings & more from your bamboo steamer // Bamboo steamers are at the heart of simple Asian cooking, producing everything from fluffy Korean pork bao buns to steamed Chinese chicken to Japanese steamed custard and more! This collection of recipes will help you use this simple and effective cooking tool from ancient China to produce vibrant and tasty treats.
Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell
Adele grew up in the shadows--first watching from backstage at her mother's Parisian dance halls, then wandering around the gloomy, haunted rooms of her father's manor. When she's finally sent away to boarding school in London, she's happy to enter the brightly lit world of society girls and their wealthy suitors. Yet there are shadows there, too.
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The Dakota Way of Life by Ella Cara Deloria & Raymond J. DeMallie
Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians // Ella Cara Deloria devoted much of her life to the study of the language and culture of the Sioux (Dakota and Lakota). Her constant goal was to be an interpreter of an American Indian reality to others. This book is the result of the long history of Deloria's ethnographic manuscript on the Dakota social life.
Without a Trace by Danielle Steel
One night on the Normandy coast, Charles Vincent falls asleep at the wheel and veers off the road and down the cliff. Miraculously surviving, he walks to a cabin where he meets Aude Saint-Martin. Charles discovers the passion his life has been missing-- and realizes he could walk away from his old life. But Aude has secrets of her own.
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Tag(s): young adult fiction, US history, nonfiction, history, First Nations, fiction, cookbooks, book notes
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 16, 2022 at 10:29 AM by Genesis Gaule
How many of you read The Happy Hollisters by Andrew E. Svenson under the pseudonym Jerry West? A series about a group of siblings that had fun adventures and solved mysteries. As a kid, I devoured them. So…did I read them to my kids and recommend them to my grandchildren?
They were written at a different time, my youth. No one pointed out to the author or publisher that their biases were showing. There are all kinds of explanations I could share as to why that happened and how it was allowed. Important information and valuable to consider especially by a librarian, but isn't at the forefront of a lot of readers’ minds when choosing the next book.
Recommending a book is a gift. If a friend, sibling or teacher highly praises a book, it comes to mind when picking a title to read on the way to Grandmother’s house. Adults like it when Oprah or Reese Witherspoon put together a list, they start at the beginning and read from 1-10. If every 4th and 5th grader wants a Percy Jackson or Diary of a Wimpy Kid book because their friends are reading them, then only a limited number of kids will have their first choice. Others will have to find another title. How do they choose?
This is where personalized recommendations come into play. Library staff are super fantastic at suggesting similar titles. Please ask. We also have Staff Picks marked throughout the library if browsing is your approach. Find out what friends are reading and of course, ask Grandma (or Uncle, Cousin, Neighbor) what she read at your age. Be careful with the age reference unless you’re under 14. Remember you can be the one offering a suggestion. Yes, there are plenty of lists online professionally put together. All good places to start.
So do any of my childhood favorites show up in my children’s hands? I’ll be honest. Not many. There are all kinds of new books that I want to read and share, children’s, junior and adult varieties. Have you tried Elbow Grease by John Cena? This is about an electric car. Those didn’t even exist when I was little. The Fog Catcher’s Daughter by Marianne McShane. Monsters in the Briny by Lynn Becker. This one is for the grandchild that might like a little scare.
What about the rest of the family who need recommendations?
P.S. Swapping books during the holidays is great fun, too!
Tag(s): science fiction, recommendations, reading, picture books, movies, genealogy, fiction, easy fiction, cookbooks, Charlotte Helgeson, article, anime
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 12, 2022 at 1:29 PM by Genesis Gaule
To celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month, amateur artist of all ages are invited to design a library card and share what their library means to them! Entries must be submitted by October 1. More information...
3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids by Eldrid Sequeira
Create Amazing Projects with CAD Design and STEAM Ideas // This book presents hands-on activities for learning how to use browser-based software TinkerCAD and SketchUp to design and print projects, along with informative sidebars to support related STEAM concepts.
Speak, Okinawa by Elizabeth Miki Brina
A Memoir // A searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents--her father a Vietnam veteran, her mother an Okinawan war bride--and her own, fraught cultural heritage.
973.0495 BRINA | Large Print
Cutting Machine Crafts with your Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette by Lia Griffith
Die Cutting Machine Projects to Make with 60 SVG Files // Every project includes easy instructions and plenty of variations so you can get the most out of your machine. With an introduction to electronic die cutting machines and options for cutting the templates out by hand, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice.
Simple Pasta by Odette Williams
Recipes to Make Everyone Happy, Any Night of the Week // Making homemade pasta simple, enjoyable, and delicious, this cookbook showcases the endless possibilities for creating pasta dishes that are singular and memorable.
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Tag(s): Vietnam, technology, nonfiction, Japan, family life, easy nonfiction, culture, cookbooks, book notes, biographies, autobiographies, arts and crafts, 3D printing