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Jun 30

E-Book Notes 6/29/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM by Genesis Gaule

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6/29/2020


These are all e-books. Click on the book title to view the book in our Overdrive catalog ?. If you need help accessing them, email or call us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad

The vanishing half

Cecilia Ross, despite being a motivational speaker, can’t take her own advice. Still reeling from the death of her best friend, and freshly aware of the need to live more fully now, she downsizes and moves to into a beautiful old house in St. Paul with three housemates.

Fast. Feast. Repeat. by Gin Stephens

The family upstairs

Sydney is enjoying the great life: she’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her boyfriend, and rooming with her best friend. But everything changes when she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her.

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

The end of october

When Kurt Austin—the leader of a National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team—rescues marine archaeologist Nina Kirov, he becomes the target of Don Halcon—a madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern US and Mexico—because of the discovery that Nina just made.

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

The knockout queen

Newly revised, this memoir tells Jeremy’s story—his spiritual journey after losing his beloved wife Melissa just months after their wedding—behind his hit song “I Still Believe” which inspired millions.

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Jun 26

My First Visit to a Public Library by Charlotte Helgeson

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 26, 2020 at 1:57 PM by Genesis Gaule

I was 16 years old before I entered a public library.

jane eyre by bronte book-cover

My driving started early on the farm, but it didn’t translate into driving my own vehicle regularly until I left for college. Driving to town usually meant running an errand for my parents, like groceries or going to pick up an equipment part. Those errands never included the public library. In fact, I’m certain I never considered it until I couldn’t get a copy of Jane Eyre at the high school library.  

I didn’t regularly read classics as a teenager, but I was intrigued when a title was not included in our school library and my teachers and librarian would not help me get a copy. What was it all about? Why didn’t they want me to read it?

Curiosity is powerful. 

I walked up the front steps to our brick public library. Straight in from the front door, the circulation desk held court. Nervous, even though I spent a lot of time in our school library, I stood directly in front of the desk and waited for the librarian to address me--in a whisper.  

“May I have a copy of Jane Eyre?”  I asked.

“Do you have a library card?” She knew me as well as she knew everyone in our small town. I’d be willing to bet that she also knew the name on every single Library Card.

“No.” I was prepared to turn around and leave. I had no idea what I was supposed to do to gain the privilege only she could bestow on me.  

“Age.” That was meant as a question though it sounded like a condemnation.

“Sixteen.” She pulled out an application card and continued with the questions until she had filled it with her beautiful script. Without another word, she walked through the doors behind her and I listened intently to make sure she hadn’t abandoned me. On her return, she set the library’s copy of Jane Eyre on the counter, removed the card in its back pocket, wrote my name on it with a due date two weeks in the future and stamped the same date on the slip inside the back cover.  

She looked up at me and said, “As you can see this book has been well used. Be kind to it and I expect it back as you have received it.”  

I was afraid to pick it up. A rubberband held it together. Honestly, I had no intention of taking a deep breath while holding it certain that if it didn’t smell like a Great Uncle then my eyes deceived me. Decrepit, abused or much loved? I didn’t know the difference. I had a public library book. I had a library card!  

I read that book, gently turning each page, breathing shallowly and then returning it--early.

Jun 23

E-Book Notes 6/22/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 23, 2020 at 2:03 PM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

6/22/2020


These are all e-books. Click on the book title to view the book in our Overdrive catalog. If you need help accessing them, email or call us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg

The vanishing half

Cecilia Ross, despite being a motivational speaker, can’t take her own advice. Still reeling from the death of her best friend, and freshly aware of the need to live more fully now, she downsizes and moves to into a beautiful old house in St. Paul with three housemates.

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

The family upstairs

Sydney is enjoying the great life: she’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her boyfriend, and rooming with her best friend. But everything changes when she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her.

Serpent by Clive Cussler

The end of october

When Kurt Austin—the leader of a National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team—rescues marine archaeologist Nina Kirov, he becomes the target of Don Halcon—a madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern US and Mexico—because of the discovery that Nina just made.

I Still Believe by Jeremy Camp

The knockout queen

Newly revised, this memoir tells Jeremy’s story—his spiritual journey after losing his beloved wife Melissa just months after their wedding—behind his hit song “I Still Believe” which inspired millions.

View Book Notes PDF archive