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Jul 05

Book Notes 7/4/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 5, 2022 at 9:56 AM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

7/4/2022


We're bringing the convenience of the library to you--Stop by our Pop-Up Library at local farmer's markets this summer! More information...


The Genome Defense Jorge L. Contreras

Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA // The gripping true story of a Supreme Court civil rights battle to prevent biotech companies from owning the very thing that makes us who we are--our DNA.

346.7304 CONTRERAS


Cramm This Book Olivia Seltzer

So You Know WTF Is Going On in the World Today // A guide to the recent history of the world that's led to where we are today, so Gen Z readers can have context for the news they see and hear every day.

306 SELTZER


Smile by Sarah Ruhl

national geograhpic photography

The Story of a Face // In this poignant and deeply intimate memoir, Sarah Ruhl chronicles her experience with Bell's palsy after giving birth to twins. // Also in Large Print

812.6 RUHL


Eat for Energy by Ari Whitten & Alex Leaf M.S.

How to Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Your Mitochondria, and Unlock All-Day Energy // Ari Whitten takes you on a deep dive of our cellular energy centers, exploring the biggest stressors that affect our mitochondria and the holistic workings of our body systems.

641.59477 HERCULES


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Jun 06

Book Notes 6/6/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 6, 2022 at 12:24 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

6/6/2022


Explore Minnesota with a free 7-day MN State Park Pass from the library! Passes can be checkout on adult cards in good standing. More information...


When Harry Met Minnie by Martha Teichner

A True Story of Love and Friendship // A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together. A real life fairy tale, with the vibrant, romantic New York City backdrop of its namesake, the movie When Harry Met Sally, and the bittersweet wisdom of Tuesdays with Morrie.

636.7009 TEICHNER


My Body by Emily Ratajkowski

In this personal exploration of feminism, sexuality and power, of men's treatment of women and women's rationalizations for accepting that treatment, the acclaimed model and actress presents essays that chronicle moments of her life while investigating culture's fetishization of girls and female beauty.

305.42 RATAJKOWSKI


Dusk, Night, Dawn by Anne Lamott

national geograhpic photographyOn Revival and Courage // Drawing from her own experiences and her own faith journey, Lamott offers insights into the intimate and human ways we can bring back hope by demonstrating we can travel through the darkest places toward a more hopeful light that is still burning.

234.2 LAMOTT


Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised by Carmelo Anthony

A Memoir of Survival and Hope // Iconic NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony shares a story of perseverance and determination; of dribbling past players bigger and tougher than him, while also weaving around vial caps and needles strewn across the court; where rims had no nets, and you better not call a foul--a place where tomorrows aren't promised.

796.323 ANTHONY


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Jun 03

Tough Times by Charlotte Helgeson

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 3, 2022 at 10:11 AM by Genesis Gaule

What should I do? How can I help? 

Uff, the news is tough now. When we hear about people being hurt and killed, there is a tremendous amount of sadness our communities share. When the lives of children and our vulnerable are ended or permanently damaged, we feel a loss that can’t be easily removed.

So what do we do? How can we help?

Did you notice how the questions changed from the first line? From I to we. Yes, first I take care of myself. Then we look beyond ourselves and care for our community.

There is no fixing what has already happened, but we can look around us and see who needs our support, our consideration, patience, time and a fair shake. Even as I write this, tears build from the losses in our beautiful nation. 

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
--Soren Kierkegaard

Between backwards and forwards is now. Might I suggest we take the moment to pause. Breathe. Sincerely reflect on what has happened and consider what we’re going to do next. Let’s make conscious choices that will lead to a peaceful and beautiful place for all of us to live in safety. 

Our library offers materials that give ideas on how to locate peace during chaos or at least be reminded of its existence. The library shares these materials with patrons in hopes that there is a bit of comfort found in them. There is not an easy journey through tough times, but a smile goes a long, long way. Here are a few suggestions to find at the library:

Kids

  • can you say peaceCan you Say Peace? by Karen Katz
    Children around the world wish in many different languages for peace // Easy KATZ
  • When We Are Kind by Monique Gray Smith
    How the simple act of being kind affects all aspects of a child's life // Easy GRAY SMITH
  • Peace by Wendy Anderson Halperin
    How to promote world peace and find peace within oneself // Easy 172.42 HALPERIN
  • Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
    How one woman’s passion, vision, and determination inspired great change // Easy 333.72 WINTER

Adults

  • humankindHuman(Kind) by Ashlee Eiland
    How reclaiming human worth and embracing radical kindness will bring us back together // 241.4 EILAND
  • The Power of Kindness by Piero Ferrucci
    The unexpected benefits of leading a compassionate life // 177.7 FERRUCCI
  • Wild Communion by Ruth Baetz
    Experiencing peace in nature // 155.91 BAETZ
  • A Walk Around the Block by Spike Carlsen
    Explore the ordinary things we take for granted in our everyday life // 031.02 CARLSEN
  • World of Wonders by Aimee Nexhukumatathil
    In praise of fireflies, whale sharks, and other astonishments // 590 NEZHUKUMATATHIL

oil painting. idyllic lake with tree-covered mountains in background and a birch tree in foregroundEven a painting!

We can all be strong at times and have other times when a shoulder is needed. I have confidence in our community to offer that shoulder when needed. If each of us finds and offers a tiny bit of peace each day, our actions will help guide our elected officials, school administrators and employers to focus on keeping our communities safe.