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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 5, 2022 at 9:56 AM by Genesis Gaule
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.
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.
Smile by Sarah Ruhl
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
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.
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Tag(s): social activism, self-help, science, nonfiction, memoirs, medicine, law, history, health and wellness, disease, current events, book notes, autobiographies
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 6, 2022 at 12:24 PM by Genesis Gaule
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.
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.
Dusk, Night, Dawn by Anne Lamott
On 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.
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.
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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:
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.
Tag(s): sociology, recommendations, psychology, picture books, parenting, nonfiction, mental health, health and wellness, grief and loss, communities, Charlotte Helgeson, article