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Aug 08

Book Notes 8/8/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 8, 2022 at 4:03 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

8/8/2022


Art for adults with disabilities and their helpers! Come and make art with artist Therese Jacobson! Drop in Friday, August 12 between 9:30-11:30 am.


The Art of Teaching Children  by Phillip Done

All I Learned from a Lifetime in the Classroom // From the first-day-of-school jitters to the last day's tears, Done writes about the teacher's craft, classrooms and curriculums, the challenges of the profession, and the reason all teachers do it--the children.

371.102 DONE


Finding Turtle Farm by Angela Tedesco

My Twenty-Acre Adventure in Community-Supported Agriculture // On a twenty-acre farm in Iowa in 1995, Angela Tedesco planted the seeds of Turtle Farm, introducing Community Supported Agriculture to Iowa. In this book Tedesco recounts the adventure in all its down-and-dirty work and wonder.

630.977 TEDESCO


Regenesis by George Monbiot

Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet // Drawing on advances in soil ecology, George Monbiot reveals how our changing understanding of the world beneath our feet could allow us to grow more food with less farming.

338.1 MONBOIT


Joan by Katherine J. Chen

bunt-collection

131 Recipes for the Bundt Cake Baker // This compendium of Bundt cakes features more than 100 recipes, tips, and techniques to help bake the perfect cake.

641.8653 HOFFMAN


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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Jul 29

Book Notes 8/1/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 29, 2022 at 3:39 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

8/1/2022


Sorry everyone, but there will be no Storytime with Miss Andrea on Monday, August 8.  Don't worry, though, you can still join us on Thursday, August 11!


A Hole in the World by Amanda Held Opelt

Finding Hope in Rituals of Grief and Healing // When Amanda Held Opelt suffered a season of loss-including three miscarriages and the death of her grandmother and culminating in the unexpected death of her sister, New York Times bestselling writer Rachel Held Evans-she was faced with sorrow she didn't know to face. This book is a testament to the idea that when we carefully and honestly attend to our losses, we are able to expand our capacity for love, faith, and healing.

204.42 OPELT


The Last Days of the Dinosaurs  by Riley Black

An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World // In this book, Riley Black walks readers through what happened in the days, the years, the centuries, and the million years after the asteroid impact, tracking the sweeping disruptions that overtook this one spot, and imagining what might have been happening elsewhere on the globe.

576.84 BLACK


Verissimus by Donald J. Robertson & Zé Nuno Fraga 

The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius // The remarkable story of Marcus Aurelius' life and philosophical journey is brought to life by philosopher and psychotherapist Donald J. Robertson, in a sweeping historical epic of a graphic novel, based on a close study of the historical evidence, with the stunning full-color artwork of award-winning illustrator Zé Nuno Fraga.

188.0207 AURELIUS


Joan by Katherine J. Chen

light of days

A Novel of Joan of Arc // In Katherine J. Chen's hands, the myth and legend of Joan of Arc is transformed into a flesh-and-blood young woman: reckless, steel-willed, and brilliant. This stunningly-researched novel is a sweeping narrative of her life, from a childhood steeped in both joy and violence, to her meteoric rise to fame at the head of the French army, where she must navigate both the dangers of the battlefield and the equally treacherous politics of the royal court.

CHEN


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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Jul 29

Tools to Succeed at Your Library! by Vanesa Gomez

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 29, 2022 at 3:07 PM by Genesis Gaule

The library is a great place to check out your favorite books, new movies, and Nintendo Switch games. What some people might not know is that the library can also help students achieve their goals with information and resources. No matter what your school level is (or how many years you’ve been out of it), we can help!

For new readers, our Easy Reader collection is color coded to help you find the level of reading that is both approachable and challenging for your child. The levels of easy reader books from lowest to highest are: blue, yellow, and green.

For older students who may need to research topics for class projects, book reports, and essays, we have a wide variety of books in our Easy Nonfiction and Adult Nonfiction sections. You can find a section of books on a certain topic by using our catalog or asking a librarian for help. 

If you are interested in researching a topic and need credible or peer reviewed sources, the eLibraryMN (or ELM) has a database of e-books and scientific journals available.

screen shot of eLibraryMN website

If we don’t carry a book you are looking for, ask a librarian about submitting a Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request. There is a $3.50 fee to help cover the cost of shipping.

The library also offers quiet study rooms that students can reserve for free. These can be used for studying, test taking, or even to attend a job interview--All the student needs is a library card to reserve a room! If your course requires in-person test proctoring, ask the front desk to set up your test day and time for a $15 fee.

study-room

Need to record? Ask about using the study room equipped with sound proofing. 

Volunteering is also a common requirement for college graduation. Tutoring at the library is a great way to help students of all ages and backgrounds who may need extra homework or reading help. Reach out to Robyn Benda at (218)773-9121 ext 221 or rbenda@egflibrary.org if you are interested in volunteering!

Finally, don’t forget to check out our wide range of test prep books to boost your test scores and computer/coding books to boost your resume:

Exam Prep Study Guides: GED Study Guide book cover

New Americans:

Learning Coding / Computers: 

Learn Microsoft Office: