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Nov 29

Book Notes 11/29/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 29, 2021 at 11:01 AM by Genesis Gaule

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We're making Snowflake String Art for Campbell Creates on December 9 at 6 pm. Pick up a kit now or call the library to register to attend in person. More information

African Icons by Tracey Baptiste

Ten People Who Shaped History // Full-color portraits illustrate the stories of ten people-rulers, educators, inventors, scholars, and explorers-who helped shape the African continent and the world from ancient times through the tumultuous sixteenth century.

960.099 BAPTISTE

Warrior: Audrey Hepburn by Robert Matzen and Luca Dotti

After her retirement from film and raising her two sons, actress Audrey Hepburn used her fame and influence to capture the media's attention as she charged into the most dangerous places on earth to save children and mothers in dangerous situations. Matzen describes how Hepburn walked away from Hollywood to raise her sons, and then joined UNICEF, the organization that had saved her as a Dutch girl at the end of World War II.

791.4302 MATZEN

Don't Forget Us Here by Mansoor Adayfi

Lost and Found at Guantanamo // With unexpected warmth and empathy, Mansoor AdayfI unwinds a narrative of fighting for hope and survival in unimaginable circumstances, illuminating the limitlessness of the human spirit. And through his own story, he also tells Guantánamo's story, offering an unprecedented window into one of the most secretive places on earth and the people--detainees and guards alike--who lived there with him.

355.1 ADAYFI

All in the Family by Norman Lear

The Show That Changed Television // In this book, Norman Lear shares his take on fifty essential episodes that exemplify why the show remains as funny and relevant as ever. Its boundary-pushing approach to hot-button topics is examined with commentary from co-stars O' Connor, Stapleton, Reiner, and Struthers, as well as writers, directors, and guest stars from the show. With previously unseen notes from Lear, script pages, production designs, and a foreword by super-fan Jimmy Kimmel, this book is the ultimate companion to the seminal series and a must for fans of Lear's shows and television comedy.

791.4572 LEAR

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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Aug 28

Book Notes 8/24/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 28, 2020 at 11:52 AM by Genesis Gaule

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These books are physical copies and can be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up Service or by scheduling an appointment to browse in the library.

This is Chance! by Jon Mooallem

In 1964, Anchorage, Alaska was jolted by the most powerful earthquake in American history. After the disaster, the people switched on their radios, hearing Genie Chance with her tireless broadcasts over the next three days.

Forty Fathers by Tessa Lloyd

This book has the candid and vulnerable stories of forty fathers who opened up about both their own fathers and their deeply personal parenting experiences.

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Maggie’s father’s book about the ghostly happenings in an old Victorian house that caused them to flee in the dead of night twenty-five years ago is a worldwide phenomenon. Maggie doesn’t remember or believe any of it though because ghosts, after all, don’t exist.

A Burning by Megha Majumdar

Jivan, a Muslim girl from the slums, is accused of a terrorist attack because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir, an opportunistic gym teacher, finds his own ascent linked toJivan’s fall. And Lovely, an irresistible outcast, has the alibi that can set Jivan free, but it will cost her everything.

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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