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Aug 02

Book Notes 8/2/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 2, 2021 at 4:03 PM by Genesis Gaule

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 Make some art with us this August! Learn the art of bowl weaving on August 17 at 6 pm and make Quick Draw and Collage Stories on August 19 at 4 pm. All ages are welcome to both events!

The Power of Awareness by Dan Schilling

And Other Secrets from the World's Foremost Spies, Detectives, and Special Operators on How to Stay Safe and Save Your Life // How to identify and avoid threats using situational awareness and intuition just like the pros. Told with wit and wisdom, this compelling guide uses stories from Dan’s special operations career and those of other experts to outline six easily implemented rules you can apply anywhere to improve your personal safety.


Conscious Crafts: Pottery  by Lucy Davidson

20 mindful makes to reconnect head, heart & hands // Author Lucy Davidson reveals the meditative nature of working with clay and its wellbeing benefits for slowing down, creativity and mindfulness. Pottery is a popular meditative craft and drawing on the traditions of hand making, Lucy has created 20 modern makes with air dry and polymer clay.


Drawing Is for Everyone by Kateri Ewing

Simple Lessons to Make Your Creative Practice a Daily Habit--Explore Infinite Creative Possibilities in Graphite, Colored Pencil, and Ink // Artist Kateri Ewing guides you through a series of simple creative drawing projects using a soulful, meditative, and reflective process. There are lessons in drawing with graphite pencil, colored pencil, and ink. Whether you’re drawing for the first time or are an experienced artist, you’ll discover and deepen your creative potential through these exercises.

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Come Fly the World by Julia Cooke

The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am // A Pan Am stewardesses’ role in the Vietnam War, as the airline added runs from Saigon to Hong Kong for planeloads of weary young soldiers straight from the battlefields, who were off for five days of R&R, and then flown back to war. Finally, with the evacuation of 2,000 children during the fall of Saigon. Set on stewardesses as they embraced the liberation of their new jet-set life.

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Mar 29

Book Notes 3/29/21

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 29, 2021 at 3:30 PM by Genesis Gaule

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The Campbell Library is open to the public Mondays/Fridays (9am-5pm) and Thursdays (10am-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm), Tuesdays (9am-7pm), and Thursdays (9am-10am).

Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

A Memoir of a Life Interrupted // In the summer after graduating from college, Suleika Jaouad was preparing, as they say in commencement speeches, to enter “the real world”. She had fallen in love and moved to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a war correspondent. The real world she found, however, would take her into a very different kind of conflict zone.

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On the Ho Chi Minh Trail by Sherry Buchanan

The Blood Road, the Women Who Defended It, the Legacy // Part travelogue, part history, and part reflective meditation on conflict and reconciliation, Sherry Buchanan’s new book offers both a personal and historical exploration of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, highlighting the critical role women militia and soldiers played in defending the Ho Chi Minh Trail during the Vietnam War.


Group by Christie Tate

How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life // The refreshingly original debut memoir of a guarded, over-achieving, self-lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers—her psychotherapy group—and in turn finds human connection, and herself. Nine words that can change everything: “You don’t need a cure, you need a witness.”

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Think Again by Adam Grant

The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know // Why do we refresh our wardrobes every year, renovate our kitchens every decade, but never update our beliefs and our views? Why do we laugh at people using computers that are ten years old, but yet still cling to opinions we formed ten years ago? In the end, learning to rethink may be the secret skill to give you the edge in a world changing faster than ever.

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