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Aug 29

Book Notes 8/22/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 29, 2022 at 9:27 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Our September Book Club pick is Educated by Tara Westover. Check it out and then join us on Monday, September 27 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...

Path Lit by Lightning by David Maraniss

The Life of Jim Thorpe // Jim Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. But despite his colossal skills, Thorpe's life was a struggle against the odds. But for all his travails, Thorpe did not succumb. The man survived, complications and all, and so did the myth.

796.092 THORPE

I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor--including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother--and how she retook control of her life.

791.4502 MCCURDY

Mothercare by Lynne Tillman

On Obligation, Love, Death, and Ambivalence // This is at once a cautionary tale, and also a reverential invitation for any caretaker who can relate to suddenly becoming responsible for the life management practices of a parent, loved or not. This story may be helpful, informative, consoling, or upsetting, and it never fails to underscore how impossible it is to get the job done completely right.

616.85 TILLMAN

Acceptance by Emi Nietfeld


A Memoir // Candid and frequently harrowing, with a ribbon of dark humor, this book is a stunning human story and an invaluable view of the actual cost of upward mobility.


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Aug 15

Book Notes 8/15/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 15, 2022 at 2:47 PM by Genesis Gaule

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Our Library of Things collection is now open! It is a collection of non-traditional library materials available for checkout for free with an active all-materials adult library card. Explore the collection...

A Hole in the World by Amanda Held Opelt

Finding Hope in Rituals of Grief and Healing // 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

Learning America by Luma Mufleh

One Woman's Fight for Educational Justice for Refugee Children // A visionary leader and gifted refugee activist shows how she grew a soccer team into a nationally acclaimed network of schools by homing in on what traumatized students need to learn and making the school for those most in need.

371.826914 MUFLEH

Nistisima by Georgina Hayden

The secret to delicious Mediterranean vegan food from the Sunday Times bestselling author // No fads, no frills, just 120 vegan recipes that have stood the test of time from award-winning food writer Georgina Hayden, currently appearing on Channel 4's The Great Cookbook Challenge.

641.56362 HAYDEN

Build by Tony Fadell


An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making // Tony Fadell led the teams that created the iPod, iPhone and Nest Learning Thermostat and learned enough in thirty plus years in Silicon Valley about leadership, design, startups, Apple, Google, decision-making, mentorship, devastating failure and unbelievable success to fill an encyclopedia.

658.4 FADELL

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May 02

Book Notes 5/2/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on May 2, 2022 at 3:17 PM by Genesis Gaule

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Our May Book Club pick is Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...

Creative Acts for Curious People by Sarah Stein Greenberg

How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways // The activities described in this book are at once lighthearted, surprising, tough, and impactful-and reveal how the hidden dynamics of design can drive more vibrant ways of making, feeling, exploring, experimenting, and collaborating at work and in life. This book will help you develop the behaviors and deepen the mindsets that can turn your curiosity into ideas, and your ideas into action.


Breakfast With Seneca by David Fideler

A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living // Best enjoyed as a daily ritual, like an energizing cup of coffee, Seneca's wisdom provides us with a steady stream of time-tested advice about the human condition-which, as it turns out, hasn't changed much over the past two thousand years.


Brothers and Wives by Christopher Andersen

national geograhpic photographyInside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan // Christopher Andersen picks up where he left off, covering everything that has happened to the brothers as they have grown up, gotten married to two remarkable women, and had children--all while facing continual waves of controversy and questions about the ways their relationship has shifted.

941.086 ANDERSEN

Silenced No More by Sarah Ransome

Surviving My Journey to Hell and Back // Sarah Ransome’s eloquent, inspiring, and detailed testimony completely changes our understanding of the depths and depravity of a complex and morally bankrupt sex-trafficking ring and gives us hope for how the power of words can heal and transform.

362.883 RANSOME

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