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Posted to Book Notes on April 3, 2023 at 10:32 AM by Robyn Benda
Our October Book Club pick is Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. Check it out and then join us on October 25 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...
War and Me by Faleeha Hassan
A Memoir // A young woman's coming of age in a tight-knit working-class family during Iraq's seemingly endless series of wars.
Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks
From Nicholas Sparks comes a poignant love story about risking everything for a dream--and whether it's possible to leave the past behind.
What If? 2 by Randall Munroe
Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions // Unfazed by absurdity, Munroe consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airplane-catapult design to clearly and concisely answer his readers' questions. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.
The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
A Thursday Murder Club Mystery // It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case--their favorite kind--leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers.
Mystery OSMAN Thursday v.3
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Tag(s): war, science, refugees, nonfiction, mystery, memoir, Iraq, fiction, book notes, autobiographies
The Library will be closed December 24-26 (Saturday - Monday) for Christmas. More information...
Musical Tables by Billy Collins
Poems // "America's favorite poet" (the Wall Street Journal) has found a new form for his unique poetic style: the small poem. Here Collins writes about his trademark themes of nature, animals, poetry, mortality, absurdity, and love--all in a handful of lines.
The Story of Love by Beth Wiseman
An Amish Bookstore Novel // Yvonne Wilson is eager to leave her Texas home behind for a dream job as a book store manager in Montgomery, Indiana. Abraham Byler is no lover part of the Amish community, but still a resident of Montgomery. Now on the police force, Abraham must reckon with his pacifist upbringing when his job turns violent. He must also deal with his relationship with the wealthy and aggressive Brianna when his old crush, Yvonne, is back in town.
WISEMAN Bookstore v.2
Numb to This by Kindra Neely
Memoir of a mass shooting // Author Kindra Neely recounts her journey to healing after surviving a mass shooting during her first year of college.
362.88 NEELY Graphic Novel
Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott
The Yaga siblings--Bellatine, a young woodworker, and Isaac, a wayfaring street performer and con artist--have been estranged since childhood, separated both by resentment and by wide miles of American highway. But when they learn that they are to receive a mysterious inheritance, the siblings are reunited--only to discover that their bequest isn't land or money, but something far stranger: a sentient house on chicken legs.
Science Fiction NETHERCOTT
Tag(s): young adult nonfiction, poetry, nonfiction, memoir, history, graphic novels, fiction, fantasy, book notes
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 11, 2021 at 2:26 PM by Genesis Gaule
It’s June which means it’s PRIDE MONTH! Pride is when the world’s LGBTQIA communities come together to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising in New York City, 1969, to honor LGBTQIA activists and organizers, and to draw attention to issues still plaguing members of the community.
Pride really took off as a commemoration of the Stonewall uprising in New York, but even before 1969, members of the LGBTQIA community marched to draw awareness to the discrimination they faced. Starting in 1965, members of gay rights groups called the Mattachine Society and the Daughters of Bilitis marched past Independence Hall as an “Annual Reminder” march. The Declaration of Independence stated that “all men are created equal” and the Mattachine Society and Daughters of Bilitis wanted to remind everyone of that.
The second police raid in one week of the gay bar the Stonewall Inn on June 28th, 1969, prompted the gay and lesbian residents of Greenwich Village to react. They were angry that the Stonewall, a place that they felt safe, had been raided and destroyed by the police. They reacted violently, throwing anything they could find at the police, resisting arrest, rocking police cars, slashing tires. The riots lasted for three days, but they became the catalyst for an emerging gay rights movement.
Pride has come a long way since 1969, along with LGBTQIA rights. June was officially recognized as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in 1999 by President Bill Clinton and Pride marches and parades take place in many major cities in June.
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Tag(s): US history, recommendations, memoir, LGBT, junior fiction, history, fiction, biography, article, Andrea Lorenz