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May 28

10 Years Ago… by Acacia James

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on May 28, 2021 at 12:53 PM by Genesis Gaule

Have you ever been asked the question: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

While many may look to the future and what comes next, we don’t often stop and think about our past and where we were 10 years ago. It is important to make goals for our future, but it is also important to look to our past to see how we’ve grown and how we can continue to progress in the future. 

It’s strange to think about the year 2011. For some it may feel like yesterday and for others it was light-years away. What do you remember about the year 2011? To jumpstart your memory, take a look at the list below to see some interesting events that took place in 2011:


Jan 6: 37th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama)

Jan 10: Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in The Hobbit film adaptations

Super Bowl XLVFeb 6: Super Bowl XLV, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25; MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB

Feb 20: 60th NBA All-Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: West beats East, 148-143; MVP: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F

Mar 1: Tomb of a 700 year old female mummy, discovered by road workers, opened in Taizhou, Jiangsu, China

Mar 11: 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and causing the second worst nuclear accident in history at Fukushima nuclear plant

Thor_posterApr 17: Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in Sydney, Australia

Apr 27: Deadliest day of the 2011 super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak in United States history

May 2: Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by US Special Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan

May 25: Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show

Jun 20: 1st Critics' Choice Television Awards: Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series, Mad Men wins Best Drama Series

Jul 5: Somebody That I Used to Know single released by Gotye ft. Kimbra (Grammy Award Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Record of the Year 2013)

harry-potter-posterJul 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London

Aug 5: Svalbard Polar Bear Attack - a rogue polar bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy

Sep 3: Following his disqualification in the 100m, Jamaica's Usain Bolt runs a season best 19.40 to win the 200m at the World Athletics Championships in South Korea

Sep 20: Call Me Maybe, single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released

Oct 30: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Bill Condon, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres at the Rome Film Festival

Oct 31: The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations


Nov 8: The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometers or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.

Nov 18: The X Factor group One Direction release their debut album Up All Night in Ireland and the UK

Nov 18: Video game Minecraft is officially released by Mojang

Dec 18: The last US troops withdraw from Iraq, formally ending the Iraq War

Oct 08

Book Notes 10/5/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 8, 2020 at 3:21 PM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes


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

The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia by Emma Copley Eisenberg

In 1980, two people were murdered on their way to a festival called the Rainbow Gathering. Until a diagnosed schizophrenic confessed years later, deep suspicion was cast on local residents, depicted as poor, dangerous, and backward.

Fire in Paradise: an American tragedy by Alastair Gee

This is the narrative of the heroics, escapes, and horrors of the fire that swallowed Paradise, California in 2018, leaving destruction that has no precedent in postwar American history.

We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin

It’s been a decade since Trumanell Branson disappeared. Then her brother Wyatt—living as a pariah—finds a lost girl dumped in a field of dandelions, and Tru’s friend Odette—now a police officer—is determined to solve both cases.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate a wedding. But as the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the well wishes, and then someone turns up dead.

Also available in eaudiobook!

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

Open books and the words book notes


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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