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Dec 04

Book Notes 12/4/2023

Posted to Book Notes on December 4, 2023 at 10:08 AM by Genesis Gaule

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All are welcome to come and make some winter themed perler bead creations. We'll have patterns and beads available; just bring your imagination! Join us Monday, December 11 @ 5:30pm.

Hands of Time

A watchmaker's history
by Rebecca Struthers

Call Number: 681.114 STRUTHERS

Journey through watchmaking history–from the earliest attempts at time-keeping, to the breakthrough in engineering that gave us the first watch, to today–where the timepieces hold cultural and historical significance beyond what its first creators could have imagined.

High Prairie

by E.E. Halleran

Call Number: Western HALLERAN LP

When the snow melted, tempers tightened in the Big Horn Basin. Men muttered of trouble coming — between small ranchers and big combines — between nesters and cattlemen. Big trouble, killing trouble. Over in Johnson County, they said, the war had already started. Hired gunmen, a small army of professional killers, were raiding and burning, slaughtering anyone who stood against them.

Malady of the Mind

Schizophrenia and the path to prevention
by Jeffrey Lieberman

Call Number: 616.898 LIEBERMAN

Drawing on his four-decade career, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman expertly illuminates the past, present, and future of this historically dreaded and devastating illness.

The Scarlet Veil

by Shelby Mahurin

Call Number: Young Adult MAHURIN

Six months have passed since Célie took her sacred vows and joined the ranks of the Chasseurs as their first huntswoman. With her fiancé, Jean Luc, as captain, she is determined to find her foothold in her new role and help protect Belterra. But whispers from her past still haunt her, and a new evil is rising—one that Célie herself must vanquish, unless she falls prey to the darkness.

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!

Nov 27

Book Notes 11/27/2023

Posted to Book Notes on November 27, 2023 at 10:52 AM by Genesis Gaule

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All-ages are welcome to drop in Tuesday, December 5 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm for License to Chill! Take a break from the hubbub of winter with an evening of fun indoor activities at the Campbell Library!

All the Gold Stars

Reimagining ambition and the ways we strive
by Rainesford Stauffer

Call Number: 302.54 STAUFFER

This book looks at how the cultural, personal, and societal expectations around ambition are driving the burnout epidemic by funneling our worth into productivity, limiting our imaginations, and pushing us further apart.

Hot Pot Murder

L.A. night market mysteries
by Jennifer J. Chow

Call Number: Mystery CHOW L.A. Large Print

Yale and Celine Yee’s food stall business is going so well that they’ve been invited to join an exclusive dinner with the local restaurant owner's association. The members gather together for a relaxing hot pot feast…until Jeffery Vue, president of the group, receives a literal shock to his system and dies.


A Memoir
by Elliot Page

Call Number: 791.4302 PAGE

Full of intimate stories, from chasing down secret love affairs to battling body image and struggling with familial strife, this book is a love letter to the power of being seen.

A Stranger in the Citadel

by Tobias S. Buckell

Call Number: Fantasy BUCKELL

The life of the youngest musketress of Ninetha has been one of hard training. But Lilith’s days have also contained many pleasures, the royal privileges of her family’s guardianship of the Cornucopia, a mystical source of limitless bounty. Lilith has never seen a book, and she never expects to encounter one within the safety of the citadel. When Ishmael, an outcast librarian, shows up outside the Afriq Gate, Lilith saves him from immediate execution by her father’s second-in-command, the zealot Kira. As Lilith’s curiosity draws her to Ishmael, she lets slip her family’s most dangerous secret, sparking a deadly rebellion and an unexpected journey full of stunning revelations.

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!

Nov 20

Book Notes 11/20/2023

Posted to Book Notes on November 20, 2023 at 10:25 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Our November Book Club pick is The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, November 28 at 6 pm to discuss.

The Teachers

A year inside America's most vulnerable, important profession
by Alexandra Robbins

Call Number: 371.100973 ROBBINS

Alexandra Robbins goes behind the scenes to tell the true, sometimes shocking, always inspirational stories of three teachers as they navigate a year in the classroom.

12 Months to Live

by James Patterson and Mike Lupica

Call Number: Mystery PATTERSON Jane Smith v.1

Tough-as-nails criminal defense attorney Jane Smith is hip-deep in the murder trial of the century. Actually, her charmless client might’ve committed several murders. She’s also fallen in love with a wonderful guy. And an equally wonderful dog, a mutt. But Jane doesn’t have much time. She’s just received a terminal diagnosis giving her twelve months. Unless she’s murdered before her expiration date.

The Wager

A tale of shipwreck, mutiny, and murder
by David Grann

Call Number: 910.9164 GRANN // also in CD audio

On January 28, 1742, a ramshackle vessel of patched-together wood and cloth washed up on the coast of Brazil. Inside were thirty emaciated men, barely alive, and they had an extraordinary tale to tell. But then ... six months later, another, even more decrepit craft landed on the coast of Chile. This boat contained just three castaways, and they told a very different story.

Tooth and Claw

by Kurt Busiek

Call Number: Graphic Novel BUSIEK Autumnlands v.1

When a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary hero back from the forgotten past to save their dying world, they get a hero unlike anything they expected, and trigger a crisis none of them may survive.

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!