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Nov 02

Book Notes 11/2/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 2, 2020 at 10:02 AM by Genesis Gaule

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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).

Fidelis by Teresa Fazio

In this coming-of-age story, Teresa—twenty-three years old and five foot one—was the youngest and smallest officer in her battalion, cutting an incongruous figure and commanding more experienced troops in an active war zone in the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Bundini: Don't believe the hype by Todd Snyder

Corner man and confidant of two of the greatest fighters ever—Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali—Drew “Bundini” Brown remains one of boxing’s most mysterious and misunderstood figures.

The Big Door Prize by M. O. Walsh

What would you do if you knew your life’s potential. This question is facing Deerfield, LO when the DNAMIX machine—a machine that uses the science of DNA to tell you your potential with a quick swap of your cheek and two dollars—appears in their local grocery store.

The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

Eve was the only member of her family to survive the serial killer, the Nothing Man, and she’s now obsessed with finding him. Jim has just started reading The Nothing Man, the memoir Eve wrote about her efforts, and with each page, his rage grows. Because he is the Nothing Man.

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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Jun 12

Take the Time on Memorial Day Weekend by Charlotte Helgeson

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 12, 2020 at 11:26 AM by Genesis Gaule

We often miss the mark over Memorial Day Weekend by not remembering why we celebrate and hold special services during this weekend.  A day for honoring Americans who lost their lives while protecting our country started just after the Civil War.  A time when our country needed great healing.  

Gathering together has often given us the strength and hope needed to continue forward and thrive.  For now, our big celebrations are put on hold.  Staying home more may give us the time to read or watch a movie about some of these soldiers.  We can take the time to think about the effort put forward to keep our lives and families safe.

The East Grand Forks Campbell Library has a wonderful Military History Section named after a dedicated civil servant and vet, Henry Tweten.  He is one of the many who can relate to stories told about World War II and share his with others.  With fewer places to gather, we can still hear or read some of these great stories in the safety of our own homes.

Some of my suggestions from our great Military History Section are:

Hymns of the Republic:  the story of the final year of the American Civil War by S.C. Gwynne

The American Expeditionary Forces in the Great War by Maartin Otte

Or perhaps, this is the time to watch a DVD from our Military History Section.  Such as, Great Battles of World War II or The History Channel Ultimate Collections.

We also have many Junior reads about our military history.  I particularly enjoyed, I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 and I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 both by Lauren Tarshis.   

These materials can inspire questions for grandparents or help a family remember a story that has never been shared before.  

Take a little time this Memorial Day to think about the many brave and hardworking Americans that have kept us safe in our past and keep us safe today.