The Lakeview Bookworms Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. There are no meetings in July and August.
Everyone is welcome to join us. Don't be shy. We will always be happy to see you. Come to only one meeting or as many as you like. This is a social get-together where we share our love of books. Come whether you've read the book or not; we also talk about books in general at each meeting. For more information, call Marilyn at 488-3344 or talk to one of the volunteers at our library.
These are books that we plan to discuss from September 2017 to June 2018:
September 19, 2017 - our classic for this year: How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn (led by Jean Ann)
October 17, 2017 - They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson (led by Addie)
November 21, 2017 - About Grace by Anthony Doerr (led by Doreen)
December 19, 2017 - a Christmas reading of your choice (book, poem, lyrics)
January 16, 2018 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (led by Sandy)
February 20, 2018 - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (led by Sandy)
March 20, 2018 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (led by Sandy)
April 17, 2018 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (led by Addie)
May 15, 2018 - Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman (led by Marilyn)
June 19, 2018 - A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter (led by Jean Ann)
At the June meeting, everyone will write the names of books that they recommend for next year's discussion. We put them in a basket and make a draw for each month. If your title is drawn from the lot, you will lead the discussion for that meeting. We discuss a 'classic' each September and have a separate draw for that month.
The Lakeview Bookworms first began in 2009. Irene LeFeuvre (1941-2013) was one of original founding members who made this library possible in the first place. One of her wishes was to have a book club at the library. She would be very happy to know that the Lakeview Bookworms Book Club is still very active. We discuss a novel by a Canadian author each October, in memory of Irene.
We have records showing that there was a book club in the Village in 1914 - over 100 years ago. Here are some excerpts from "16 Journals by Alice May (Parks) Straight: written between 1907-1951" that tell us about the first book club in this area.
December 2, 1914 - The Cambridge Reading Club met at John Robinson's. Mabel and Jennie (Straight) went from here. There was a good number met. They had a lovely time. After the music and games, cake and coffee was served.
January 30, 1915 - Mabel, Fred and Jennie (Straight) was down to Mr. James Robinson's to the Book Club.
February 13, 1915 - Mabel and Fred (Straight) was up to Mary White's to the Reading Club.
February 27, 1915- The Cambridge Reading Club met at W. H. White's. Mabel and Jennie (Straight) went down there. They had a nice time.
There are two copies of Alice Straight's Journals in the "Queen's County Corner" at the back of the library. One is for Reference only but the other one is available to library members to take out.
The tradition of having book clubs and reading clubs in the Village continues.........