LAKEVIEW BOOKWORMS


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.  

 We will begin our 10th season in September.  These are the books that we plan to read and discuss:

 December 18, 2018 (cancelled due to winter storm) – Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah (Pat S.) - held over to January 15th meeting.

 
January 15, 2019 – The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (Teresa and Robert)
 
February 19, 2019 – Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto (2018 Winner Canada Reads) (Jean Ann)
 
March 19, 2019 – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (Teresa)
 
April 16, 2019 – The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie, a novel by Cecily Ross (Marilyn)
 
May 21, 2019 – The Crook Factory by Dan Simmons (Robert) 
 
June 18, 2019 – Under the Visible Life by Kim Echlin OR Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (Marcia)
 

At the June meeting, anyone can 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 can lead the discussion for that meeting (only if you're comfortable with that, of course!).  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.........