Book Club meetings now take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

There are no meetings in July and August.  

Everyone is welcome to join the book club any timeThis is a social get-together where we simply share our love of books. Come whether you've read the book of the month or not; we also talk about books in general at each meeting. You're welcome to join us for only one meeting or occasionally or as often as you wish.  We will always be happy to see you.  For more information, call Marilyn at 488-3344 or talk to one of the volunteers at our library.  

 We will begin our 15th season in September, 2023. 


September 20, 2023:  (Canadian) *Mama George's African Adventures by Eleanor (Ellie) Armstrong (guest author) (Addie) 
October 18, 2023:   (Classic)   Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Phyllis)
 November 15, 2023: * Horse by Geraldine Brooks (Rita)
December 20, 2023: * A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Jean Ann)
January 17, 2024:   * We Begin At the End by Chris Whitaker (Teresa)
February 21, 2024:  * Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Sue)
March 20, 2024:   * The Rose Code by Kate Quinn (Pat)
April 17, 2024:    * Breathless by Amy McCulloch (Sandy & David)
May 15, 2024:   * Old Babes in the Wood by Margaret Atwood (Robert)
June 19, 2024:    choose book list for next season
* (our library has a copy of this book-see 'Book Club' shelves-look for the green dot!)
June meeting - We will choose titles for next season:  one classic for September; one Canadian for October; eight fiction for the rest of the season.   
 Each person will choose a title of their choice.  We pass the list around and members will check of their first 8 choices - plus 'classic' and 'Canadian' titles.  We discuss a 'classic' each September and in October, we'll discuss a novel by a Canadian author (see below).  We try to find titles of books that we have in our library or are available through the Public Library system so that everyone can easily access them. 


The Lakeview Bookworms first began October 22, 2008, two months after the opening of the library on August 31, 2008. 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.  These are quotes that Irene wrote down in a notebook years ago.  Perhaps these quotations inspired Irene to start the Library.  Her actions continue to inspire us.  

"Insist on yourself.  Never imitate."  Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is a better way to do it - find it."  Thomas Edison

"What you will do matters.  All you need is to do it."  Judy Graham

"A single idea can transform a life, a business, a nation, a world."  Dan Ladra

"Between the wish and the thing, life lies waiting."  unknown

"We are capable of much more than we think."  Lao Tzu

"What will you do today that will matter tomorrow?"  Ralph Marston

"You are one of the forces of Nature."  Jules Michalet

"We are what we believe we are."  Benjamin Cardozo

The book club started October 22, 2008.  Original members:   Irene LeFeuvre (originator), Donna Moore, Doreen Hansen, Cathie Noland, Sandra Butler, Eleanor Armstrong, Joanne Mills, Elaine Powell (Pyett), Sharon Van Abbema, Marilyn Erb, Elsie Viger

 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.........