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 time. This 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 12th season in September, 2020.
September 16, 2020 - books in general
October 21, 2020 - Escaping the Council and Calm the Earth by Norman Barnes. Author Doug Richardson of Cambridge-Narrows will be our guest.
November 18, 2020 - The Journey Home. Author Gregg Cumberland of Fredericton and Robertson Point will be our guest.
April 21, 2021 - The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett
May 19, 2021 - The Book of Longings - Sue Monk Kidd + Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
June 16, 2021 - The Four Winds - Kristin Hannah
At the June meeting, anyone can write the names of books that they recommend for next year's discussion groups. We pass the list around and each member who would like to lead a discussion can put their name to a book title. 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 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. 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
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.........