Events



 


#NoFilter selections* for 2019:

• January : Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
• February: Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
• March: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
• April: An Assassin's Guide to Love & Treason by Virginia Boecker
• May: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
• June: The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston
• July: Eragon by Christopher Paolini 
• August: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 
• September: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
• October: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco 
• November: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
• December: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

 


 

*Please note our new meeting time - 6:00 - 7:00

Rebel Readers read and discuss banned, challenged, and censored books from ALA’s list of
Frequently Challenged Books—everything from Little House on the Prairie and Charlotte’s Web
to The Hunger Games.

Rebel Readers selections* for 2019:

• January: Beartown by Fredrik Backman
• February: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
• March: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi 
• April: Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1) by Eoin Colfer 
• May: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
• June: Drama by Raina Telgemeier
• July: This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
• August: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
• September: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
• October: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
• November**: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
• December: A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel

**We will not meet in November due to Thanksgiving, but instead will discuss November's
selection at our December meeting.

 


 


Making Connections will be taking a break at the end of January
- join us fors Scrabble Club!

 


 

We meet the Second Saturdays 10am-12pm and Fourth Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm. Writers of all
genres are invited to come together to share their writing successes and struggles, give and
receive feedback, offer suggestions and support, and improve their writing in the comfortable
and judgement-free setting of the library. All-level experience writers welcome!

 


 

 


 

And please remember our other ongoing fundraiser:
At Don’s Carwash - when you return bottles & cans ASK for your deposit money
to be CREDITED TO LAKEWOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY. The more often
you take in your returns - the quicker we are sent any refunds!

PLEASE consider asking them to credit Lakewood Library with your refund.



 

Issues and Interests is a discussion group that meets twice a month. Each meeting focuses
on a different topic chosen by our group members. Anyone can attend, and anyone
can volunteer to choose a topic for a future meeting
. Healthy debate is encouraged,
our goals are to educate one another and be exposed to new information
and different points of view.

Meetings are held the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month from 5:30 - 6:30 PM



 




 

Mondays & Thursdays 10-10:45


Free Computer Classes with Rajabali Karimi

Thursdays 2:30-3:30 PM
Sign up now to reserve your seat & to let us know how we can best serve you!

 



 

The group will meet at the library on Tuesday, February 19, 2:30 p.m.

Come in to pick up a copy of the printed discussion schedule at the circulation desk.
Those attending are encouraged to bring recommendations for titles to be discussed
at future meetings. Meetings Scheduled - 3rd Tuesday of month at 2:30 pm

2019

February 19:

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (F)
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home
by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison
camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers
by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author’s family.

March 19:

An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew by Annejet Ziji (NF)
A true story of a girl from Jamestown who became one of the most privileged figures
of the Gilded Age.

April 16:

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict (F)
In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window
into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow.
It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution
to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her
own profound and very personal insight.

May 21:

Missoula by John Krakauer (NF)
This is the author’s dispassionate, carefully documented account of Missoula, Montana,
a typical college town, where the Dept. of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults
between Jan 2008 and May 2012. A DOJ report released in Dec of 2014 estimates
110,000 women between the ages of 18 and 24 are raped each year. Krakauer’s
devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so
prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault.

June 18:

The Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende (F)
In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco’s
parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion
in San Francisco. There, she and the Japanese gardener fall in love. Following the
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the gardener and his family are relocated to an
internment camp. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and the gardener reunite again
and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world.

July 16:

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover (NF)
The author was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in
the mountains of Idaho, the family was so isolated from mainstream society that there
was no one to ensure the children received an education. Yet, she began to educate
herself enough to be admitted to Brigham Young University, and then Harvard and Cambridge.

August 20:

Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini (Biographical Fiction)
Daughter of England’s beloved poet, Lord Byron, Ada Byron is rigidly protected
from anything that might possibly develop imaginative or poetical tendencies passed
along to her through her father’s tainted Byron blood. She finds refuge in the study
of mathematics, and goes on to develop with Charles Babbage the first computer,
though it took the world nearly a century to recognize her achievements.

September 17:

Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy,
Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin (NF)
Clint Hill served as a Secret Service agent during the terms of five US Presidents – 17
turbulent years of American political and social upheaval. Hill shines a light on the
humanity and complexity of five presidents who each faced unique challenges and
shaped the country’s future.

October 15:

Galileo’s Daugher by Dana Sobel (NF)
Using surviving letters of Galileo’s daughter, a cloistered nun, Sobel has written
a biography unlike any other of the man. She presents a stunning portrait of a
person hitherto lost to history, described by her father as “a woman of exquisite
mind, singular goodness, and most tenderly attached to me.”

November 19:

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben (NF)
Are trees social beings? The forester and author Wohlleben convincingly makes
the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific
discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together
with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients
with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers.

December 17:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (F)
No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. She struggles with
appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is
missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions – until she
meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. It is
Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her
own profoundly damaged one.

2020

January 21:

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (F)
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel first published in 1953. It is regarded as
one of Bradbury’s best works. The novel presents a future American society where
books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. The book's tagline
explains the title: "Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches
fire, and burns..." The lead character, Guy Montag, is a fireman who becomes
disillusioned with his role of censoring literature and destroying knowledge,
eventually quitting his job and committing himself to the preservation of literary
and cultural writings. (-Wikipedia)



 

HERITAGE ROOM EXHIBIT

Artist, writer and illustrator James C. Vincent will share his
charcoal drawings and oil & acrylic paintings during the month of January
Artist Reception on Saturday, January 5, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.