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.
The first Rebel Readers meet September 27 - Banned Books Week September 23-29
October’s selection is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
We meet the Second Saturdays 10am-12pm and Fourth Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm. 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!
Lots of new programs on our Children's Page too!!!
And please remember our other ongoing fundraiser:
At Don’s Carwash - when you return bottles & cans ASK for your deposit money tobe
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
October 18th’s meeting will host local author Henry R. Danielson
with the topic of book publishing.
All are welcome!
This program is designed to appeal to all ages - a chance to join
other community residents
to enjoy a variety of activities such as - simply conversing, working individually on a project,
adult coloring, crafts, partnering to play board games or cards, doing puzzles, extreme dot-to-dot, etc.
There are science kits & new electronic-building kits available to learn & challenge!
We are always OPEN to new ideas for activities!
Light refreshments will be available
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, October 16, 2:30 p.m.
Come in to pick up a copy of the printed discussion schedule at the circulation desk.
Copies of the book are available at the library and through OFF THE BEATEN PATH.
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
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (NF)
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the
Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land,
they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to
study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death
toll climbed to more than twenty cases, a former Texas Ranger, Tom White, was
named to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including
one of the only American Indian agents in the FBI. Together with the Osage they
began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance (NF)
A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, this
is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And, it is an urgent and troubling
meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (F)
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned –
from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful
lives its resident will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than
Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren
who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl and rents a house
from the Richardsons. But, Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for
a the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
HERITAGE ROOM EXHIBIT
The Chautauqua County Society of Artists will be on display for the month of September
Coming in October: Terri Lair & friends from Aspire of Western New York