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Knitting & Crochet

Join the comradery of fellow fiber art fanatics by working on new or existing pieces you’ve started. Please bring your own materials.

Next Upcoming Event
3 March 2020
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Computer Classes

Sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot to have Rajabali Karimi work with you on your individual computer needs.

Next Upcoming Event
20 February 2020
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Coloring & Company

Make new friends while coloring or creating your own work of art.

Next Upcoming Event
26 February 2020
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French Conversation Table

A resource for French students to receive tutoring, and for everyone interested, to speak French and discuss cultural issues.

Next Upcoming Event
5 March 2020
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Issues & Interests

First and third Thursdays 5:30–6:30 pm Heritage Room Discussion and debate of current interest topics.

Next Upcoming Event
20 February 2020
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Bring Your Own Book

“BYOB” A discussion group where you can share your love for books and authors you’ve read and want to share with others, while discovering new authors for yourself. You can also bring your current read and find a cozy spot to read!

Next Upcoming Event
21 March 2020
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Scrabble Club

Every Thursday 2–3 pm Heritage Room Join the Lakewood Library Scrabble players every Thursday for a game (or two!) of your favorite word game! Bring your friends and make some new ones with this relaxed and welcoming board gaming group.

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Writers Group

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!

Next Upcoming Event
14 March 2020
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Third Tuesday Book Group

The Third Tuesday Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 2:30-3:30pm.

Below are the selections for the 2020 calendar year:

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January 2021

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)
February 18 – The Inheritance: A memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro (NF)
In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history–the life she had lived–crumbled beneath her.
March 17 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (F)
In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors.
April 21 – Need to Know by Karen Cleveland (F)
The last thing that CIA analyst Vivian Miller expects to see when she finally accesses the files of a suspected Russian sleeper cell is the face of someone close to her. Miller panics and deletes the file. Debut author Karen Cleveland capitalizes on her own experiences as a CIA analyst to bring an invigorating, authoritative twist to the usual CIA thriller, putting you on edge and flipping pages to see what happens next.
May 19 – The Library Book by Susan Orlean (NF)
On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached two thousand degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?
June 16 – The Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly (F)
It is 1914, and the world has been on the brink of war so often, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. But then Austria declares war on Serbia, and Russia’s imperial dynasty begins to fall. From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg and aristocratic countryside estates to the avenues of Paris where a society of fallen Russian émigrés live to the mansions of Long Island, the lives of the characters will intersect in profound ways.
July 21 – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (F)
For years, rumors of Kya, “the Marsh Girl,” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. When a local man is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya.
August 18 – Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (F)
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.
September 15 – The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea (NF)
In May 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, the “Devil’s Highway.” Three years later, Luis Alberto Urrea wrote about what happened to them.
October 20 – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richards (F)
Based on true events. “…a hauntingly atmospheric love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave packhorse librarians who wove their way from shack to shack dispensing literacy, hope, and ― just as importantly ― a compassionate human connection.”―Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants
November 17 – The Invisible Thread by Alex Tresniowski (NF)
The true story of the bond between a harried sales executive and an eleven-year-old boy who seemed destined for a life of poverty. It is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned three decades and brought meaning to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy living on the streets.
December 15 – Skipping Christmas by John Grisham (F)
Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty, they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash, they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences—and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined.
January 19, 2021 – We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet (F)
December 1940. In the disorderly evacuation of Southampton, England, newly married Ellen Parr finds a small child asleep on the backseat of an empty bus. No one knows who little Pamela is. Three golden years pass as the Second World War rages on. Then one day, Pamela is taken away, screaming. Ellen is no stranger to sorrow, but when she returns to the quiet village life she’s long lived, she finds herself asking: In a world changed by war, is it fair to wish for an unchanged heart?

Next Upcoming Event
17 March 2020
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Murder Mystery Book Club

Join us on Monday nights every 3rd week of the month for our Murder Mystery Book Club! Books will cover a wide range of mystery related genres from thrillers to horror and historical fiction just to name a few.

Below are the selections for the 2020 calendar year:

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January*: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
February*: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
March: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
April: The First Mistake by Sandie Jones
May: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
June: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
July: Outfox by Sandra Brown
August: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks
September: The Bone Vault by Linda Fairstein
October: Dracul by Dacre Stoker
November: The Dilemma by B.A. Paris
December: No Exit by Taylor Adams
*January and February discussions will be on the 4th Monday of the month due to holidays.

Next Upcoming Event
24 February 2020
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