Give Big CHQ is a one day, online giving day for local non-profits.  It will be held on June 13, 2019 from midnight until 11:59 pm. It is sponsored locally by the Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation.  All funds donated to the library through Give Big CHQ go directly to the library. We would like to furnish the patio.

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Fun Run June 8 Day-of Registration: 7:30am–8:45am Race begins: 9 am Lakewood Memorial Library Race your heart out or enjoy a walk with friends and family through the village of Lakewood during the first charity run for Lakewood Memorial Library. Organized by the Youth Ambassadors for the Lakewood Library (a volunteer group of high school students committed to connecting the community to the Lakewood Memorial Library while receiving leadership experiences from adult mentors) this professionally timed 5k run and 2 mile walk will start at the Lakewood Memorial Library at 9:00 am. Proceeds from the race will go to Lakewood Memorial Library. Early-bird registration at is $20. If you miss the online registration, paper registrations will be taken at the Lakewood Library on the morning of the race from 7:30 until 8:45 am, when the entry fee will be $25.

Internet Safety Talk June 11 5:30–6:30 pm Heritage Room Learn more about the internet and how to use it with healthy skepticism and greater degrees of confidence with internet safety expert Tracy Mitrano. Having served as the Director of Internet Technology Policy at Cornell University from 2001 to 2015 and authored “Thoughts on Facebook,” the first student user guide to Facebook in 2006, Mitrano will address common concerns that both parents and children have about internet safety including appropriate use of social networking, sexting, and how to guard against child predators and identity threat.

Issues and Interests 

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

Computer Classes

Every Thursday 2:30–3:30 pm Quiet Room Sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot to have Rajabali Karimi work with you on your individual computer needs.

Coloring & Cookies Wednesdays 11am–12pm Heritage Room

An inter-generational coloring hour with cookies and coloring pages for all ages! All materials provided. All ages welcome.

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.

Story Time

Every Friday 10–10:45 am Children’s Area Ages: 2–3 years Bring your child to hear wonderful stories read aloud in the comfort of the library’s Children’s corner.














#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

#NoFilter Book Club Second Saturdays 11am–12 pm Quiet Room #NoFilter is a book club for readers of YA (Young Adult fiction). Read a different YA novel each month and come to discuss what you did (or didn’t!) like about the book. June’s book, The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston, can be checked out using your library card or purchased at a discount at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

Rebel Readers book 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.

Rebel Readers Fourth Thursdays 6–7 pm Heritage Room Rebel Readers read and discuss challenged, censored, and banned books. Learn about the book’s reception over time, including reasons for its censorship. 

We are looking for local authors who may be interested in joining and/or leading the group for 2019

We meet the Second Saturdays 10am-12pm and Fourth Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm. 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!

Jan. 15 The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen  (F)

In 1944, a wounded British bomber pilot parachuted into German-occupied Tuscany and found refuge in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. Nearly thirty years later his estranged daughter finds a letter addressed to Sofia and embarks on a journey to Tuscany to discover his secrets and a past some would prefer be left undisturbed.
Feb. 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.
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)