Like to walk and talk? Read hidden gems and get to know some great people? Join us for the Northside Walking Book Club on third Fridays at 2 p.m. We gather at Lakeview Library, and then take a walk in the neighborhood while discussing a book. You can pick up the book in advance at Lakeview Library so you'll be ready to discuss it at the meeting--just let staff know you're looking for the Northside Walking Book Club book. Dogs and strollers are welcome! Call the library at 608-246-4547 for more details and to let us know if you'd like to join us.
"My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout
"Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable." -- Amazon.com