What We Were Reading #ThrowBackThursday

“What We Were Reading” is a look back into the Lake Bluff Library’s history during the 1930’s. Every week the Library published a list of books and events going on in the “Lake Forester” newspaper, similar to how we post here on our blog. This is a fun retrospective as we celebrate our centennial anniversary.


“The regular weekly story hour for children will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday. The Robin Hood cycle of stories is being told now, and children of all ages are enjoying them. The following new books will go into circulation to the children after the story hour:

You Make Your Own Luck, Singmaster
Child Life in Many Lands, Blaisdell
What Katy Did, Coolidge
Story of Robin Hood, Finnemore
Harper’s Book of Little Plays
Book of Nature Myths, Holbrook
Adopting of Rosa Marie, Rankin
Crimson Sweater, Barbour
The Trade Wing, Meigs
Carpenter’s Africa
Good Stories for Great Birthdays
, Olcott
The Grail and the Passing of Arthur, Pyle
When Mother Lets Us Give a Party, Yale
Silver Pennies, Thompson—“You must have a silver penny
to get into Fairyland.”

For the Adults We Have:

Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Hardy
Man of the North, Hendryx—“Adventuring for love and gold in the big woods.”
Visitors to Hugo, Rosman—“A story filled with charm, freshness, and gay humor.”
The Fifth Latchkey, Lincoln—“An absorbing mystery story.”
The Merivales, McCutcheon—“One of the most amusing stories ever written by this author.”
Laughing Boy, La Farge—“The author Oliver La Farge is a grandson of the painter, John La Farge, a graduate of Harvard and has specialized in anthropology and archaeology. Laughing Boy is a young warrior of the Navajos. The story centers around him and Slim Girl, their great joy and their tragic separation. But the dream of their happiness does not end.”
Savage Gentlemen, Cole—“The experiences of four years among the wild tribes of the remote islands of the Philippines, living with pigmies and tree dwellers, cannibals and head hunters. The mind and the soul of the savage are revealed in his wars and his hunts, his music and dancing his worship and magic, his barter and farming.”
Animals Looking at You, Eipper—“Because of a fondness for books, Paul Eipper’s grandfather determined that he should be a publisher. After three years, he ran away to Munich to become an animal painter. He is now art director for one of the leading publishing houses in Berlin, and spends all his free time at the Berlin Zoo, or at the Zoological garden in some other city. This is his first book, and it has appeared in ten different languages.”

—Flora G Coen.

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