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.


“Robin Hood story hour on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Children of any age, who enjoy the adventures of Robin Hood, are welcome.

We have “The Matriarch” by G. B. Stern. The play, which is running so successfully at the Princess, was adapted from this book. It is the record of a gay, cosmopolitan Jewish family covering one hundred and thirty years, and ranging from Austria to London. Anastasia Rakonitz is the matriarch of this tribe, whose women rather than its men art the leaders.

The new books placed on the shelves this week are: Lewis, Arrowsmith. The hero is a doctor, whose natural bent for research is constantly checkmated by the necessity for getting up in the world. His wife, an incidental character in the story, is the author’s most natural and delightful creation.

Gruenberg, ed., Guidance of Childhood and Youth. This is a compilation by the Child Study Association of America, and contains the best articles chosen from hundreds of volumes.

Orcutt, Master Makers of the Book; being a consecutive story of the book from a century before the invention of printing through the era of the Doves press.

Smith and Lewis, Chicago: the history of its reputation. Here is not merely the account of Chicago’s history and its extraordinary growth in population, commerce, wealth and public improvements, but the authors have chosen to emphasize the human aspects of the city’s career. Three of these volumes were presented to us by some of our patrons.”

–Flora G. Coen.



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