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.


“We now have for the grownups:

Jenison: Invitation to the Dance. A novel rich in color, movement and charm. Aunt Guddah knew how to live, and though she had none of that indefinable force which men call charm, she did learn to understand life.

Reeve: The Ginger Cat. For those who enjoy a fast moving, exciting tale, but who are becoming a little tired of working overtime on the solution of conventional mystery stories.

For the children we have a few old favorites –

Barbour: Crimson Sweater, a football story.

Munroe: Flamingo Feather; it is in the color by Frank Schoonover. The remarkable adventures of a young boy in the unexplored forests of Florida. An authentic Indian and pioneer story.

Quiller-Couch: Roll Call of Honor. Human sketches of such heroes as John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, David Levingstone, etc.

Stone & Fickett: Everyday life in the Colonies. Contains such interesting chapters as: Dorothy’s hornbook, Soap-Making, Candle-Making, and Telling time without a clock.

Zollinger: Widow O’Callaghan’s boys. A brave little Irish woman’s struggle, amid poverty and trouble, to raise seven sturdy boys, with a bright and glowing philosophy. And to help you with your school work we have Allen’s Africa, Australia and the Islands of the Pacific, and Carpenter’s Africa.”

—Flora G. Coen.


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