Labor Day and Admission Day holiday closures: All library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 9. The Main Library and the Brookfield and Eastmont branches will be open on Tuesday, September 8; all other locations will be closed that day.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed and Lakeview Book Club
Wild by Cheryl Strayed is a gripping memoir of a 23 year-old woman on the verge of the abyss, emotionally and literally, who walks 1,000 miles alone on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mojave to Oregon! You will find yourself planning an outing to hiking boot stores and planning to find new hiking trails after you finish this "can't put down" adventure!
Cheryl decided to take this life-changing journey after the death of her mother and the collapse of her life as she knew it. Raised by unconventional, back-to-nature, parents, Cheryl was the prom queen, the good student and what every parent would want in a daughter.
Sometimes life throws too much as someone and the only answer is "get-outta-Dodge."
On this trip you will meet kind scientists, a rapist and lost hippies looking for a conclave. You will vicariously experience the beauty of nature, the frightening moments alone with a bear, hunger, cold, heat, thirst, loneliness and the blessing of solitude!
Try it! You'll like it!!! (Make sure you have the right kind of shoes and don't overpack!)