Woman's Book Club
Recent and Upcoming Events
11/12/2014 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Foremothers Luncheon: Everett Golf & Country Club

11:30 Reception - 12:00 Noon Luncheon

Hostess: Genealogy

As Washington State Poet Laureat for 2014-16, Elizabeth Austen is traveling to all 39 counties, giving writing workshops and readings. Every Dress A Decision is her debut collection, and she has been featured on the Writers Almanac and in many publications.


2/9/2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Executive Committee Meeting

2/9/2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Board Meeting / Program Committee Meeting

2/9/2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
General Program / Hostess: Harmony

Art historian Rebecca Albiani received a Graduate Lecturing Fellowship from the National Gallery of Art and a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Venice. She developed the hugely popular monthly Frye Art History Lecture Series and teaches courses throughout the Puget Sound area. She will share her expertise with us.

3/9/2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Executive Committee Meeting

3/9/2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Board Meeting / Program Committee Meeting

3/9/2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
General Program / Hostess: Heritage

Camano Island author Mary Trimble has recently released her memoir, TUBOB: Two Years in West Africa with the Peace Corps. She has written three contemporary western novels and 400+ magazine and newspaper articles on vacation destinations, homeowner topics, and disaster preparedness. Mary recently retired after 20 years as a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Her books will be for sale.

4/13/2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Executive Committee Meeting

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Everett resident Sandra Walker delivered an interesting and informative program, which illustrated how much the world has changed since youth known as “Newseys” began selling newspapers from street corners for 1 cent. During the 1920s, at a time when there were major changes happening throughout the world, newspaper delivery transitioned to home delivery as the urban population surpassed those living in rural areas. A few reminders of the era included the fact that New York City was the largest city, electricity connected the country, the radio brought people together, Lindberg landed his first solo ocean crossing, Book of the Month Club started, prohibition was enacted, and the first Miss America pageant was held.

Ms. Walker shared other historic facts about the last 100 years and how mostly young boys were shaped by their early experiences delivering papers. Young girls were not able to legally have paper routes, but many filled in or followed along behind their brothers as they aged out and moved on to other things. Two of our members in the audience did just that. 

In the 1950s, women did not have many of the freedoms we enjoy now, and children were no different. From their paper route experiences, children learned responsibility, accountability, and conscientiousness which made them “work ready” and carried over into their future careers. In the early days, delivering papers was one of the only ways for children to make money. By the 1990s, newspaper delivery had largely transitioned over to adults delivering the papers from cars in both urban and rural settings.

The book Little Merchants, The Golden Era of Youth Delivering Newspapers, is a fascinating look at a profession that has undergone profound changes over the last century. 

Sandra Walker said she’d written a simple story, about ordinary people, doing ordinary things. But she left her audience with the impression that these ordinary things had extraordinary results.

If you missed this author talk, she will be speaking at the library again on November 5, 10:30 to 11:30 AM in the auditorium, as part of the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute events.

Looking Ahead: Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen will speak at our Foremothers Luncheon Wednesday, November 12. Reservations are due now to Genealogy.

                            Submitted by Darcy Baker, Program Chair