Book to Action

The Book-to-Action program is a variation on the traditional library book group—it offers participants not only the opportunity to collectively read and discuss a book, but also to put their newfound knowledge into action by engaging in a community service project or activity related to the book's topic. 

For the 2017 Book to Action program the Lake County Library chose A Man Called Ove for its theme about the importance of community.Ove is a lonely, grieving man who masks his sadness with grouchy outbursts and hyper attention to rules and regulations. Ove plans to put an end to his misery but his neighbors inadvertently interrupt his plans and gradually he responds to their friendship. In a series of darkly comic events Ove comes to value his neighbors and to be valued in turn. Flashbacks tell his story of loss and sorrow. His story reminds us we are not alone in the world, and that community and connection matter. 

Get your free copy of the book, A Man Called Ove, from any branch of the Lake County Library starting March 14th and then join in the events and discussions going on throughout the month of April and May!

2017 Schedule

A Man Called Ove Film Screening
Come view the film version FREE!
April 8th—2PM
Soper-Reese Community Theater
275 S Main St, Lakeport,

Book Discussion - Lakeport
Come discuss the book/movie!
April 19th—5:30PM
Lakeport Branch
1425 N High Street, Lakeport

Book Discussion – Upper Lake
Come discuss the book/movie!
April 19th—2PM
Upper Lake Branch
310 Second Street, Upper Lake

Book Discussion – Middletown
Come discuss the book/movie!
April 19th—2:30PM
Middletown Branch
21256 Washington Street, Middletown

Book Discussion – Clearlake
Come discuss the book/movie!
April 22—2PM
Redbud Branch
14785 Burns Valley Rd, Clearlake

Mental Health Matters Community Fair
Get engaged with your community!
May 4th—11AM to 3PM
Redbud Park
14655 Lakeshore Drive , Clearlake

Book to Action is a program of the California Center for the Book, under the auspices of the California Library Association, and is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.