Furness

Optimistic Readers

4th Wednesday of the month
Meet in members' homes at 10.30am
Contact Grete Hughes or Brenda Edmondson for more information about reading groups.

This group chooses sets of books that are available free of charge from The Cumbria County Libraries. If you wish to see the list, please follow the links to the right. There are also useful links to other sites of interest to reading groups on the Cumbria Libraries page.

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Members of The Optimistic Readers have enjoyed social events as a result of reading some of the books. Reading Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggagh resulted in a visit to Amsterdam and, as many films have been based on books, this creates an opportunity to go to the cinema or hire a DVD to watch as a group.

  • THE PINECONE: the story of SARAH LOSH by Jenny Uglow

Sometimes we read a book which triggers a wish to see the area in which that book is set, or to find out more about the subject. Jenny Uglow's book did just this (see link to the right for a summary of the story). Last year some members of U3A reading groups had a day out. We went to the Upfront Gallery near Hutton in the Forest for coffee (and cake) first then went on to Wreay. We had a guided introduction to Sarah and her church and were also given the opportunity to go into the mausoleum to see the sculpture of Katherine. We then had lunch in village pub. It proved to be an excellent day out.

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More Group Pages
A Good Read Art - Mixed Media
Bird Watching Book Reviewers
Bookworms Bridge
Bus Pass Explorers Casual Striders
Come Sing Crafty Folk
Croquet Dalton Book Group
Digital Photography Discussion Group
Drawing Early Music (listening)
English Country Dancing Environment Matters
Fellwalkers French Conversation
Friday Walkers German
Industrial History Italian Improvers
Listening to Music Local History
Love to Read Meditation and Crystals
Memory Course Midweek Walkers
Natterjack Readers Natural History
Novel Readers Optimistic Readers
Painting Philosophy
Pickleball Questers
READING GROUPS Rummikub
Science and Technology Forum Scrabble and Board Games
String Chickens Strollers
STUDY GROUP Sunday Lunch
Sunday Walks Table Tennis
Talking About Poetry Theatre Visits
Uke Troupe Visiting Gardens
Wednesday Walkers World History
Write a Memory