Book Club

By Barbara Khan, Coordinator

Want to join some of your neighbors and talk about a good book? Lakeport has an informal book club that is always open to new members. No master’s degree in literature required, and no grades given. Just read the assigned book and show up for a lively, lighthearted discussion. We meet monthly on the third Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8-ish, rotating among members’ homes.

Here is November’s selection:

Book: The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede

Date: Monday, November 18, 7:00 PM

Place: Sandy’s house at 1977 Lakeport Way

Hours after the attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, all aircraft in the United States were grounded. Planes were told to land at the closest airports. For 36 planes, many of them jumbo jets, the airport at Gander, Newfoundland, was the closest; so those flights’ 7,000 passengers and crews became the guests of this town of 12,000 and the surrounding towns. What followed was nothing short of amazing.

Call Barbara Khan at 703-390-0506 or e-mail her at for further information.

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