Women's Association

Book Club - The Light in the Woods

Our next book club will be held on November 29 at 7:30. The Light in the Woods by Jean Marie Pierson is a wonderful, feel good, Christmas novel that takes place during World War II in a rural New England town. Raymond Kozak was a normal 10 year old boy before his father enlisted in the army and died during World War II. Raymond turns mean and bitter towards his friends and mother as his first Christmas without his father approaches. As a punishment as well as a distraction, his mother asks the help of a local clock maker, Oscar Taglieber. Raymond will begin to help Oscar every day after school with his work. Raymond and his neighbor Olive begin to help Oscar make toys that the local children have requested in their letters to Santa. The three of them form a strange friendship. At the same time, Ray sees a large buck in the woods with a white star on its forehead. The buck is not afraid and does not run from him. Ray also stumbles across a large red sled in Oscar's bomb shelter, a red suit in the closet, 8 deer who lurk in the woods outside Oscar's house and the mysterious appearance of streaks of light across the sky at night.

Make no mistake, this is more than a Santa tale. Ray and Olive start out to solve a mystery, but the book is so much more. I read this book last year and couldn't wait to get other people's feedback on this charming Christmas story of hope, love, and Christ. Join us for a discussion of this timely book on November 29 at 7:30. 814 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park. Bring a snack to share with our other readers'.

Hook, Needle, Etc.

The Hook N Needle ladies are looking for new crafters to join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:15 - 8:45. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October .

Anyone with a crafty nature is invited to join us including, but not limited to, knitters, crocheters, bead/jewelry workers, quilters, cross stitchers, and those with an interest that would like to learn. These skills last a lifetime and are easily passed down from generation to generation.

You'd be surprised at the projects that our members are working on! From a zoo of animals to lap blankets and hats for the Lakota Indians in South Dakota, our fingers are whipping up a variety of items.

Our group has an abundance of wool scraps and would love to share the secret to peace of mind through needlework. New and old members and men or women are welcome.