The Book Club Blog

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Streetcar Books

Hey everyone! I have scored us some copies of Until They Bring the Streetcars Back. We can use them as long as I PROMISE (which I did!) to get them back to my school's English department in as good of shape as the high schoolers have left them! :-)

Please let me know if you would like to borrow a copy. I might be able to drop some off tomorrow (Monday 11/27) afternoon/evening in the St. Paul area. Otherwise, we can arrange for you to pick one up in Roseville!

The Book Club field trip to the REAL streetcars sounds like it's a hopefully everyone will have time to read it and get in on the fun on December 11th! WOO HOO!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Until They Bring the Streetcars Back

For any of you who missed the November meeting (or were too busy looking at the NKOTB magazine to listen in), we will be reading Until They Bring the Streetcars Back by Stanley Gordon West for December... And check out Karen's post below to find out about how she hooked us up with a rockin' field trip for the December meeting!

December 11 at the Lake Harriet streetcar barn

I confirmed everything with Bill, and we can meet at the Minneapolis streetcar barn for our next meeting, December 11th. As long as there isn't a lot of snow on the tracks, we can go for a ride. In case of snow, we can still meet there, and climb around in the car and hear about how they restored it. Dress warmly!

The streetcar barn is on the west side of Lake Harriet. The boarding platform is by the corner of 42nd Street and Queen Ave South. (Map) If you look down the tracks to the south, you will see the barn.

Afterward, we could go to the nearby Dunn Brothers at 2814 West 43rd Street, have some cocoa and warm up.

One more thing - the streetcars are run by the Minnesota Streetcar Museum. They usually charge $55 for a private tour, which helps to fund the renovation and maintenance. Do you think we can pitch in for that?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I was so damn cute!

Yeah for pictures from Junior High. Double Yeah for NEVER having to go through it again!