Book to Action A Success in Lake County

Book to Action has come to a close in Lake County, after successfully putting a book into “action” throughout the course of April.

In partnership with Blue Zones Project Lake County, the Lake County Library hosted several discussions, cooking classes, and walking groups all designed to help patrons apply the principles of The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World’s Happiest People by Dan Buettner. All events were free to the public, and free copies of the book were made available to the public. 

The library clubs (Book Cubs, Cookbook Club, and Garden Book Club) also participated. The monthly book club welcomed new members and had a lively discussion, in which patrons shared their thoughts on the contents of the book. Several found that the principles resonated with their own experience, including the importance of community and staying connected throughout the pandemic. 

Another patron praised the beauty of the Middletown hike on April 27th. “I want to keep the weekly walking moai going,” said Amy, the event coordinator at the Lakeport library. A moai is a small group of friends who encourage each other through life, and a walking moai walks together while they talk. “The Lakeport moai is going to be Thursdays at 8:30 am and Middletown’s is Saturdays at 10 am.” 

Lakeport and Middletown patrons also enjoyed a cooking class, in which they made a Tex-Mex bowl with avocado and chunky salsa, a strawberry mango salsa, and black bean ceviche tostadas. Pictures from the class are available on the “Blue Zones Project – Lake County” Facebook page. 

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library services.  The County Department of Public Services Parks Division and Lake County Department of Public Health CalFresh Program will also be providing speakers, materials, and more for the program.

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