CLSC: Round Table Discussion

The Lakeside Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle (CLSC) will meet this summer for two Round Table Book Discussions and a Multiple Book Review session. Please note the 2023 CLSC Graduation has been canceled.

The first Round Table Discussion will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 6 in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room to discuss Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. The discussion leader is Gretchen Curtis.

The Multiple Book Review session will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3 in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room. Featured books include:

  • About Grace by Anthony Doerr, led by Detra Bennett
  • Outlawed by Anna North, led by Cindy Grimm
  • Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry that Radicalized America by Ryan Busse, led by Lynne Hudson
  • Ledger by Jane Hirschfield, led by Renee Shea
  • The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Daniel Walton, led by Sue Steinke

The second and final Round Table Discussion of the summer is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The discussion leader will be David Blank.

The New York Chautauqua Institute CLSC was formed in 1878 to support reading and learning about nature, art, literature, philosophy and science. The New York Chapter provides a reading list each year, from which the local members choose two books to read during the off-season for discussion at the Round Table Discussions each summer.

The Lakeside Chapter of the CLSC was re-established in 2006. Membership in the CLSC is open to anyone interested in reading, learning and discussing a variety of literary works, both fiction and nonfiction. For additional information, please contact Dolly Andler at

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Aug 10, 2023


1:00 pm




Aigler Room, Fountain Inn
225 Maple Avenue, Lakeside, OH, USA

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