|City Lights Library, the pleasure of reading|
Pictures by WINTER WARDHANI
City Lights Library
Two friends: Fokas Greenwood and HopesndDreams Allen. Interest in common: Reading. Idea: Create a reading group. Purpose: Reading and discuss the stories with others. The Group: CityLights Portucalis. The place: City Lights Library. Where: Portucalis.
When you think of bamboo houses on the beach, probably the first thought is a place where you can relax and enjoy peace as much as you like it. Well, if you are an SL resident, a bamboo house can be lots of things. This month just picture a library on the beach in a bamboo house. That’s what you find when you land at the City Lights Library. The building and the surrounding water give a feeling of freshness to the area.
Some months ago, the two creators of this idea thought that it would be nice to have a reading discussion group. The thought and the idea got wings, and City Lights Portucalis was born. It began with a simple idea. Every month they proposed to read a book, and every last Monday of each month the discussion is held with the participation of the members and other people that know of the event and want be at the discussion.
Discussions and Reunions
City Lights Library
Classics and Contemporaries
The bookshelves are filled with lots of books that give us the real feeling and almost the smell of paper where marvelous stories are written. The ladders make us imagine picking the highest book in the library, and the big windows let the sun to inspire reading and voyages of the imagination. Outside there’s a nice porch where you can sit and enjoy the pleasure of reading while listening to the waves on the beach. On your visit you can find classics, such as the works of Shakespeare, Melville, Twain, Whitman or Edgar Rice Burroughs.
One of the purposes of the library is also spreading the word about new writers that publish their work in SL. That’s why here you can find books with stories written by Ibrahim Bates, a Portuguese writer who has published in-world.
So, every month a new book, why not join the next discussion?