Upcoming Adult Events

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm

From the Printing Press to the London's Great Fire

Novels and history set 1440-1666   

The Age of Discovery and the Renaissance shaped the world we live in today.  What acheievements are still having an impact and what conflicts continue to vex us?

Which aspects of this period are most interesting to you and what changes most surprising? 

Bring along a brownbag lunch and a book on the theme. A selection of books is on the New Book Shelf, or choose another favorite.

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

 

The other Wes Moore: One name, two fates -- Wes Moore Two unrelated young men, both named Wes Moore, growing up a few blocks apart have astoundingly different outcomes.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

 

The Middle East meets West  in Novels & Memoirs  

 

Emigrants, soldiers, tourists, -- people on the move, cultures mixing and melding or forever separate?

These novels and memoirs describe the conflicts and points of connection in ways that help us understand this dynamic force in today's world.

Characters and memoirists take us beyond the headlines.

 

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Readers' Choice Nonfiction

 

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four women undercover in the Civil War-- Karen Abbott  On both sides of the Civil War these women were ingenious, courageous, and loyal in breathtaking battles and rescues.

 

 

 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Suspense is Killing me!: Good thrillers of all kinds

Novels you just can't put down-- whether because they are so action-packed or so terrifying or just so psychologically astute.

What makes a thriller thrilling?  What idea or setting or character  hooks you into reading way past bedtime?  There are as many kinds of thrillers as there are readers--

what sort thrills you and why?

 

Bring along a brownbag lunch and a book on the theme. A selection of books is on the New Book Shelf, or choose another favorite.

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:00pm

Summer Reading Recommendations

 

Bring your favorite, or most anticipated summer reads to recommend, and leave with a list of recommendations!

We'll also determine the topics for next year's Book Buffet discussions.

Bring a brownbag lunch and a book or  list of books to share for a banquet of books and opinions.