Upcoming Adult Events

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Subcontinent: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal in Fiction and Non-fiction

This fascinating part of the world is the setting for many modern novels, travel books and memoirs, perfect for winter armchair travel.

What is surprising about stories set in this region? What connects us across the divide of language, culture and religion?

Bring along a brownbag lunch and a book on the theme.  A selection is on display, or you may bring another favorite to discuss.

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

American Families in Fiction

The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell  A Depression-era tragedy in the Missouri Ozarks shapes a hard-working grandmother  and the grandson sent to spend a summer with her.

 

Copies available at the Reference Desk for check out.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

Coming-of-age Novels for adults

This type of novel, called bildungsroman,  deals with a character's formative years and spiritual education. The years of youth often are painful to recall, but very satisfying to read about when the events happen to a fictional character.

What similarities or differences reminded you of your own youth?  Did the characters' struggles seem real and true?

Bring along a brownbag lunch and a book on the theme.  A selection is on display, or you may bring another favorite to discuss.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

American Families in Fiction

 

The Turner House Angela Flournoy --  Detroit in turbulent 2008 is the setting of an African American family’s story.  

 

Copies are available at the Reference Desk to check out.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Big Apple: New York City in novels and history

Our most populous city, NYC is the nation's most densely populated with speakers of 800+ languages.  No wonder novelists love to set their fiction there, and people who have lived there focus on their NYC chapter in their memoirs.

Does reading about the city appeal to you? Why? Is the heightened experience of visiting there communicated by the writers?

Bring along a brownbag lunch and a book on the theme.  A selection is on display, or you may bring along another favorite to discuss.

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

American Families in Fiction

 

The Book of Unknown Americans Cristina Henriquez  Immigrants who find themselves in Delaware include the Riveras from Mexico and the Toro family from Panama and their Latino friends and neighbors.

 

Copies are available at the Reference Desk to check out.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 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.