Upcoming Adult Events

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:00pm

Prizewinners: Books of the past decade. 

What makes a novel or nonfiction book worthy of  an award? What makes an author's work eligible for the Nobel? Do you agree? Are politics ever involved?

A selection is on display at the Kilton Library, or bring your own favorite to discuss. Brown bag lunches are welcome. 

 

 

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

Do you or someone you know need extra help using an electronic device? Try our Tech Tutor service, where patrons can receive one-on-one guidance. If that time doesn’t work for you, please contact us for another appointment.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Strange: Where and How People Live Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

North Korean children are taught to sing that "We have nothing to envy in the world" according to Demick. In this book 6 defectors from the closed city of Chongjin (out of more than 100 from all of N. Korea whom she interviewed) describe the lives they left, and provide a rare portrait of life in the DPRK. Copies to check out are available at the Lebanon Reference desk.

 

 

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

Do you or someone you know need extra help using an electronic device? Try our Tech Tutor service, where patrons can receive one-on-one guidance. If that time doesn’t work for you, please contact us for another appointment.

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Do you or someone you know need extra help using an electronic device? Try our Tech Tutor service, where patrons can receive one-on-one guidance. If that time doesn’t work for you, please contact us for another appointment.

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

Do you or someone you know need extra help using an electronic device? Try our Tech Tutor service, where patrons can receive one-on-one guidance. If that time doesn’t work for you, please contact us for another appointment.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

Islands: Travel, history and novels

What is it about island life that appeals to us? What are the advantages and limits of island culture? Both fiction and nonfiction set all over the world show us what islands have in common-- and what is unique about each one.

A selection on the theme is on display at the Kilton library, or bring along your own favorite to discuss.  Brown bag lunches are welcome.

 

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Strange: Where and How People Live    Strangers in their Own Land  Arlie Hochschild  A sociologist grapples with the fact that with  environmental, healthcare, social, and political issues in bayou country, the residents seem to vote against their own interests. Her prolonged stays in Louisiana prompt observations that apply all across America.

 Copies to check out are available at the Lebanon Reference desk.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Scientists and Artists: Biographies and biographical fiction

"To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else." Leonardo da Vinci was both an artist and a scientist. Our understanding of an artist's or a scientist's life will aid us in making connections.

A selection is on display at the Kilton Library or bring along a favorite to discuss.  Brown bag lunches are welcome.

 

 

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Strange: Where and How People Live    The Underground Girls of Kabul: in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan Jenny Nordberg.

In Afghanistan, where gender roles are rigidly prescribed, it is not uncommon for a girl to pass her childhood as a boy, in order to provide a son for a family without a male heir. The role of women in this society is the focus of Western attention and phlianthropy and the results are far from clear.

Copies to check out are available at the Lebanon Reference desk.