Adult programs

Adult Programming

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Lebanon All Purpose Room

  Strange: Where and How People Live       Our Towns by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows

James and Deborah Fallows traveled all over the United States in their small plane to visit “flyover country,” small towns that are not big destinations to discover what makes them work. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Lebanon Reference Desk.

Kilton Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

Summer Reading Recommendations and Next Year's Book Buffet

Bring your favorite or most anticipated summer reads to recommend, and leave with a print list of great titles. We'll also determine the topics for next year's Book Buffet discussions.

Bring a book or list of books to share for a banquet of books and opinions,  Brown bag lunches are welcome.

 

Kilton Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

Rivers in history and novels: Settings or the Main Character?

The powerful influence of rivers, their currents, hazards and glories have captured people's imaginations.  How have these large and small bodies of moving water affected those who live on and around them?

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

Kilton Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

Religious communities and cults in fiction and nonfiction

From the middle ages to the present day people have acted on their faith by drawing together in communities separate from the world. How are individuals and families affected by the life set apart by belonging to religious communities? 

A selection of books on the theme is on display at Kilton Library, or you may bring a favorite to discuss.  Brown bag lunches are welcome.

Kilton Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

Indigenous Peoples in Fiction and Nonfiction

How has our changing understanding of America's first people been reflected in novels and history?  What are the continuing struggles inherited from the past?

What can we learn from the indigenous peoples of other nations?

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

 

 

Kilton Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

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.

 

 

Kilton Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

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.