Adult programs

Adult Programming

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.

 

Kilton Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

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. 

 

 

Stonewall Uprising: PBS American Experience (Film)

Kilton Community Room

Honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with a viewing of the PBS film that examines the beginning of the gay rights movement.

Veteran filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner explore the dramatic event that took place on June 28, 1969 that launched a world-wide human rights movement. This PBS American Experience film includes interviews with those who took part, and features a rich trove of archival footage.

2011 ; 90 min. ; not rated

Free and open to all. No need to register. Movie munchie snacks will be provided.