Adult programs

Adult Programming

First Thursday Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

Siblings: in novels and nonfiction

"Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet."-- Vietnamese proverb 

Love 'em or hate 'em-- and usually it's love 'em AND hate 'em--our brothers and sisters provoke intense feelings.

How do these authors capture the relationship? Did the fictional hero -- or psychologist-- shed new light on this tangled relationship?  What did you discover by reading that perhaps a lifetime has not revealed?

Colburn Park: The Center of the City, Part II: A Talk by Art Pease

Lebanon All Purpose Room

Join Lebanon resident, Art Pease as he takes us on an armchair tour of Colburn Park, featuring maps, aerial views and many photos of the  buildings which give Lebanon its distinctive small-town New England look and feel. This two-part presentation will be given on separate evenings and will encourage audience participation.

Part one: Kilton Library Community Room on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Part two: Lebanon Library, All Purpose Room on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7 p.m.

 

Colburn Park: The Center of the City, Part I: A Talk by Art Pease

Kilton Community Room

Join Lebanon resident, Art Pease as he takes us on an armchair tour of Colburn Park, featuring maps, aerial views and many photos of the  buildings which give Lebanon its distinctive small-town New England look and feel. This two-part presentation will be given on separate evenings and will encourage audience participation.

Part one: Kilton Library Community Room on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Part two: Lebanon Library, All Purpose Room on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7 p.m.

 

First Thursday Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

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.

 

First Thursday Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

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.

First Thursday Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

My Story: Autobiographical fiction

Novelists write what they know-- and often their imaginings are rooted in their own experience. 

Why are these books novels and not memoirs?  What kind of truth does fiction allow that straight autobiography does not?

Which do you prefer?

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