Adult programs

Adult Programming

Second Thursday Adult Book Discussion

Lebanon All Purpose Room

 The Home Front: WWII in Novels

Crooked Heart-- Lissa Evans   

 

When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape theNazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge--a thirty-six-year old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it.

 

Copies to check out are available at the Reference Desk.

Second Thursday Adult Book Discussion

Lebanon All Purpose Room

The Home Front: WWII in Novels

The Wind is Not a River  by Brian Payton 

the Japanese invasion and partial occupation of Alaska's Aleutian Islands, war correspondent John Easley is shot down in a seaplane along with six crewmembers in April 1943, just off the barren island of Attu, and his wife Helen back home refuses to accept his disappearance.

 

Copies for checkout are available at the Reference Desk.

First Thursday Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

The Suspense is Killing me!: Good thrillers of all kinds

Novels you just can't put down-- whether because they are so action-packed or so terrifying or just so psychologically astute.

What makes a thriller thrilling?  What idea or setting or character  hooks you into reading way past bedtime?  There are as many kinds of thrillers as there are readers--

what sort thrills you and why?

 

Bring along a brownbag lunch and a book on the theme. A selection of books is on the New Book Shelf, or choose another favorite.

 

Lebanon Library Second Thursday Book Discussion: The Paris Architect

Lebanon All Purpose Room

Lebanon Library 2nd Thursday

Book Discussion Group

The Homefront: WWII in Novels

May's selection: The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure  In Paris during the Nazi occupation. Lucien Bernard--who, like the book's author, is an architect--is offered a large sum of money to outsmart the Gestapo by devising unique hiding places for Jews.

Thursday, May 11 7-8 pm  

Lebanon All Purpose Room

Copies available at the Lebanon Library Reference Desk

First Thursday Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

 

The Middle East meets West  in Novels & Memoirs  

 

Emigrants, soldiers, tourists, -- people on the move, cultures mixing and melding or forever separate?

These novels and memoirs describe the conflicts and points of connection in ways that help us understand this dynamic force in today's world.

Characters and memoirists take us beyond the headlines.

 

 

First Thursday Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

From the Printing Press to the London's Great Fire

Novels and history set 1440-1666   

The Age of Discovery and the Renaissance shaped the world we live in today.  What acheievements are still having an impact and what conflicts continue to vex us?

Which aspects of this period are most interesting to you and what changes most surprising? 

Bring along a brownbag lunch and a book on the theme. A selection of books is on the New Book Shelf, or choose another favorite.

 

First Thursday Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

Just a Touch of Romance in other Genres

Who doesn't love a love story, especially if it is part of a satisfying mystery or historical novel? Or tale of horror? Or satire?

These novels pass the test-- winning characters, memorable settings and storylines, and something to warm the heart.

What makes a good story good? What makes one an alltime favorite?

 

Bring along a brownbag lunch and a book on the theme. A selection of books is on the New Book Shelf, or choose another favorite.