Kilton Book Buffet

First Thursday Kilton Book Buffet

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 12:00pm
Kilton Conference Room

Canada in Fiction and True Accounts    

Our neighbor to the north-- what makes life in Canada different from life in the U.S.?  How have history and geography united and divided us?

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 Kilton Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

 

Dec. 6  Coming to America or the UK:The Immigrant Experience: Novels and Memoirs

What experiences bring newcomers to English-speaking countries? And is life after arrival even more difficult?

What experiences are the same no matter which culture or country of origin?

 

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

 

 

Kilton First Thursday Book Buffet

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00pm
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 list of recommendations!

We'll also determine the topics for next year's Book Buffet discussions.

 

Bring a brownbag lunch and a book or  list of books to share for a banquet of books and opinions. Each participant will have a printed list of recommendations to be emailed and take home

First Thursday Kilton Book Buffet

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:00pm
Kilton Conference Room

 

Books in Translations--

Novels are translated into English from the far corners of the world for your reading pleasure.

Where can you travel in your armchair that you are unlikely to explore in real life?

How does another language or culture affect your reading experience?

 

 

First Thursday Kilton Book Buffet

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
Kilton Conference Room

 

Rome Before the Fall--Ancient to Empire: Novels, HIstory and Biography

 

From BCE 753 to 410 CE-- more than a thousand years, Rome made its mark on our civilization, its culture and personalities and events part of our heritage.

How do these novels and nonfiction, written in our era, speak to our time? What fascinates you about this ancient world power?

 

 

First Thursday Kilton Book Buffet

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:00pm
Kilton Conference Room

 

Picaresque & Caper novels & Real Rascals

 

The adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero."a rowdy, picaresque "guys being guys" or plucky outrageous women and girls- and lovable con artists. The novels-- and memoirs or biographies--of folks who like Huck Finn, "lit out for the territory" tap into our desire to escape. Or do they?

 

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 Kilton Book Buffet

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

Worlds of the Future: Speculative Novels and Nonfiction

What is the book's vision of the future-- a place where you would want to live? or want to avoid? What does this vision say about our present world?

"The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds - but we still have the power to change our own."--Ally Condie

 

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

 

Police and Crime the World Over: Novels and True Crime

 

Books about bad guys and the good guys who catch them in every locale. Discover a new favorite detective or read the true story of international crime.  Why do humans everywhere find these stories so fascinating?

 

 

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.