adult book discussion

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

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

Kilton Conference Room

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.