adult book discussion

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Lebanon All Purpose Room

Strange: Where and How People Live    The Underground Girls of Kabul: in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan Jenny Nordberg.

In Afghanistan, where gender roles are rigidly prescribed, it is not uncommon for a girl to pass her childhood as a boy, in order to provide a son for a family without a male heir. The role of women in this society is the focus of Western attention and phlianthropy and the results are far from clear.

Copies to check out are available at the Lebanon Reference desk.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Lebanon All Purpose Room

Strange: Where and How People Live    Strangers in their Own Land  Arlie Hochschild  A sociologist grapples with the fact that with  environmental, healthcare, social, and political issues in bayou country, the residents seem to vote against their own interests. Her prolonged stays in Louisiana prompt observations that apply all across America.

 Copies to check out are available at the Lebanon Reference desk.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Lebanon All Purpose Room

Strange: Where and How People Live Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

North Korean children are taught to sing that "We have nothing to envy in the world" according to Demick. In this book 6 defectors from the closed city of Chongjin (out of more than 100 from all of N. Korea whom she interviewed) describe the lives they left, and provide a rare portrait of life in the DPRK. Copies to check out are available at the Lebanon Reference desk.

 

 

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Lebanon All Purpose Room

  Strange: Where and How People Live       Our Towns by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows

James and Deborah Fallows traveled all over the United States in their small plane to visit “flyover country,” small towns that are not big destinations to discover what makes them work. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Lebanon Reference Desk.

Kilton Book Buffet

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 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 print list of great titles. We'll also determine the topics for next year's Book Buffet discussions.

Bring a book or list of books to share for a banquet of books and opinions,  Brown bag lunches are welcome.

 

Kilton Book Buffet

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
Kilton Conference Room

Resistance or Terrorist?  Novels and Nonfiction

Whom do we consider national heroes, brave freedom fighters? And what makes a terrorist? Spies, revolutionaries, rebels and patriots have their stories written by the victors.

The novels and nonfiction we'll discuss make the distinctions not quite so clear.

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

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:00pm
Kilton Conference Room

What Shall We Wear? Clothing, fashion, the industries, the arts and the environment

The manufacture of clothing has a tremendous impact on our culture. What systems, ideals, and personalities do novels and nonfiction portray?

A selection of books is on display at the KIlton Library, or choose a favorite to discuss.  Brown bag lunches are welcome.

Kilton Book Buffet

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:00pm
Kilton Conference Room

Rivers in history and novels: Settings or the Main Character?

The powerful influence of rivers, their currents, hazards and glories have captured people's imaginations.  How have these large and small bodies of moving water affected those who live on and around them?

A selection of books is on display at the Kilton Library, or bring along a favorite to discuss. Brown bag lunches are welcome.

Kilton Book Buffet

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:00pm
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

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 12:00pm
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?

A selection of books is on display at the Kilton Library, or bring a favorite to discuss.  Brown bag lunches are welcome.