Tompkins County Public Library will offer opportunities for readers to talk about the 2014 Community Read, “Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio” by Amara Lakhous, as Community Read Coordinator Teresa Vadakin hosts three book discussion groups this September.
Hour-long discussions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 23, in the BorgWarner Community Room.
A special ESL discussion group, for non-native English speakers, will be held September 24 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the Library’s Tompkins Trust Company Study Room.
Participants of all ages are invited to share their impressions and discuss the relevance, themes and messages of “Clash of Civilizations” in a judgment-free and welcoming environment.
Winner of Italy’s prestigious Flaiano Prize, “Clash of Civilizations” uses social satire and murder mystery to tell the story of a mixed community thrown into chaos as police investigate the murder of a neighbor.
Now in its 13th year, the Community Read encourages community members to experience the bond of literature by reading and discussing the same title.
This program is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is requested. To register, contact Vadakin at (607) 272-4557 extension 272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.