Clash of Civilizations Over An Elevator In Piazza Vittorio
by Amara Lakhous
Join us for opportunities to explore the themes, characters and lessons of Clash of Civilizations Over An Elevator in Piazza Vittorio.
“Roman Carnivals: Classical Lessons in the Art of Satire” Writing Workshop
Thursday, August 7
6 - 8 PM
Join Ithaca College’s author and professor, Anthony DiRenzo for this writing workshop. This program will introduce participants to the fundamentals of literary satire, borrowing techniques from such classical Roman writers as Horace and Juvenal. Samplings of short readings and film clips will prompt craft discussions and writing exercises. The workshop is free; however, registration is required. To register, contact Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty at (607) 272-4557 extension 248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Answer is in the DNA” : A Presentation by Cornell University iGEM Team
Wednesday, August 13
6 – 7:30 PM
This program will explore how criminal investigators use DNA to identify suspects. Participants will learn about the structure of DNA, its relation to genetic diversity and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP), a technique which allows scientists to narrow suspect lists by comparing elements of potential suspect’s DNA. Following a short presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to use the information presented to solve a fictitious crime. This program is free and open to an all-ages audience, but it is most appropriate for adults and children 11 and older.
Join Community Read Coordinator Teresa Vadakin for an opportunity to explore the themes, characters and lessons of “Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio,” during our Community Read Book Discussion Groups. Bring your lunch and join our Community Read book discussion!
Book Discussion (ESL)
Wednesday, September 24
3:15 - 4:30 PM
Large Study Room
Join librarian Teresa Vadakin for a discussion of this year's Community Read, "Clash of Civilizations" by Amara Lakhous.
This program is designed for English as a Second language learners and ESL tutors who will find a relaxed, conversational setting for English language practice. This book requires higher level skills at reading English, but give it a try!
Thursday, September 25 Changed to Tuesday, September 23
6 - 7 PM
Join Community Read Coordinator Teresa Vadakin for an opportunity to explore the themes, characters and lessons of “Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio,” during our Community Read Book Discussion Groups.
Clash of Civilizations Book Group: Community Reading Project at The History Center
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
6:30 - 8PM
This year The History Center in Tompkins County is proud to join Cornell University Library and the Tompkins County Public Library as a partner in the 2014 Community Reading Project. This year’s selection is “Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio”, by Amara Lakhous, a novel that “concerns a s mall culturally mixed community living an apartment building in the center of Rome that is thrown into disarray when one of the neighbors is murdered.” The community discussion will include how we determine truth in historical and social contexts, and how nationality, race, age, and gender may impact how truth is interpreted and understood.
Africana Library Director, Eric Kofi Acree and Tompkins County Public Library Reference Librarian, Teresa Vadakin will lead a discussion at The History Center on “Clash of Civilizations”, Thursday, October 7, 2014 beginning at 6:30PM. Free books are available for pick up at The History Center, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 11AM and 5PM. Please note that registration is required and space is limited.
The History Center is located at 401 East State St., First Floor in downtown Ithaca, NY. For more information and to register contact Catherine Duffy, 607.273.8284 x0 or welcome@TheHistoryCenter.net.
All Community Read programs are free and open to the public.
- Community Read 2014
- Archive for Community Read (2002 - present)
- Books by Amara Lakhous in TCPL's World Languages Collection
- Discussion Questions
- Cornell University's Discovery Questions
- Publisher's Study Questions