Events

Clash of Civilizations Over An Elevator in Piazza Vittorio

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
BorgWarner East

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 cwheeler@tcpl.org.

“The Answer is in the DNA” : A Presentation by Cornell University iGEM Team
Wednesday, August 13
6 – 7:30 PM
BorgWarner West

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.

Book Discussion
Tuesday, September 23
12 -1 PM
BorgWarner West

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!

Book Discussion
Thursday, September 25
6 - 7 PM
BorgWarner West

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.

All Community Read programs are free and open to the public.

The 2014 Community Read is made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library and Cornell University.
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