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Short & Sweet

Short & Sweet meets virtually the fourth Thursday (with exceptions noted below) of each month at 6:00 p.m. 

“If I had more time, this would be shorter.” Just because something is a quick read does not mean it can be easily appreciated.

During the stay-at-home advisory, we initiated a new, weekly discussion group, Short & Sweet, to connect via videoconference with readers while respecting social distancing. Now that we move toward a “new normal,” we’ll plan to meet once a month, the fourth Thursday of the month when possible, via videoconference for the foreseeable future. 

To join the group, email to let librarians know. You will receive an invitation with link or password by email.

2021 Schedule

  • Jan. 21 (N.B. this is the third Thursday): Octavia E. Butler, "Speech Sounds"
  • Feb. 25 Graham Swift, "Blushes"
  • Mar. 25 Anton Chekhov, "Darling"
  • Apr. 22 Robert Frost, "The Question of a Feather"
  • May 27 Ernest Hemingway, "In Another Country"
  • Jun. 24 Bryan Washington, "Katy"
  • Jul. 22  Elizabeth Spencer, "A Southern Landscape"
  • Aug. 26 Shirley Jackson, "The Lottery"
  • Sep. 23 Tony Earley, "The Place of Safety"
  • Oct. 28 Eudora Welty, "Petrified Man"
  • Nov. date TBD (falls on Thanksgiving)
  • Dec. 23

Short & Sweet Past Readings