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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.

2020 Schedule

  • Jul. 23: Alice Munro, “The Bear Came Over the Mountain”
  • Aug. 20 (N.B. this is the third Thursday): Jhumpa Lahiri, "The Third and Final Continent"
  • Sep. 24: Shirley Hazzard, “Villa Adriana” from Cliffs of Fall
  • Oct. 22: Edith Wharton, "The Muse’s Tragedy”
  • Nov. 5 (N.B. this is the first Thursday): Tim O'Brien, "The Things They Carried"
  • Dec. 3 (N.B. this is the first Thursday): Savyon Liebrecht, "Apples from the Desert"