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Short & Sweet

Short & Sweet meets virtually the fourth Thursday 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, via videoconference for the foreseeable future. 

To join the group, email reference@bostonathenaeum.org 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: tbd
  • Nov. 5: tbd
  • Dec. 3: tbd