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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.

2022 Schedule

  • Jan. 27: a novella: Henry James, "The Aspern Papers"
  • Feb. 24: Leo Tolstoy, "God Sees the Truth, but Waits"
  • Mar. 24: NoViolet Bulawayo, "Hitting Budapest"
  • Apr. 28: Shirley Jackson, "Charles"
  • May 26: Ring Lardner, "Haircut"
  • Jun. 23 David Szalay, "Turbulence"
  • No July meeting
  • Aug. 25 Ernest Hemingway, "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"
  • Sep. 22 Lorrie Moore, "You're Ugly, Too"
  • Oct. 27 Edith Wharton, "The Pelican"
  • No November meeting

Short & Sweet Past Readings