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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 reference@bostonathenaeum.org 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
  • Jun. 24
  • Jul. 22
  • Aug. 26
  • Sep. 23
  • Oct. 28
  • Nov. date TBD (falls on Thanksgiving)
  • Dec. 23

Short & Sweet Past Readings