Short-Story Discussion

Join White Plains Librarian Barbara Wenglin via Zoom to explore compelling stories with the theme, “Family Matters,” from the rich anthology used last fall. The program concludes in June with a film discussion. Use Zoom Registration Link for full series & attend when you can!

100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

Edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)
The collection celebrates the diversity of the genre and the American experience from 1915-2015.
Available in print through the Catalog and as an eBook in hoopla and Libby/OverDrive.

Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:15 p.m. on Zoom

In varied settings and cultures, the selected stories deal with
families and their intriguing, complicated, and often edgy relationships.

June 16
“What You Pawn I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie (2004) p.582
When a homeless Spokane Indian sees his grandmother’s ceremonial regalia in a
pawnshop, stolen from her years before, he embarks on a day-long quest to buy it back.

June 23 – Film DiscussionThe Farewell (2019, A24 –1hr. 40min.)
A Chinese-American family learns of their grandmother’s terminal illness and
decides not to tell her as they plan a family celebration in China before she dies.
Critically acclaimed, award-winning film including Golden Globe
Best Actress Awkwafina, Sundance Audience Favorite,
an American Film Institute Movie of the Year.
To view before the meeting via Library’s Kanopy, or borrow
through the catalog as DVD or Blu-Ray, also on Amazon Prime

Use Zoom Registration Link here or through website whiteplainslibrary.org. Meeting ID for all sessions: 858 3428 4963. Phone in: 1-929-205-6099. You can also register at Hub/Ref. Desk in person or
by phone – 914-422-1480. Program made possible with support of the
Friends of the Library. Questions? Contact Barbarabwenglin@whiteplainslibrary.org

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