Short Story Discussion Series: Spring 2024

Join Librarian Barbara Wenglin to explore compelling selections from the rich anthology, New York Stories, ed. by Diana Tesdell, (Everyman’s Pocket Classics, 2011). These vibrant and varied works by acclaimed authors provide a colorful vision of “the city that never sleeps.”

A copy of the book is on hold at the Hub/Reference Desk for reading in the Library
with circulating copies available to borrow through the catalog.
Zoom Register Here for full series and attend when you can. Newcomers welcome!

Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:15 p.m.

June 6
“The Thistles in Sweden” by William Maxwell (p.213)

June 20 – Film Discussion – The Naked City (1948 – 1hr. 35 min.)

Oscar-winning film-noir murder mystery, shot entirely on location in NYC, starring Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff and Dorothy Hart. Directed by Jules Dassin; produced by Mark Hellinger, also the narrator launching a new semi-documentary genre with famous last line: “There are eight million stories in the naked city and this has been one of them.”

Please view before the session, to borrow as DVD or BluRay through the library catalog, also on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.

Zoom Meeting ID for all sessions: 818 8848 2959 – Phone in: 1-929-205-6099, no password.
Zoom Register Here or at Hub/Ref Desk in person or by phone – 914-422-1480.
Program made possible with support of the Friends of the White Plains Library.
Questions? Contact Barbara –

Past Sessions:

February 29
“O City of Broken Dreams” by John Cheever (p.25)

Women’s History Month Selections
March 14 ~ “Theft” by Katherine Anne Porter (p.201)
March 28 ~ “Reference #3884758485” by Amy Hempel (p.343)
“New York Day Women” by Edwidge Danticat (p.335)

April 18
“Negocios” by Junot Diaz (p.351)

May 2
“Master Misery” by Truman Capote (p.99)

May 16
“Children Are Bored on Sunday” by Jean Stafford (p.307)

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