Lunch and Learn: Prescribing from the Bookshelf: Bibliotherapy and the use of Books as Medicine

Have you ever turned to a book for consolation? Treasured the escape of a novel? Found comfort in a poem, self-help book, or simply from reading the newspaper?

Please join us for a virtual presentation by Historian Mary Mahoney on bibliotherapy, or the use of books as medicine. This talk will offer an exploration of the varied ways readers, doctors, and librarians have imagined books as medicine in the past.

Short Attention Span Literary Club


Join us the first Wednesday of every month for conversation about a short story. This week’s selection is “Mrs. Manstey's View" by Edith Wharton.