CCPL's Zoom Server - This summer The New York Times published its first all-fiction edition of The New York Times Magazine. The 29 stories by popular fiction authors are inspired by Boccacio's Decameron, written in the 1300s, in which 10 young people quarantined together outside Florence, Italy, during an outbreak of the bubonic plague, tell stories to entertain one another. Join us for two weeks of lunch-time discussions of stories from "The Decameron Project!"

To access the readings for free, you'll need your library card and to create an account on the Times' website. Use the same log in credentials for access inside or outside the library. Once logged in externally, you have 24 hours of free access to The New York Times and may reactivate your account as needed. To log in from outside the library, click here

Signups begin on Thursday, July 23 on this page.You'll need to register to get the event code for the discussion!

Monday July 27 

Margaret Atwood--Impatient Griselda

Edwidge Danticat--One Thing

Tommy Orange--The Team


Tuesday July 28 

Charles Yu--Systems

Karen Russell--Line 19 Woodstock /Glisan

David Mitchell--If Wishes Was Horses


Wednesday July 29

Colm Toibin--Tales from the L.A. River

Victor LaValle--Recognition

Mia Couto--An Obliging Robber


Thursday July 30

Uzodenma Iweala--Sleep

Liz Moore--Clinical Notes

Etgar Keret--Outside


Friday July 31

Paolo Giordano--The Perfect Travel Buddy

Mona Awad--A Blue Sky Like This

Leila Slimani--The Rock


Monday August 3

Andrew O'Hagan--Keepsakes

Rachel Kushner--The Girl with the Big Red Suitcase

Kamila Shamsie--The Walk


Tuesday August 4

Téa Obreht--The Morningside

Alejandro Zambra--Screen Time

Dinaw Mengestu--How We Used to Play


Wednesday August 5

Rivers Solomon--Prudent Girls

Yiyun Li--Under the Magnolia

Dina Nayeri--The Cellar


Thursday August 6

Esi Edugyan--To the Wall

Laila Lalami--That Time at My Brother's Wedding

Julián Fuks--A Time of Death, the Death of Time


Friday August 7

John Wray--Barcelona: Open City

Matthew Baker--Origin Story