Celebrate love in all its forms! Join us on CCPL's Zoom server on Wednesdays at noon during the month of February for a lunchtime book club-style discussion of selections from The New York Times' "Modern Love". These very short stories are available for free online through the New York Times with your library card or in the print version of the collected stories available in our catalog: "Modern Love: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption." Please email Jackie at [email protected] with any registration questions or for help accessing the stories. 

Wednesday, February 3 at 12 p.m.: Somewhere Out There (print book pages 3-69)

"Single, Unemployed, and Suddenly Myself" by Marisa Lascher

"Uh, Honey, That's Not Your Line" by Matteson Perry

"I Seemed Plucky and Game, Even to Myself" by Mindy Hung

"At the Hospital, and Interlude of Clarity" by Brian Gittis

"The Five Stages of Ghosting Grief" by Rachel Fields

"Misery Loves Fried Chicken, Too" by Mark McDevitt

"So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right?" by Abby Sher

"Just Friends? Let Me Read between the Lines" by Steve Friedman 

"During a Night of Casual Sex, Urgent Messages Go Unanswered" by Andrew Rannells

"For Best Hookup Results, Use Your Words, OK? by Gabrielle Ulubay

Wednesday, February 10 at 12 p.m.: I Think I Love You (print book pages 69-142)

"When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist" by Deborah Copaken

"Sleeping with the Guitar Player" by Jean Hanff Korelitz

"Hear That Wedding March Often Enough, You Fall in Step" by Larry Smith

"The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap" by Eve Pell

"Loved and Lost? It's OK, Especially if You Win" by Veronica Chambers

"Single, and Surrounded by a Wall of Men" by Susan M. Gelles

"When Eve and Eve Bit the Apple" by Kristen Scharold

"Would My Heart Outrun Its Pursuer? by Gary Presley

"Truly, Madly, Guiltily" by Ayelet Waldman

"Who's That Lady in the Bedroom, Daddy?" by Trey Ellis

"You May Want to Marry My Husband" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Wednesday, February 17 at 12 p.m.: Holding on through the Curves (print book pages 143-210)

"A Body Scarred, a Marriage Healed" by Autumn Stephens

"DJ's Homeless Mommy" by Dan Savage

"Now I Need a Place to Hide Away" by Ann Hood

"Just Holding on through the Curves" by Chris Beam

"Rallying to Keep the Game Alive" by Ann Leary

"Out from under the Influence" by Kevin Cahiliane

"The Chicken's in the Oven, My Husband's out the Door" by Theo Pauline Nestor

"Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am" by Terry Cheney

"Adolescence, without a Roadmap" by Chaire Scovell LaZebnik

"My Husband Is Now My Wife" by Diane Daniel

Wednesday, Febraury 24 at 12 p.m.: Family Matters (print book pages 211-286)

"Something Like Motherhood" by Carolyn Megan

"First I Met My Children, Then My Girlfriend. They're Related" by Aaron Long

"When Mr. Reliable Becomes Mr. Needy" by Katherine Tanney

"My First Lesson in Motherhood" by Elizabeth Fitzsimmons

"Two Men, Baby on the Way, and Me" by Rebecca Eckler

"When Mom Is on the Scent, and Right" by Liza Monroy

"Two Decembers: Loss and Redemption" by Anne Marie Feld

"Beyond Divorce and Even Death, a Promise Kept" by Jennifer Just

"The Third Half of a Couple" by Howie Kahn

"When I Was Sixteen, I Placed Him for Adoption. Could We Try Again?" by Meredith Hall

"When the Doorman is Your Main Man" by Julia Margaret Hogben"