Peterborough Town Library hosts a monthly meet-up designed for people who are short on time, but want to stay informed and engaged on current issues.

Short Reads is easy to join. Each month, Program Coordinator Jocelyn Duffy curates a set of articles about a topic. Readers may stop by the library to pick up the articles, read, and then meet to discuss on the first Thursday of the month at noon. Bring a lunch and enjoy a conversation.

This month the group will read about noise pollution and its impacts on humanity and wildlife.

Packets are available at the main desk or email to have them sent electronically. The discussion will be held on Thursday, Jan. 2, at noon at the library at 2 Concord Street in Peterborough

Information: or 924-8040.