Submitted by denell on November 21, 2013 - 12:09pm
We’re taking a break from programming this week to catch our collective breath and recharge our batteries for the Thanksgiving-to-Christmas rush. There are many, many new books for readers of all ages and interests to enjoy (the shelves are close to overflowing) and we have a wide selection of movies and television series to tide you over until Aaron Rodgers is restored to health. Plus we turned on the fireplace today and that corner is looking especially inviting this afternoon – it would be an excellent spot to while away an hour or two.
We’re in the home stretch for Austen Fest now, with two movies and one very special event left. Tonight (11/14) we will be screening a Masterpiece Theatre (PBS) version of Northanger Abbey. Saturday we have a matinee showing of Ms. Austen’s most beloved work, Pride and Prejudice. This version stars Kiera Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, and we’ll start the film at 10:30 a.m. Sunday afternoon at 2:00 we send Austen Fest off in grand style with an appearance by members of the Heritage Musick and Daunce Society, coming to Green Lake to demonstrate early nineteenth century dances.
We’re in full Jane Austen celebration mode here at the library this week and next. Tonight (11/7) we will be screening an Oscar-winning film version of Sense and Sensibility. Saturday we welcome actress Debra Ann Miller for a noon performance of “Jane Austen Speaks!” to be followed by tea. Many thanks to the library friends, foundation members, and staff who are helping make these events possible. Austen Fest continues with the Constant Reader Book Club discussion of Northanger Abbey on Tuesday at 3:30 (open to all Austen enthusiasts).