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).
Nothing scary about what’s happening at the library this coming week – just lots of fun. We’ll have our usual preschool story time Halloween morning at 10:00 (with a decided pumpkin flavor) and LEGO club that afternoon from 3:30-4:30. And we’ll have something for trick or treaters who didn’t get enough chocolate over the weekend, so if you need an excuse to get back into costume, we might just be it.