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. Think of it as an opportunity to learn some cool old dance moves. It will be great fun.
We also have an author coming to visit on Tuesday night, the 19th, at 6:30. Jim Draeger, who co-wrote Bottom’s Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars & Breweries will be here to talk about his research (ah, to have a job that involves tavern-based research!) and sign copies of his book. You may have seen the documentary based on Bottoms Up on public television. If you haven’t, no worries – we have a copy of both the book and the film available at the library. Prost!