Celebrate Jane Austen with us this spring!

Join our celebration of Jane Austen this spring!

Literature discussion with Cyndi Larsen: Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd

Tuesday, March 6, 2018,  7 PM
An irreverent retelling of Mansfield Park transforms the meek Fanny Price into a spoiled, condescending and generally hated heiress while depicting Mary Crawford as a sweet-natured neighbor who comes into her own when the vindictive Fanny is murdered.

The World of Jane Austen Through Paintings of the Period with Patricia Carr

Wednesday, March 13, 2018,  2 PM, (snow date: March 20, 2018, 2 PM)

This program will focus on the world in which Austen grew up, mainly rural England.  With the aid of beautiful slides, including many of paintings of the time, Carr will help us enter that world and learn a little more about what life was like for the country gentry

Literature discussion with Cyndi Larsen:  Eligible: a novel, by Curtis Sittenfeld  

Tuesday, March 20, 2018,  7 PM

Returning with her sister, Jane, to their Ohio hometown when their father falls ill, New York magazine editor Lizzy Bennett confronts challenges in the form of her younger sisters’ football fangirl antics, a creepy cousin’s unwanted attentions and the infuriating standoffish manners of a handsome neurosurgeon.

Jane Austen Movie Series: Mansfield Park 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 1:30 PM, (2000, 112 min., Rated PG-13)

 Jane Austen Movie Series: Northanger Abbey

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 1:30 PM (2007, 86 min., Not Rated)

Literature discussion with Cyndi Larsen:  Emma: a modern retelling 

by Alexander McCall Smith

Tuesday, April  3, 2018, 7 PM
Presents a modern rendering of Jane Austen’s classic that follows the experiences of a college graduate who returns to the side of her health-nut father and interferes in the personal lives of her friends.

Fashion in Fiction: Clothing Speaks Volumes in Jane Austen’s Regency Novels with Kandie Carle 

Saturday, April  7, 2018, 2 PM

Presents a modern rendering of Jane Austen’s classic that follows the experiences of a college graduate who returns to the side of her health-nut father and interferes in the personal lives of her friends.

Jane Austen Movie Series: Persuasion

Tuesday, April 10, 1:30 PM, (1995, 104 min., Rated PG)

Why Jane Austen is still relevant today: Lit Lecture with Dr. Catherine Hoyser, University of St. Joseph

Thursday, April  19, 2018, 7 PM

Series sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library. 

 

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