“Jane Austen Speaks”
Performer Debra Miller
Thursday, September 29, 2016
at the Lawrence Public Library
Open to the public
Jane Austen visits you from in the autumn of 1815. Her first three novels, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park are published, and Emma is complete. Jane visits with you at this, the most vibrant and hopeful time of her life. Drawing from her letters, juvenilia, and novels, this 45 minute performance delves into the personal life of one of the most beloved and intriguing novelists of the 19th century. Jane Austen speaks about her childhood in Steventon, her brothers and beloved sister Cassandra and her writing. Learn about her exotic cousin Eliza, her mentor and friend Madame LeFroy and the loves and losses that shaped her life and informed her perception of the world. Suitable for both the casual reader of her novels and the most devoted “Janeite”. By the end of the presentation, the audience will know more about Miss Jane Austen the woman, as well as the author.
Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
3 Day Sale Sept. 15-17
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Book donations are still being accepted until the end of August. Books should be in small boxes or bags and clean. Please do not include textbooks or magazines because these typically do not sell. Any questions, call the library. Proceeds go to the Summer Reading Program.
Adult Book Club Selection for September:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Our club meets first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. New members are always welcome to attend.
See Book Club Reading List
New at our Library: Free digital magazines!
Click on the Zinio icon to the left to create an account using a Lawrence Public Library card barcode. Patrons will need an email address and a password to create an account or to login. Magazines may be read on a mobile device (by downloading a Zinio app) or by reading immediately in the browser on a personal computer.
3M Cloud Library: How to get started (step by step) click here.
Ancestry.com FOR FREE
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