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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jane Austen Book Club at the Central Library

Austen scholar Dr. David Bell will be leading discussions on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. This 12-part series runs from June - November, 2010. The first date is June 13. Not only will Dr. Bell introduce Sense and Sensibility on that date, but Rachel Dodge will also discuss etiquette and customs that are central to Austen's novels and of the Regency era. June 29 will include a discussion led by Dr. Bell and a talk about transportation by Ed Ratcliffe. In July, (11 and 25), Pride and Prejudice will be the focus. Rachel will lead a virtual tour of locales and architecture in Austen's novels. The Sacramento Country Dance Society musicians will play music, and dancers will demonstrate. August (8 and 22) will focus on Emma. Vima de Marchi Micheli will give a presentation on lace and embroidery from the Regency era. As a needleworker and textile artist, I know that I won't miss this opportunity. Vima is a highly skilled needle artist and sought after lecturer on the topic. In September, Mansfield Park (the least read and Dr. Bell's favorite), will be the focus. Soprano Robin Fisher and pianist John Cozza will perform, and local actors will perform scenes. This brings us to the end of September. Books for October and November will be Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Please visit the Sacramento Public Library website for more information. http://www.saclibrary.org/

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