The Swampscott Public Library will be hosting a Jane Austen Tea and lecture on Monday, March 11th at 6:30pm. The lecture entitled “Jane Austen is Alive
and Well and Living in Swampscott” will be presented by Maria Folsom, a
professor of literature at Wheelock College. Ms. Folsom has published numerous essays on Austen and has edited Approaches to Teaching Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Approaches to Teaching Austen’s Emma. Registration for this event
begins on March 1st. This program is the highlight of Jane Austen Week at the library.
On Tuesday, March 12th at 1:00pm the library will be showing “The Jane Austen Book Club”. On Wednesday, we will present the movie “Sense and Sensibility” at 10:30 am. On Thursday, March 14th at 6:00pm, the movie of the day will be “Pride and Prejudice”. We will follow up on Friday with “You’ve Got Mail”, the comedy starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, who discuss Pride and Prejudice throughout the movie. We will wrap up our Jane Austen week on Saturday, March 16th with the movie “Becoming Jane”. This movie will start at 10:30 am.