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Upcoming Jane Austen Book Clubs at Nicola's Books

Illustrated endpapers showing an older, grey-haired man bowing, as though making an announcement, to two seated women: Mrs. Bennet and a brown-haired young woman trimming a hat (possibly intended to be Elizabeth?)

Have you visited The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet? Has the exhibit only whetted your appetite for more Jane Austen? If so, read on! In Feburary and early March, Nicola's Books will be hosting three Jane Austen Book Club events on February 7th, February 21st, and March 7th. The first two events are highlighted in this blog post. Stay tuned for more news of the March event.

Happening Tonight: Jane Austen-Inspired Embroidery at AADL

Embroidery pattern with pineapples in the middle and abstract or floral borders on the left, right, and bottom

Join Ann Arbor District Library for an evening of embroidery and Austen on Tuesday January 23, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Downtown Library's Secret Lab. There will be a short presentation on needlework in the Austen era and a demonstration of embroidery styles and stitches. Each attendee will create their own needlework keepsake—a personalized, monogrammed handkerchief—with plenty of guidance to get those stitches started.

Register Now | Mapping Austen’s World: Movement and Journeys in the 19th Century | January 19, 2018

Image of a couple in a horse drawn carriage. Mapping Austen's World: Movement and Journeys in the 19th Century. January 19, 2018

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, the Nineteenth-Century Forum and the University of Michigan Library are excited to offer a one-day interdisciplinary conference on Friday, January 19, 2018, exploring movement, mapping, and margins within the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Attendance is free, but we ask that participants register by January 10, 2018, as space for some sessions is limited. A complimentary lunch will be served for those who register.