Celebrate 200 years of Jane Austen

The Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, NY will kick off their year long* celebration of Jane Austen on Thursday, March 16. The first program is a lecture by Jacqueline George, professor of English at SUNY New Paltz, entitled “The Afterlife of a Literary Icon.” The lecture will answer questions such as why does Jane Austen stay with us and what her legacy means.

The event will begin at 6:30PM EST. You can check the library’s event page for more information as well as find other upcoming events happening with this celebration.

P.S. The library is setting up a standee so you can take a selfie with Mr. Darcy. I’m not sure if this is an awesome thing or barely tolerable.

*I’ve added this celebration to the Jane 200 calendar.