Keep Calm & Read Jane Austen
April 21st at 7 pm on Zoom
WBPL is excited to cohost renowned local historian Kathy Wilson live via Zoom, alongside our friends at the Mechanicsville Public Library!
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85401084947
Her contemporaries paid scant attention to her; Victorians found her passionless and parochial. Yet in the 21st Century, an age where seemingly “anything goes,” the reserve and restraint, modesty and manners of Austen’s characters continue to appeal to many readers. This program looks at her world in an attempt to learn more about Jane Austen and understand not only what influenced her writing, but also why we still love her books 200 years later.