The Ridgefield Library will be celebrating the life and works of Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of her death. All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen includes:
- Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Dr. Mark Schenker lecture, Sensibility and Sense: How the 18th Century Meets the 19th in Jane Austen’s Novels.
- Sunday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m., Patricia Carr, The World of Jane Austen Through Paintings of the Period, including a Jane Austen-inspired tour of the Yale Center for British Art on Sunday, Oct. 1.
- Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Kandie Carle, illustrated talk, Fashion in Fiction: Jane Austen’s Regency Novels. Carle will give a detailed overview of the clothing of the Regency era.
- Saturday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m., the film Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley based Austen’s novel (other films include, Emma, Sept. 26; and Sense and Sensibility, Oct. 10; and two Austen-inspired screenings for teens on Oct. 9 and Nov. 7.
- Tuesday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., the Non Fictioneers discussion, Jane Austen’s England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods by Leslie and Roy Adkins.
- Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Assistant Library Director Mary Rindfleisch will lead discussions of Northanger Abbey.
- Thursday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m., Rindfleisch will lead a discussion of Emma at Founders Hall (for Founders Hall members).
- Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Dorothy Pawlowski, head of adult services, will lead a discussion of Sense and Sensibility.