Events

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CALIFORNIA

Thursday, December 12, start time 6:30
Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Branch Library, 315 East 14th St., Davis, CA

This holiday season, come enjoy a film screening of the holiday classic portraying Louisa May Alcott’s novel, “Little Women.” Along with the film, the Davis Food Co-op will present a cooking class based on foods depicted in novel.

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ILLINOIS

Thursday, December 19, start time 4pm
Chatham Public Library, 600 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL.

This month’s book discussion is Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson. Information: 483-2713

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MASSACHUSETTS

March 1 – May 30, Mon. – Fri. 9am to 5pm
Boston Public Library Rare Books Lobby, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400.

Literary Frontierswomen

Novels, poetry, essays, children’s literature, biographies, histories, and short stories have been penned by women since the 17th century, and since March is Women’s History Month, let’s celebrate them at “Public Women, Private Lives.” The exhibit of published text and personal correspondence is weighted toward established and lesser-known writers who lived in or came from Boston and surrounding parts. Included are Emily Dickinson, Louisa May Alcott, and Julia Ward Howe. Free admission.

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Ongoing – Every Sunday, 11am to 2pm
The Colonial Inn, Concord, MA

“Meet” Louisa May Alcott over Brunch
Director of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House and actress Jan Turnquist portrays Louisa, providing a living history of the famed author. Call 978-369-9200 before the Sunday you wish to come and ask if Louisa May Alcott will be at the brunch. Call the same number for brunch reservations, which are recommended.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Sunday, July 6, start time 4pm
2013 Monadnock Summer Lyceum
25 Main Street, Peterborough, NH

Marianne Donnelly will perform as Louisa May Alcott for the Monadnock Lyceum.

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VERMONT

Saturday, January 25, start time 2:00 pm
Springfield Town Library, Flinn Reading Room, 43 Main Street, Springfield, VT

~ A Vermont Humanities Council event ~
Famous as the author of Little Women and other books for young people, Louisa May Alcott was herself a fascinating character. Her life was formed in the intellectual and philosophical hotbed of 19th-century Concord, Massachusetts, home of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and her own philosopher father, Amos Bronson Alcott. Jeanne Austin draws on the life and writings of this remarkable woman, shaping them into an exciting and educational living history experience.

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6 thoughts on “Events

  1. Oh, thank you for letting me know about the event at the BPL. I will try to get there!

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