Regular meetings are usually held the second Sunday of every other month, unless a special program dictates otherwise. The information below is subject to change.

Don’t forget to bring contributions to Hookham’s Circulating Library. Austen-related books are donated by members and circulated for $1. You can keep the book or, after reading, bring it back to circulate to others.

Meetings are usually held at either Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library in Broomfield (map) or Standley Lake Library in Arvada (map). But other locations are also used, so be sure to check the meeting notice emailed to you for meeting location.

February Meeting
Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:30–3:30 pm
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library

3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020
720-887-2350 map

Jane Austen — Great Scenes Neglected. Members will choose a scene from any of the novels which has perhaps not gotten the attention it deserves, for whatever reason. If they select one from EMMA, so much the better, since it’s her year. They can read part, or all of it if it’s short, and tell the group why it struck them as a neglected scene. And, if possible, it should not be an "iconic" scene (although that remains somewhat subjective).

If there's time, we'll discuss a thought-provoking article in the New Yorker called “Charlotte Lucas’s Choice.”

April Meeting
Sunday, April 10, 2016, 1:30–3:30 pm
Belmar Library
555 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 235-5275

Second Annual Food Fete — the group will enjoy food dishes from Jane Austen's time that members have made, as well as discuss the new book, A Dance with Jane Austen.

June Meeting
Sunday, June 12, 2016, 1:30–3:30 pm
Arvada/Jefferson County Public Library
7525 W 57th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002

We'll have a lively group discussion of Emma, including some video as well.

August Meeting
Sunday, August 14, 2016, 1:30–3:30 pm
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library

3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020
720-887-2350 map

Our own Rebecca (Becky) Dickson will lead the discussion on Emma adaptations. You're encouraged to watch as many of them as you can beforehand. This meeting should be very enlightening and a great deal of fun besides!

October Meeting
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 1:30–3:30 pm
Arvada Library
7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada, CO

Austen Potpourri — Talk about anything Austen. Come prepared to share books, articles, movies/TV shows, podcasts, etc., with the group. We'll also be discussing the program for 2017. If you have a suggestion for something you'd like to see on offer next year, this would be a great time to share it. Finally, we'll have a report from our Birthday Tea Committee as well.

October 21–23, 2016
Washington, DC

Emma at 200: No One But Herself

December Meeting — Annual Birthday Tea
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00–4:00 pm

The Denver Tea Room
1165 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

This year, the tea will be held at The Denver Tea Room and Coffee Salon. One guest per member is welcome but seating is limited to 35 so make your reservations soon.

The menu varies, but always includes herb cucumber sandwiches and mouth-watering cream scones, as well as two types of tea (black flavored and herbal).

We will have our usual mix of business updates, special program features, interesting conversation, and a return of the silent auction!

Cost is $38 (plus more for vegetarian, gluten-free and champagne) for members and guests, reservation required by submitting a check to be received by 11/30/16. Email us for payment details.

We look forward to seeing all of you as we celebrate Jane Austen's birthday!