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Remembering Jane Austen

Posted January 8, 2013 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page, Teen Services

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the Villa Park Public Library will feature an Austen related film festival and a program featuring the distinguished author.

For the film series, doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movies beginning promptly at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The first movie in the series will be held Wednesday, January 30 and is a 2005 film, featuring Keira Knightley, which retells the story of a classic Austen novel.

The second movie will be held Wednesday, February 20 and is a Bollywood update on a classic Austen tale.

The final movie of the series will be held Wednesday, March 20 and is a story that transports the viewer back to 1795 into the life of a young Jane Austen and features Anne Hathaway as Jane.

On April 17, Jane Austen Speaks will be held at 7:00 p.m. Debra Ann Miller will take on the persona of Austen and discuss her life as a literary woman. Registration is required for this program.

In addition, the library collection is host to numerous works by and about Austen including books, CD audiobooks and DVDs.

For more information, visit our web site at or call 630-834-1164.