March Book Discussion Information

Title: Excellent Women Author: Barbara Pym Publication Date: 1952 Synopsis:Excellent Women is one of Barbara Pym's richest and most amusing high comedies. Mildred Lathbury is a clergyman's daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in 1950s England. She is one of those "excellent women," the smart, supportive, repressed women who men take for granted. As Mildred gets embroiled in the … Continue reading March Book Discussion Information

Program Reminder

Juliette Wells’ and Publishing Northanger Abbey: A History in Documents Program date/time: Sunday, February 16 at 2:30 pm Location: Princeton Public Library Parking information: Library parking is available in the Spring Street Garage located adjacent to the library. Drivers may enter the lot from Spring Street or through the library access driveway (Sylvia Beach Way) off … Continue reading Program Reminder

Program Review – The music of Jane Austen in practice and prose

The music of Jane Austen in practice and prose On October 20, the New Jersey Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America sponsored a wonderful program on the music of Jane Austen’s time, presented by period music duo The Practitioners of Musick. The program took place at the public library in Plainsboro. In … Continue reading Program Review – The music of Jane Austen in practice and prose

The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy During the Regency Era

The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy During the Regency Era Presented by Andrew Lyter While the weather wasn’t all that great, we had a wonderful presentation at Fort Mott on Sunday, August 18th.  We have records and books on the lives of officers in the Royal Navy, but what about those men that served … Continue reading The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy During the Regency Era

Afternoons with Austen @ Princeton Public Library

The Princeton Public Library presents Afternoons with AustenWednesdays at 3 pm in the Community Room. Enjoy a cup of tea and a film adaptation of a Jane Austen novel on Wednesday afternoons. For true Austen fanatics, “Addicted to Austen” calling cards will be distributed at each screening to be stamped by staff. Those who attend three … Continue reading Afternoons with Austen @ Princeton Public Library

Program Review – The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged

JASNA New Jersey members and friends. It is a truth universally acknowledged that only a Janeite with a keen sense of humor could pair Dungeons & Dragons and Northanger Abbey and make it work. But pair them The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged does, and actors Jessica Bedford, Charlotte “Chuck” Northeast, and Trevor Fayle make … Continue reading Program Review – The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged

Program Announcment: Royal Navy during the Regency era

You’re invited! Please join us as naval historian, Andrew Lyter, shares stories of the Royal Navy's lower-deck during the Regency Era. Mr. Lyter is a respected naval historian who works as the Director of the Lewes History Museum, in addition to being a sailor and living historian. Among many naval impressions, Mr. Lyter depicts the … Continue reading Program Announcment: Royal Navy during the Regency era

Upcoming Programs

Meeting Dates and TopicsAugust 18 - Talk on Regency Navy, Fort MottOctober 20 - Regency Music Program. Plainsboro Public LibraryDecember 15 - Our Annual holiday and Jane Austen birthday party, including games and book Pollyanna, at a member's house in Freehold.Reading Group Dates and BooksSeptember 15 - We will be discussing works of Jane Austen fanfiction.  You can read … Continue reading Upcoming Programs