Sunday, September 27, 2015

Jane Austen Tea Party for kids at Mentor Library

Sienna remembers to keep her pinky up while sipping tea.
Sienna remembers to keep her pinky up while sipping tea.

We're celebrating the life and works of Jane Austen with Austen in Autumn; and, yes, most of our programs are for teens and adults. But not all of them!

We threw a tea party on Saturday where kids could learn about Austen and Britain's Regency Era.

We also made nosegays, silhouette pendants and bilboquets (which you probably know as the ball-in-cup game,) while enjoying cucumber sandwiches and tea.
Katie pours her daughter Amanda another cup of tea.
We still have several Austen in Autumn programs coming up including our Austen film series. This Thursday, we're hosting a free screening of Clueless (which is a remake and modernization of Austen's Emma) at Great Lakes Mall Atlas Cinemas.

Also, the Geauga Lyric Theater will have a special reprise of its rendition of Pride & Prejudice at our Main Branch on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

We also have programs on silhouette art and world history during Austen’s life. All of which will be free and open to the public.

That includes a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies party for teens on Oct. 12. Teens can practice their skulking and celebrate Halloween a little early when they party like the undead.

For more information on Austen in Autumn, visit
Lucy (wearing an awesome hat) ties the ball on to her bilboquet.
For more photos from our Austen tea party, check our Mentor Library's Facebook page.

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