Jane Austen Book Club for May

We are meeting on May 17th at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room in the Carnegie Buillding, 244 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson.  We will be enjoying the BBC production of "Wives & Daughters," as shown on Masterpiece Theatre.  We will be serving tea with all the trimmings as we enjoy the lush portrayal of country life in England, circa 1850's.

Join us for Mrs. Gaskell's enjoyable plot and wonderful acting by a talented ensemble cast.

Jane Austen Book Club for April

We begin our discussion of Elizabeth Gaskell's "Wives & Daughters" on April 12th, 2010 in the International Room in the Carnegie Building at 6:00 pm.  "Wives & Daughters" is a wonderful book which revolves around a Dr.Gibson and his daughter Molly, in a provincial town in 1830's England.    Here's a plot summary of the book from Wikipedia.  For a shorter version: the good Dr.

When the earth moves--and the water responds

       Since all of earth's residents seem to be getting some shaking lately, even Michiganians, an article listing some informative materials and recommendations seems appropriate. For general information on earthquakes in the United States, visit the US. Geological Survey website at If you want to see what preparations can be made, visit

The Big Read: after you read A wizard of Earthsea, what next?

    One of the great things about this year's Big Read selection, A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin, is that there are three more books, equally enthralling, in the Earthsea series, plus Le Guin has written dozens of other wonderful books. If you have read this book with your children, there are numerous other authors in the children's section that both children and adults will enjoy.

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