Our Next Gathering:

June Meeting: An Exploration of the Regency Wardrobe with Brooke Aiello and our first JASNA Book Swap.

mens_wear_17901829_plate_002.jpgWHEN: Saturday, June 15th. 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Betty Rodriguez Library Meeting Room.
3040 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93703
COST: Free and open to the public.

Regency Wardrobe: Professional costumer and theater professor Brooke Aiello will present the basics of the Regency Wardrobe for both men and women, as well as how their wardrobes were sourced and cared for. She will also answer questions about how to create or source your own Regency wardrobe in myriad ways, including sewing, patterns, and using thrift store finds!

Book Swap: After the Regency Wardrobe presentation, we will break for refreshments and conversation. Then our region will be hosting our first Book Swap! If you would like to participate, please follow these guidelines:

1. Bring 1 (or more!) used book that you truly enjoyed, but are able to part with. It can be ANY genre as long as it’s FICTION! All pieces of fiction are welcome – the book doesn’t have to be a work of literary art or a best seller! Think outside of Austen!

2. If you feel comfortable, let us know why you brought the book and why it’s a must-read!

Any books that are not claimed will be donated to the Friends of the Library for their book sale.

August Meeting: Book Discussion on Sense and Sensibility.

sands.jpgWHEN: SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: TBA, Fresno County Library Location
COST: Free and open to the public.

“The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!’

Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love—and its threatened loss—the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

Our third quarter meeting will feature a discussion of “Sense and Sensibility”, as well as an additional presentation related to the novel, a brief meet-and-greet, and light refreshments. Feel free to bring your own mug or tea cup to enjoy!


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See all of our upcoming events at our Calendar of Events Page.

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