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Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

1775 December 16

Jane's Birthday Tea
2018 January 20

Our annual tea in celebration of Jane's birthday will be held on 2018 January 20 at 2:00 - 4:00 in the Sunalta Community Hall. (Please bring indoor shoes.) Sandwiches, cake and tea will refresh us. Games and Dancing will keep us active. Conversation, of course, will be the best entertainment.

Tickets are $15 each. Email JASNA Calgary

Tour of the Library

On October 28 some JASNA Calgary members with their friends and family did a sidewalk tour of the New Central Library. Our host and guide was Daniel, a bright spark from the Calgary Public Library Foundation. During a video of the planned interior we learned that the building is "sealed" and interior "fit and finishing" is underway.

Opening in 2018 November, the signaturde building sits above the CTrain line and will be accessed by a grand ramp entrance line with natural wood. Even from the outside, we could see ourselves reading, playing, learning, and possibly holding JASNA meetings.

Any group can arrange a sidewalk tour of the New Central Library by contacting the Calgary Public Library Foundation.

Regular Meetings

JasnaCalgary is a region of the Jane Austen Society of North America. We are all interested in everything Jane, from love of her novels to scholarly pursuits. Five times a year we meet to enjoy talks, workshops, teas, and galas. Attend a meeting and if you have fun, join in! Membership is $15.00 annually to cover our tea and cakes and other expenses.

Our meetings are 2:00 - 4:00, held at Sunalta Community Association, 1627 10 Ave SW, a location that is wheelchair accessible.
View map for meeting location

Only a few special events require pre-paid tickets, such as the annual Tea celebrating Jane Austen's birthday and our bi-annual Gala.

On the Family page, members can access additional information with a password.

Site last updated on 2018 January 16

Invitation to Jane's Birthday Tea
Our tour of the New Central Library
New books and updated book list on Reading page

Comments welcome

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