Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday at Omaha Public Library’s 14th annual tea party

All are welcome at Omaha Public Library for a delightful afternoon tea to honor Jane Austen's 242nd birthday. The 14th annual Jane Austen Tea will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite teacups. The Bookworm bookstore will have books and holiday gift items available for purchase. Parking at Omaha Park One (15th & Douglas streets) will be validated for Jane Austen Tea attendees.

Festivities will include light English fare, tea, and a talk by Dr. Cheryl Kinney reflecting on the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s passing on July 17, 1817. Dr. Kinney is a gynecologist in Dallas, Texas, and also volunteers with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs addressing the needs of female veterans in the Texas area. Dr. Kinney has been named by the Consumer’s Research Council as one of “America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologist” yearly since 2002, and has been chosen as a “Texas Super Doctor” by her peers for the last 11 years. She has served on the national board of the Jane Austen Society of North America from 2010-2015, and lectured around the world on issues relating to gynecology, as well as health and sickness in the novels of Jane Austen and other 18th and 19th century British authors.

Register for this free event online at omahalibrary.org or by calling 402.444.3399. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Omaha Public Library and the Nebraska Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

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