Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday at Omaha Public Library’s 15th annual tea party

All are welcome at Omaha Public Library for a delightful afternoon tea honoring Jane Austen's 243rd birthday. The 15th annual Jane Austen Tea will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite teacups, though there will also be teacups available for use at the event. 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. Sheryl Craig titled, “Jane Austen and the Plight of Women,” which is also the title of Craig’s forthcoming book about Austen and the Women's Rights Movement in Georgian England.

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.

Visit omahalibrary.org for information about additional programs and services offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.