Regular meetings are usually held the second Sunday of every other month, unless a special program dictates otherwise. The information below is subject to change.

Don’t forget to bring contributions to Hookham’s Circulating Library. Austen-related books are donated by members and circulated for $1. You can keep the book or, after reading, bring it back to circulate to others.

Meetings are usually held at either Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library in Broomfield (map) or Standley Lake Library in Arvada (map). But other locations are also used, so be sure to check the meeting notice emailed to you for meeting location.

February Meeting
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 1:30–3:30 pm

Belmar Library, Lakewood (map) 

Lynn Sherick will be our guest speaker. “Legacy We Can Still Touch: Jane Austen's Family Churches” (via Skype). 

April Meeting
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:30–3:30 pm
Arvada Public Library, Arvada (map)

Sue Forgue will speak on “High Society in Jane Austen’s Novels.” Note the change from our usual meeting date. Sue is an accountant and founder of the research website The Regency Encyclopedia ( She has presented at several JASNA AGMs and regions and contributed articles to the Letter from Chicago newsletter, JASNA News, and Jane Austen Knits, and served as one of its historical consultants.

June Meeting
Sunday, June 10, 2018, 1:30–3:30 pm
Arvada Public Library, Arvada (map)

Book discussion on Jane Austen, the Secret Radical. This will be a member-led discussion, and we would love to have participation from as many of you as possible. Even if you did not have time to read the book, once the discussion gets underway, you will be able to chime in. This book seems to evoke strong opinions, so don't let yours go unheard.

This is also our annual Strawberries at Donwell Abbey meeting, when we celebrate summer by bringing berries and other summery treats.

August Meeting
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 1:30–3:30 pm
Belmar Library, Lakewood (map)

Former JASNA President, Joan Klingel Ray, will lead our discussion of Persuasion.

September 28-30, 2018,
Kansas City, MO

Persuasion: 200 Years of Constancy and Hope

October Meeting
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 1:30–3:30 pm
Arvada Public Library, Arvada (map)

We'll be wrapping up our year-long study of Persuasion by taking a look at the adaptations. We'll also have reports from the AGM and an update on Jane Austen Birthday Tea planning. And don't forget — we're going to choose a book to read and discuss next year. Bring your recommendations!

December Meeting — Annual Birthday Tea
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Denver Tea Room
1165 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

In addition to enjoying each other's company and consuming the delectable sandwiches and pastries prepared by the Denver Tea Room's staff, we'll be toasting our favorite author, electing officers, and getting a first look at next year's programs.

Don't forget about the Silent Auction! It's our biggest ( and only) fundraiser of the year. Parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged.