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 each meeting location.

We also have a bookclub for all things Austen and Regency! We meet in coffee shops, wineries and breweries on the second Sunday in the off months from the JASNA meetings (unless there's a conflict on the second Sunday). Those dates are listed below as well.

February Meeting
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1:30–3:30 pm

Belmar Library, Lakewood (map

We'll break into two groups and discuss either Jane Austen at Home: A Biography, by Lucy Worsley, or What Matters inJane Austen: 20 Crucial Puzzles Solved, by John Mullan. Afterward, we'll come back together and report to the whole group on major themes, ideas and questions that emerged during our discussions. 

April Meeting
Sunday, April 14, 2019, 1:30–3:30 pm
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library
3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO, 80020
(map)

Austen Potpourri. We'll take turns sharing anything of interest related to Jane Austen — her life, novels, adaptations, articles, books, etc. Whatever enticing bit of Austen lore you've uncovered recently, please enlighten us. Information relating to the Georgian or Regency periods is also welcome.

 

May Bookclub
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 1:00–3:00 pm
Red Silo Coffee Roasters
6590 Holman Street, #208, West Arvada
(map)

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon. Facilitator: Lynn Brown

June Meeting
Sunday, June 30, 2019, 1:30–3:30 pm (NOTE NEW DATE!)
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003
(map)

Dr. Regulus Allen, Traveling Lecturer for the Western Region, will give a talk on “From Hampshire to Hollywood.” Since this is our Strawberries at Donwell Abbey meeting, summery treats will be served.

July Bookclub
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 1:00–3:00 pm
Bean Fosters Coffee & Tea and Used Bookstore
720 Golden Ridge Road, Suite D, Golden, CO 80401 (map)

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet by Pam Mingle. Facilitator: Sara McBride; author Pam Mingle will be in attendance

August Meeting
Sunday, August 11, 2019, 1:30–3:30 pm
Arvada Library
7525 W 57th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002
(map)  

Former JASNA President, Joan Klingel Ray, will be on hand to lead our discussion of Northanger Abbey. A good excuse to reread, if you needed one!

September Bookclub
Sunday, September 8, 1:30–3:30 pm
Espresso Vino by Brewing Market (Lafayette location)
2770 Dagny Way Lafayette, CO (Located between I-25 and Boulder)

The September book is AGM related, and this year's AGM theme is Northanger Abbey. We'll be reading Gothic lit from Austen's day: The Italian by Anne Radcliffe (1797) — one of the first realistic villains in “Romance”/ Gothic literature of the era. 

JASNA AGM
October 4–6, 2019
Williamsburg, VA

“200 Years of Northanger Abbey: Real, Solemn History.”

October Meeting
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 1:30–3:30 pm
Arvada Library
7525 W 57th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002
(map)

The first part of the meeting will be taken up by regional matters. Up first, the bylaws — we'll discuss and vote on them at the meeting. Please prepare by reading them over and noting any questions you may have. If you didn't receive them in the member email, please contact us and we'll send them to you. Then we'll receive an update on Birthday Tea planning, followed by reports from the AGM.

After all the business is concluded, we'll watch some of the 2007 Felicity Jones version of Northanger Abbey.

November Bookclub
Sunday, November 10, 1:30–3:30 pm
The Chocolate Therapist
2560 West Main Street, Suite 100, Littleton, CO
(map) 

Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Regency England, by Carolly Erickson.

December Meeting — Annual Birthday Tea
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:30–3:30 pm
The Fleming Mansion
1510 S. Grant St., Denver, CO 80210
(map)

This year's tea will be held in the historic Fleming Mansion, a beautiful Victorian stone mansion in the Platt Park neighborhood in south Denver. We'll enjoy a catered tea with treats, teas and sparkling wine/juice, and our always-popular silent auction.