On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk
A Good Long Walk
Logs due by noon, Monday, February 22
As all Austen readers know, her characters are champion walkers. Whatever the novel, the heroine will at some point go on a good, long walk. Persuasion is no exception as all the younger folk at Uppercross head over the hills to stretch their legs. We’re going to take the outing a bit further and take the major journeys of the novel on foot as well. You can decide how much you’re willing to take on and which direction you’d like to go. Feel like some time by the sea? It’s 17 miles to Lyme Regis. Spend your month there if you’d like. Do you prefer the society of Bath? That’s a little longer journey at 47 miles. Enjoy the concerts and parties! If you’re really just wanting to walk and then walk some more, you could walk to Lyme Regis and from there to Bath for a total of 77 miles. Don’t worry, you can send for a carriage at any time.
It doesn’t matter which destination you select. Anyone turning their log in before noon on Monday, February 22, will be entered into a drawing for a volume containing all of Jane Austen’s works.
On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt
This February, be on the lookout for things that tie in to our On the Same Page book Persuasion. See if you can get a photo of each of the following items. So that we’ll know it wasn’t something you just Google searched, we want to see you in the picture as well! Print out your photos and turn them in before noon on Monday, February 22. We’ll see who can get the most to win a volume containing all of Jane Austen’s novels. If there are multiple people getting all of them, we’ll have to see who has the closest representation to what’s in the book!
See if you can get a photo of each of the following items:
1 – Tea Pot
2 – “Great House”
3 – Ship
4 – Letter
5 – Calling Card
6 – Seagull
7 – Stile
8 – Stone Steps
9 – Cast Limb
10 – Horse
11 – Concert Hall
12 – Dam, Dike, or Jetty
13 – Volume of Poetry
14 – People Playing Cards
15 – Concert Hall
Adult Book Club: Jane Austen’s Persuasion
Join us for an open and informal discussion of Persuasion by Jane Austen on February 18th at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Book club copies available through curbside pickup.
Closed for Presidents’ Day
The library will be closed Monday, February 15 for Presidents’ Day. No items will be due, and as always the book drop will remain open. Thank you!