The San Jose Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the San Jose Public Library, the San Jose State Library and a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, will present Tea With Louisa May Alcott, a program of tea and living history covering the life and career of Louisa May Alcott, best known for her novel Little Women. The event will also feature Valerie Weich, a historian and actress, in character as Louisa, talking about the author’s writing, as well as her Civil War experiences. Advance registration is required.
When: Sunday, October 23, 2011. 2 p.m.
Where: San Jose Woman’s Club, 75 S. 11th St., San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Toby Matoush (408)808-2096
San Jose’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Library has received a $2,500 grant from the NEH to support this look at Louisa May Alcott’s work and life, which is one of 5 “reading, viewing and discussion programs featuring the documentary “Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women” and the companion biography of the same name.” The only other library in California to receive the same grant for the same purpose was Oceanside Public Library in Oceanside. As Louisa was also a supporter of Woman’s Suffrage, this event is especially appropriate for October 2011, the 100th anniversary of women in California having the right to vote!
Copyright 2011, Elizabeth Urbach.
For more information:
“Review: American classic, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott” by Cindi Rose
“Tea with Louisa” event page on Facebook
“The Woman Behind Little Women: Louisa May Alcott” movie website
“All About Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women”
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House website
“Louisa May Alcott is My Passion: Events”
“ALA announces 30 libraries to receive Louisa May Alcott library outreach grants” press release from January 2011
ALA website for the project