“Music in Jane Austen’s Time” at Howland Library on Dec. 10

Vassar professor to speak

Kathryn Libin, associate professor of music at Vassar College, speaks on the instruments and musical contemporaries of Jane Austen’s time, at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Howland Public Library. She will present a slideshow and play musical recordings.

Libin studies and interprets musical issues in the life and writings of Jane Austen. She has given numerous presentations at national and regional meetings of the Jane Austen Society of North America, and served as musical director for JASNA’s 25th anniversary meeting in England in 2003. Libin’s latest publication is “Daily Practice, Musical Accomplishment, and the Example of Jane Austen,” in Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony (Lehigh University Press, 2013).

The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St. in Beacon. To see all events currently offered at the library, go to beaconlibrary.org. For more information, call Alison Herrero, head of Adult Services, at 845-831-1134.

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