2018 marks the sesquicentennial of the publication of “Little Women,” and the Keene Public Library is celebrating with a holiday tea party on Saturday, December 15th. The tea will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St. The celebration includes a short talk about Keene at the time of Little Women presented by Anita Carroll Weldon, director of the Horatio Colony House Museum, crafts, trivia, readings, and a screening of the 1994 film adaptation starring Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon.
The “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott has been popular from the moment it was published, in two parts. It has never been out of print, and it has been translated into at least 50 languages. The book follows the adventures of the four March sisters and their mother, “Marmee,” living in Concord, Massachusetts while their father is away during the Civil War.
All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information library programs, please call Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157.