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February 21, 2013

Examining women's Roles in Regency England

The Friends of Huntington Memorial Library will be holding a program on Monday, March 4, with guest speaker Rachel Stevenson. The title of her talk is “Women’s Roles in Regency England: Why Lizzie Bennet Couldn’t Act Like You” and will begin at 6:45 p.m. in the third-floor meeting room at the library.

The novels of Jane Austen have always been popular and now feature sequels, updates and revisions by many authors. Find out what it was really like to be a woman in Regency England. This program is free and open to the public.

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If you are tired of winter, imagine living in Antarctica where it’s always winter, a winter we can’t even imagine. Gabrielle Walker has traveled all over the continent and is a scientist who studies life there. “Antarctica” talks about the vast ice land and how it draws so many different people to conduct research. She discusses experiments, drilling in the ice core, driving a snow dozer, and how the continent is telling us about global warming.

Learn how to use your Kindle Fire by reading Nancy Muir’s “Kindle Fire HD for Dummies.” you’ll learn how to set up your device, connect it to Wi-Fi and browse the Web, along with navigating the touchscreen. There are also instructions for listening to music, watching movies, downloading apps and more. Step-by-step instructions with photographs make it easy to understand.

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