November 9 Joslyn Around Town
Visualizing Literature @ Omaha Public Library, Abrahams Branch
10:30 am

Free program. Space is limited; advanced registration is recommended (below); walk-ins welcome if space permits. Abrahams Branch is located at 5111 N. 90th Street. Questions? Contact Karla Lechtenberger, Education Programs Coordinator, at (402) 661-3846 or kl@joslyn.org.

Please join us for Visualizing Literature, a program exploring connections between the literary and visual arts through moderated book discussions led by Joslyn volunteers. During the Museum’s temporary closure, we are delighted that Omaha Public Library is our host and partner, allowing us to present a modified version of this long-standing and popular program.

Our November Read
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

The year is 1792. The French Revolution, driven to excess by its own triumph, has turned into a reign of terror. Daily, tumbrels bearing new victims to the guillotine roll over the cobbled streets of Paris. Thus the stage is set for one of the most enthralling novels of historical adventure ever written.

The mysterious figure known as the Scarlet Pimpernel, sworn to rescue helpless men, women, and children from their doom; his implacable foe, the French agent Chauvelin, relentlessly hunting him down; and lovely Marguerite Blakeney, a beautiful French exile married to an English lord and caught in a terrible conflict of loyalties—all play their parts in a suspenseful tale that ranges from the squalid slums of Paris to the aristocratic salons of London, from intrigue on a great English country estate to the final scene on the cliffs of the French coast.

Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947), an only child of Austro-Hungarian nobles, lived most of her life in London, where she built her reputation as an established novelist, playwright, and artist.
Program registration is closed.

Looking Ahead
On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, join us to explore A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

Visualizing Literature is a Joslyn Around Town program.