Western Wyoming Community College and the Hay Library are partnering with the Sweetwater County Libraries and the Sweetwater County Library Foundation this spring to promote a multi-format exploration of author Charlotte Bronte’s 1847 classic Jane Eyre, in a series of programs and events entitled “Jane Eyre: Read, Watch, Experience.”
The first of the program’s several film screenings and discussions is set for the White Mountain Library this Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m., with a screening of the 2006 screen adaptation of “The Wide Sargasso Sea,” based on author Jean Rhys’s 1966 novel of the same name, which functions as a prequel to Jane Eyre. This event is free and open to the public.
“Pass-it-on” copies of Bronte’s novel are now available at several library locations.
Other events in the series include:
On Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at Sweetwater County Library’s Green River branch, a screening of the 2011 film version of Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender;
On Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. at the Rock Springs Library, a screening of the 1943 horror film “I Walked With a Zombie,” which is supposedly “loosely based” on Bronte’s novel;
And, the WWCC Performing Arts Department’s stage production “Jane Eyre,” which runs April 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. each evening, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. No children under 5 admitted.
The Western Wyoming Community College Cultural Affairs Committee, the Hay Library and the Performing Arts Department are pleased to partner with the Sweetwater County Library System and Sweetwater County Library Foundation to present “Jane Eyre: Read, Watch, Experience.” For more information, contact Janice Grover-Roosa at firstname.lastname@example.org; or at (307) 382-1701.