"It is such a happiness when good people get together, and they always do."  Emma

JASNA Greater Sacramento has three types of meetings: Regular, reading group and board. All members are encouraged to attend. The public is welcome to the regular meetings.

Regular Meetings

We meet quarterly on a Saturday afternoon in March, June, September and December. The meetings are usually held in Sacramento County Public Library branches. Our meetings are open to the public and generally are free of charge.
If you are interested in the life, works and times of Jane Austen, we invite you to attend an upcoming meeting.

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 2 - 4:30 PM
Belle Cooledge Library
5699 S Land Park Dr, Sacramento
We'll have an AGM review from members who were able to attend and by popular demand we'll play more parlor games.

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 2 - 4:30 PM
Sacramento Central Library, West Meeting Room
828 I St., Sacramento
Claire Bellanti, JASNA President, will be presenting on
"Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen's Time".

Reading Group Meetings

This group of JASNA Greater Sacramento Region members meet monthly to discuss readings chosen in advance. The goal is to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Jane Austen's novels, life and culture using her works and those of others. For more information, email Lynn Ossolinski at

All Reading Group meetings are at
McClatchy Library,  2112 22nd Street, Sacramento

Reading Group Meetings
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:30 - 4:30
    The Jane Austen Project, by Kathleen A. Flynn
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2:30 - 4:30
    Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:30 - 4:30
    Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley,
    by Charlotte Gordon

Board Meetings

The officers meet three or four times a year to conduct regional business as well as to conduct annual program planning and to organize logistics for upcoming regular meetings. Additionally, the officers meet to plan and organize the logistics for the quarterly regular meetings. All members are cordially invited and welcome to attend.

None currently scheduled

Past Regular Meetings and Special Events

Prior Regular Meetings and Special Events since June, 2014 are summarized on the Past Events page.
The most recent Regular Meeting was:

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Jane Austen Birthday Tea    ** Special Event **
Our birthday celebration included afternoon tea followed by an outstanding and lively talk by David Bell about music in Jane's life and novels. Soprano Sarah Messbauer accompanied by Carol Hess at the baby grand piano beautifully performed a selection of Jane's favorites. We were taken away by the music to the point where it seemed as if Jane were in the room with us.