Marquette University Libraries and Milwaukee Public Library invite you to the third event in the five-event series "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women."
"Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women"
Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Library, Central Library
Krug Rare Book Room, 2nd floor
Marquette professors Angela Sorby and Sarah Wadsworth will screen the first half of the American Masters 2008 documentary film about Alcott, plus scenes from the 1994 film Little Women. They will lead a discussion about how Alcott changed details of her life for Little Women, and how her life story was further edited for the mass film audience.
MPL Library Exhibit adjacent to the Rare Book Room features Alcott writings from the library's rarities collection. Additional displays in the Periodicals and Humanities rooms highlight Alcott's writing and personal relationships with Concord Transcendentalists.
All members of the academic and wider Milwaukee communities are invited to this free event. Free street parking is available after 6:00 p.m. on 9th St. and adjacent to all sides of the building. Questions about any of the Alcott events may be addressed to Susan Hopwood, Outreach Librarian, by e-mail or phone (414) 288-5995.
Programs in this series are sponsored by the American Library Association with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.