"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, September 16, 2017,  2:00 - 4:00
Regency card partyRegency Card Party
McClatchy Library
Large Community Room
2112 22nd St.

Have afternoon refreshments and learn about Whist and other games played by Jane Austen and the characters in her novels.

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, August 19, 2:30 - 4:30
    Old Friends and New Fancies by Sybil G. Brinton
  • Saturday, September 23, 2:30 - 4:30
    Sanditon by Jane Austen
  • Saturday, October 21, 2:30 - 4:30
    What Matters in Jane Austen by John Mullan
  • Saturday, November 18, 2:30 - 4:30
    Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Mafisi

  • Saturday, January 20th, 2:30 - 4:30
    The Making of Jane Austen by Devoney Looser

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.

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, June 17, 2017
A Box Hill Picnic at Alice Taylor's Lavender Farm in Escalon was a 2017 living reminder of Jane Austen's Box Hill Picnic in Emma, Volume III Chapter VII.