Louisa May Alcott: A Series of Programs
San Jose State University's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is proud to sponsor a series of programs in spring and fall 2011 that explore the life of Louisa May Alcott, one of the most famous Americans of the 19th century. The King Library is one of 30 libraries across the U.S. that have received funding for programs that feature Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen.
This guide includes information about the events organized by the King Library, as well as further resources that individuals can use to explore the fascinating life of Alcott.
Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Who was Louisa May Alcott?
Louisa May Alcott in her mid-twenties, 1858
Photo courtesy of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House/L. M. A. Memorial Association
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was one of the most fascinating people of the 19th century. She is mostly known for her book Little Women, but did you know that:
Come and explore the life of Louisa May Alcott though the King Library's series of events and other resources about this remarkable American.
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
Postcard courtesy of the American Library Association
Upcoming Events at SJSU Library
Making Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes Craft
Celebrate Louisa May Alcott's Birthday with a making paper dolls and airplanes party. At various branches.