Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Which Little Women Character Are You?

Virtual Event Do you imagine yourself having thrilling adventures like Jo, or would you rather curl up at home with kittens like Beth? Would you pour out your heart to Laurie or discuss philosophy with Professor Bhaer? Find out which character from Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel is your kindred spirit in this online quiz. […]

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence Display

Library Bridge 58 N State St, Orem

Library Bridge The fight for women's right to vote lasted more than 80 years. Women organized in their states or territories as well as petitioned for a constitutional amendment. This poster exhibition aims to give a more complete account of the struggle for women's right to vote by considering the complex, cumulative way in which […]

Louisa and the Civil War Display

Orem Library, Kids Zone Louisa May Alcott spent time as a Civil War Nurse in one of 150 hospitals in Washington D.C. before contracting typhoid and pneumonia. Learn more about Civil War nurses and see some actual surgical tools used by Civil War physicians in field hospitals. These tools are generously on loan from the […]

Life of Louisa May Alcott Timeline

Orem Library Storytelling Wing Louisa May Alcott had a fascinating life for a woman of her time. In addition to being an author, she was a Civil War nurse, abolitionist, suffragist, educator, and mother to her niece. She was a close associate of the best minds of her time. Come learn about the life of […]

Little Women Then and Now Display

Orem Library Main Entrance Learn about all the programs and fun activities we’ll be having at this year’s Orem Reads. See some fun objects from the past and how they compare with things we use today! "If we are all alive ten years hence, let's meet, and see how many of us have got our […]

Hale Center Theater: Visiting with Little Women

Virtual Event Tonight we’ll go back in time and have a conversation with the March family and friends via the magic of The Hale Center Theater stage. Hear about their challenges, thoughts, and advice for modern readers. This presentation was pre-recorded and will be available via the Orem Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. […]

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Orem Library Book Club: Little Women

Virtual Event Join librarian Amy Sorensen for a virtual book discussion of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women. Can’t make it that night? Don’t worry! We will be recording the event for later viewing on the Orem Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Click here for questions to think about while reading the […]

Utah Women Making History

Orem Library Children's Wing This traveling exhibit by Utah artist/illustrator Brooke Smart includes illustrations of Utah women and women with ties to Utah who worked tirelessly throughout the 20th century to advocate for women and better their communities. This exhibit, made possible by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, was commissioned by Better Days […]

Books of the 19th Century

Orem Library Facebook

Virtual Event Join Reid Moon of Moon’s Rare Books as he shares some literary treasures from the time of Louisa May Alcott. You will get to see some rare first editions and some examples of children’s and adult books of bygone days. This presentation was pre-recorded and will be available via the Orem Public Library’s […]

Meg and Jo: Virtual Reading with Bestselling Author Virginia Kantra

Virtual Event What if Jo had a blog? What if Meg were raising her toddlers in the suburbs? New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Virginia Kantra will join us on Zoom to read from and discuss her modern retelling of the stories of the two eldest March sisters, Meg and Jo. This People magazine […]

Grassroots Shakespeare Company: Macbeth

Virtual Event The March girls loved their theatricals in the Pickwick Club almost as much as Shakespeare. We are excited to have Orem’s own Grassroots Shakespeare Company favor us with one of their favorite plays, Macbeth. This presentation was pre-recorded and will be available via the Orem Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.  Are […]

Louisa May Alcott: Her Life and Times with Dr. Keith Lawrence

Virtual Event Louisa May Alcott lived over 150 years ago. What were the unusual aspects of her life that made her such a legendary novelist? Dr. Keith Lawrence, professor of early American literature at BYU, discusses the life and works of Louisa May Alcott, what her writing says to us today, and why it is […]

CANCELLED: Utah Vocal Arts Academy: Female Composers and Lyricists

Virtual Event In addition to being a successful novelist, Louisa May Alcott was a pioneer on many fronts. Her parents provided a stop on the Underground Railroad and she was a suffragist, a feminist, a Civil War nurse, and active in the temperance movement. Tonight Utah Vocal Arts Academy celebrates women in the arts by […]

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