Art historian Julia Dabbs (l) and Morris Public Library Director Anne Barber (r) talked about the upcoming Little Women film series and lecture at the library. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman) January 21 Update from the Library: With the storm this past weekend we have had to reschedule/reshuffle our screenings. Here is the updated line up. The Morris Public Library is showing 3 different versions of the film Little Women. 1/25 Little Women 1994 1-3pm; 2/1 Little Women 1933 1-3pm; 2/8 Julia Dabbs' presentation 1-2pm; 2/15 Little Women 1949 1-3pm. On Feb. 8 at 1 pm, join us in the library community room for Professor Julia Dabb's presentation on May Alcott Nieriker, who was the inspiration for Amy character in Little Women. Author Louisa May Alcott's sister, May, was an artist, and an art-writer. Julia's presentation and the films shown in the library are free and open to the public.

Gearing up for a talk by art historian Julia Dabbs from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8th on Little Women, the Morris Public Library will be showing three different movie versions of Little Women. The 1994 film version with Winona Ryder’s Oscar-winning performance will be shown 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday. Morris Library Director Anne Barber told the KMRS Community Connection that many consider this version to be the gold standard among all the Little Women movies.

“It was nominated for three Academy Awards and stars Winona Ryder as Jo,” said Barber. “It also has Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Susan Sarandon, Christian Bale. So, a lot of actors that are still working now.”

A 1933 black and white version with Katharine Hepburn will be shown 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 1. And a 1949 version of Little Women in glorious Technicolor with June Allyson, Janet Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor will close out the series 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 15. All showings are free and open to the public.

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