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The Dickens Are Coming! Galveston Prepares for a Seasonal British Invasion

The Dickens Are Coming! Galveston Prepares for a Seasonal British Invasion

Learn about Charles Dickens’ life and legacy from his descendants.

Five of Charles Dickens’ great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren will celebrate the season with Galveston revelers at Rosenberg Library, It all happens just before the kick-of of the island’s annual Dickens on the Strand weekend. This is the 50th year of the Victorian holiday festival.

Enjoy a panel discussion with Polly Boyd, Mark Dickens, and Deborah Dickens. Hear about their role in keeping Dickens’ stories alive. After the discussion, the library’s Galveston & Texas History Center will provide a short talk and viewing of the first edition copies of Charles Dickens’ works in their collection. There will also be a Dickens-themed Treasure of the Month on the 2nd floor of the library.

Later that afternoon, children, kindergarten age and up may enjoy a practically perfect teatime with members of the Dickens family. Dress up  – costumes encouraged, but not required.

These events are an early celebration before Dickens on the Strand officially starts a few blocks down later that evening.

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Rosenberg Library

Rosenberg Library is the only public library on Galveston Island, and is the oldest continuously run library in the state of Texas. A blend of old and new, the building houses four floors of services for all ages including a collection of print books and audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, and historic archives.

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