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January 30, 2014

Celebrate The 202nd Birthday Of Charles Dickens With Performances, Music And More With The Friends Of Clark Park On Sunday, February 2

Celebrate the 202nd birthday of Charles Dickens, one of England’s renowned writers, with the friends of Clark Park. Clark Park, which is home to a large statue of the famous novelist, is celebrating Dickens’ birthday with readings, stories, song and eats on Sunday, February 2 at 2 p.m. The festivities will take place inside of […]

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December 10, 2012

Conclusion Of The Free Library’s Year Of Dickens: The Final Month Leaves Plenty Of Time For Last-Minute Celebratory Events

In celebration of the 200th birthday of one of literature’s most iconic authors, Charles Dickens, the Free Library of Philadelphia has been hosting special Dickensian events all year. The Year of the Dickens still has one whole month of celebrating left. And many of the continuing events coincide perfectly with the winter holidays to make […]

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September 13, 2012

The Free Library’s Year Of Dickens Continues With A “Drinking With Dickens” Event At National Mechanics, Monday, September 17

As part of its Year of Dickens 2012 celebrations, the Free Library of Philadelphia continues the part with a “Drinking With Dickens” event at Nationals Mechanics this Monday, September 17. Sure, Dickens’ birthday was back in February, but when you turn 200 and have contributed more than 1,000 characters through 15 works of fiction, that […]

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May 29, 2012

The Free Library Continues Its Year Of Dickens 2012 Celebration With At Home On The Stage: Charles Dickens And The Theatre, An Exhibition Opening June 4

As part of its Year of Dickens 2012 celebrations, the Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to host a special exhibition that examines Charles Dickens’s passion for the performing arts. At Home on the Stage: Charles Dickens and the Theatre opens June 4 in the Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library. An avid fan […]

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February 7, 2012

Happy 200th Birthday To Charles Dickens!

Today, February 7, marks the 200th birthday of celebrated English author Charles Dickens. Thanks to his ties to Philadelphia, the city has been celebrating since last fall with Sunday readings and tea at The Dandelion, literary salons, special exhibitions and a birthday party in Clark Park, home to the famous bronze Dickens statue that has graced the park since 1901, which for nearly a century, remained his only statue in the entire world. Check out the Year of Dickens event calendar to see what else is in store throughout the year. [Free Library of Philadelphia’s Year of Dickens]

February 2, 2012

Celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday In Clark Plark This Sunday, February 5

Head to West Philadelphia this Sunday, February 5 for the annual celebration of the birth of renowned English writer Charles Dickens. This year’s event will be especially momentous as it marks the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth. The festivities run from 2-3:30 p.m. at Griffith Hall at the University of the Sciences. Sponsored by Friends […]

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January 24, 2012

The Dandelion To Host Charles Dickens Book Readings On February Sundays To Complement The Free Library’s Year-Long Dickens Festivities

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Year of Dickens, a 2012 celebration of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, comes to a head in February, the month of the author’s actual birth. Among events planned, including literary salons at the library and two rare works exhibitions, are special book readings on Sundays throughout February at, appropriately, Stephen Starr’s […]

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January 13, 2012

The Free Library Continues Its Year Of Dickens With Monthly Literary Salons, The Third Thursday Of Every Month All Year Long

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Year of Dickens continues with monthly literary salons, to be held the third Thursday of every month in 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elkins Room of the Rare Book Department at Parkway Central, each featuring a different Dickens novel. The first book up for discussion, on January 19, is […]

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December 5, 2011

Dickens Descendant Gerald Charles Headed To Philadelphia December 9 To Help Celebrate His Great-Great-Grandfather’s 200th Birthday

Philadelphia’s Dickens delirium continues with a visit from Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great grandson of Charles Dicken himself. Gerald is coming to the Free Library this Friday, December 9 to help celebrate his ancestor’s upcoming 200th birthday, and supplement the Free Library’s year-long celebration of the famed writer, complemented by other festivals and events throughout the […]

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December 1, 2011

Chestnut Hill To Transform Into A Victorian Christmas Village In Honor Of Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday, All December Long: Carolers, Special Menu Items, Strolling Characters And More

In October, Chestnut Hill transformed into Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley for a full-blown Harry Potter Weekend. This December, the town is metamorphosing once again, this time into a festive Victorian village in celebration of iconic English author Charles Dickens, whose ties to Philadelphia are many. For the month of December, Chestnut Hill will toast to […]

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