Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Dickens 200 Years

Dickens 200 Years 2
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
February 7th marks the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Charles Dickens, the continuously beloved British author. Dickens' work transcends his time, language, and culture. He continues to be a tremendous influence throughout the world, and his writings continue to inspire on popular culture like film and TV, plus art, literature, artists, and the academia.

We built a wonderful display around this auspicious anniversary. Among books and posters, there are a handful of more exotic items. One of our staff members, Ms. Lojek, lent for our display four vintage Dickens prints passed on to her by her family. There is also a Dickens action figure equipped with a quill, ready to rhyme.

For an online Dickens experience, check out for instance the Charles Dickens Museum and Dickens 2012.

1 comment:

Terry Helwig said...

Ms. Chase,

Happy to see a recommendation from you to read my coming-of-age memoir, Moonlight on Linoleum.

I'm also partial to the term "cat herder."

Many thanks,
Terry Helwig