Charles Dickens 200th birthday

Join us at UNCG for the author’s 200th birthday

The year 2012 marks the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. UNCG will mark the occasion with a series of events sponsored by the University Libraries, the English Department, the Freshman Seminar Program, the Atlantic World Research Network, the Greensboro Public Library and others.

Events at UNCG

Exhibit of Charles Dickens Collection

Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library 2nd Floor 9 a.m.—5 p.m. Monday-Friday, January 23—March 30, 2012

Grab a Book by Dickens display

Jackson Library, First Floor February 2012

Friends of the UNCG Libraries book discussion of Great Expectations,

led by Hepsie Roskelly, of the UNCG English Department Monday, February 6 at 4 p.m. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library

Dickens's 200th Birthday Party/favorite readings

Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 2-4 p.m. Cake and libations throughout Brief readings beginning at about 3, followed by a toast to Dickens's memory Drawing for copies of Matthew Pearl's The Last Dickens and Dickens's Mystery of Edwin Drood at 3:30 Humanities Faculty Lounge, Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building (MHRA), 3rd Floor Sponsored by the English Department.

Charles Dickens, presented by Dr. Elliot Engel

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 3 p.m. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library. Sponsored by the Freshman Seminar Program.

Appearance by Matthew Pearl, author of The Last Dickens and The Technologists

Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House Sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries

Dickens, Our Contemporary,

presented by Dr. Eileen Gillooly of Columbia University, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library. Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network

For more information about UNCG events, contact Hollie Stevenson-Parrish at 336-256-0184.

Greensboro Public Library Film and Book Discussion Series

Film Screening: Tale of Two Cities

(126 minutes) Thursday, February 9, Hemphill Branch @ 6:45 p.m. Classic 1935 version of Dickens” story of the French Revolution.

Film Screening: David Copperfield  

(131 minutes) Saturday, February 18, Hemphill Branch @ 3 p.m. 1935 MGM adaptation of Dickens novel that features W.C. Fields as Mr. Micawber and other great character actors such as Edna May Oliver and Basil Rathbone.

Book Discussion: Great Expectations

Tuesday, March 6, Central Library @ 7 p.m. 

Film Screening: The Mystery of Charles Dickens

(90 minutes) Wednesday, March 14, Benjamin Branch @ 7 p.m. One-man play interweaves Dickens’ turbulent life story with some of his most memorable fictional characters—brought to life by Simon Callow’s breathtaking performance.

Film Screening: Oliver

Saturday, March 17, Central Library @ 2:30 p.m. 1968 Best Picture Oscar winner is the musical adaptation of Oliver Twist.

Book Discussion: A Tale of Two Cities

Saturday, March 31, Hemphill Branch @ 4 p.m.

For more information about public library events, contact Ronald Headen at 336-373-2925.