Celebrate the Charles Dickens Bicentennial at Shrewsbury Public Library

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Celebrate the Charles Dickens Bicentennial at Shrewsbury Public LibraryShrewsbury – The Worcester branch of the Dickens Fellowship will celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens with a series of skits presented at local libraries. All events are free and open to the public.

The great novelist, born Feb. 7, 1812, wrote his best-loved works in the heart of the 19th century, between 1833 and 1870. Scenes from Nicholas Nickleby (1838-39), David Copperfield (1849-50), Bleak House (1852-53), and Great Expectations (1860-61) form the basis for the skits.

The Worcester branch of the Dickens Fellowship has been active in the community since 1938. Current members Joel Brattin, Barbara McCarthy, Eugene McCarthy, Kit Polga, and Joan Townsend make up the troupe of actors.

To join in the fun locally, come to the Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St., Shrewsbury, Tuesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. A performance will also be held at the Worcester Public Library Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Randolph Bloom, president of the Worcester branch of the Dickens Fellowship, at 508-755-7906 or [email protected].