Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Grab a Book.. on Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in 1812. UNCG is celebrating the bicentennial of his birth with a series of programs sponsored by the University Libraries, the English Department, the Freshman Seminar Program, the Atlantic World Research Network, the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, the Greensboro Public Library and others.

Books by and about Dickens abound, with more than 900 titles in the UNCG library catalog alone. Some of these are highlighted at the GRAB A BOOK display near the Circulation Desk in Jackson Library during Feburary, and may be checked out. In addition to his own work, there are numerous biographies, books of criticism, and studies of Dickens on subjects ranging from criminology and prisons to psychology, history, travel, theatre, cinema, journalism, and parent-child relations. We invite you to choose from among these selections and others in our book collection, and visit "Windows to the World: The Immortal Works of Charles Dickens," now on exhibit in the Hodges Reading Room on the second floor of Jackson Library through March 30.

"A Dickens of a Celebration" will continue with a series of programs sponsored by the University Libraries, the English Department, the Freshman Seminar Program, the Atlantic World Research Network, the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, the Greensboro Public Library and others. For a schedule of events, including visits by novelist Matthew Pearl and scholars Eliot Engel and Eileen Gillooly, as well as a birthday party, a book discussion and films at the Greensboro Public Library, see http://tinyurl.com/DickensUNCG or http://www.uncgfol.blogspot.com/2012/01/dickens-of-celebration.html

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