Logan Library celebrating 200th birthday of Charles Dickens

He was born in 1812. He died in 1870, but prolific and popular writer Charles Dickens is living on at the Logan Library. In fact, the library is hosting a 200th birthday party for Dickens on Tuesday, February 7 starting at 7 p.m. in the library’s Jim Bridger Room and everybody is invited to attend. Adult service librarian Jason Cornelius says because of his many and diverse works, party-goers could represent quite an age range. Among the favorite works are A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, The Old Curiosity Shop and David Copperfield, to name a few. “It’s just a number of ones that if you stop and think it’s probably over a dozen books that he’s very well known for,” Cornelius says, “and there are dozens that he wrote that I’m sure are interesting to read. “He had a great way of writing that people enjoyed reading when he lived in England. He’s an English writer. He has enduring interest.” On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, Cornelius said Utah State University English Professor Bryan McCusy will give a presentation on Dickens’ life and works. Attendees will also have a chance to win a Barnes and Noble Nook with 20 of Dickens’ novels. People can register any time but they must be present Tuesday to win. For more information call 716-9137.

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