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Fort Worth Library Announces Holiday at the Library

Come celebrate the holiday season at the Fort Worth Library’s third annual Dickens of a Holiday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 15, 2012, at the Central Library.

The day of festivities – sponsored by the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation – captures the spirit of the Victorian Era and features a live reindeer to pose with children for holiday pictures. Other activities include carriage rides, face painting, balloon art and writing workshops.

The Dickens of a Holiday kicks off with a writing seminar and book discussion presented by award-wining children’s author Andrea Warren who writes about the experiences of real-life children who lived during turbulent periods in history. Warren will talk with children in grades fourth to sixth about how to write nonfiction books. She will also discuss her latest book, “Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London,” and how Charles Dickens became a writer.

Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir and the Brass Works Quartet will perform traditional holiday music throughout the day.

The Library hopes that families will make this event an annual holiday tradition.

There will be a screening of contemporary films based on Victorian-era novels throughout December to January. All screenings begin at 2 p.m.

To register for the writing seminar call 817-392-7745. For the complete list of programs and to view the film lineup, visit

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