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The Magic of a Christmas Carol

December 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


During the holiday season, one can make the choice to either embrace the holiday spirit of kindness or to say “bah humbug” and be what others call, “a Scrooge.” The greedy Ebenezer Scrooge and the kindhearted Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim offer life lessons during the holiday season! These lessons, originated in the novella, “A Christmas Carol”, by Charles Dickens, have been passed down from generation to generation. Dickens has been said to be one of the greatest writers of the Victorian Era.

Historical presenter Michelle Gibbons will discuss the life of Charles Dickens and his great influence on Victorian age writing and on the tradition of the holiday spirit. She will discuss his role as a writer, his background, life, and his many famous works including Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and more. Gibbons will explain how Dickens, who is widely praised for his works, was also an advocate for children’s rights and social reform.

This performance is free and open to all. No registration is required. It is open to all ages.

For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.


December 16, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


DeKalb Public Library
309 Oak St
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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