With the soon to be released Downton Abbey movie, your Abilene Public Library is hosting two great programs related to this exceptional series. For fans of the show, these are must attend events! These are great opportunities to share you love of Downton with other fans.
Downton Abbey is a British show set in the English countryside at a large estate. The show's setting began in 1912 and continued through the 1920s. It follows the life of the aristocratic Crawley family and the servants that work for them. The show also shows the political and social changes that happened during the changing time period.
On Thursday, September 12 at 6:30PM (ArtWalk Night) at the Main Library in our makerspace area we are having a hat making program. We will provide all the supplies you need to make a fancy hat or fascinator. Exercise your creativity in making a one of a kind hat for yourself. This program is open to ages 15+. The hat would be perfect to wear when you see the movie or if you attend the second program. Supplies are limited so show up early!
The second program, Downton Day, is Saturday, September 14 at 10:00AM at the Main Library's auditorium. This program will include tea, refreshments, Downton trivia, and a presentation on the fashion and clothing styles seen in the show. The presenter will be ACU Theatre Department Costume Designer Catherine Baumgardener. Ms. Baumgardener has worked as a costume designer for stage and screen. Dressing up and wearing fancy hats, like the ones you will make on Thursday night, is strongly encouraged, don't be left out of the fun. The Saturday program does require registration and is open to ages 18+. You can REGISTER ONLINE and the registration will end on September 10 at 9:00PM.
So mark your calendars for these two great events. Remember, registration is required for the September 14th event, and you must register by September 10th. They are both free and open to the public.
Blog Post Contributed by Amy Watterman, Information Services Librarian