CHESTER Library is staging special events to celebrate a Victorian Christmas on Saturday, December 8.
Come along, listen and join in some classic Charles Dickens and other Victorian literature at 2.30pm.
You can also try your hand at cross stitch for £2.
The session starts at 10am and places are limited so please sign up beforehand.
Children’s crafts for ages five and above begin at 10am and run until 2.30pm and children can make crackers and Christmas cones.
There is also a rhyme time at 2pm which includes a visit from Father Christmas.
Lord Mayor Cllr Pamela Booher, who will also be attending, said: “There is so much going on at the library as it celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens who has a Chester link because the great author gave performances at the Old Music Hall, here in the city.
“On December 8 there will be readings from Victorian literature, family photographs from that period can be dated by an officer from Cheshire Archives and you can try mulled wine, gingerbread and mince pies –Victorian food favourites.
“There will also be a performance by Chester Bach Singers at 11am who will be singing carols and they and staff will be in Victorian costume.”
Contact Chester Library for details.
Call 01244 977380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.