The Friends of the Library Brown Bag Luncheon series began the New Year at noon on Jan. 2 with “Downton Abbey: the Hierarchy of the British Household,” presented by Library Director Cecelia Lawrence.Lawrence, an avid fan of the PBS Television series, put together a presentation to better understand the British class differences between nobility and the common person.
The presentation described each title and position, its relationship to the entire household and the typical duties each position performed in a typical British household of the early 20th century.
The presentation also refreshed the audience as to the cast of characters of Downton Abbey and included a Downton Abbey trivia game.
Tea and cookies were served.
Season four of the program airs Jan. 5 on the public broadcasting system.
Saturday fox hunt
On Saturday, Jan. 4, Lawrence's “Downton Abbey: the Hierarchy of the British Household” presentation will be repeated from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a Downton Abbey Fox Hunt at 1 p.m. -- a scavenger hunt in the library.
Audience members will be placed into teams of 3-4 people. Each team will get a starting clue that will take them to a place in the library where they will find another clue, leading to a different location. There are 10 clues and only five teams may go on the hunt at the same time.
At the end of the hunt, each team will discover a fox hiding somewhere in the library.
If you know Downton Abbey trivia and are familiar with the library – the fox hunt will be a lot of fun, said library spokeswoman Terri Johnson. Each team will start in the meeting room and the first team to find their fox and return it to the meeting room wins. If more than 20 people participate, the teams will be timed, as only 5 teams may be out hunting at any given time.
Tea and cookies will be served.
Both presentations were capped at 70 audience members. Call the library at 308-535-8036 Ext. 3010 and make a reservation.