Downton Abbey Tea flier

Coudersport Public Library invites Downton fans to celebrate the nationwide release of Downton Abbey: The Movie at its second-ever Downton Abbey Tea, on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Coudersport Public Library invites Downton fans to celebrate the nationwide release of Downton Abbey: The Movie at its second-ever Downton Abbey Tea, slated for Sunday, Sept. 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coudersport Public Library.

This event is an opportunity to chat with fellow Downton fans about the new movie and relive favorite moments from the series over an English tea featuring scones with clotted cream, biscuits and other treats. The event will also feature Downton trivia, vintage clothing displays from the Potter County Historical Society, memorabilia from the Downton Abbey Exhibition in New York; giveaways and more.

“Our first Downton Abbey Tea, held in the winter of 2016 when the series was ending, was an enormous success,” said Teri McDowell, library director. “Nearly 100 fans attended and several of those – along with many who couldn’t make it to that event – asked if we’d do it again. We promised we would if the series ever continued or if there was a movie. So now we’re keeping our promise. We hope this event will be as much fun as the first.”

Period dress is welcome but not required — pull out those Eliot Ness Fest costumes. Given the span of the series, period attire from Edwardian to flapper is appropriate. RSVPs are appreciated but not required; stop in at the library or call 274-9382 during operating hours. This is a free event, but donations toward program cost and library operations are gratefully accepted.