<b>THE GRAND MANSION:</b> Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, is used for the exterior and interior shots of Downton Abbey.

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THE GRAND MANSION: Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, is used for the exterior and interior shots of Downton Abbey.

Event: Downton Abbey Screening

A Talk, Some Tea, and the Final Episode of Season Four

If you haven’t heard of the British import Downton Abbey, it’s a good bet you’ve been living under a rock. Since the “costume” drama first aired in the U.K. in 2010, it has become a television sensation, with folks from around the world tuning in each week to find out what happens to the Crawley family. Season four is nearly over, much to the distress of fans. To ease the loss, the S.B. Public Library is hosting a lecture, tea, and final episode screening at its downtown location. The event begins with a talk by Westmont College history professor Alister Chapman titled “The Decline of the English Aristocracy.” Afterward, is a screening of the final episode of the season, during which tea will be available to calm the nerves. Sunday, February 23, 2 p.m., at the Central Library (40 E. Anapamu St., Faulkner Gallery). No reservations required. For more information, call (805) 962-7953 or (805) 564-5641 or see

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