The Fairfield Public Library is having fans of the British period drama "Downton Abbey" over for a spot of mid-day tea to help warmup for the third season of the popular PBS television series.

The gathering is planned at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Rotary Room of the main branch, 1080 Old Post Road.

It is free and open to the public and will feature a film clip on the making of the series, followed by tea.

The library urged attendees so inspired to dress in the early-20th century style of the show or as their favorite characters.

The series portrays the fictional, aristocratic Crawley family and their servants on a Yorkshire County estate with the backdrop of the historical events which affect their lives.

The third season, which begins on PBS Jan 6, includes the aftermath of World War I and formation of the Irish Republic.

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