Shakespeare in NH - MAY 2016

It’s been 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, and his First Folio is traveling the 50 states in 2016, with a stop at the Currier Museum of Art.

Without the First Folio, many plays written by William Shakespeare would have been lost to today’s readers. Shakespeare’s plays were written to be performed and weren’t published during his lifetime. It wasn’t until seven years after his death that 36 plays were gathered and published by his fellow actors.

In honor of the Folio’s visit to New Hampshire, GMILCS* libraries have scheduled a number of related events illuminating his enduring works.

Come celebrate with us!

April 9th through May 1st, 2016
Currier Museum of Art
First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

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Shakespeare GMILCS* Library Events

Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 PM
Wadleigh Memorial Library – Milford
Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture

Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 PM
Hooksett Public Library
Shakespeare and the Wars of the Roses

Saturday, March 12 from 11AM-12PM
Goffstown Public Library
Cookbook Club: Shakespeare’s Kitchen

Saturday, March 12 from 1PM-3PM
Goffstown Public Library
Crafternoons at the Library: Folios and Fancy Lettering

Friday, March 25 from 7PM-9PM
Goffstown Public Library
Open Mic Night Shakespearean Insult Challenge

April 1st through 30th
Nesmith Library – Windham
Secret Shakespeare: Wrapped Books

Saturday, April 2, 11AM-1PM
Manchester City Library
Forbidden Planet Movie

Saturday, April 2, 12PM-1PM
Goffstown Public Library
Shakespeare/Star Wars Read-Aloud

Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30PM
Goffstown Public Library
Evening Book Discussions: Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard

Wednesday April 6, 1PM-3:30PM
Manchester City Library
Afternoon at the Movies: Hamlet

Monday , April 11, 6:30 PM
Derry Public Library
Women and Love in Shakespeare

Wednesday, April 13, 6PM
Goffstown Public Library
Shakespeare Movie/BINGO

Wednesday, April 13, 6:30PM
Wadleigh Memorial Library – Milford
Shakespeare Workshop

Tuesday, April 19, 11AM-12:30PM
Manchester City Library
Much Ado About Coloring

Tuesday, April 19, 7PM-8:30PM
Amherst Town Library
Who Really Wrote Shakespeare?

Wednesday, April 20, at 1:30PM
Goffstown Public Library
Literary Ladies Book Discussion: Shakespeare Saved my Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard

Friday, April 22 at 7PM
Goffstown Public Library
Open Mic Night Shakespearean Sonnet Challenge

Monday, May 9 at 10AM and 1PM, and Wednesday, May 18 at 6:45PM
Bedford Public Library
Shakespeare Book Discussion (TBA)

*GMILCS, Inc. is a nonprofit consortium of public and academic libraries in New Hampshire, sharing an integrated system, resources and experience. By sharing, we offer more to the communities we serve.