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Winter Reading Program

To Read or Not to Read
January 24 - March 13, 2015

Hear ye! Hear ye! Read three (3) books from the suggested readings lists during our 2016 Winter Reading Program to be eligible for prize drawings. Sign up at Ye Olde Adult Reference Desk starting Sunday, January 24 at 9am. Get thee to thy library!

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Program Finale
How We Almost Lost Macbeth
Monday, March 21 at 7pm

The First Folio of Shakespeare, published in 1623, is a unique literary treasure. Collected, collated and edited by two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors and friends, John Heminges and Henry Condell, this volume contains the text of 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, and very well might have been lost forever were it not for this publication. Explore the fascinating story of First Folio of Shakespeare...the people behind it, the challenges they faced, and even the business of bookmaking in 17th century London. This program will be offered by Joe Page, actor and student of Shakespeare adjunct instructor of literature, including drama, at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines and Helen Ward Page, actor and Professor Emerita of English at Oakton Community College, where she taught writing and literature, including courses on Shakespeare.

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Last Updated: February 19, 2016

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