FEDLINK LIBRARY TOUR SERIES
FEDLINK ORIENTATION TO FEDERAL LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION CENTERS SERIES:
THE FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Folger Shakespeare Library is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art. The Folger serves a wide audience of researchers, visitors, teachers, students, families, and theater- and concert-goers. Their conservation lab is a leading innovator in the preservation of rare materials. Public programs include plays, concerts, literary readings, family activities, and exhibitions, as well as numerous K-12 and college programs for students and teachers. Advanced scholars participate in a variety of Folger Institute seminars and colloquia. The Folger also publishes the illustrated, completely re-edited Folger Editions of Shakespeare’s plays (in paper and digital versions), award-winning exhibition catalogs, and the journal Shakespeare Quarterly.
The Folger opened in 1932 as a gift to the American nation from businessman Henry Clay Folger and his wife Emily Jordan Folger. It is administered by a Board of Governors under the auspices of Amherst College, Henry Folger’s alma mater.
The tour of the Folger will include an introductory session on its history and founders and a chance to examine one of the library’s First Folio’s. Attendees will have an opportunity to see the current exhibition: Beyond Words: Book Illustration in the Age of Shakespeare and visit the Elizabethan Theatre. After the formal tour, attendees are welcome to fully explore the Exhibition Hall, the bas reliefs in the front of the building, and spend some time in the Elizabethan Garden.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Take Metro’s Red Line to the Union Station stop. From Union Station, walk south on First Street NE, toward the US Capitol for about five blocks. Turn left on East Capitol Street. Walk one block on East Capitol Street and cross 2nd Street SE. The Folger is on the right, between Second and Third Streets.
Education Working Group
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Free, but advanced registration is required. Limited to 20 attendees. Please notify FEDLINK at [log in to unmask] if you cannot attend to allow those on the waiting list an opportunity to register.