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Shakespearean Celebrations at Mesa Public Library

Post Date:01/28/2016 11:28 AM

In celebration of Shakespeare’s First Folio visiting Arizona, Mesa Public Library is offering Shakespeare-related programming throughout February and March. Whether you’re planning to visit the First Folio at the University of Arizona in Tucson or not, we think you’ll love these programs honoring the bard!Hamlet

She Surprised Shakespeare: Murder Mystery Event

Knowest thou who-dun-it?

William Shakespeare understood women. His plays bring to life girls falling in love, women disguising themselves as men and queens scheming for power. As an escape from all this excitement, the ladies can chill out at The Stratford Sanctuary for Heroines. No entry is allowed for any of Shakespeare's male characters, regardless of how rugged or romantic they might be. So how is it that one of them is in the garden - dead? That was definitely not in the script!

Friday | February 12 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Red Mountain 

First FolioTeacher Training

Streamed from the University of Arizona. Earn 4.5 hours of continuing education credit. Master skills outlined in AZ Standards and Common Core. Receive curriculum materials created by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Saturday | February 20 | 8:30am - 1:00pm | Main Library

15 Second Shakespeare

Celebrate Teen Tech Week and record your own #15SecondShakespeare using lyrics from popular songs in the Studio in THINKspot!

Tuesday | March 8 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | THINKspot @ Red Mountain

Unleash Your Inner Bard

The pen is mightier than the sword! Join us for an evening of similes, stanzas and sonnets... We'll have an open poetry writing session, complete with prompts to ease your writers' block.

Monday | March 14 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Red Mountain 

Shakespeare Live! with the AZ Renaissance Festival

Celebrate Shakespeare's sonnets and soliloquies performed by the AZ Renaissance Festival Players.

Wednesday | March 16 | 10:30am - 11:30am | Dobson Ranch
Wednesday | March 16 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm | Mesa Express Library


Browse our collection of Shakespeare's works

"Exit, pursued by a bear."
Act III, Scene 3
The Winter's Tale

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