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Fantastic Finds: Shakespeare's First Folio

Thursday, March 09, 2017, 01:30pm - 02:30pm

shakespeareJoin Pequot Director Stephanie J. Coakley and Dr. Beth Beaudin, Special Collections Consultant, for this special Fantastic Finds event as she presents the Library’s partial First Folio and complete Second Folio of William Shakespeare. Published in 1623, the First Folio is the first printed collection of Shakespeare’s work. Only 233 copies are known to exist today, with just 40 of those being complete editions. The Second Folio was printed by Thomas Cotes in 1632 in London; it corrects printing errors found in the First Folio. Scholars believe that only 170 full editions of the Second Folio are owned by American institutions, including the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C., Yale University, Trinity College in Hartford, and Pequot Library.

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Pequot Library invites you to participate in a day of programs and events for all ages to celebrate the generosity of our friends and neighbors on Giving Day, a 24-hour, online fundraiser sponsored by Fairfield County's Community Foundation! Donations are not required in order to attend, but are always appreciated! All programs are free and open to the public. If you would like to make a Giving Day donation, you can contribute online from home, on your mobile device, or safely and securely online at Pequot Library. Thank you!

8 11am Wake up with Pequot Library
11am 12pm Docent-led Gallery Tour of Pequot Founders: Building a Library and a Legacy
1:30 2:30pm Fantastic Finds: William Shakespeare's First Folio
3 4pm Art Talk: Perspectives at Pequot: U.S. Immigration Today
4 5pm Art of the Book: Bookmaking for Kids
5:30 7pm Music at Pequot: Mark Naftalin



Location : May Room
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15