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Shakespeare Scholar Eric Rasmussen Sets the Stage for First Folio Exhibit

Scholar Eric Rasmussen set the stage for the special, 23-day First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare exhibit on Tuesday, June 7.

Book Review: The Millionaire and the Bard - Andrea Mays

Andrea Mays in The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio examines Folger and his mania.

Remembering Harper Lee

News broke Friday that author Harper Lee had died peacefully in her sleep at age 89. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird was one of the greats of American literature.

Remembering Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Angelou died Wednesday at her home in North Carolina, closing an extraordinary life that began in Missouri and yielded what President Obama described as “one of the brightest lights of our time.”

Leo Damrosch: Library Speaker, Newly Minted Pulitzer Finalist

Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

Columbia University released the roll of 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists this week, and one name — Leo Damrosch — caught our eye. He’s speaking at the Library next month.

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