All Events & Activities: anytime, any location, all ages

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Was the Bard an old-school Jay Z?

Shakespeare’s theatre isn’t as far removed from modern-day hip hop as you might think. Both represent energetic and inventive forms of expression, featuring poetry, wordplay, and lyricism. Both deal with what it is like to be human, with real issues in people’s lives.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Come hang out at the Southeast Branch and go head to head in all kinds of video games. XBOX One, XBOX360 and Wii are available plus various boardgames.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Teen craft night every Wednesday in the Plaza Library Teen Space! Join us for fun arts, crafts, and science experiments every week!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood.
Drop by the Central Youth Services desk at the
Central Library to sign up and pick up a copy of the book.
For Ages 8-12.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Come hang out at the Southeast Branch and go head to head in all kinds of video games. XBOX One, XBOX360 and Wii are available plus various boardgames.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

The book we know as the First Folio wasn’t given that title by the two colleagues who posthumously published Shakespeare’s plays in 1623. Its formal name, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, is more functional, laying out genres for the 36 collected plays.


Friday, June 24, 2016

(Ruiz, Bluford, NE, SE, Trails, Waldo) 5:00-11:00
Several of our branches will be holding a lock-in tailored specifically to their communities. There will be programming, games, dancing, food, and a different educational component to each branch. Through digital media we will connect each of the branch lock-ins so it will take place virtually across the whole city! This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.


Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Kids Team up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE!! Kids 6-12 are welcome to attend.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Library continues its 10th season of Script-in-Hand performances and more than six months of special programming surrounding one of the cultural events of the year – an exhibit featuring a rare, nearly four-centuries-old First Folio collection of Shakespeare’s plays.

Karen Paisley, the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s producing artistic director, created this collage of readings of some of Shakespeare’s greatest text, images of the text from the First Folio, and scene enactments. The production highlights popular and well-known passages while flushing out older more obscure ones and hopefully introducing and reintroducing Shakespeare in a visceral and exciting way.


Monday, June 27, 2016

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s four-part series of inside-the-play presentations focuses on its summer production of the mistaken-identity comedy Twelfth Night. Among the participants: HASF’s executive artistic director, Sidonie Garrett, who offers a director’s briefing and leads a discussion, and members of the HASF design team.


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