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Newsletter - Bardfest Edition!

It's Bardfest 2012!

We are celebrating a fortnight of Shakespearean delights this month, and you are invited to take part in as many of the events as you can fit in. We have film screenings of several of his plays, a presentation by two local theatre professors, and even an appearance by William Shakespeare himself!

Lest you fear we are stuck in the sixteenth century, however, I hasten to point out that we continue to receive new books, movies, and music for your enjoyment every week.

And this being November, we are participating in a number of programs that share resources with families who are in difficult financial circumstances. There's a diaper drive going on, and we are happy to serve as a drop-off point. The need for canned goods and other non-perishable food items is great, and we invite you to drop off items in the grocery cart located in our lobby. Later this month we will receive the first angels to put on our Angel Tree - a program that benefits children of needy families at Christmas time.

As the Bard might say, "Get thee to the Library!"

Linda DeNell, Director
Caestecker Public Library
Green Lake
Thursday, 11/8 -Film screening Much Ado About Nothing  6:30 p.m.

Saturday, 11/10 - Film matinee screening A Midsummer Night's Dream 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, 11/11
To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now special presentation 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 11/13 - Ripon College Theatre professors Ken and Susan Hill present Global Shakespeare...   6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11/15 - Film screening The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11/22 - Library closed - Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Shakespere Here and Now
Are you ready for some Shakespeare? He'll be visiting the library Sunday afternoon!
TO BE!  

Ron Scot Fry loves Shakespeare and wants you to, too. The actor believes so much in the power of Shakespeare's words that he routinely transforms himself into the playwright and lets people know what it was like in London in the late 1500s, as theatres were being established and critics could (and did!) throw things at actors on stage if they didn't like the way a play was going.

To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now is the program Ron has put together, and he is bringing it to Green Lake this weekend. It's your opportunity to get to know the most famous playwright in the English language. The man who added more words and phrases still in common usage than any other single person in history. The man whose plays are still continually performed some 400 years after they were written, because they still speak to us. I hope you will join us for a terrific afternoon.

Ron's performance is made possible through the generosity of the Caestecker Library Foundation. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. 
         Shakespeare + Young Actors = Theatre Magic!

Ripon College Theatre professors Ken and Susan Hill have made a career of getting terrific performances out of young college actors. They are especially good at bringing Shakespeare's plays to life with their students. Seems like magic to me, but Ken assures me it's mainly hard work. Come listen as Ken and Susan present "Global Shakespeare: Teaching and Producing Shakespeare in the Contemporary World" here at the library on Tuesday evening, November 13th at 6:30 p.m.    
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