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Words, Words, Words: ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell

Folger Public Programs closes out our book club series for 2020 on Thursday, December 3, with a discussion of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this moving account of marriage, motherhood, and grief.


Collection Connections: ‘License to Quill’

Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares the Folger collection items she presented on November 5, 2020 as an introduction to ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia.


Resource Guide: ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia

On November 5, 2020 the Folger continues its Virtual Book Club with ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to espionage, religion, the Gunpowder Plot, and some of the characters in this fast-paced thriller.


Words, Words, Words: ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia

Folger Public Programs celebrates bonfire night with our virtual book club, Words, Words, Words. On Thursday, November 5, we will be discussing Jacopo della Quercia’s License to Quill. We’ve compiled some introductory information on this James Bond-inspired Shakespeare thriller.



Resource Guide: ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem’

To prepare for the Folger’s Book Club discussion of ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem’ by Maryse Condé, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to witchcraft, medicine, and other themes of this award-winning novel.


Words, Words, Words: ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem’ by Maryse Condé

Folger Public Programs continues on Thursday, October 1, as we welcome friends from all around the world to discuss Maryse Condé’s ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this French Grand Prix award-winner for women’s literature.



Resource Guide: ‘The Shakespeare Requirement’ by Julie Schumacher

To prepare for our discussion on ‘The Shakespeare Requirement,’ we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to Shakespeare in education that would earn even Professor Cassovan’s seal of approval—including some pop quizzes for extra credit!


Words, Words, Words: ‘The Shakespeare Requirement’ by Julie Schumacher

On Thursday, September 3, we will be welcoming friends from all around the world to discuss Julie Schumacher’s The Shakespeare Requirement. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this satiric look at the follies and foibles of higher learning.