Shakespeare spent most of his adult life creating, on page and on stage. And in the 400 years since his death, he has also been created again and again by generations of actors, writers, printers, artists, filmmakers, advertising executives—the list goes on!
Programs and Events
The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required.
Friday, September 23, 2016 – Saturday, December 31, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Join us on Wednesday for the return of Newberry Winter Trivia! This year’s pub-style trivia game will take us to the poles and back, across famous American landscapes, and back home to our own festive city of Chicago. Menial prizes will be awarded! Seasonal attire encouraged! As always, Ho-ho-hope to see you there!
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Free and open to the public; no tickets or registration required
The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home was written by Charles Dickens in 1845. It is the third of Dickens’ five short Christmas books (the best-known of which is A Christmas Carol).
Saturday, January 7, 2017
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – Thursday, March 9, 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit musical Hamilton has revived interest in Alexander Hamilton, one of the most complex and controversial founding fathers. Hamilton’s life and times are richly documented in primary sources here at the Newberry. This small exhibition highlights a few of these invaluable, rare sources.