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SPECIAL EXHIBITION COMING TO THE
LAKE COUNTY DISCOVERY MUSEUM
FEBRUARY 3-26, 2016

Free Admission, Programs, Events

Introducing Mr. William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare is coming to Lake County! Not the bard himself, of course, but a once-in-a-lifetime national touring exhibition commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 1616. Don't miss your chance to see one of the rarest, most valuable and most influential books in the world––the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio.

The Lake County Discovery Museum is the Illinois host institution for the exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, in association with the American Library Association and the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibition is traveling during the entire 2016 year, and will stop for a one-month show at a single institution in each of the 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. View host locations and dates.

Free Admission
There is no admission fee to see the First Folio! exhibition at the Discovery Museum. A major grant and support from donors made it possible for host institutions to offer the exhibition and associated programming free of charge to the public.

Free Programs and Events
In celebration of this important cultural event, the Discovery Museum will be offering free programs, events and performances relating to Shakespeare and the First Folio! exhibition throughout the month of February. Registration is required. A full listing of programs and events at the Discovery Museum can be found on its upcoming events calendar.

Dozens More Partner Programs and Events
Join a local library, theater, or cultural institution this season to become part of the celebration. Follow the hashtag #DiscoverWill to find programs at your local library, or view the Discovery Museum's partner events calendar for a local performance or program.  Registration and fees may be required. Contact the host institution with questions. 

About the First Folio
The First Folio, which is the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, was published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death. John Heminge and Henry Condell, Shakespeare's friends and fellow actors in the King's Men, compiled 36 of his plays, hoping to preserve them for future generations.

The First Folio groups the plays for the first time into histories, comedies, and tragedies, and it includes the Droeshout portrait of Shakespeare, generally considered an authentic image because it was approved by those who knew him. More importantly, the First Folio preserved 18 of Shakespeare's plays that had never been printed before: All’s Well That Ends WellAntony and CleopatraAs You Like ItComedy of ErrorsCoriolanusCymbeline1 Henry VIHenry VIIIJulius CaesarKing JohnMacbethMeasure for MeasureThe Taming of the ShrewThe TempestTimon of AthensTwelfth NightTwo Gentlemen of Verona, and The Winter’s Tale.

The Folger holds 82 copies of the First Folio, by far the largest collection in the world and more than a third of the 233 known copies in the world today. Researchers believe that about 750 copies were originally printed in 1623. One of the most valuable printed books in the world, a First Folio sold at auction for $6.2 million in 2001 and another one sold for $5.2 million in 2006. In 1623 it originally sold at auction for one British pound (20 shillings)—about $200 today.

About the Exhibition
When the First Folio arrives at the Discovery Museum in Wauconda, IL, the book will be open to one of the most quoted lines in the English Language, “to be or not to be,” from Hamlet. Accompanying the rare book is a multi-panel exhibition exploring the significance of Shakespeare, then and now, with additional digital content and interactives.

#DiscoverWill: Illinois Libraries Celebrate
Shakespeare's First Folio

Coinciding with the Museum’s First Folio! exhibition, dozens of libraries across the state will join together in a collaborative reading and programming initiative.  This program, titled “#DiscoverWill: Illinois Libraries Celebrate Shakespeare’s First Folio,” presents a unique opportunity for Illinois library patrons to collectively celebrate the timeless works of William Shakespeare.  A list ofall partner events follows below.  Registration and fees may be required. Contact the host institution with questions.

First Folio Exhibition Partners:
Programs and Events

Click here for further details about each of the following
partner events in January, February, and March:

Breakneck Shakespeare with Tim Mooney (Program A)

Fri, Jan 8, 2016 8:00 PM @ Clockwise Theater

Breakneck Shakespeare with Tim Mooney (Program B)

Sat, Jan 9, 2016 8:00 PM @ Clockwise Theater

Shakespeare's People

Sun, Jan 10, 2016 2:00 PM @ Lake Villa District Library

Breakneck Shakespeare with Tim Mooney (Program C)

Sun, Jan 10, 2016 3:00 PM @ Clockwise Theater

Lunchtime@ the Library: What Makes a Book Rare?

Wed, Jan 13, 2016 11:30 AM @ Lake Villa District Library

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago presents "The Winter's Tale"--Niles

Fri, Jan 15, 2016 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM @ Niles Public Library District

Breakneck Shakespeare with Tim Mooney (Program C)

Fri, Jan 15, 2016 8:00 PM

Rise and Shine Story Time-Dragon Tales

Sat, Jan 16, 2016 9:30 AM @ Wauconda Area Library

Create the Perfect Crown in the Maker Space

Sat, Jan 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Wauconda Area Library

Royals and Jesters Photo Op

Sat, Jan 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wauconda Area Library

Teens and Tweens: The Bard of Avon-A Shakespeare Program

Sat, Jan 16, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ McHenry Public Library

Breakneck Shakespeare with Tim Mooney (Program A)

Sat, Jan 16, 2016 8:00 PM @ Clockwise Theater

Breakneck Shakespeare with Tim Mooney (Program B)

Sun, Jan 17, 2016 3:00 PM @ Clockwise Theater

Nerf Archery-grades K-2

Mon, Jan 18, 2016 10:00 AM @ Wauconda Area Library

Nerf Archery-Grades 3-5

Mon, Jan 18, 2016 11:00 AM @ Wauconda Area Library

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago presents "The Winter's Tale"--Vernon Area

Mon, Jan 18, 2016 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM @ Vernon Area Public Library

Create a Quote of Art: A Painting Workshop---McHenry

Tue, Jan 19, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ McHenry Public Library

Shakespearean Insults Workshop: Just for Fun!

Thu, Jan 21, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ McHenry Public Library

Breakneck Shakespeare with Tim Mooney (Program B)

Fri, Jan 22, 2016 8:00 PM - 9:00 AM @ Clockwise Theater

Shakespeare's Histories with Tim Mooney

Fri, Jan 22, 2016 8:00 PM

Introduction to Italic Calligraphy

Sat, Jan 23, 2016 10:00 AM @ Wauconda Area Library

Create A Quote of Art: A Painting Workshop--Lake Villa

Sat, Jan 23, 2016 1:00 PM @ Lake Villa District Library

Create a Quote of Art: A Painting Workshop---Lake Villa

Sat, Jan 23, 2016 3:00 PM @ Lake Villa District Library

Breakneck Shakespeare with Tim Mooney (Program C)

Sat, Jan 23, 2016 8:00 PM @ Clockwise Theater

Breakneck Shakespeare with Tim Mooney (Program A)

Sun, Jan 24, 2016 3:00 AM @ Clockwise Theater

Shakespeare Folio Acting Method Workshop

Sun, Jan 24, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ McHenry Public Library

Shakespeare, Not Stirred: An Evening of Comedy, Love and Laughter

Tue, Jan 26, 2016 7:00 PM @ Middleton's on Main

Winter One Book 2016: The Millionaire and the Bard

Sun, Jan 31, 2016 2:00 PM @ Lake Villa District Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Mon, Feb 1, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Teen DIY Drop-In: Shakespeare Flower Crowns

Mon, Feb 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Evanston Public Library

The Millionaire and the Bard-An Evening with Andrea Mays

Mon, Feb 1, 2016 7:00 PM @ Wauconda High School Auditorium

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Tue, Feb 2, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

The First Folio: An Actor's Guide to Shakespeare in Performance

Tue, Feb 2, 2016 2:00 PM @ Wilmette Public Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Wed, Feb 3, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

A Winter's Tale Viewing

Wed, Feb 3, 2016 3:00 PM - 9:00 AM @ Fox Lake District Library

Why Shakespeare is Still Relevant

Wed, Feb 3, 2016 7:00 PM @ Fremont Public Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Thu, Feb 4, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Winter Craft-Calligraphy

Thu, Feb 4, 2016 1:30 PM @ Lake Bluff Public Library

Shakespeare Film Series@Prospect Heights Library: Taming of the Shrew

Fri, Feb 5, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Prospect Heights Public Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare opening reception

Fri, Feb 5, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Sat, Feb 6, 2016 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Coloring and Cocoa

Sat, Feb 6, 2016 10:30 AM @ Fox Lake District Library

Celebrating the Bard: Wauconda High School Madrigal Singers

Sat, Feb 6, 2016 11:30 AM @ Wauconda Area Library

Celebrating the Bard: The Bard of Avon

Sat, Feb 6, 2016 1:00 PM @ Wauconda Area Library

Celebrating the Bard: Falconry

Sat, Feb 6, 2016 2:30 PM @ Wauconda Area Library

Shakespeare's Women

Sat, Feb 6, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schaumburg Township District Library

50-minute Hamlet

Sun, Feb 7, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Ela Area Public Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Mon, Feb 8, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Shakespeare Quotable Wall Art

Mon, Feb 8, 2016 3:30 PM @ Wauconda Area Library

Shakespeare in the Middle East

Mon, Feb 8, 2016 7:00 PM @ Evanston Public Library

50-Minute Hamlet

Mon, Feb 8, 2016 7:00 PM @ La Grange Park Public Library District

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Tue, Feb 9, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Create a Quote of Art: A Painting Workshop---Fremont

Tue, Feb 9, 2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Fremont Public Library

Shakespeare Up Close

Tue, Feb 9, 2016 7:00 PM @ Warren-Newport Public Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Lunchtime @ the Library: First Folio--An Actor's Guide to Shakespeare in Performance

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 11:30 AM @ Lake Villa District Library

A Play on Words

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 7:00 PM

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Thu, Feb 11, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

The Bard of Avon: William Shakespeare

Thu, Feb 11, 2016 7:00 PM @ Prospect Heights Public Library

Shakespeare Film Series@Prospect Heights Library: Much Ado About Nothing

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Prospect Heights Public Library

Midwinter Fairy Party

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 1:00 PM @ Wauconda Area Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Sat, Feb 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

HFK Presents: The Bard of Avon

Sat, Feb 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Glenview Public Library

Inside The Winter's Tale

Sat, Feb 13, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Niles Public Library District

Coloring and Cocoa

Sat, Feb 13, 2016 2:00 PM @ Fox Lake District Library

Shakespeare Sonnets & Soliloquies for Teens

Sun, Feb 14, 2016 2:00 PM @ Evanston Public Library

Ballads of the Bard

Sun, Feb 14, 2016 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Glenview Public Library

The First Folio: How We Almost Lost Macbeth

Sun, Feb 14, 2016 3:00 PM @ Evanston Public Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Mon, Feb 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Medieval Falconer demonstration

Mon, Feb 15, 2016 10:00 AM @ Ela Area Public Library

LEGO building challenge

Mon, Feb 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Wauconda Area Library

Teen Film Screening: 10 Things I Hate About You

Mon, Feb 15, 2016 7:00 PM @ Evanston Public Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Shakespeare Book Discussion

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Cook Memorial Public Library District

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Wed, Feb 17, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Shakespeare's Muse

Wed, Feb 17, 2016 7:00 PM @ Riverside Public Library

The Bard of Avon

Wed, Feb 17, 2016 7:00 PM @ Fremont Public Library

European Art in the Age of Shakespeare

Wed, Feb 17, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ela Area Public Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Thu, Feb 18, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Thursdays @ The Movies: Much Ado About Nothing

Thu, Feb 18, 2016 6:00 PM @ Warren-Newport Public Library

Create a Quote of Art: A Painting Workshop---Lake Bluff

Thu, Feb 18, 2016 7:00 PM @ Lake Bluff Public Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Sat, Feb 20, 2016 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Prospect Heights Film Discussion: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sat, Feb 20, 2016 1:30 PM @ Prospect Heights Public Library

Shakespeare Snuggle

Sat, Feb 20, 2016 2:00 PM @ Fox Lake District Library

Richard III: King and Villain

Sat, Feb 20, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schaumburg Township District Library

Potluck and Reading of Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Sat, Feb 20, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Prairie Players Civic Theater/Galesburg Public LIbrary

Much Ado about Shakespeare

Sun, Feb 21, 2016 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Huntley Area Public Library

To Be...Or Maybe NOT Shakespearean Improv

Sun, Feb 21, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Glenview Public Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Mon, Feb 22, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Tue, Feb 23, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Prospect Heights Film Discussion: A Midsummer NIght's Dream

Tue, Feb 23, 2016 1:30 PM @ Prospect Heights Public Library

Create a Quote of Art: A Painting Workshop--Ela

Tue, Feb 23, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Ela Area Public Library

Create a Quote of Art: A Painting Workshop---Wauconda

Tue, Feb 23, 2016 6:30 PM @ Wauconda Area Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Wed, Feb 24, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Books & Brews Book Discussion-The Millionaire and the Bard

Wed, Feb 24, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Ela Area Public Library

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Thu, Feb 25, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

The Bard of Avon

Thu, Feb 25, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Schaumburg Township District Library

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago presents "Cymbeline"--Niles

Fri, Feb 26, 2016 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM @ Niles Public Library District

The Tempest

Fri, Feb 26, 2016 7:30 PM @ James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Sat, Feb 27, 2016 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

Ellen Williams & Jen Vanselow: Shakespeare Meets Song

Sat, Feb 27, 2016 7:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

The Tempest

Sat, Feb 27, 2016 7:30 PM @ James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago presents "Cymbeline"---Highland Park

Sun, Feb 28, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Highland Park Public Library

The Tempest

Sun, Feb 28, 2016 2:00 PM @ James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Art Exhibit

Mon, Feb 29, 2016 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ David Adler Music and Arts Center

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago presents "Cymbeline"---Vernon Area

Mon, Feb 29, 2016 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM @ Vernon Area Public Library

Shakespeare's Women

Mon, Feb 29, 2016 7:00 PM @ Fremont Public Library

The Tempest

Thu, Mar 3, 2016 7:30 PM @ James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County

The Tempest

Fri, Mar 4, 2016 7:30 PM @ James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County

The Tempest

Sat, Mar 5, 2016 7:30 PM @ James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County

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