State Library to Host Program Celebrating Works of Shakespeare

Augusta — The Maine State Library is partnering with the Maine Humanities Council to host a theatrical performance and program celebrating William Shakespeare’s inventive language on the 400th anniversary of his death. The program, “Zany, Majestic Bard” is led by theater artist David Greenham and includes singing, acting and learning activities aimed at making the works of Shakespeare more accessible and inspirational to all audiences.

The program will be held at the Maine State Library in Augusta on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 PM. The event is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact Alison Maxell at 207-287-5600.

The Augusta event is the first in a series of performances sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and held at Maine libraries in the months ahead. Dates and locations of other upcoming events will be posted at: www.mainehumanities.org/the-zany-majestic-bard as they are scheduled.

About Maine Humanities Council

The Maine Humanities Council is an independent, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the people of Maine deepen their understanding of themselves, their communities, and the world. The Council works with volunteer literacy programs, educators, school systems and libraries to promote the power and pleasure of ideas through its programming; the Council also provides grants supporting projects in community history, exhibits, workshops and other areas of study.

About the Maine State Library

Established in 1839, the Maine State Library offers a variety of programs and services aimed at helping people, making Maine libraries stronger and transforming information into knowledge. The library houses over 600,000 books, serial items and government documents, with significant collections pertaining to Maine history, Maine and New England genealogy and Maine authors. Any Maine resident is eligible to apply for a free Maine State Library card. Outreach services of the library provide services to rural and homebound Mainers as well as people with disabilities. The Maine State Library also helps ensure a strong Maine library system through interlibrary loan and van delivery services, library consulting services and collaboration with other agencies concerning broadband access, ebooks and online databases.