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Tours, Workshops, and Seminars

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Folger Reading Room Tours
Researchers from all over of the world come to the Folger readings rooms to use the Folger’s collection of Shakespeare and early modern materials. Guided tours to see the famous rooms are available to the public on Saturdays from noon to 1pm and Sundays from 1pm to 2pm
reservations are required. Please select "Reserve" to make your reservation. There is limited space on each tour, but you may reserve spots on our waiting list. If you are on a waiting list, we invite you to visit the Visitors’ Desk on the day of the tour to see if there is any space available.

If you would like to book a later date or have any questions, please contact Kate Haase at khaase@folger.edu.

Sat 3/30/19 12:00PM
Sun 3/31/19 1:00PM
Sat 4/6/19 12:00PM
Sun 4/7/19 1:00PM
Sat 4/13/19 12:00PM
Sun 4/14/19 1:00PM
Sat 4/20/19 12:00PM
Sat 4/27/19 12:00PM
Sun 4/28/19 1:00PM
Sat 5/4/19 12:00PM
Sun 5/5/19 1:00PM
Sat 5/11/19 12:00PM
Sun 5/12/19 1:00PM
Sat 5/18/19 12:00PM
Sun 5/19/19 1:00PM
Sat 5/25/19 12:00PM
Sun 5/26/19 1:00PM
Sat 6/1/19 12:00PM
Sun 6/2/19 1:00PM
Sat 6/8/19 12:00PM
Sun 6/9/19 1:00PM
Sat 6/15/19 12:00PM
Sun 6/16/19 1:00PM


Shake Up Your Saturdays: "Junior Scholars"
Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun!

Start your training as a researcher, learn about rare books, and discover what lies between the pages. Includes a mini tour of the Reading Room."

10:00am-12:00pm: COMBINED PROGRAM - Recommended Ages 4-11

Please visit https://www.folger.edu/family-programs for location details and special notes.

Questions? Contact Kate Haase at khaase@folger.edu .

Sat 4/6/19 10:00AM


Shake Up Your Saturdays: "Lines So Richly Spun"
Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun!

Become part of a living sonnet while learning about rhyme, rhythm, and imagery.

10:00am Session: Ages 4-7

11:00am Session: Ages 7-11

Please visit https://www.folger.edu/family-programs for location details and special notes.

Questions? Contact Kate Haase at khaase@folger.edu .

Sat 5/4/19 10:00AM
Sat 5/4/19 11:00AM


Shake Up Your Saturdays: "The 18 Nearly Lost Plays"
Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun!

Act out parts from some of the favorite and lesser known Shakespeare plays that were saved by the First Folio.

10:00am Session: Ages 4-7

11:00am Session: Ages 7-11

Please visit https://www.folger.edu/family-programs for location details and special notes.

Questions? Contact Kate Haase at khaase@folger.edu .

Sat 6/1/19 10:00AM
Sat 6/1/19 11:00AM


Shake Up Your Saturdays: "United States of Shakespeare"
Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun!

"To Liberty!" Explore American history using Shakespeare.

10:00am Session: Ages 4-7

11:00am Session: Ages 7-11

Please visit https://www.folger.edu/family-programs for location details and special notes.

Questions? Contact Kate Haase at khaase@folger.edu .

Sat 7/6/19 10:00AM
Sat 7/6/19 11:00AM


Shake Up Your Saturdays: "A Fool! A Fool!"
Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun!

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit." Step into the shoes of some of Shakespeare's fools, some more clever than others . . .

10:00am Session: Ages 4-7

11:00am Session: Ages 7-11

Please visit https://www.folger.edu/family-programs for location details and special notes.

Questions? Contact Kate Haase at khaase@folger.edu .

Sat 8/3/19 10:00AM
Sat 8/3/19 11:00AM


Shake Up Your Saturdays: "Courtly Greetings & Country Meetings"
Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun!

Imagine yourself in the two worlds of As You Like It, the court of Duke Frederick and the Forest of Arden.

10:00am Session: Ages 4-7

11:00am Session: Ages 7-11

Please visit https://www.folger.edu/family-programs for location details and special notes.

Questions? Contact Kate Haase at khaase@folger.edu .

Sat 9/7/19 10:00AM
Sat 9/7/19 11:00AM


Shake Up Your Saturdays: "Supernatural Shakespeare"
Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun!

"Eye of newt and toe of frog!" Get Spooky with Shakespeare's ghosts an witches.

10:00am Session: Ages 4-7

11:00am Session: Ages 7-11

Please visit https://www.folger.edu/family-programs for location details and special notes.

Questions? Contact Kate Haase at khaase@folger.edu .

Sat 10/5/19 10:00AM
Sat 10/5/19 11:00AM


Shake Up Your Saturdays: "How to be a Shakespearean Actor"
Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun!

Develop your acting skills, 1800's style.

10:00am Session: Ages 4-7

11:00am Session: Ages 7-11

Please visit https://www.folger.edu/family-programs for location details and special notes.

Questions? Contact Kate Haase at khaase@folger.edu .

Sat 11/2/19 10:00AM
Sat 11/2/19 11:00AM


Shake Up Your Saturdays: "I Take My Leave"
Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun!

"Parting is such sweet sorrow" . . . or is it? Practice your dramatic exit with Shakespeare's farewells.

10:00am Session: Ages 4-7

11:00am Session: Ages 7-11

Please visit https://www.folger.edu/family-programs for location details and special notes.

Questions? Contact Kate Haase at khaase@folger.edu .

Sat 12/7/19 10:00AM
Sat 12/7/19 11:00AM