Celebrate Shakespeare and National Poetry Month

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William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, and though we do not know the official date of his birth, many scholars argue that he was born on this day in 1564.  Celebrate his life and work, as well as National Poetry Month, by reading some of his most famous poems, including Venus and Adonis and his sonnets.

Check out more of his work by searching through our online catalog.

Have some fun with the Shakespeare Insult Kit.

8 Responses to “Celebrate Shakespeare and National Poetry Month”


  1. 1 vic June 25, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    He was born on the 26th April

    • 2 Meg Massey June 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm

      Actually, Shakespeare was baptized on the 26th of April. No one knows his accurate birth date, but given the trend that most children of the time were baptized three days after birth, many historians recognize the 23rd as his date of birth.

  2. 3 elizabeth fayemi November 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    i luv william shakespare books i.e macbeth,temptest,merchant of the venice and so many of his books.

  3. 4 chandhu November 25, 2009 at 6:43 am

    “the eye is the window to the world, at the same time, it is the window of the soul” i luv these lines of shakespeare…

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