Folger and the Community

Engaging with the District

“Let Us Talk In Good Earnest . . .”

The Folger Shakespeare Library is William Shakespeare’s home in America and represents the living legacy of a storyteller and poet who wrote powerfully about the choices, conflicts and desires that make us human.   Shakespeare’s plays and poems ask us to think again about who we are and what drives us.  This is why we… Continue Reading »

CrossTalk DC Events

CrossTalk DC Events Kick-off Forum at the Folger on Sunday, May 15th from 2:00-5:00 pm Partner forums will take place through summer and fall, 2016—dates and places to be announced. An additional series of short conversations will take place at the Folger on Friday evenings from June 17th through July 15th On June 13th, the… Continue Reading »

Welcome to CrossTalk DC

  The Folger Shakespeare Library, partnering with organizations across the city, will bring together people of all ages, races, religions, lives, and professions to talk across and about intolerance based on race, religion, and identity.  From mid-May through November 2016, at seven CrossTalk DC public forums across the city, folks will gather and begin by… Continue Reading »

How Can I Visit the Folger?

We offer a wide variety of free events and programs for visitors, including major public exhibitions and numerous family programs. Daily tours of the extraordinary Folger building, usually including the Elizabethan Theatre, are available year-round. Saturdays include an additional tour of the Folger Reading Room—otherwise reserved for researchers—and its magnificent Seven Ages of Man stained-glass… Continue Reading »