On The Occasion of Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

Happy birthday, Shakespeare!

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

Did you know William Shakespeare coined the phrases, “too much of a good thing” or “kill with kindness”? Or that he invented over 3,000 words? How about that Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into more than 80 languages including Klingon? Even better, many movies and TV shows we love such as 10 Things I hate About You (The Taming of the Shrew), She’s the Man (Twelfth Night), Strange Brew (Hamlet), The Lion King (Hamlet), Sons of Anarchy (Hamlet), and Scotland, Pa (Macbeth) are either modern interpretations or heavily influenced by the Bard’s work?

Yep, it’s all (mostly) true!

Today is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! To celebrate this momentous occassion, below are some ways you can celebrate:

RESCHEDULED: Diversity Lecture Series: Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

Dr. Reza Aslan, acclaimed author and scholar, will be speaking on Youth Revolt: The Future of the Middle East April 16 at 7PM at Fountain Street Church.

The event is free and open to the public.

Azlan, who has written four books, will be addressing the topic of the younger generation of Muslims and their acuity for being socially conscious, politically active, and technologically savvy. He will also be discussing the development of the new Middle East and his predictions for the future.

For more information about tonight’s talk, visit the library’s Subject Guide on the [Continue Reading]

Originally published at: Lisa @ GRCC

Diversity Lecture Series: Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

Dr. Reza Aslan, acclaimed author and scholar, will be speaking on Youth Revolt: The Future of the Middle East tonight February 12, at 7PM at Fountain Street Church.

The event is free and open to the public.

Azlan, who has written four books, will be addressing the topic of the younger generation of Muslims and their acuity for being socially conscious, politically active, and technologically savvy. He will also be discussing the development of the new Middle East and his predictions for the future.

For more information about tonight’s talk, visit the library’s Subject Guide on the [Continue Reading]

Originally published at: Lisa @ GRCC