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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required.

E.g., 12/08/2016
E.g., 12/08/2016
Friday, September 23, 2016Saturday, December 31, 2016
Shakespeare spent most of his adult life creating, on page and on stage. And in the 400 years since his death, he has also been created again and again by generations of actors, writers, printers, artists, filmmakers, advertising executives—the list goes on!
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Cosponsored by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Free and open to the public; no registration required
2016 challenges us not to fall back on the clichés—“greatest writer in English,” “not of an age but for all time”– when we celebrate Shakespeare. No one can deny his myriad literary achievements, but something else is also at work in creating his cultural capital.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Join us on Wednesday for the return of Newberry Winter Trivia! This year’s pub-style trivia game will take us to the poles and back, across famous American landscapes, and back home to our own festive city of Chicago. Menial prizes will be awarded! Seasonal attire encouraged! As always, Ho-ho-hope to see you there!
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Free and open to the public; no tickets or registration required
The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home was written by Charles Dickens in 1845. It is the third of Dickens’ five short Christmas books (the best-known of which is A Christmas Carol).