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Let’s stay in touch! The Folger offers several ways to stay informed about what's going on around the library. 

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Sign up for an account and indicate your interests, and we’ll share information about upcoming programs and special offers relating to exhibitions, music, theater, literature, and family programs. We promise never to share your email address with others, and we'll send you only the newsletters you want to see. If you'd rather not sign up for an account, feel free to email us at the links below to get added to the newsletter lists you're interested in.

  • Folger E-News: The latest on Folger programs and activities, special offers, and Shakespeare in the news, fresh in your mailbox every two weeks. Sign up now.
  • Bard Notes: A monthly update just for teachers with our newest classroom activities, lesson plans, teacher workshops, and more for K–12 educators. Sign up now.
  • Research Bulletin: An e-newsletter for scholars announcing deadlines for Folger fellowships and Institute programs, plus news from Shakespeare Quarterly and the library. Sign up now.

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  • @FolgerLibrary Up-to-the-minute news about Folger programs and activities, plus what's new in Shakespeare and early modern thinking—from the ivory tower to popular culture!
  • @FolgerEd Connecting educators to resources for teaching Shakespeare, plus updates about programs, workshops, and student festivals.
  • @FolgerResearch Insights into the collections and research opportunities at Folger Shakespeare Library, including what's happening in the reading rooms, and featuring images of collection items.
  • @PENFaulkner The foundation behind PEN/Faulkner, America's largest peer-juried award for fiction, shares the latest in book news, what's happening with their celebrated reading series at the Folger, and updates on its two annual fiction awards.



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