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Searching for Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt

Part of Searching for Shakespeare: Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare’s First Folio

A person using a cell phone to take a picture of the portrait of Shakespeare shown on the title page of the First Folio

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Dates Sat, Apr 08 — Sun, Apr 30, 2023

Tickets Free

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The Searching for Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt is now over, and we have archived the game’s website.

With everyone’s help, the community found all 18 of Shakespeare’s plays that might have been lost without the First Folio. Congratulations!

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At 9 DC Public Library locations and in various Little Free Libraries across the District, seek and find the 18 Shakespeare plays that were first printed and preserved in the First Folio.

The Searching for Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt, developed with Game Genius, is a fun activity to do with family and friends during Shakespeare’s birthday month.

Join the hunt to discover stories new and old!

DC Public Library locations

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
  • Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library  |  ward 1
  • West End Neighborhood Library  |  ward 2
  • Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library  |  ward 3
  • Petworth Neighborhood Library  |  ward 4
  • Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Neighborhood Library  |  ward 5
  • Southwest Neighborhood Library  |  ward 6
  • Benning/Dorothy I. Height Neighborhood Library  |  ward 7
  • Anacostia Neighborhood Library  |  ward 8

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DC Public Library

This event is part of Searching for Shakespeare: Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare’s First Folio, our April 2023 festival in partnership with DC Public Library.

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