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Happy Birthday, Shakespeare: Movies (14 titles)
In honor of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, we have put together a list of some of the best film versions of his work. As with the book list, some of the titles are works that were inspired by Shakespeare and his writings.
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! (22 titles)
In honor of the Bard's 450th birthday, we have put together a list of his works, and some of the many works inspired by his plays and his life. This list includes material for kids and adults. Also see Happy Birthday, Shakespeare: Movies for film versions of Shakespeare's work.
Not Just Superheroes: Graphic Novels (32 titles)

Nonfiction We Couldn't Put Down (25 titles)

Non - Traditional Reads for Valentine's Day (21 titles)
Because we have 364 other days to read Jane Austen. Here are books about love in crazy circumstances, love in all kinds of relationships, and life after love.
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Champlin Library Staff's Comments    
Cover ArtWill in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare
by Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-
Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Greenblatt creates a deep, breathtakingly vivid portrait of Shakespeare by analyzing his words and connecting them to the events of the day. This is not only an incredibly insightful biography, it is also a glimpse into the intense, complicated world of Elizabethan England, and and a magnificently accessible window into Shakespeare's plays.   posted Apr 22, 2014 at 6:26PM

Cover ArtThe story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel
by Wroblewski, David.
A retelling of Hamlet, set in rural Wisconsin. A very beautiful story.   posted Apr 22, 2014 at 6:25PM

Cover ArtThe tempest
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Shakespeare's last play.   posted Apr 22, 2014 at 6:20PM

Cover ArtA thousand acres
by Smiley, Jane
King Lear, set on a farm in modern day Iowa. A Pulitzer Prize winner.   posted Apr 22, 2014 at 6:20PM

Cover ArtJulie and Romeo : a novel
by Ray, Jeanne.
Romeo and Julie re a pair of middle aged florists from competing shops who fall in love. A very sweet novel!   posted Apr 22, 2014 at 6:18PM

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