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Iconic Literature at the Library
With Maggie Patton
As part of this year's World Book Day and Copyright Day, the Library is displaying some of its most Internationally significant works of literature. Maggie Patton will share the stories behind some of these iconic works on display, including Shakespeare’s First Folio, Cervantes' Don Quixote and Austen's Emma.
April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. In 1995 The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared April 23 to be World Book and Copyright Day with the goal to promote reading, publishing, and the protection of intellectual property through copyright around the world.