In 2014, the Free Library of Philadelphia, in partnership with The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and numerous other cultural organizations from around the region, offered up Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450—a year packed full of engaging, enlightening, and entertaining programs and events designed to celebrate Shakespeare in all his classic and modern incarnations. Throughout 2014, the Year of the Bard offered Shakespeare buffs and newcomers alike a plethora of fun and festive ways to get in on the celebration. Every month throughout the year featured numerous activities, including films, talks, an insult contest, digital and live exhibitions, pop-up and theatrical performances, and of course a big birthday bash on April 23. Check out our Shakespeare blog, and get in on the fun!