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NEW PROGRAM! Hillsboro Reads the Bard: Shakespeare Reimagined

We are growing our community reading program! New this year, Hillsboro Reads the Bard: Shakespeare Reimagined is a partnership with Bag&Baggage productions, offering a series of events for all ages that explore Shakespeare's March production The Island in Winter or, La Isla en Invierno, a captivating new bilingual adaptation of the Bard's The Winter's Tale, by Hillsboro native Carlos-Zenen Trujillo. 

From Bag&Baggage

Bag&Baggage logo"Our inaugural Problem Play Project production is a remarkable new vision of Shakespeare's the Winter's Tale in a bilingual world premiere adaptation! The Bard's spellbinding tale of jealousy, prophecy, magic, and redemption, reworked by Hillsboro native Carlos-Zenen Trujillo, transports the action away from Sicilia and Bohemia to Miami and Havana.

Bringing Latin-American magical realism to play in one of Shakespeare's most compelling (and magical) tales, the Island in Winter is the first show in a three-year project that asks emerging playwrights of color to re-imagine Shakespeare's Problem Plays with a diversity and equity lens." 


Bag&Baggage Preview Performances and Discussions: The Island in Winter or La Isla en Invierno 

Tuesday, February 19, 6:30 pm, Hillsboro Public Library, Brookwood, Event Room
Monday, February 25, 6:30 pm, Hillsboro Public Library, Shute Park, Meeting Room

Join us for performances and discussions, and check back soon for more exciting events, including a Youth Writing Contest!  View the Library calendar of events

Hillsboro Reads 2018, American War by Omar El Akkad

Book Cover for American War by Omar El Akkad

Portrait of Omar El Akkad, Author of American War

We would like to thank the Hillsboro community for another successful Hillsboro Reads! The 2018 Hillsboro Reads selection, American War by Omar El Akkad, inspired conversations around some of the biggest issues of our time, and the author's keynote address provided additional valuable insight into the themes and ideas in the book. 

View Omar El Akkad's keynote address and book talks.

Keynote Address

American War by Omar El Akkad

The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Hillsboro Reads takes pace every year throughout the month of October. We look forward to seeing you at next year's events. 

The goal of Hillsboro Reads is to foster a sense of community, celebrate reading for pleasure, and promote intergenerational discussion and connection.

Hillsboro Reads Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors: Bag&Baggage, Friends of the Hillsboro Public Library and the Library Foundation of Hillsboro.