T.S. Eliot characterized April as “the cruellest month,” but I would have to disagree. By April, spring has arrived in Washington (even if we still have a few chilly days). April is also a month full of celebrations such as National Library Week and perhaps most importantly William Shakespeare’s birth and death. Shakespeare was a poet as well as playwright so it seems appropriate that April is also National Poetry Month. To help celebrate, Andrew and I thought it would be fitting to post some pictures of one of the Library’s next door neighbors, the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Folger Shakespeare Library is an “internationally recognized research library” and owns the largest collection of First Folios in world.