Get a little Shakespeare love in Roxbury at Hodge Library

Hodge Memorial Library in Roxbury will host readings from Shakespeare on Valentine’s Day.

In what is becoming a tradition, some of Roxbury’s most talented actors will be returning to the Hodge Memorial Library to add a bit of literary romance to Valentine’s Day.

A reading of Shakespeare’s love sonnets will be accompanied by wine, sweets, and a fire in the hearth on Wednesday Feb. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 4 North Street, Roxbury.

Doug Winkel, longtime Shepaug English teacher and play director, will moderate informal discussions between sonnets and help the audience explore, among other things, the sonnet form, symbols, and the context and scope of Shakespeare’s love sonnets. The sonnets will be compiled in a booklet and given to everyone who attends. Audience participation, input, and questions are encouraged!

The Hodge Memorial Library and Museum was Roxbury’s first public library. Built in 1937, it operated until the Minor Memorial Library was opened in 1994. It is currently home to the Friends of the Roxbury Library annual book sale and used for programs.

The charming vintage space lends itself perfectly to intimate readings and gatherings. The library is handicapped-accessible. Call the library at 860-350-2181 or visit www.minormemoriallibrary.org for information and directions.