Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bloomsday Is Coming!

Bloomsday is coming! For the uninitiated, Bloomsday is an annual celebration for enthusiasts of James Joyce’s masterpiece “Ulysses.” The date commemorates June 16th, 1904, the day on which the action of the novel takes place. Each year, groups all over the world organize activities based on the book. This year, the Ridgefield Library will be among them!

Nearly 100 dedicated local readers have been exploring the famously challenging novel for several months, under the guidance of Dr. Mark Schenker of Yale College. Now we invite everyone to join us to get a taste of what makes “Ulysses” so special. Drop by the Dayton Program Room between 3:00 and 9:00 PM on the 16th to enjoy readings, Irish music and refreshments. Come whenever you can and stay as long as you wish.

There is still space for additional readers and musicians to participate, so contact me as soon as possible if you would like to take part in this unique event.

Rounding out our Enjoying Joyce series is this month’s exhibit in the Dayton Program Room, entitled “The Lure of Mythology” and featuring woodcuts by Donald Axelroad based on “The Odyssey.” Details are available on our website at

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