Pickwick Monthly

Date / Time

  • March 25, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 22, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 20, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 24, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • July 15, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 19, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 23, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 21, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 18, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 16, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 20, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 17, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 16, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 20, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 18, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 22, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • July 20, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 17, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 21, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 19, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a monthly journey through Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club was the first serialized novel written by  Dickens and was published in 20 monthly parts (2-3 chapters per month) from March 1836-October 1837. Edward G. Pettit and a rotating set of Dickensian cohosts will talk about (more…)

Thrills! Chills! An Overnight Reading of Dracula

The Rosenbach is the home of first editions of Bram Stoker’s novel, as well as his notes for Dracula, over 100 pages of outlines, early plot ideas, and research notes, compiled by the author over the seven years he developed and wrote the book.   This year is the 125th anniversary of the publication of Dracula and the Rosenbach is celebrating with a spine-tingling, all-night …

Housekeeping: Installment 3 in An Ongoing Discussion of Collections Stewardship at the Rosenbach

In this series, Curator and Senior Director of Collections, Judith M. Guston, will provide The Rosenbach’s Company with background and updates on the Collections Department’s strategic initiative to expand and improve the Rosenbach’s stewardship infrastructure.   It’s been a busy summer here in the Collections Department! In early June, we installed our exhibition, 18 Reasons to …

Austen Mondays

Date / Time

  • February 13, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • February 20, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • February 27, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 6, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 13, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 20, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Austen Mondays is sponsored by Lisa Washington The Rosenbach’s new biblioventure series will focus on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Join us for a deep-dive into this classic novel for 24 weeks beginning September 19, 2022. We’re also moving the show to Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. For the first half hour of every (more…)

Edward Burne-Jones (Sort Of) Illustrates The Kelmscott Chaucer

This blog post was written by Andrew White  Leaving aside his other manifold accomplishments, let’s look at William Morris at the moment that the Renaissance man and Victorian gadfly became a printer. This was 1891, when Morris was fifty-five. Between 1891 and 1896, Morris’s press, the Kelmscott—named for his home in Oxfordshire—printed sixty-six books. The …

Virtual Free Shakespeare Read-Aloud Group | Hamlet Part 2

Date / Time

  • November 20, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading…and your voice!

In-Person Free Shakespeare Read-Aloud Group | Henry IV Part 2

Date / Time

  • December 4, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading…and your voice!