[In Progress] Ulysses Weekly with Robert Berry | Virtual Course

Date / Time

  • February 29, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • March 7, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • March 14, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • March 21, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • March 28, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • April 4, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • April 11, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • April 18, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • April 25, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • May 2, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • May 9, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • May 16, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • May 23, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • May 30, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • June 6, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • June 13, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This immersive weekly course will help readers explore (and enjoy) the intricacies, enigmas and hilarities of Ulysses. First time readers of the novel will find many resources for understanding this challenging work. For those returning to the novel, this will be a great way to delve even deeper into a book whose depths never seem to end.

[SOLD OUT!] Fakes and Forgeries | Behind The Bookcase

Date / Time

  • March 3, 2024
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In the world of antiquity and collecting, how do experts identify the subtle (or glaring!) difference between authenticity and forgery? In this tour, we’ll explore this question with a wide range of objects in The Rosenbach’s collection. We’ll look at some of Shakespeare’s greatest works, a mug that once belonged to George Washington, a manuscript draft by Edgar Allan Poe, and more to uncover the truths and reveal the mysteries that follow fakes and forgeries. 

Sherlock Mondays

Date / Time

  • March 4, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 11, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 18, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 25, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • April 1, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • April 8, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • April 15, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • April 22, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Rosenbach’s new Biblioventure series will focus on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. We’re taking a deep-dive into the adventures of the world’s first consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant, Dr. John Watson, as they battle the criminal forces of London.

Robert Burns In Person Seminar with Steve Newman

Date / Time

  • March 10, 2024
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This special companion in-person seminar will examine the Rosenbach’s Burns collection, from his very first poem to letters and other manuscripts. A collections presentation and library tour follow a lecture by instructor Steve Newman.

SOLD OUT! Reading Tristram Shandy with Wesley Stace | Virtual Course

Date / Time

  • March 12, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us over five sessions as we dissect Tristram Shandy and explore its creation, its reception, and the reasons behind its shifting reputation since publication. Let’s also simply revel in the story (often overshadowed by the literary fireworks), the characters (ditto), and the glittering wit of this Eighteenth Century classic. We might even discuss whether the novel actually ends or not with the ninth volume. You’ll come for the marbled page; you’ll stay for the characters. 

[SOLD OUT!] Reading Virginia Woolf with Dr. Sean Hughes | Virtual Course

Date / Time

  • March 13, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • March 27, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • April 10, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • April 24, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this course, we’ll explore Woolf’s wisdom about human character and history while enjoying her glorious prose. We’ll read A Room of One’s Own, a selection of her shorter writings, and To the Lighthouse, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Each session will include some relevant background, but our discussions will be guided by the interests of participants. Likely topics will include memory, gender, literary history, food, psychology, power, sexuality, family, artistic ambition, and loss.

Delancey Society Salon and First Look | Tales from the Goblin-Market: The World of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Date / Time

  • March 13, 2024
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As an addendum to our January tour of The Rossettis at the Delaware Art Museum, the Delancey Society is invited to preview a new Behind the Bookcase tour that explores the Rosenbach’s Pre-Raphaelite holdings, including some rarely seen items. Guests will also have the opportunity to mix and mingle over wine and light refreshments.

Pickwick Monthly (online)

Date / Time

  • 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…)