Behind the Bookcase | Fakes & Forgeries

Date / Time

  • February 28, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us as we explore the notion of authenticity through objects in our collection. How do we know the difference between an original and a forgery? Come and test your detection skills.

Behind the Bookcase | Book Arts

Date / Time

  • March 4, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you prefer to judge a book by its cover, or does the inside matter more? In this tour of book arts, we’ll take a look at various rare books in The Rosenbach collection, their aesthetics, their functions, how the processes in creating books inform how we use them today, and vice versa.

Course: Ulysses by James Joyce (Thursdays) [In Progress]

Date / Time

  • March 5, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 2, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 4, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Heralded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, Ulysses is also considered one of the most daunting. The Rosenbach offers a welcoming discussion-based environment and unparalleled access to primary resource materials from our James Joyce collection to deepen readers’ understanding of the text and the author himself. First-time Ulysses readers and returning fans alike are welcome in either group.

CANCELLED | Behind the Bookcase | Dialogues: Native American History

Date / Time

  • March 6, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

American history is the history of dialogues among the many peoples who have called—and call—America home. Highlighting The Rosenbach’s remarkable collection of books, manuscripts, and printed documents that reveal how Native Americans engaged with European and Euro-American peoples, this Behind the Bookcase Tour will invite attendees to think in new ways about American culture.

Course: Ulysses by James Joyce (Sundays) [In Progress]

Date / Time

  • March 8, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 19, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 17, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 7, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There are infinite routes through James Joyce’s dense, funny, thrilling, frustrating masterpiece Ulysses. If you’ve always wanted to read it, this is a great way in: with good company and monthly conversation. If you’ve read it before, join us to discover something new again in the novel.

Course | Little Women in 20/20: Classic Novel, Modern Lens [In Progress]

Date / Time

  • March 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 5, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Over our four sessions, we will read Little Women, a selection of Alcott’s short writings, and some essays about the phenomenon that is her best-known work. We will discuss why Little Women endures, is so beloved, and why, perhaps, such devotion is best viewed through a critical lens.