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

Date / Time

  • 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.

Sherlock Mondays: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Date / Time

  • May 27, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 3, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 10, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 17, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 24, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re continuing our Sherlock Mondays Biblioventure with a special subscriber-only show for eight episodes. Join us as we take a Biblioventure to Dartmoor where a strange diabolical hound haunts the moors, preying upon the heirs of Baskerville Hall. What will the logically reasoning Sherlock Holmes do when faced with a supernatural creature?

[In Progress] David Copperfield through 21st Century Eyes with Juliette Wells | Virtual Course

Date / Time

  • May 28, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Barbara Kingsolver’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Demon Copperhead takes inspiration from Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield in order to tell the gripping story of a boy growing up in Appalachia who is deeply affected by the opioid epidemic. Kingsolver has emphasized in interviews that you don’t need to read David Copperfield in order to understand Demon Copperhead. You’ll appreciate Kingsolver’s artistry even more, however, if you first acquaint yourself with, or refresh your memory of, Dickens’s beloved Bildungsroman (a novel that focuses on its main character’s education and development).

Pickwick Monthly (online)

Date / Time

  • 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…)

Princess Grace and Her Irish Library: The Remarkable Story of Prince Rainier III’s Tribute to His Wife Princess Grace of Monaco

Date / Time

  • September 12, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this special panel discussion, Dr. Alexander L. Ames, Director of Outreach & Engagement at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, will interview leaders of the Princess Grace Irish Library to learn more about Princess Grace, the origins of the library, the work of the library today, and how Princess Grace’s legacy lives on in Philadelphia, Monaco, and Mayo, Ireland. 

Biblioventures: Monsters and Ghosts, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and A Christmas Carol

Date / Time

  • September 23, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • September 30, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 7, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 14, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 21, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 28, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • November 11, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • November 18, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • November 25, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • December 2, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • December 9, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • December 16, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on a new Biblioventure with two six-part series of haunted works of the nineteenth century: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.