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.

The Ladies of the House of Love: The Rosenbach’s Feminist & Queer Gothic Literature Book Club

Date / Time

  • October 8, 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • November 12, 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • December 10, 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As a literary genre, the Gothic is often associated with ominous castles, dark, stormy nights, and people fleeing from unnamed horrors. But the Gothic is—and always has been—much more complicated and interesting than this because it uses gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and the erotic to hint at the radical potential inherent in all of us. The Ladies of the House of Love book club reads historic and contemporary works of Gothic fiction. Each month, the club cozies up in the candle-lit,* historic West Library of the Rosenbach mansion, views objects from the collection, and discusses the Gothic’s connections to gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity.