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Thursday, June 16th, 2016 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Bloomsday is a celebration that takes place both in Dublin and around the world. It celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, which is the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning.

Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different forms like readings, performances and visiting the places and establishments that are referenced in the book. The Bloomsday Breakfast is another common celebration, which involves eating the same breakfast as Leopold Bloom consumes on the morning of 16 June. This includes liver and kidneys alongside the typical ingredients of an Irish fried breakfast.

For the history of Bloomsday go to:
Come to Bookplate on June 16 between 2 and 4 pm and become part of the celebration!
2:00-4:00 p.m. Open 5-Minute Readings at Shakespeare & Company
Calling all Joyceans, come to read aloud or to relax and listen. First come/first serve, five-minute readings. A cozy back room, a podium, an open copy of Ulysses, a rapt audience, and you. Introduction by Elizabeth Foley O'Connor, Professor of English at Washington College. Refreshments served.
Location: 112 S. Cross Street (known on all other days as The Bookplate)

National Music Festival -- June 5 - June 18