The Rare Book & Manuscript Library will be sponsoring a Bloomsday celebration at Mike ‘N’ Molly’s this Saturday, June 16th.
The events at Mike ‘N’ Molly’s, from 5 to 8 p.m., will include Irish music, readings of Joyce and of original work by local poets, and more. Mike ‘N’ Molly’s is located at 105 N. Market Street in downtown Champaign.
Bloomsday is the annual literary celebration of James Joyce’s life and work – taking its name from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses, whose travels in Dublin on June 16th, 1904, form the substance of the novel. Check out our library’s Ulysses-related holdings for more information on Bloomsday and the novel in general.