Bloomsday 2016 (Thursday, June 16)

The twenty-eighth annual celebration of James Joyce's Ulysses. All readings free and open to the public…bring a copy of Ulysses and read along…
 10:00 AM
 BLOOMFIELD
Crazy Mocha Cafe
4525 Liberty Ave.
Bloomsday 2016 begins with the "Lotus Eaters” as Leopold Bloom sets off from Eccles Street to retrieve Martha’s flower-filled love letter, visit the church, tip a race, and visit the baths to lie “naked, in a womb of warmth, oiled by scented melting soap, softly laved...” 
 11:30 AM HOMEWOOD CEMETARY
S. Dallas & Aylesboro Ave.,
Point Breeze
Reading from Hades we'll accompany "poor Paddy Dignam” on his final journey to Glasnevin Cemetery with gossip and memories and dreams of immortality...
 1:00 PM    MURPHY'S TAP ROOM
1106 S. Braddock Ave.,
Regent Square
In Laestrygonians pause with Bloom in Davy Bryne’s “moral pub” as he eats "strips of sandwich, fresh, clean bread" and “Glowing wine on his palate lingered swallowed...”

 3:30 PM CARNEGIE LIBRARY
4400 Forbes Ave.,
Oakland
Steer a safe path through Scylla and Charybdis with John Eglinton the "Quaker librarian" and talk of Hamnet Shakespeare and Hamlet's ghost at the National Library where Dedalus and Bloom pass each other, unnoticed...
 5:30 PM MULLANEY'S HARP AND FIDDLE
2329 Penn Ave.,
Strip District
In Cyclops the Citizen and his mangy mongrel Garryowen wait "for what the sky would drop in the way of drink" and politics, patriotism, religion and Bloom are the targets of his vitriolic verbosity...
 8:00 PM  THE MAP ROOM
1126 S. Braddock Ave.,
Regent Square
The evening and night belong to Joyce’s women… Gerty McDowell, Bloom and the fireworks ignite Sandymount Strand in Nausica, and from her jingling brass bed in Eccles Street, Molly Bloom, her Leopold/Ulysses returned from his wanderings, draws us into Penelope, her ‘amplitudinous curvilinear' stream-of-consciousness soliloquy with its final, great, life-affirming, "Yes."