Enjoying Joyce @ the Ridgefield Library

In recent years the Ridgefield Library has developed a series of special events that correlate to a scholary discussion. This year’s focus in on the life and work of James Joyce. Over a six-month period from January through June 2010 there will be lectures, movie screenings, book discussions, live music and more!

Contact: Lesley Lambton, Adult Programs, 203-438-2282 x1013 lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org


Program Sponsors | Programs & Events | Library Materials | Websites

Program Sponsors

Friends of the Ridgefield Library

Enjoying Joyce is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund.

 


Programs & Events

Enjoying Joyce Brochure

Read a Yale News article about the Library series

James JoyceLecture: An Introduction to James Joyce
Thursday, January 14, 7 - 8 PM

with Dr. Mark Schenker, Associate Dean at Yale College.
Listen to a recording of the lecture (first 30 minutes)
Listen to a recording of the lecture (second 30 minutes)


Book Discussion of Dubliners
Tuesday January 19, 7 PM

led by Dorothy Pawlowski, Adult Services Librarian.

Lecture : Read Ulysses? Are You Out of Your Mind?
Saturday, February 20, 10 AM

with Joyce enthusiast, Colonel Jack Daniels.
Listen to a recording of the lecture

Listen to a recording of the Q & A session


Book Discussion of A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
Wednesday, March 3, 10 AM (Rescheduled from Feb. 29)
led by Mary Rindfleisch, Assistant Library Director, Ridgefield Library.

Movie Screening and Discussion of The Dead
Saturday March 13, 10 AM
led by Mark Edwards, Media Studies Department, Sacred Heart University.

 

Concert: Songs of the Irish Poets with Castlebay
Saturday March 20, 2 PM
husband & wife duo play a mix of Irish songs including some featured in Joyce’s writing.

Lecture: Inside James Joyce
Thursday, March 25, 7PM
with Joyce enthusiast, Colonel Jack Daniels.

Listen to a recording of the lecture (first 30 minutes)
Listen to a recording of the lecture (second 30 minutes)


Ulysses Lecture Discussion Series: Ulysses by James Joyce
A multi-part discussion led by Dr. Mark Schenker, Associate Dean, Yale College.
March 11, 7 PM Episodes 1-3

Listen to a recording of the lecture (first 45 minutes)

Listen to a recording of the lecture (last 45 minutes)

Read the notes given out at this session


April 8, 7 PM Episodes 4-6

Listen to a recording of the lecture (first 45 minutes)

Listen to a recording of the lecture (last 45 minutes)

Read the notes given out at this session

 

April 29, 7 PM Episodes 7-9

Listen to a recording of the lecture (first 45 minutes)

Listen to a recording of the lecture (last 45 minutes)

Read the notes given out at this session

 

May 13, 7 PM Episodes 10-12

Listen to a recording of the lecture (60 minutes)

Read the notes given out at this session


May 27, 7 PM Episodes 13-15

Listen to a recording of the lecture (first 45 minutes)

Listen to a recording of the lecture (last 45 minutes)

Read the notes given out at this session (side 1)

Read the notes given out at this session (side 2)


June 10, 7 PM Episodes 16-18

Listen to a recording of the lecture (first 45 minutes)

Listen to a recording of the lecture (last 45 minutes)

Read the notes given out at this session (side 1)

Read the notes given out at this session (side 2)

For those interested in joining the Ulysses discussions, a limited number of copies of the text will be available at the Fiction Desk thanks to the Friends of the library. Books on the Common also offer a 15% discount on the selected Gabler edition of the text.

Exhibit: Donald Axleroad – The Lure of Mythology
Woodcuts featuring scenes from ancient mythology by award winning artist Donald Axleroad. Visit his website to see some of his work.
June 1 – 29, Reception Sunday, June 13, 2-4:30 PM

 

Bloomsday Celebration

Wednesday, June 16
3 - 9 PM
The Library’s six-month, multi-part, multi-media celebration of the life and work of James Joyce will end in style with a six-hour Bloomsday celebration.  Come and enjoy readings from the book, Irish music, Joyce inspired refreshments, and more between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16.

Bloomsday celebrates the day, June 16, 1904, when the action of Joyce’s novel Ulysses takes place.  The day is named after the central character in the novel, Leopold Bloom, and is celebrated every year around the world by Joyce enthusiasts.

If you would like to participate in one of the readings please contact Mary Rindfleisch at 203-438-2282 ext. 1009 or by email to mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org.

The Bloomsday Celebration is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library. Registration is not required and you can drop in anytime and stay as long as you wish.  Also, a reminder that Joyce’s Ulysses is most suitable for mature audiences.

Registration is not required for the Enjoying Joyce programs.

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Library Materials

Circulating materials, most reference books and non-fiction video are shelved together in the stacks. Audiobooks on cassette & CD are in the Fiction Room. We also have downloadable audiobooks of Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. You will need to enter your library card number to access.

 


Websites

Tested and recommended by our librarians.

Read a Yale News article about the Library series
The James Joyce Center, Dublin
The James Joyce Center, New York
The International James Joyce Foundation
The Brazen Head
Frank Delaney Podcasts about Ulysses


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