Historic literary treasures are housed in The Rosenbach, a mansion in the heart of Rittenhouse Square now affiliated with the Free Library of Philadelphia. Join in this institution’s annual Bloomsday festivities, which is also Father’s Day this year! Bloomsday is the day the world celebrates Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s epic Ulysses. Lauded as the greatest novel of all time, Ulysses has been called everything from masterfully moving to hilariously obscene. The Rosenbach’s rollicking day-long reading of Ulysses will feature literati, artists, public figures, and familiar personalities along with musical performances that will bring the book to life. Bloomsday is free and open to everyone. Joyce enthusiasts and novices alike can drop by any time during the day to listen to the reading, relax in the Bloomsday Beer Garden with local food trucks, and enjoy free admission to The Rosenbach. In the event of rain Bloomsday will be moved to The Philadelphia School at 25th & South Streets.