Bloomsday celebrations at the National Library

A series of film screenings and a temporary exhibition will mark the Libary's 2008 celebrations of Bloomsday (16 June).

On Bloomsday itself, Monday 16 June, the Library's seminar room will be the venue for a  screening of three films by Alan Gilsenan, commissioned in 2004 as part of the NLI's highly acclaimed exhibition James Joyce and Ulysses at the National Library of Ireland . These films, all approximately 12 minutes in length, are entitled: ‘Controversy and censorship: Ulysses in the public eye’; ‘Joyce’s contemporary legacy’; and, ‘An enduring relationship: James Joyce and the National Library of Ireland’. The films will run continuously throughout the day, admission is free and no booking is required.

From 16 - 30 June, the main Library building will host a temporary display based on the 2004 exhibition. This will include the virtual Ulysses Notebooks installation which uses 'turning pages technology' to bring various Ulysses manuscripts to life and shows Joyce in the process of creating his book.

Ulysses, copy 'No 1', first editionUlysses, copy 'No 1', first edition

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