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Ever since a group of devotees first retraced the steps of James Joyce's Ulysses protagonist Leopold Bloom in 1954, Bloomsday has become a worldwide annual tradition. The Rosenbach Museum and Library — home to the only complete manuscript of the 700-something-page odyssey written in Joyce's own hand — hosts its own Bloomsday tradition, a marathon open-air reading of some choice bits of Ulysses. The long list of readers includes NPR's Marty Moss-Coane, Free Library president Siobhan Reardon and Mayor Michael Nutter. To bring us back to the 21st century, @RosenbachMuseum will be tweeting the entire novel, 140 characters at a time. Hold onto your hats.
Sat., June 16, noon-7 p.m., free, Rosenbach Museum and Library, 2008-10 Delancey Place, 215-732-1600, rosenbach.org.