Library to celebrate Sherlock Holmes

| September 3, 2013

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Public Library will celebrate September with a focus on Sherlock Holmes, providing programs and opportunities to learn more about the most famous of fictional detectives.

Coffee Club, a program for seniors 55 and older, will feature the topic “Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes.” According to the book of the same title, it is possible to learn to cultivate the great detective’s powers of thought to improve your own. The Coffee Club program will teach strategies and tips that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights.

Monday Book Talk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 will focus on the mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the well known detective novels. Guests may read any Sherlock Holmes book and come to Monday Book Talk to share their insights and ideas. Books are available at the library or may be placed on hold through the library’s online catalog at

The highlight of Sherlock Holmes month at the Library is a program presented by the popular dramatist, Chris Hart, who will portray Sherlock Holmes. Hart will present “Elementary, my dear Watson…NOT!!!” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Registration is required. Call the number below to sign-up.

The final event in the Sherlock Holmes series is a screening of “A Study in Pink, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30. This PBS Masterpiece stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman and is based on Conan Doyle’s first novel, “A Study in Scarlet,” the mystery which first introduced the characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Call the library at 622-0956 to register for this program.

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