Have you ever been to a book club? How about one that invited nearly 11,000 people to read the same book?
The is encouraging the entire population of Sierra Madre to read “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle right now as part of the One Book One City program.
The book is available for checkout in print, as an e-book and as an audiobook.
The selection is a timely one, considering the film “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows” was released in December.
Special One Book One City events will be held all throughout February to celebrate the stories and encourage the town to come together and discuss the world’s most famous detective. All events are free and take place at the library. Check them out below, and on our event calendar.
Sherlock Holmes Events
Wednesday Feb. 1:
Answer three questions about the Sherlock Holmes stories and be entered into a drawing to win an illustrated two-volume version of the stories.
Thursday Feb. 2:
Hear the world's foremost Sherlock Holmes expert talk about the stories and the famous detective.
Thursday Feb. 9:
Four renowned authors, Amnon Kabatchnik, Michael Mallory, Naomi Hirahara and Tammy Kaehler, will speak about how Sherlock Holmes has influenced a modern generation of mystery writers.
Thursday Feb. 16:
Get an armchair tour of London and the places Sherlock Holmes visited in his stories. This talk is hosted by Catherine Addé.
Thursday Feb. 16:
The library's monthly book club will discuss the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Saturday Feb. 25:
Enjoy a free screening of a Sherlock Holmes film, courtesy of the Sierra Madre Library.
The library is also featuring Sherlock Holmes on posters for its 2012 READ Campaign. Local resident and actor on the posters.