The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
"Kick-off Event." Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. (Stillwater Public Library). Dr. Bill Hagen, retired Professor of English, Oklahoma Baptist University will host an English Tea while providing background on author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Sherlock Holmes novels and stories. Attendees are encouraged, but not required to dress in Sherlock-style or Victorian costume. We’ll be giving away two Aquila Theatre tickets for the favorite costume courtesy of Friends of the Library. Allied Arts is also providing two additional tickets as a door prize.
“The REAL CSI.” Monday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. (Stillwater Public Library) – The Stillwater Police Department will take the audience step-by-step through how crime scene investigation really works. Learn about ballistics, suspect portraiture, castings and splatter. Registration is required and limited to ages 12 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
- “Modern Mystery: The Mullendore Murder Case.” Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. (Stillwater Public Library) – In character as a participant to the murder investigation, author “The Original Buffalo Dale” Lewis will discuss details of the famous Mullendore murder, as set out in his new book, "Footprints in the Dew." Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing from 6-7 p.m. and after the presentation.
- “Oklahoma Mystery Author Panel.” Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. (Stillwater Public Library) – Authors William Bernhardt, Tim Prasil, Will Thomas, and Bob Avey will discuss the art of writing mystery novels, how they got their start, and how they come up with their ideas. Aquila Theatre tickets and copies of Carolyn Hart books will be given away as door prizes.
- “Science Café at OSU: Forensic Psychology: What the Heck is That?!” Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. (OSU Library, 2nd floor, Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room) –Featuring speakers Dr. Ron Thrasher, Director of Forensic Psychology Program, OSU Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa and Chelsea Bullard, M.S. Forensic Psychology; PhD student, Sociology.
- “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.” Thursday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. (OSU Seretean Center) – The Aquila Theatre Co. brings its energetic physical style to this new adaptation of the legendary sleuth. The clever Holmes skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London's most intriguing cases with his split second deductions revealing the most intimate details of a person's life. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for OSU students and children 12 and under. Online purchase is available at https://tickets.okstate.edu. A free discussion will take place beforehand at 7 p.m.
- SPL Sherlock Holmes Discussion Group - Join this Goodreads.com group to discuss a wide range of Sherlock Holmes stories, as well as Doyle, the Victorian era, crime solving techniques and anything else related to the topic. To join on the online discussion, contact the Help Desk at 405.372.3633 x8106, firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person to get an invitation to join the group.
- Read Sherlock Stories and Novels - Copies of Sherlock Holmes stories and novels will be on display and available for checkout in the library. Free digital copies to read on an eBook reader, mobile device, tablet or computer can be borrowed from Oklahoma Virtual Library. Access free eBooks:
- Oklahoma Virtual Library
- Project Gutenberg
- Sleuth Skills - Develop detective skills at the Oklahoma WONDERtorium. Throughout the month the museum will provide opportunities to use science to decipher secret messages, extract DNA, study clues through microscopes and more. Check the museum’s website at okwondertorium.org for details.
- Museum and Downtown Stillwater Scavenger Hunt - Solve each of the 12 cases in the book, “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” by going to local museums, stores and landmarks to decipher Sherlock’s codes.
- Silent Vines - Students in 6-12 grades will produce silent-film era Vines featuring Sherlock Holmes. Teens can get help creating their Vines at the library on Friday, Oct. 16, 4-6 p.m. Formore information, contact Allen Jenkins.