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Notice: Peoria Public Library Offering Contact-Free Services -- Nov. 23 to Jan. 3 NEW HOURS: All locations close at 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 5 p.m. Sundays. Curbside pickup ends at 5 p.m. every day.

 

 

NEW CURBSIDE HOURS: AVAILABLE AT ANY LOCATION UNTIL 5 P.M. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF McCLURE BRANCH, WHICH IS CLOSED FROM 1-2 P.M.

NEW CURBSIDE HOURS: AVAILABLE AT ANY LOCATION UNTIL 5 P.M. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF McCLURE BRANCH, WHICH IS CLOSED FROM 1-2 P.M.

Due to a power outage, Lincoln Branch closed at 5:00 p.m. today (Thursday, October 22).

The Sherlock Holmes Story Society

 

This group traditionally meets in the North Branch Seminar Room at 6:30 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month (except for November and December, when we’ve switched to the 3rd Thursday to avoid holidays).

However, due to COVID-19, this book club has moved to online sessions. Visit this page or the library's Facebook page for Zoom link information. 

 

And Sherlock Holmes Story Society:

Jamie Jones is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sherlock Holmes Story Society

Time: Dec 17, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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2020 Calendar

 

In 2020, we are finishing up The Return of Sherlock Holmes collection, diving into the first of the novels (A Study in Scarlet), then returning to the short stories with the collection, His Last Bow. All are in the public domain and so are freely available to read online, or the library has many copies available in multiple formats. 

January 23

“The Adventure of the Second Stain” (last story in The Return of Sherlock Holmes)

 

February 27

A Study in Scarlet -- Part 1, Chapters 1-3

 

March 26

A Study in Scarlet -- Part 1, Chapters 4-7

 

April 23

A Study in Scarlet -- Part 2

 

May 28

“The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge” (His Last Bow)

 

June 25

“The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” (His Last Bow)

 

July 23

“The Adventure of the Red Circle” (His Last Bow)

 

August 27

“The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans” (His Last Bow)

 

September 24

“The Adventure of the Dying Detective” (His Last Bow)

 

October 22

“The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax” (His Last Bow)

 

November 19* (3rd Thursday)

“The Adventure of the Devil's Foot” (His Last Bow)

 

December 17* (3rd Thursday)

“His Last Bow”

 

2021 Calendar

In 2021, we will read and discuss the stories from The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

 

January 28

"The Illustrious Client" (1924)

 

February 25

"The Blanched Soldier" (1926)

 

March 25

"The Mazarin Stone" (1921)

 

April 22

"The Three Gables" (1926)

 

May 27 

"The Sussex Vampire" (1924)

 

June 24

"The Three Garridebs" (1924)

 

July 22

"Thor Bridge" (1922)

 

August 26

"The Creeping Man" (1923)

 

September 23

"The Lion's Mane" (1926)

 

October 28

"The Veiled Lodger" (1927)

 

November 18* (Third Thursday to avoid Thanksgiving)

"Shoscombe Old Place" (1927)

 

December 23

"The Retired Colourman" (1926)