A Study in Sherlock

part of A Season of Mystery with the Don Harrington Discovery Center and Panhandle PBS

The Don Harrington Discovery Center has generously donated sets of VIP passes to the museum to give as door prizes at each event for A Study in Sherlock, so make plans to attend them all for your chance to win! 

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

When Dr. John Watson returns to London after being injured in the Anglo-Afghan War, a friend suggests he might find a home with an eccentric consulting detective looking for a flatmate at 221-B Baker Street.   When Holmes brings the good doctor along to the crime scene of a death by poison, one of the most famous partnerships in literature is born.

Thursday, August 28 at 12:15 PM at the Downtown Library — 413 SE 4th


The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

The Sherlock Holmes stories are also remarkable for the way they have inspired other authors.  In this tale by Edgar Award-winning author Laurie R. King, Sherlock Holmes, long retired from his work as a consulting detective, finally meets his intellectual match in the person of a very modern 15-year-old girl.  Under the master detective’s sardonic instruction, Miss Mary Russell hones her talent for deduction, disguises, and danger.

Thursday, September 25 at 12:15 PM at the Downtown Library — 413 SE 4th

 documentaria eclectica presents:

How Sherlock Changed the World

The Sherlock Homes character had a profound effect on the modern detective story, but he revolutionized real-life criminal investigations as well.  Join us for a look at how the Sherlock stories impacted criminal inquiry and forensic techniques.

How Sherlock Changed the World is presented in partnership with Panhandle PBS.

Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 PM at the Southwest Library – 6801 W 45th

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes


Join us Thursdays in October for these dramas based on detective novels by Arthur Conan Doyle’s contemporaries.

October 2:  A Message from the Deep Sea

Featuring Dr. John E. Thorndyke, created by Austin Freeman (1862-1943)


October 9:  The Missing Witness Sensation

Featuring Max Carrados, created by Ernest Bramah (1868-1942)


October 16:  The Duchess of Wiltshire’s Diamonds

Featuring Simon Carne, created by Guy Newell Boothby (1867-1905)


October 23: The Case of Laker, Absconded

Featuring Martin Hewitt, created by Arthur Morrison (1863-1945)

 Films start at 4 PM, but come early for a scientific investigation activity led by the Don Harrington Discovery Center!    Doors open at 3.  Activity begins at 3:30.  Northwest Branch Library — 6100 W 9th


Don Harrington Discovery Center 

Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery

Traveling Exhibit:  September 27 through January 11

A terrible crime has been committed and Victorian London’s most celebrated detective needs your help to find out “whodunit”!  Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery is an interactive, wildly entertaining and very clever murder-mystery that will transport you back in time to turn-of-the-century London and test your powers of observation and deductive reasoning. You’ll need a deerstalker and thinking cap to solve this baffling thriller…

 Panhandle PBS

Join Panhandle PBS this fall and winter for great dramas from the award-winning series, Masterpiece Mystery! and other special programs.

Miss Marple

Sundays, September 21 & 28

Episodes include:

A Caribbean Mystery—September 21 at 7 PM

Greenshaw’s Folly—September 21 at 8:30 PM

Endless Night—September 28 at 8 PM

Mystery of Agatha Christie

Sunday, September 28 at 9:30 PM

David Suchet has spent much of his life acting out the plots created by Agatha Christie.  Now he goes on a journey around Britain to get under the skin of the best-selling author of all time and give viewers a fresh perspective on a very complex woman and her amazing life’s work. 

Inspector Lewis, Series VII

Sundays, October 5, 12, and 19 at 8 PM

Episodes include

The Greater Good

The Lions of Nemea

Beyond Good and Evil

Death Comes to Pemberly

Sundays, October 26 and November 9 at 8 PM

Christmas comes a bit early with this adaptation from a recent Jane Austen-inspired novel by P.D. James. In true P.D. James fashion, the drama is a combination of Austen’s story and a murder mystery.

 How Sherlock Changed the World

Sunday, October 5 at 3 PM

The Poisoner’s Handbook

Sunday, October 12 at 3 PM

 For more information, visit www.panhandlePBS.org/mystery