The 7th annual  Clinton County Reads features Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. The Frankfort Library will host two authors, a K-9 unit, a famous forensic entomologist, a forensic scientist, and lots more.

Flash Fiction Mystery Writing Contest

Be a mystery writer in 50 to 100 words.  The contest has three categories: middle school, high school and adult.  First, second, and third place winners will receive gift cards. The deadline for entries will be February 10. Winners will be announced February 24. To enter, visit the Library website Contest sponsored by Bruno’s Pizzeria.

Famous Forensic Entomologist, Dr. Neal Haskell, Presents "Maggots are Magnificent"

Dr. Haskell and his work have been featured on PBS, A&E, The History Channel, and The Learning Channel.  He has participated in hundreds of criminal investigations and testified as an expert witness in numerous criminal trials. He will speak at the Frankfort Library on Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m. in room 219.  This program is sponsored by Bailey Trucking and The Farmers Bank. His presentation is for ages middle school and up.

Book Discussion

Assistant Director, Tom Smith will discuss The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Harry’s Coffee Bar on February 26 at noon.

Sherlock Holmes for Dummies Author Brings Expertise to Library 

Steven Doyle will be visiting the library on Feb.19 at noon in Harry’s Coffee Bar.  He is the author of Sherlock Holmes for Dummies.  Doyle is a member of The Baker Street Irregulars, as well as several other Sherlock Holmes societies. In 1992 he cofounded Wessex Press, a small press specializing in Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, and other topics of interest.  This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Frankfort Library and Bailey Trucking.

Mystery Writer Ben H. Winters Writing Workshop

Ben H. Winters presents “Principles of Mystery Fiction“ Feb. 20 at noon in Harry’s Coffee Bar.  Ben H. Winters is the author of numerous books including The Last Policeman, winner of the 2012 Edgar Award. This program is sponsored by Encompass Credit Union and Bailey Trucking. 

 K-9s Rizzo and Dysio Demonstrate "Dog Smarts"

The K-9 unit will be sniffing out a mystery at the Frankfort Library on February 18 at 4 p.m. in room 219. The dogs are trained in narcotics detection, suspect apprehension, suspect tracking, officer protection, evidence recovery, and obedience. This program is open to all age groups. This program is sponsored by Kramer Lumber.

Sherlock Holmes and the Beginning of Modern Forensic Science

David Zauner, a practicing forensic scientist will lead a discussion on Feb. 27 at noon in Harry’s Coffee Bar. Mr. Zauner specialized in fingerprint examination for 25 years.  This program is sponsored by Bailey Trucking.

Stepping Back in Time

The “Be Your Own Sherlock Holmes” exhibit will be featured in the Lower Level Gill Gallery from Feb. 3 - March 28.  The public is invited to go back in time and examine photographs from the '50s and '60s by photographer James Ostler.  Can you solve the mystery of who is in the picture?

Children Solve Mysteries, Too

The children’s department will have a program called “Sherlock Junior Day” on February 8.  The program is led by husband and wife team Amy Smith and Steven Smith. On February 22 children can do fingerprinting, write with invisible ink, examine clues with magnifying glasses, read codes, find Waldo, and eat a mystery snack.

Teens Bring Clue to Life

Teens will be playing life-sized Clue on February 20 from 4-6 p.m.  Was it Colonel Mustard in the hall with the candlestick?  The teens will also be watching Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. on February 27 from 4-6 p.m. in Harry’s Coffee Bar. 




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