Sherlock Week

Sherlock Week and Escape from Baker Street: April 9 – 15 
Are you a fan of the classic novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?  Or do you prefer watching portrayals by Robert Downey, Jr., Lucy Liu, and Benedict Cumberbatch?  Join us as we link the literature of Sherlock to contemporary interpretations. This will be an amazing week of displays, activities, prizes, and programs! Generous funding provided by Beyond the Page, which helps Dane County libraries offer amazing humanities activities.

Pizza & Art
Tuesday April 3, 3:30-5:30 pm
Always wanted to be in an art show? Now is your chance! Teens in grades 6 and up; come and create some Sherlock Holmes-inspired art that will go on display during the library’s Sherlock Week.  Bonus: Try out our new pizza maker.

K9 Ole Demonstration
Monday, April 9, 6:30 pm
Come meet Ole, Stoughton’s police dog, and Officer O'Neil. They will help us learn what it takes to be a police dog and handler. There will even be a demonstration of Ole at work.  This K9 program is best suited for adults (families may prefer to attend our event on 4/12). No registration is required.

Stop Hounding Me: the influence of Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes.
Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 pm
Read The Hound of the Baskervilles and join us in discussing the novel. Library Director Richard MacDonald will cover the influence of Edgar Allen Poe on Conan Doyle, and Doyle’s influence on the development of the mystery genre.  We'll also discuss how Sherlock has continued to appear in literature over the years. Copies of the book will be available on the second floor of the library. No registration necessary. A door prize will be given away! 

Escape From Baker Street
Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 pm (for adults)
Thursday, April 12, 4:00 pm (for teens in grades 6 and above)
Saturday, April 14, 1:00 pm (for teens in grades 6 and above)
Apply Sherlock's methods of deduction to solve clues and puzzle your way out of Baker Street. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call (608) 873-6281, email, or stop at the 2nd Floor Information Desk to register. 

Improv Club
Wednesday, April 11, 3:30 pm
Teens in grades 6 and up can expect to enjoy sleuth-inspired games during this session of Improv Club!  No registration required.

K9 Ole All Ages Demonstration
Thursday, April 12, 3:30pm
Fire Station Training Room
See Stoughton’s K9 police dog, Ole, in action in this child-oriented demonstration. All ages. No registration required.

Sherlock on the Screen
Friday, April 13 (all day)
Stop in the Madison Community Foundation room (Study Room #2) and view a Sherlockian movie or show of your choice!