Delve into Sherlock Holmes’s past with Barry Deitz

  • Barry Deitz will present a slide show and talk about Sherlock Holmes at the Athol Public Library on Feb. 28.

Published: 2/13/2019 9:00:07 PM

ATHOL — Fans of original Sherlock Holmes stories are invited to a slide presentation by Barry Deitz offered by the Athol Public Library, on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m.

This program looks at the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and tells the story of his creation of the great Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous literary detective. It will also highlight the history of this character, looking at how over the past 130 years different writers, actors and directors have imagined the great detective.

Fans of the original stories, films with Basil Rathbone or the latest television incarnations of the famous detective will learn more about Sherlock Holmes during this talk and slide presentation.

Deitz is from North Carolina and moved to Massachusetts about six years ago. He has worked for many bookstores and libraries and has presented more than 100 programs ranging from poetry of World War I to the life and times of Lewis Carroll. He has traveled across the country working on a documentary film about Bigfoot and he has presented programs this past year on Sherlock Holmes, writers in love, and Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Deitz’s programs have been popular at many libraries in Massachusetts.

This library program is free and open to the public. Due to popularity of programs, registration is required by calling the library at 978-249-9515 to sign up. Funding for this program is generously supplied by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.

The library is located at 568 Main St.

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