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The New York Public Library will be closed August 30th through September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

Mixed Bag: Story Time for Grown-Ups

August 8, 2012

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library

Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two at lunchtime. Bring your lunch, bring your knitting, bring a friend. Brown bag lunches welcome!

August 2012 - Mystery Classics 


The Blue Cross by G. K. Chesterton

Aristide Valentin, head of the Paris Police Department, has followed Flambeau, the world’s most famous criminal, all the way to England. Valentin believes that Flambeau will try to steal a valuable religious article that is to be displayed at the international conference of clergymen being held in London. After all, what could be easier than stealing from a trusting holy father? Ah, but Valentin and Flambeau have yet to meet Father Brown. This is the first of the Father Brown mysteries, published in 1910.


Other August Story Time Dates - August 22
A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Dr. Watson assists Sherlock Holmes in an interesting case involving royalty and blackmail. This is the first short story about Sherlock Holmes, published in 1891 following Doyle’s two successful novels about Holmes,  A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. It is also the story in which Sherlock Holmes meets Irene Adler, whom he afterwards always refers to as the woman.

All programs are FREE and subject to last minute change or cancellation.

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