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Bellingham Public Library

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2013

Contact: Katie Bray
Bellingham Public Library
(360) 778-7323

Humanities Washington Speaker Series
Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes

The game is afoot! The Bellingham Public Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with Tom Keogh as he presents Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. in the Lecture Room at the Bellingham Public Library. "Elementary!" quotes staff member Suzanne Carlson-Prandini, "If you're a fan of Sherlock Holmes, in any of his incarnations, Tom Keogh's presentation offers the perfect opportunity to revel in Holmesian (or Sherlockian) mystique." Keogh will explore the story of how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, and the latter’s subsequent love-hate relationship with the character over decades. Why does Holmes still matter in the 21st century, and why do we, as a culture, remain so attached to a character invented in 1886? Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm for the world's first consulting detective and join us on May 17th at 12:00 p.m. in the Bellingham Public Library Lecture Room. This presentation is made possible with the support of the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library and a grant from Humanities Washington. Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state. For more about Humanities Washington, visit

Tom Keogh discusses his presentation here.

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