In other #ShelfLife news this week, we've got something special for fans of Sherlock Holmes: a biography about Arthur Conan Doyle and the real-life experiences that influenced one of literature's best-known detectives.
February is African American History Month, and we want our patrons and students studying the topic to know that the library's Infobase Access Video service offers a collection of more than 1,000 videos on notable moments and important African American figures throughout history. If you need additional assistance with research, please Ask a Librarian.
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The Post Road Library is celebrating Chinese New Year with a special lion dance performance from the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu. If you'd like to continue celebrating the Year of the Rooster at home, check out our #1000BooksB4K blog at goo.gl/XqBOnU for 10 books about Chinese culture and lunar new year traditions. #ShelfLife #chinesenewyear #yearoftherooster
If you loved COLD MOUNTAIN or THE INVENTION OF WINGS, we’ve got just the book for you! Be among the first to check out THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PERSIMMON WILSON by Nancy Peacock and follow the epic journey of a slave-turned-Comanche warrior who travels from the brutality of a New Orleans sugar cane plantation to the indomitable frontier of an untamed Texas, searching not only for the woman he loves but also for his own identity. #ShelfLife #historicalfiction #coldmountain #theinventionofwings #thelifeandtimesofpersimmonwilson #nancypeacock
As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied under a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell, who could often deduce the occupations, hometowns, and ailments of his patients just by observing small details of dress, gait, and speech. All of this training culminated in the creation of master detective Sherlock Holmes, the star of Doyle’s books. Find this and other interesting bits of Sherlockian trivia in ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK: CONAN DOYLE AND THE CREATION OF HOLMES by Michael Sims. #ShelfLife #sherlock #biography #sherlockholmes #sherlockians