It’s March, and at Westbank Libraries that means one thing: Sherlock Holmes.

That’s right, all month long your libraries will be paying homage to the iconic private detective first created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and later popularized in a still-growing pastiche about Holmes and other spin-off characters.

Writers can get into the spirit at a highly anticipated writing workshop, Creating Character-Driven Mysteries, led by the bestselling author of the Lady Sherlock mysteries, Sherry Thomas on Monday, March 9 (5-7pm at Westbank Library).

Or learn to keep readers on the edge of their seats by attending author Walt Gragg’s workshop, The Art of Writing the Thriller, on Sunday, March 8 (Sisters in Crime, 2-3:30pm at Laura’s Library).

Readers can enjoy any of our Sherlock-themed book clubs this month:

  • The Young Adult Book Club will be discussing Jackaby by William Ritter (Thursday, March 5, 4:45pm at Laura’s Library)
  • Mysteries & More will be discussing The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz (Wednesday, March 18, 1pm at Westbank Library)
  • The Young Adult Book Club will be discussing A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (Thursday, March 19, 4pm at Laura’s Library)

But you don’t have to be a mystery fan to enjoy programs at your library in March. Westbank and Laura’s have a range of other special programs happening. Here are a few to look forward to:

  • Eanes History Group: The History of Barton Creek presented by Ed Crowell (Monday, March 9, 11:30am at Westbank Library)
  • Art Talk: An Art Demo by Lynn Zwern (Sunday, March 15, 1-3pm at Laura’s Library)
  • Joseph Hammer Art Reception (Sunday, March 22, 2-4pm at Laura’s Library)
  • Tai Chi (Due to popular demand, this program will continue to be offered every Monday, 11am at Laura’s Library!)

It’s no mystery where you can go to find exciting events this month. We hope to see you soon. As Sherlock Holmes said, “Come at once if convenient. If inconvenient, come all the same.”