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Everyone loves a mystery and our focus this year is on the most famous detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes. In celebration of determined detectives and mind-boggling puzzles, join us for SHERLOCKED: Our 3rd Annual Adult Winter Reading Challenge.


Read five books of your choice from January 1 to February 29 and log your titles to win a limited edition puzzle book, a Sherlock Holmes keychain and a free book. Sign up online at irvinglibrary.readsquared.com. and begin logging your books on January 1. 

One prize per person, while supplies last. 

Discover Something New With These Irving Public Library Programs

Author Visit Sherry Thomas 2 p.m. Saturday, January 4 at the South Irving Library

What if Sherlock Holmes was actually a woman? Sherry Thomas has taken this premise and created a completely new take on the iconic detective in her Lady Sherlock series. Book sales and book signing will follow the discussion. 

The Mysterious World of the Dark Web 7 p.m. Monday, January 27 at the Valley Ranch Library

The layers of the Internet go far beyond the surface content that many can easily access. This program will give participants a basic understanding of the Dark Web, where content has been intentionally concealed.

Sherlock Holmes Trivia Night 7 p.m.Tuesday February 4 at the West Branch Library

Believe you have what it takes to outsmart the detective? Test your knowledge with this special night of trivia.

Cybercrimes and How to Protect Yourself 7 p.m. Monday, February 10 at the Valley Ranch Library

Director of the University of North Texas Cyber Forensics Lab, Dr. Scott Belshaw will discuss ways to protect yourself from being a victim.

Murder Mystery Theater 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 21 at the Jack D. Huffman Building / 801 W. Irving Blvd, Irving TX 75060

Join us for a murder mystery event complete with refreshments and mocktails. The Murder Mystery Co. will be interacting with the audience in their performance of "Of Sound Mind and Dead Body." 

When a magical mishap leaves a million dollar inheritance up for grabs, the next trick will be figuring out who is the lucky winner and who will end up behind bars for malicious magical mayhem! This is an abracadabra disaster, and it’s up to you to find the murderer before they vanish into thin air. Gather information, trade clues with other guests, and solve the crime before the murderous magician gets away! 

This event is free and only the first 99 people will be permitted. Ages 16 and older, only. No children please. Dress code is casual. 

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Book Discussion 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22

Join fellow readers to discuss our Irving Community Read selection The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.