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Trading Titles: Mystery Edition

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Trading Titles
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
Join us for a special mystery book edition of Trading Titles as we kick off Elmhurst Reads: Mysteries. This is for you if you love books, love to talk about books, and love to hear about new books. How it works: read any mystery book you want, and then come share your thoughts about it. Registration required.
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Trading Titles: Mystery Edition

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Trading Titles
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
Join us for a special mystery book edition of Trading Titles as we kick off Elmhurst Reads: Mysteries. This is for you if you love books, love to talk about books, and love to hear about new books. How it works: read any mystery book you want, and then come share your thoughts about it. Registration required.
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The Word is Murder Book Discussion

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
Join us to discuss The Word is Murder: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz. The author who created Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War writes himself into this inventive mystery as Watson to the brilliant but annoying Daniel Hawthorne, ex-police detective hired to investigate the case of a woman who is murdered in her living room six hours after visiting a London funeral home to plan her service. Register starting August 19 in person or by phone.
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Mystery Braid Bracelet

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
The Makery
Learn how to braid without any loose strings! This mystery braid bracelet challenges you to learn a new way to plait. All materials provided. Register starting Aug. 24.
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The Word is Murder Book Discussion

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
Join us to discuss The Word is Murder: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz. The author who created Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War writes himself into this inventive mystery as Watson to the brilliant but annoying Daniel Hawthorne, ex-police detective hired to investigate the case of a woman who is murdered in her living room six hours after visiting a London funeral home to plan her service. Register starting Aug. 19 in person or by phone.
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Dann and Raymond’s Movie Club Presents: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Join Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian Raymond Benson as they present a retrospect on one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Registration required.
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The Word is Murder Book Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
Join us to discuss The Word is Murder: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz. The author who created Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War writes himself into this inventive mystery as Watson to the brilliant but annoying Daniel Hawthorne, ex-police detective hired to investigate the case of a woman who is murdered in her living room six hours after visiting a London funeral home to plan her service. Register starting Aug. 19 in person or by phone.
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Mystery Cross Stitch-Along

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Off-site: Brewpoint Coffee-Founders (124 W Park Ave)
Each class reveals more pattern details, and you won’t know what you’ve stitched until the last class! Purchase materials and bring to class: elmlib.org/stitchalong Registration for this 3-session series required. 
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Mystery Film Series: Murder on the Orient Express

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Spend an afternoon at the movies expanding your mind with these films. We provide the popcorn. • Thursday, Sept. 26 Murder on the Orient Express (1974) • Wednesday, Oct. 16 The DaVinci Code • Wednesday, Nov. 27 Sherlock Holmes No registration required.
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Silent Film, Live Music: The Phantom of the Opera

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Long before it was a musical hit on Broadway, The Phantom of the Opera had a darker turn. In this 1925 silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, the deformed Phantom haunts the Paris Opera House causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. Jay Warren, Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist, provides live accompaniment to bring all the color excitement and glamour of the silent film era back to life. Registration required.
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Sherlock Holmes and The Speckled Band

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Hear The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s favorite Sherlock Holmes story. Told by Helen Stoner and the main female character played by Megan Wells. Registration required.
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The Widows of Malabar Hill Book Discussion

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
Join us to discuss The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. In 1920s Bombay, the city’s first female lawyer, Perveen Mistry, joins her father’s firm which is appointed to execute the will of a wealthy mill owner. His three widows sign over their inheritances to a charity and Perveen becomes suspicious. Is someone taking advantage of them? As she investigates, a murder takes place and the widows become suspects. Register starting Sept. 17 in person or by phone.
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Lights Out, Everybody: Mystery and Horror During the Golden Age of Radio

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Silhouette of classic detective smoking pipe and holding a magnifying glass
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Hear sound clips from some of radio’s best known mystery and horror programs (including Escape, Inner Sanctum, and Lights Out). Learn how radio could truly be a “theater of the mind,” using music, voices, and sounds to create indelible—and often frightening—“pictures.” Registration required.
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Mystery Film Series: The Da Vinci Code

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Spend an afternoon at the movies expanding your mind with these films. We provide the popcorn. • Thursday, Sept. 26 Murder on the Orient Express (1974) • Wednesday, Oct. 16 The DaVinci Code • Wednesday, Nov. 27 Sherlock Holmes No registration required.
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The Widows of Malabar Hill Book Discussion

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
Join us to discuss The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. In 1920s Bombay, the city’s first female lawyer, Perveen Mistry, joins her father’s firm which is appointed to execute the will of a wealthy mill owner. His three widows sign over their inheritances to a charity and Perveen becomes suspicious. Is someone taking advantage of them? As she investigates, a murder takes place and the widows become suspects. Register starting Sept. 17 in person or by phone.
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The Widows of Malabar Hill Book Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
Join us to discuss The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. In 1920s Bombay, the city’s first female lawyer, Perveen Mistry, joins her father’s firm which is appointed to execute the will of a wealthy mill owner. His three widows sign over their inheritances to a charity and Perveen becomes suspicious. Is someone taking advantage of them? As she investigates, a murder takes place and the widows become suspects. Register starting Sept. 17 in person or by phone.
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GreenMan Theatre Presents: Spooky Stories

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Elmhurst’s own GreenMan Theatre Troupe performs chilling tales and stories of the Halloween season. Registration required.
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The Leopold and Loeb Files: A Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
The 1924 murder of fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb was shocking in many ways. Their defense by Clarence Darrow raised profound and disturbing questions about social class, criminal psychology, morality, justice, and mercy. Join Nina Barrett, author of The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes for a talk about why these issues continue to haunt us—and remain relevant—today. Registration required.
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Mystery Cross Stitch-Along

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Off-site: Brewpoint Coffee-Founders (124 W Park Ave)
Each class reveals more pattern details, and you won’t know what you’ve stitched until the last class! Purchase materials and bring to class: elmlib.org/stitchalong Registration for this 3-session series required. 
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark Twitter Book Discussion

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ill be gone in the dark book cover
Elmhurst Public Library
For more than ten years, a violent predator committed at least 50 sexual assaults and ten sadistic murders in California. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces. Decades later, the author was determined to find the criminal she called “the Golden State Killer.” She examined police reports, interviewed victims and detectives, and wrote this modern true crime classic until her sudden death. Discussion questions will include: • What was your experience as you read the book? • How did getting to know the author affect your reading of this story and understanding of the case? • What passages in the book were significant to you? Tweet answers to @askelmhurst Use hashtag #elmhurstbookchat No registration required. Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #elmhurstbookchat
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In Cold Blood Book Discussion

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
Join us to discuss In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Four members of the Clutter family are murdered in 1959 without any apparent motive and with hardly any clues. The author reconstructs the murder and subsequent investigation, generating both suspense and empathy in what is considered the best documentary account of an American crime, and one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. Register starting Oct. 15 in person or by phone.
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Forensics and History: The Search for the Unknown Titanic Child

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
The most luxurious ocean liner of its day, the R.M.S. Titanic, sank with a large loss of life in the frigid North Atlantic waters in 1912. The youngest body pulled from the waves was never claimed by relatives or identified. After languishing for nearly a century in a grave marked “Unknown Child,” could improvements in forensic science and DNA testing finally reveal the child’s identity? Join Hal Tinberg as he describes the twists and turns involved in solving one of history’s great forensic mysteries. Registration required.
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In Cold Blood Book Discussion

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
Join us to discuss In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Four members of the Clutter family are murdered in 1959 without any apparent motive and with hardly any clues. The author reconstructs the murder and subsequent investigation, generating both suspense and empathy in what is considered the best documentary account of an American crime, and one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. Register starting Oct. 15 in person or by phone.
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Registration is open — Register at the library

In Cold Blood Book Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
Join us to discuss In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Four members of the Clutter family are murdered in 1959 without any apparent motive and with hardly any clues. The author reconstructs the murder and subsequent investigation, generating both suspense and empathy in what is considered the best documentary account of an American crime, and one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. Register starting Oct. 15 in person or by phone.
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Registration is open

Mystery Cross Stitch-Along

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Off-site: Brewpoint Coffee-Founders (124 W Park Ave)
Each class reveals more pattern details, and you won’t know what you’ve stitched until the last class! Purchase materials and bring to class: elmlib.org/stitchalong Registration for this 3-session series required. Registration for this 3-session series required.
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