• By Matt Shaw
  • Posted Friday, September 17, 2010

Maltese Falcon Double Header

Get ready to don your fedora, button your trench coat and sharpen your sleuthing skills as the Library prepares to celebrate the mystery genre in this year’s On the Same Page community read project. Dashiell Hammett’s classic mystery novel The Maltese Falcon has been selected as the featured novel. Set in 1920’s San Francisco, the story follows hard-boiled detective Sam Spade through a six-day investigation over the missing Maltese Falcon and the murder of Sam’s partner. The Maltese Falcon is a time bomb that begins ticking in the first chapter, ticks faster as it progresses, and doesn’t detonate until the last intense page.

Kernersville’s Friends Noon Book Club will host a discussion of the book (led by Adult Services Librarian, Matt Shaw), followed by a screening of the classic 1941 film adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor and directed by John Huston.

Light refreshments will be served.

October 7, 2010
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Room 4 (basement)
Kernersville Public Library
130 E. Mountain St.
Kernersville NC 27284