News from the Adult
Holmes Radio Play at Library
Actors from the East Haddam Stage Company will present “Adventure of the
Speckled Band” featuring detective Sherlock Holmes on Tuesday
October 21 @ 7 PM. at
the Plainville Public Library. Step back in time and become part
of the “studio audience”. The play is sponsored by the Plainville
Historical Society and the Library.
The production is William Gillette's actual 1930 radio script of one of
the first Sherlock Holmes dramas ever broadcast via radio. This
'sketch' as Gillette called it was originally written by Edith Meiser
but extensively edited by Gillette himself. He knew Sherlock like no
other actor at that time, having created and played the detective for
many years on stages all over the world. He would go on to do at least
two other radio broadcasts portraying England's most famous sleuth (1933
and 1935). Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band was
originally broadcast in NY City on October 20th 1930. This mystery drama
production features 4 actors portraying 7 characters, and of course it
includes sound effects! With an introduction by EHSCO’s Producing
Artistic Director, Kandie Carle, the presentation runs one hour,
including Q &A with the audience.
The program is free, call the Plainville Public Library at 860-793-1446 for
Group Forms at the Library
A group for aspiring writers will be formed at the Plainville Public
Library, led by Chuck Radda, a retired Plainville High School teacher
and author. Radda also recently started a publishing company, “Lefora”,
with two friends. The writing group will meet for 5 consecutive
Mondays at the library starting on October
27 and going
through November 24. It will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a $10.00 fee to
attend all 5 sessions. The fee is payable on registration for the
The purpose of the course is not instruct people how to write, but
instead to work with those who want to polish the skills they already
have and provide an atmosphere for them to do so. As such there
will not be lessons so much as there will be writing practices that will
then be shared with the group in a non-judgmental, comfortable setting.
Since all writing is creative writing, there will be no limitations:
fiction, memoir, poetry – any genre short of a research assignment for
another course … unless you are willing to share your grade with the
rest of the group. The course is limited to college age writers
To register for the group, visit the library at 56 E. Main St.,
Plainville. For more details call the library at 860-793-1446.
Local author, Matthew Dicks will join the Friends of the Plainville
Public Library Book Group when they discuss his book, “Unexpectedly
Milo” on Tuesday October 28 @ 7 PM. at
Stumbling on a video confession detailing a decade-old missing-persons
cold case, the neurotic Milo embarks on a madcap journey to solve the
mystery, which enables unexpected personal revelations.
The program is free and open to the public. Extra copies of the
book are available at the library.
Piano Concert at the Library
Musicians from the New Britain Symphony will give a “Four Hands” piano
concert on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the library.
lecture – demonstration will include mostly original works by the great
composers for four hands piano, including the Carnival of the Animals by
Saint Seans. Piano four hands is a term for a
specific kind of duet for
a single piano with two players. The program was provided by the
New Britain Symphony Education Committee and designed to bring musical
education to adults and children.