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NovelCon: Answers from 221B Baker Street

Thanks to all who participated at NovelCon this year!

The answer to this year’s mystery is listed below!
Be sure to vote in the costume contest, going on now!


A Case of Singular Identity

What Really Happened


As Edith prepares to begin her walk down the aisle towards her betrothed, Hermann von Helmholtz, there is a knock at the front door.  Though the usher, who is also her former lab assistant, offers to receive the last minute attendees, Edith insists on welcoming them herself.  However, instead of additional guests, she is greeted with a long awaited telegram from the University of Barcelona, which will bring her news of whether or not she has been accepted for their coveted professorship in experimental science.  Risking being late to the alter, she can’t resist ducking into her laboratory, dress, veil and all, for a quick look at the telegram’s contents.  To her astonishment, her application has been declined!  It seems the professorship has been awarded to someone else, someone who had submitted the same findings before her.  From the telegram, she surmises that her work has been stolen by someone close to her – could it be Hermann?!?  Has he stolen and submitted her findings before she could – and has thus been named the discoverer?

She thinks this can easily be sorted out – but she must immediately contact the university!  As she rushes to open the door.  Through her veil she sees Hermann von Helmholtz III, the usher, at the threshold.  As he plunges a knife in to her breast, she grabs his bowtie and then falls to her death.  As the music plays on, Hermann yells “get a doctor” and hides in the shadows as you come out and discover the scene of the crime.  Hermann quickly slips into the wedding and stands among the other attendees.


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‘Star Trek’ Wars Trivia

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You: “I love trivia!”

Me: “I know.”

So why wouldn’t you come to the Castle Rock – Philip S. Miller library on Saturday, May 6, at 3 p.m.? It would be highly illogical!

There will be Star Wars trivia!

There will be Star Trek trivia!

There will be food!

There will be prizes!

Special note: Kids are welcome to join your team, but we want you to know the questions are written at a level intended for teens and adults.

 Live long and prosper, and May the 4th be with you!


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LifeHack #256:

Bored? Go to the busiest place you can find and loudly proclaim, “Batman is better than Superman.”

Or come to the Castle Rock – Philip S. Miller library to experience some hands-on DIY hacks for pranks, quick and easy costumes, and survival skills. We plan to have a lot of silly fun with some useful hacks added in! (Plus, if you want to tell us why Superman is actually better than Batman, we will politely listen to you explain why. I make no promises that we will agree.)

Thursday, January 19, from 7-8:30PM at Castle Rock – Philip S. Miller library

Register Here to Reserve a Spot!

Upcoming Event: Geeks Who Read

Geeks Who Read

Teen Trivia Night

Do you know a bunch of random stuff?  Do you like to win stuff?  Do you enjoy consuming root beer floats and/or pizza?

If you said yes to any of those questions…

Visit Parker on Wednesday, July 13th @ 7 pm 


Come to Castle Rock on Thursday, July 14th @ 7 pm

For more information or to register you and your friends for trivia at Parker, Castle Rock or both, click the corresponding link above!  Looking forward to seeing you there.