October 09, 2013BERLIN — Over 35 Sherlock Holmes fans turned out on Wednesday night at White Mountains Community College to watch one episode of a multi-year British Granada TV series in which Jeremy Brett played the world-renowned fictional detective in "The Blue Carbuncle." Ingrid Graff of Randolph, a regular scholar-lecturer on the New Hampshire Humanities Council circuit, provided interesting background information and then led a post-showing discussion.
Thanks to a grant from the Humanities Council, the Berlin Public Library and WMCC's Fortier Library sponsored the book discussion and lecture, the first of four in the Fall 2013 series.
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Ann McClellan will present "(Not So) Elementary My Dear Watson" at 7 p.m. at WMCC. Graff will give the the third talk on "The Case of the Detective Who Refused to Die" on Wednesday, Nov. 20, and will conclude on Wednesday, Dec.4, by leading a discussion of "The Hound of the Baskervilles." The programs begin at 7 p.m. in the WMCC library.
Librarian Carr not only introduced Graff at the start of the evening, but also herself.
Carr was appointed to her new position in June after she moved to Bethlehem from Maine. She previously held the post of librarian at Franklin (County) Memorial Hospital in Maine. Carr earned her BA in 2006 at St. Anselm College in Manchester and in 2008 earned her Master's degree in Library Science at Simmons College in Boston.
Her husband, Greg Kwasnik, is the communications manager at Loon Mountain in Lincoln.