This fall, On The Same Page is hoping to have something for all our The Maltese Falcon readers.  A film series packed with Film Noir classics, and of course, Bogart and Astor in the 1941 classic film. A keynote speaker who’ll bring to live our author Dashiell Hammett. Book discussions throughout the community. Swing dancing and a costume party downtown! Mysteries are acted out in the branch libraries. A chance to learn more about Winston-Salem in the 20s and 30s and our own hometown’s architectural heritage. And more, including programs for children and teens.

Please make sure to check out Book Discussions and Films pages for the calendars for those programs.

All On The Same Page programs are free and open to the public. Question? Ask Your Librarian.

Tuesday, August 24, 6:00 pm
Reading The Maltese Falcon.

Professor Tim Galow, from Wake Forest University’s English Department,  will guide us through the themes, characters and literary significance of Dashiell Hammett’s landmark detective novel. This program is perfect for book clubbers, especially book club leaders, who want some clues to help prepare for lively discussion.
Winston-Salem State University Language Arts Center
Hauser Building, Room 103
For information, phone 703-3022.

Wednesday, September 1, 7:00 pm
The Mystery of the Mystery

Central Library Winston-Salem Writers will kick off their fall programming with “The Mystery of the Mystery” at 7:00 pm at the Central Library. Author, playwright and television producer Mark de Castrique  will join Kernersville author Lazarus Barnhill to discuss mysteries, The Maltese Falcon and more. De Castrique is the author of the Sam Blackman and the Barry Clayton mystery series along with young adult mysteries. Barnhill is the author of The Medicine People, a police procedural set in Oklahoma. Barnhill will explain the different genres of mystery and crime writing while De Castrique will discuss how he goes about crafting his novels.

Saturday, September 11, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bookmarks Festival of Books

Downtown Arts District

The Art of Mystery with John Hart, Erica Spindler and  Bonnie J. Doerr, Millennium Center, 11:00-11:45 am
Erica Spindler author reading and signing, Millennium Center, 1:00-1:45 pm
John Hart author reading and signing, Millennium Center, 2:00-2:45 pm

Sunday, September 19, 2:00 pm
Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown Winston-Salem

Rence Callahan, Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce and the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, tour will begin in the Chatham Building lobby, 305 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem.

Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 pm
Discovering The Maltese Falcon and the Man Who Wrote It

Our keynote address for On The Same Page 2010, welcoming Dr. Richard Layman, Dashiell Hammett scholar and author.
Central Library auditorium

Sunday, September 26, 2:00 pm
Winston-Salem in the Jazz Age

Central Library Auditorium. Did you know that Winston-Salem was the largest city in North Carolina in the 1920’s? See what this bustling metropolis was really like through a multi-media presentation, presented by the staff of the North Carolina Room at the Central Library.

Tuesday, September 28, 8:00 pm
The Thin Man,  Film Screening

The Thin Man, (1934) Director W. S. Van Dyke. Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan. Film screening at a/perture Cinema. a/perture seating is limited, please call 703-3018 or email to reserve a FREE ticket.  Tickets held at the box office the day of the showing.

Saturday, October 2, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Swing Dancing with the Piedmont Swing Dance Society

Central Library. Swing dancing lessons from 7:30-8:15, dancing with the dj, and a 1920s/30s costume contest.

Sunday, October 3, 2:00 pm
Cyber Crime: Detective Work in the Digital Age

Central Library. Terrance Lillard from the iTech Department, Forsyth Technical Community College. MORE DETAILS POSTED SOON!

Thursday, October 7, 6:00 pm
The Maltese Falcon, Film Screening

The Maltese Falcon (1941). Director John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet. Film screening with River Run Film Festival at a/perture Cinema.

a/perture seating is limited, please call 703-3018 or email to reserve a FREE ticket.  Tickets held at the box office the day of the showing.

Informal gathering following the film at Tate’s Craft Cocktails (limited to the first 25 reservations, call 703-3018 or email to reserve your spot).

Sunday, October 10, 2:30 pm
An Afternoon of Mystery or “You Dirty Rat!”

Lewisville Library. Adults are invited to the Lewisville Library to help solve a murder mystery! Participants will guess “who dunit” by listening to the characters in the murder mystery performance. The event will last around 3 hours. Refreshments served. Co-sponsored by the Lewisville Library and the Friends of the Lewisville Library Book Club.  Call 703-2940 to sign up.  Space is limited.