Irene Adler: The Only Woman to Outsmart Sherlock Holmes

Belleville Public Library & Community Center (Community Room)

Irene Adler: Opera Prima Donna, Adventuress, Actress. To Sherlock Holmes, she is always simply “The Woman.” Meet the only woman who outsmarted the world’s greatest detective, and discover why she had such a profound impact on his life and career. Hear the famous tale of their meeting from her own lips, and maybe you’ll learn why Dr. Watson doesn’t write about too many women in his stories.

Presented by: Laura F. Keyes, as Irene Adler - Laura Keyes graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BA in English Literature, and from UW-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Library Studies. She is a Library Director in Central Illinois.

Laura F Keys as Irene Adler, wearing a pink period dress standing by a piano in a photo stylized to look older.
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Friends of the Belleville Public Library
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