Copies also available for purchase at
York Public Library. ($9.00)
“The Maltese Falcon” and All That Jazz
Friday, March 21 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun evening of jazz and a dramatic reading from “The Maltese Falcon” by York Reader’s Theater David Newman. David does Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, and…Mary Astor! Hunter McKay and his group… will play jazz. Light refreshments will be available.
Mystery Writers Panel
Tuesday, March 25 7:00PM.
Mystery writers Gerry Boyle, James Hayward, Al Lamanda and Lea Wait will talk about the craft of writing mysteries, what inspires them, and how they generate their characters and plots. They are all Maine authors, with a national following, and members of the Maine Crime Writers. Their books will be available for signing and for sale.
“The Maltese Falcon” (1941) Film
Friday, April 4 7:00 p.m.
The 1941 film stars Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade and Mary Astor as Miss Wonderly/Brigid O’Shaughnessy. This was director John Huston’s debut and its success catapulted Bogart to the top as a leading man. Considered by many to be the first in the film noir genre, this movie is on many greatest film lists. With an introduction by local film aficionado Bill Lord. (100 minutes)
“The Maltese Falcon” (1931) Film
Friday, April 11 7:00 p.m
“The Maltese Falcon” (1931) is very similar to the more widely known 1941 film starring Humphrey Bogart, but it came out in the days before the Motion Picture Production Code. The film stars Ricardo Cortez as private detective Sam Spade and Bebe Daniels as Ruth Wonderly. Dudley Digges, Thelma Todd, and Dwight Frye fill the supporting roles. Because it came out “pre-code” it is a racier, more sexually explicit film. With an introduction by local film aficionado Bill Lord. (80 minutes)
Book Discussion Led by Susan Yorston
Tuesday, May 20 7:00 p.m.
Rescheduled from April 22nd. Come to discuss this classic work, Hammett’s background and influences and why “The Maltese Falcon” is part of our lexicon. Bring your comments, questions and observations. Please register at the library, 363-2818 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Light refreshments will be served. Other discussions may take place at the Senior center, Sentry Hill, in local book groups, and schools.