"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" was one of 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories and was the author’s favorite tale because of its intriguing characters, especially the marvelous villain. About the same height and body type as Doyle’s detective, tall and elegant in his dark tux, yet physically imposing and strong, actor Neill Hartley of The American Historical Theatre brings what he terms, “full arrogance” to the role in this one-man production. Faithful to the short story and bringing authenticity through his skillful use of British and Scottish dialects, Neill Hartley’s Sherlock Holmes attracts avid audience members again and again. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration is requested -- W.T. residents and members of the Friends have priority.