Looking for a good book to read this fall? Why not delve into The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett’s thrilling third novel that set the standard by which all subsequent detective fiction would be judged.

Clear your calendars for the NEA Big Read at BCLS, a celebration of Dashiell Hammett’s thrilling detective tale The Maltese Falcon.

Each year, the American Library Association designates a week in September to celebrate and acknowledge challenged books, bringing attention to censorship and promoting the freedom to read and explore ideas.