Things got a little spooky last week around the library as 50 guests attended the first Murder Mystery Night. Adults and children participated in this free event spearheaded by Stephanie Koroll, Reference Librarian for Maury County Public Library. It was a classic game of “who done it” and the guests were eager to get started.
The case revolved around a fictional murder victim, David Sullivan, who was the Library Director with a passion for technology, but was often described as short sighted, only focusing on his goals. After a startling scream was heard guests were dispersed around the library with a packet of info on the other cast of characters-
Bess Sellers- author of The Bone Chiller and host of a book signing
Dewey Decimal- a history teacher who is thinking of running for mayor, but he’s been taking bribes and David Sullivan knows about it
Elizabeth Caperton- a disgruntled employee who was recently fired for not incorporating technology
Paige Turner- a lawyer who David Sullivan discovered was taking bribes to lose cases
Polaris Reading- David Sullivan’s brother-in-law who was upset after his wife passed away because she left her assets to her brother David
Book Paige- the Children’s Librarian whose request for funding for the Children’s program was recently turned down
After reading about the cast, children headed downstairs to track down their clues, while adults worked through their questions upstairs. Each question in the packet could be answered by finding the corresponding book which held the next clue. Excited murmurs could be heard as guests got closer and closer to cracking the case.
When the last clue was located everyone gathered to weigh in on who murdered David Sellers and the result was…….Book Paige! Once the case closed guests could enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to win raffle prizes donated by the Library, Muletown Coffee, & The Old Curiosity Book Shop. Due to the success of this event the Library plans to host more events with the next one coming up August 19th, where guests will learn how to create folded book art. For more info on Library events check out their website HERE.