The North Webster Public Library is full of mystery and intrigue during Mystery Marathon that starts March 1 and runs through April 16. If you’re a “whodunit” fan, you’ll want to conspire to see who can read the most mysteries during this six-week contest.
Start by choosing an alias name to use throughout the contest, then read any type of mystery book from the library’s collection, through the Evergreen inter-library loan system, or downloaded from eIndiana Digital Consortium. For every book you complete, you must submit the title and author along with your alias name and your opinion of the book.
Each completed entry earns five points. Then watch the plot thicken when point standings are posted each Monday. Your alias name lets you check your status without others knowing where you stand. Earn more points by correctly answering questions about the Library that are posted each week.
Stop by the Front Desk for contest rules and details and join in the fun. The winner will be announced at the National Library Celebration on April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendar, because you must be present to win and claim the mystery prize.
Cemetery Walk Essay Contest
The Cemetery Walk Essay Contest also starts March 1. This is your chance to commemorate someone from the past who is buried in the North Webster Cemetery. Perhaps it’s a departed loved one or an interesting character.
Simply write a short essay, giving a brief history of the person’s life and submit it to Beth Smith, director of the Library’s Local History and Genealogy Center. The winning essays will be announced at the National Library Celebration on April 17.
The persons written about in those essays will be portrayed during the library’s annual Cemetery Walk on Sept. 7. The NWPL has lots of resources to help you in your research. Essays are not judged on grammar or spelling, just interesting content. Entries are due by March 31, so get busy writing!
Make and Take Cards
If you enjoy making things, then you’ll have fun at the Make and Take Card Class at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6. Jan Biehl, co-owner of Stamp-N-Toys in North Webster, will show you how to create your own greeting cards. There’s always friendly chatter as we learn together.
Stop by the front desk to sign up, call 574-834-7122 ext. 205, or email [email protected]. There’s a $7 class fee, but you get to take home all the cards you make in class.
If you miss the March 6 class, don’t worry. The Make and Take Card Class is held the first Thursday of every month.
Teen Movie Night
Also on March 6, a Teens Only Movie will be shown at 4:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. It’s a fantasy adventure sequel about the son of Poseidon as he continues his epic journey with his demigod friends to retrieve the mythical Golden Fleece which has the power to save their dying world.
The movie is rated PG and runs 106 minutes long. It’s for grades 6-12.
The NWPL continues to get new books and movies every day, so stop by and see what’s new.