Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Murder & Mayhem in the library!

Last Friday evening started and ended with drama. First there was the reading of millionaire heiress Lotta Bux's Will, where we learned that Bux, creator of a best selling library “paste bar-b-que sauce”, had left her entire fortune to lover Rocky Stallion!

Such scandalous revelations did not deter guests from enjoying the evening which included tables full of tasty hor d'ouevres, mingling with Bux's disgruntled (and possibly murderous) heirs, and buying raffle tickets to win one of the beautiful, donated baskets. Then, just when everyone thought the evening couldn't get any better, the lights went out! *Dum-Dum-Dummmm* Followed by a horrible scream that filled the library!

Librarian Sabrina Stacks had found Rocky Stallion dead... done in... murdered!

Inspector Columbus arrived on the scene and immediately requested help from those gathered to solve the question.... Who-Dunnit!

Local actors, under the direction of veteran Ligonier director, Audrey Tostevin assisted by Polly Artuso, took on the roles of Bux's heirs in the amusing production of “The Case of the Loaded Librarian.” Bux's heirs were played by the following: lawyer Mason Rumpole, Larry Shew; playboy son Heathcliff Bux, Paul McCracken; Madonna Bux, Heidi McKay; Nurse Hatchet, Dawn Hart; Lotta’s French chef Tiny Prudhonne, Steve Gooder; chauffeur Indy Kowalski, Ormond “Butch” Bellas; Governess Jane Bronte, Lisa Simons; Lotta’s paramour Rocky Stallion, Tim Rennie; Inspector Columbus, Byron Frank, and librarian Sabrina Stacks, Debbie Gruss.

Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped with the Murder In The Library event! A special thank you goes to our wonderful actors, Audrey and Polly for putting on such a wonderful and entertaining show! Not only did the event sell out, but all who attended had a wonderful time.

PS - No actors or books were harmed in the making of this event! But many people had so much fun, that they hope we do it again.

Thank You to our Veterans!

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of our Veterans!!! And also to those men and women who are still serving in the military.

We thank you for the freedoms you help us enjoy, and for your selfless work to keep our country and our lives safe.

We would also like to thank the various other veterans who serve and protect us, including police officers and firefighters. Your sacrifice is appreciated.

The Ligonier Valley Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day, but will re-open on Thursday, November 12th at 10:00 am.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Murder in the Library - SOLD OUT

Our Murder In The Library event for this Friday has been
Thank you very much to everyone who bought tickets,
we look forward to seeing you there!

While the murder mystery event has been sold out, the Basket Raffle is still going on! Tickets will be pulled Friday night, but you do not have to be present to win.

Support the library and possibly win a beautiful basket full of fun and/or delicious treats.
Tickets are: $1.00 Each, 6 for $5.00, 13 for $10.00, and 27 for $20.00.

[view Photo Gallery of the raffle baskets]

Monday, November 2, 2009

Murder and Basket Raffles!

Perhaps you are wondering...
what do murder and a basket raffle have in common?

In this particular case, they are to help raise funds for library operations!

Join us on Friday, November 6th at 7:00 pm for a night of murder and mayhem! Watch as actors play out a murder mystery, then attempt to piece together the clues and figure out... Who Dunnit!

Tickets are still available, but going fast... really fast. So, don't wait to get yours! They are $20.00 a person.

Whether or not you feel like a murderous night out, you can also help support the library by participating in our Basket Raffle! The baskets are beautiful, and are currently on display in front of the bay windows. Stop in or view them online. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00, 13 for $10.00, and 27 for $20.00 and can be purchased at the main circulation desk!