Library hosts mystery night, winter reading
June 12, 2008 · Updated 12:44 PM
Next Friday, something horrible will happen the star of the South Kitsap High School soccer team will be killed.
Well, it wont really happen, but it will be the theme of the Port Orchard Librarys first Teen Mystery Night.
Starting at 6:30 p.m. when the library is closed, teens will be invited to search for clues to solve Death Gets a Red Card: Star of the High School Soccer Team is Killed.
Volunteer coordinator MaryLouise Ott said scenes and volunteer actors will be on-hand to give participants all the information they need to figure out who the culprit is.
It will be a really fun event, Ott said, explaining that each library has a different theme. For example, Bainbridge Island is staging a prom, and has enlisted a BIPD detective to help with the crime setup.
For the Port Orchard event, Ott said volunteers are still needed, and anyone over the age of 16 who would like to dress up and act out the mystery is encouraged to contact her at (360) 405-9153.
For adults who prefer to enjoy their mysteries at home on the couch, the library is hosting its annual Winter Reading Program.
The program, which library staff says attracts several hundred readers at the Port orchard branch alone, runs until March 20.
To enter, participants are asked to fill out the Im a Winter Reader! form and place it in the jar at the library. After that entry, they are eligible to win a $75 bookstore gift certificate.
Participants can enter again to win the certificate after each time they complete 10 hours of reading, or listening to an unabridged audio book.
After the first 10 hours, they will also receive a surprise gift, but organizers say supplies for that first gift are limited.
To participate, you need to have an active Kitsap Regional Library card, and winners can only winÂ at one library branch.
To get readers started, library organizers suggested these popular titles: Birds Without WingsÂ by Louis De Bernieres; Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos; Dark Voyage by Alan Furst; Divining WomenÂ by Kaye Gibbons; Four Souls by Louise Erdrich; Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick; I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe; Inner Circle byÂ T. Coraghessan Boyle; Kite Runner byÂ Khaled Hosseini; Light on Snow by Anita Shreve; Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst; Long Goodbye by Patti Davis; Oh, Play That Thing by Roddy Doyle; The Plot Against America by Philip Roth; A Salty Piece of Land byÂ Jimmy Buffett; Shopgirl by Steve Martin; Shoulder the Sky byÂ Anne Perry; Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult.