“A Spring Literary Arts Festival: The Plot Thickens” in McArthur, Ohio will be previewed starting tomorrow night with several themed activities. Most events will be held at the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library and many are free to the public.
One of them is “A Careful Examination of the Room,” an exhibit of the famous study of Sherlock Holmes’ flat at 221B Baker Street and a framed poster display featuring mystery writers and famous mystery and detective characters from literature and film, will be on display in the meeting room of the library from Monday, March 19 through Saturday, April 14. This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Library, the Vinton County Fair Housing Office, and Jim Wooddell of Antiques and More.
There will be two evenings of dramatic adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Painful Predicament,” “How Watson Learned the Trick,” and “The Crown Diamond,” performed by the Friends’ Community Players (FCP) in the meeting room of the library on Wednesday, March 21 and Monday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. Since seating is limited, free tickets will be available at the library’s circulation desk. Two additional evenings of dramatic adaptations of Agatha Christie’s amateur spinster sleuth, Miss Jane Marple, in “The Tuesday Night Club” and “Death by Drowning” will be performed by the FCP in the meeting room of the library on Wednesday, March 28 and Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.
On Monday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the library, there will be a special screening of the film Murder by Death, a 1976 comedy film written by Neil Simon, that spoofs the traditional country-house whodunit. The cast includes Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, and several others. This film is rated PG and runs 1 hour and 34 minutes.
These events are all free and open to the public.
A Spring Literary Arts Festival: The Plot Thickens is sponsored by the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library and the Friends of the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library in McArthur, Ohio. Major events will begin on Monday, April 9 and the last event will be held on Sunday, April 15. For more information, contact the library at 740-596-5691 or visit the Friends of the Library on Facebook at Friends of the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library, Inc.