Library plans murder mystery party

A murder mystery party is planned for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the meeting room at the Jackson County Public Library, 303 W. Second St., Seymour.

Twelve people 17 or older are needed to fill the roles for this mystery. Registration for the parts is preferred by Sunday by visiting myjclibrary.org/events, calling the library at 812-523-4636 or visiting the library. All others are free to attend the party as sleuths to help find the villain.

The story line for this mystery is set in 1899 in New Orleans, where Mardi Gras celebrations are underway. You’re invited to the Calypso Ball, the inaugural ball hosted by the first all-female krewe.

The guest list is varied, as Calypso has invited one of the oldest all-male krewes, Sinis, to attend their exclusive soiree. The identities of the members of both Calypso and Sinis are a mystery and are guarded heavily by each krewe. Masks are essential to concealing each person’s identity as they all convene for an evening of anonymous exuberance and decadence.

But when a man in a gold mask takes a fatal tumble down the stairs, it’s quickly realized that a devious plot is afoot. The guests’ heavily guarded identities must be revealed to find out who killed the man in the gold mask and why.

Information services assistant Janet Hensen is leading this program, which is being funded by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. Refreshments will be served.