Manzanita readies for Mystery Weekend

ManzanitaMysteryWeekendIn conjunction with the Mystery Weekend in Manzanita, a collaboration with the North Tillamook Library, the Hoffman Center for the Arts is featuring an art show celebrating the mysterious and magical.  Artists are invited to submit up to three works on the theme, in any medium.  Submissions are due by Friday, the 13th of November.  The show will be up from November 20 through December 14, with an opening reception from 3-5 p.m. on November 21st.
Pieces can be new or existing art;2-D, ready to hang or 3-D. Up to 3 pieces per artist and 25 percent of any sales to the Hoffman Center.
The Hoffman Center for the Arts will screen the 2011 feature film “Cold Weather” on Friday, Nov. 20, as the opening event of the Mystery Weekend in Manzanita. The film will start at 7:30 p.m.  Admission will be $5.
Written and directed by Aaron Katz, “Cold Weather” tells the story of a forensic science student who returns to Portland after dropping out of college. When his ex-girlfriend materializes and subsequently disappears, he investigates with a co-worker, and the two men put their love of detective novels to use.
Film critic Roger Eibert said the film, “is good in so many subtle ways, I despair of doing them justice. It’s a thriller involving the personalities of its characters, who we get to know surprisingly well. It remains low-key even during its final big chase scene, which only involves one car.”
“Cold Weather” was shot in Portland, with additional scenes in Cannon Beach, and The Dalles. It stars Cris Lankenau, Triest Kelly Dunn, Robyn Rikoon, and Raul Castillo.  The feature lasts 96 minutes, and refreshments will be available.
At North Tillamook Library, on Saturday November 21st  the weekly 11 a.m. story time will brought to you by Extension Librarian Bill Landau, will feature stories that have a common theme of having a bit of mystery to them. And of course, we’ll have some songs and finger plays along the way.  “One book that we will feature is the children’s classic “Miss Nelson is Missing” by James Marshall. Originally released in 1977, this book has a fun story that kids just love,” said Landau.  “And as an added bonus, a generous donation from the community has made it possible to give a free copy of the book to the first ten families who show up on program day.”
Landau will continue the fun with “The Magical Mystery Tour” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 21st.  Are you ready to take a virtual trip via an armchair travel presentation? The Magical Mystery Tour will take attendees to an undisclosed location that is near enough to Manzanita for a day trip? Interest piqued? Show up at the library to learn where this mysterious location is.
“I used to live in Flagstaff, Arizona which is 70 miles from the Grand Canyon and was surprised to meet so many people who had lived in Flagstaff their entire lives and had never been to the canyon.” Said Landau.  “I feel like if these people had someone to show them how amazing that place is, they would make a point to visit right away. That’s kind of what I am after here. I am going to highlight an Oregon Coast location that I think is one of the most fascinating places in the world. Maybe you’ve been there before but I want to reacquaint you with the every nook and cranny of the place to reignite your interest. I want to make people say, “We HAVE to go there next weekend!” I am hoping attendees will see the attraction with fresh eyes.”
Bill Landau is the Extension Librarian for Tillamook County but his first career was as a professional photographer. Bill’s presentation will feature his photography in an armchair travel style presentation.
The Mysteries continue at CARTM with “recycling BINGO” … take the mystery out of recycling and visit CARTM from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Recycling Bingo
Got a Clue?  It was Miss Scarlett with the candlestick in the library. Join the family friendly Clue Tournament at NCRD starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday November 20th.  The team style game of Clue Tournament will award the top three winners gift certificates to the North Tillamook Library Mysteries Book Sale.
The North Tillamook Library Book Sale team is once again offering the popular Mystery Book Sale.  The sale is being held on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Library in Manzanita from 11 AM to 3 PM.  There is an excellent selection of books at great prices; just the thing to read on a dark and blustery winter afternoon.  The lead for the sorting team, said, “If you are a mystery reader, you are going to love this sale.”  She goes on to say, “There are a lot of mystery readers  in the area and they generously donate many books, including recently published books – both hard and soft bound.”  All books are for sale at a reasonable price.
The proceeds from the Book Sale are critical in supporting the maintenance and renovation of our beloved 28 year old Library.
This sale is being held in conjunction with the Manzanita Mystery Weekend and participants in other weekend activities will be able to pick up two-for-one coupons for the Book Sale at the other venues.
Ann Morgan, Chair of the Book Sale Committee invites you to join us on Sunday, have some fun picking out great mysteries and supporting your library at the same time.  “We look forward to seeing you.”