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Teens play detective in library plot

Amara Sahdi was young, bright and beautiful. One of the top seniors at Nordham Academy she was chief officer of the student council and already accepted at Yale to study pre-law.

So who would want to hurt her? But that’s exactly what happened to Amara as she danced at her senior prom as the queen of the Nile.

Finding the answer to who pushed the imaginary beauty down a flight of stairs will be the mission of area teens as they participate in this summer’s interactive mystery, “The Pharaoh’s Curse.”

It’s all part of the summer teen program at the Briggs Library and the interactive mystery will be offered at all the branches during the month of July. Yellow crime tape will be strewn all over the libraries along with a variety of clues and a list of 10 suspects.

Teens will read from prepared scripts as they try to solve the mystery.

“This is really something different,” Amy Ward, teen librarian, said. “There are a lot of those CSI crime shows and people really seem to like them. It also kind of goes with the summer reading theme of “Express Yourself at the Library.” It’s something I’ve really wanted to try.”

Any number of teens can participate and work the crime scene to the right solution.

The show will be presented at the South Point branch at 4 p.m. Monday, July 13; at Chesapeake at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14; at Ironton at 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 15; at Symmes Valley at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 16; and at Proctorville at 3 p.m. Friday, July 17.