Celebrate the New Year in Roaring Twenties style with an evening of murder, mystery, and mayhem.
It's December 31st, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois and Ella McBride is hoping for a miracle. Ella McBride started the club (Ella’s) with little more than her own gumption and a small settlement from her divorce. She has a reputation as a fair and honest businesswoman, with a good ear for music and an eye for talent. When prohibition hit Ella was determined to succeed and obey the law. At first it seemed like she’d be alright, but as more clubs in the area became speakeasies, her clientele started drifting away.
Ella found herself in need of cash, and fast. Banks didn’t want to loan to her so she turned to Daytona Dailey, a well-known bookie and loan shark, for help. She loaned Ella the money she needed and insisted on becoming part owner of the club as well. Ella agreed, under the condition she would get back full ownership when the loan was repaid. She was having trouble making the payments, but after this New Year’s Eve bash she should have enough money to pay off the loan. After all, Ella would just die if the club ended up in someone else’s hands.
20s-era costumes are not required but are encouraged. To register, contact Young Adult Services Librarian Regina at 272-4557 ext. 274 or email@example.com
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