The Ten Sleep Branch Library transformed into the great ship “Titanic” for an evening of entertainment on April 13th.
Passengers entered the Titanic while others threw confetti and streamers to wish them well on their voyage.
To commemorate the voyage each participant became an actual passenger complete with a brief history of who they were and where they were going. Separate stations were set up throughout the library for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class passengers. Role playing was encouraged. At the end of the night, it was revealed if they had survived or met their end in the icy cold waters.
To help patrons truly get into character, there was a spitting contest, a trivia contest, a costume contest and even a photographic “King of the World” moment on the bow the of the boat for each passenger. Everyone was emailed their photo!
Historical information and trivia were shared about the sinking and the discovery of the shipwreck. Documentaries played simultaneously on laptops throughout the library as well as the Hollywood movie version.
The Friends of the Library served tea and scones for an authentic flair.
Photo above: Carol Greet (Ten Sleep staff and program coordinator) and Karen Funk (Washakie County Library Director) enter the library on the “gangplank” of the Titanic.
Way to go ladies!!! What a great idea. I’m sure your patrons had a memorable, unsinkable, evening, and, now look forward to the next event at the Ten Sleep Branch Library.
What a fabulous idea! I’m sure you all had a really great time!
Lisa Henery – Dubois Branch Library