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Breakout of the Haunted House

Breakout of the Haunted House

2019-10-22 15:00:00 2019-10-22 16:30:00 America/New_York Breakout of the Haunted House Alachua Branch

Tuesday, October 22
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-22 15:00:00 2019-10-22 16:30:00 America/New_York Breakout of the Haunted House An escape room adventure at the Alachua Branch Library! Alachua Branch

Alachua Branch

Meeting Room

An escape room adventure at the Alachua Branch Library!

If you never tried an escape room game you're in for a treat!  Escape room games are a physical adventure where players work together to solve puzzles using clues and whatever strategy works best.  To add to the challenge, players are given a set time to solve the solution that will lead to the key out.  There is no grand prize, just the thrill of being able to outsmart the designers of the room and be the first to escape the room before the other teams do.

Breakout of the Haunted House

It was a warm and quiet night, as two teens sat off to the side of the library’s front doors.  Will was scrolling through a Youtube feed, while Peter drank his big gulp.  Strangely, so out of place, they heard a moan.

“Was that you,” Peter asked.

“What was me?”

“That sound…?”

They stood still, listening harder.  There was a shuffling noise and heavy breathing.  They looked at each other.  Then the noises stopped.  They lifted their heads, above them was a sign that read, “Alachua Branch Library,” and a dark window.

“I think there’s someone in there,” Will said.

The street lights flickered but stayed on, mostly.  Will smacked Peter on the chest, pointing to a shadow moving across the window above their heads.  They stood up to peer inside.  That’s when they saw a Thing.  A rotting Thing, its jaw bone dangling as it whispered, “Where’s my toe?”

Plot:

There’s a Thing locked in the library.  Do you dare to find out what it is?  Inspired by the stories told in “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” comes the Alachua’s Branch’s Haunted House.  You have 20 minutes to sort out the clues and find the key to set you free before the creature finds you!

Don’t get distracted.

How many players can play at a time?

Each session lasts for 30 minutes, so there will be 3 opportunities to try out the game.  But we'll take as many people, each time, as we can fit in the room.

Location:

Alachua Branch Library

14913 NW 140th ST, Alachua, FL

Meeting Room

When:

First session:

Tuesday, October 22,

3:00 pm to 3:10 pm: Introduction to the game

3:10 pm to 3:30 pm: Game starts!

Afterwards, feel free to hang out in the Snuggle Up area.  There will be a selection of spooky stories on display for your enjoyment.  

Second session:

Tuesday, October 22,

3:30 pm to 3:40 pm: Introduction to the game

3:40 pm to 4:00 pm: Game starts!

Afterward, feel free to hang out in the Snuggle Up area and participate in our "Read with a Dog" program.

Third session:

Tuesday, October 22,

4:00 pm to 4:10 pm: Introduction to the game

4:10 pm to 4:30 pm: Game starts!

If you arrive early, drop by the Snuggle Up area, browse through our spooky stories display or participate in our "Read with a Dog" program while you wait.

"Can I come without a reservation?"

Of course, because there's no reservation necessary!  Come have a good time.  Either to try out the game or to simply enjoy the spooky items we have on display.

Special request:

So that everyone can enjoy the game please don't tell the answer to the people who play after you.

Alachua Branch

eBranch@aclib.us
Phone: 386-462-2592
Branch manager
Ross Woodbridge

Hours
Mon, Nov 11 Closed
(Veterans Day Observed Holiday)
Tue, Nov 12 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Nov 13 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Nov 14 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Nov 15 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Nov 16 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 17 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

The Alachua Branch Library provides access to resources and services in the City of Alachua and surrounding areas.

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