Mystery of the Missing Apple: SOLVED! Students gathered on Friday evening for a rare chance to view the exclusive diamond-crystal apple on display at the Pawling Library. However, during the evening the apple fell into unscrupulous hands. Who took the apple? Why? Where was it hidden? The apple awaits the visitors. Our visitors are in awe of the beautiful apple. We all find cozy seat and hear about how the apple was created. Wait! What’s that commotion? “Dun, dun…DAUUUN!” The apple is gone! Master Detective Haley deputizes our visitors and enlists their help. They interview suspects at the computer. Mr. Learner was getting his homework done at the time of the crash. They ask our page questions. Ms. D’Lacrosse was in the teen section when she heard the crash. Miss Alibitress continues to browse movies while she answers questions. Ms. Sly gives our detectives her information. Mr. Jostler tries to be helpful. Our detectives review their notes. They collaborate with other detectives, comparing notes. They ask more questions. The suspects are getting restless and trying to escape! Ms. Coder has a report to write and these questions are upsetting her. Our suspects wait for the detectives outcome. They keep busy. They read. They try to be patient. Our detectives take more notes. They find more clues The examine the crime scene. All of the detectives gather to share clues. They explain the suspect’s motives. They listen to clues found by other detectives. They ask each other questions. They suggest who may have taken the apple. Sometimes they don’t agree. This detective explains how he found a clue…a ribbon! The detectives ask more questions. They examine documents. Review all of the clues about suspects. Is it Cate Coder? Abby D’Lacrosse? Jake Jostler? Emily Emphatico? Annie Alibitress? Susannah Sly? Luke Learner? These two clues lead us to the room where the ribbon was found. We look around the room carefully. Are the clues are leading us to a sleigh? THE APPLE! Annie Alibitress…you are GUILTY! Ms. Alibitress explains how it all happened. Thanks to our teen volunteers for making this a fun evening! Good work, detectives!