Series to look at villains
The Laurel Public Library is hosting a reading and discussion series titled "Rogues' Gallery: The Folks You Love to Hate," on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m through March. This series will examine fictional villains who reveal the results of the failure of human values and who provoke both fear and fascination.
On Feb. 13, Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury State University will discuss Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," a novel introducing a monstrous creature created through modern science. On Feb. 27, Dr. Edith Mroz will explore the villains of Edgar Allen Poe's stories "William Wilson," "The Black Cat," "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado."
On March 13, Dr. Richard Keenan of the University of Maryland will discuss Henrik Ibsen's, "Hedda Gabler," a play portraying a calculating woman trapped in a loveless marriage. On March 27, Dr. Alban Urbanas of Wesley College will examine Thomas Harris', "The Silence of the Lambs."
This series is funded by the Delaware Humanities Forum and the State of Delaware, and organized by Delmarva Discussions. For more details call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.
Alumni to host bingo
The Laurel Alumni Association will have a basket bingo party Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Hall. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door; those with advance tickets are entered in a drawing for a hamper with a lid. Proceeds will benefit the association's scholarship fund. For tickets contact Mona Wright, 875-2503, Edna Allison, 875-5640, or Janet Morgan, 875-5330/7591.
Alumni baskets can still be ordered For details, call Wright.
Chances are still being sold on the alumni signature quilt, which has approximately 150 names on it. A winner will be drawn during the annual alumni banquet in May.
The association will meet March 13 at Laurel High School.