Alpine Public Library Mystery Read Aloud Fundraiser, October 19 – October 24




During the week of October 19, National Friends of the Library Week, volunteer readers will read chapters from Elizabeth A. García’s One Bloody Shirt at a Time on the library’s YouTube channel. We chose this book because Ms. García was a longtime library supporter and a part-time local. Her mystery series is very popular among Tricounty residents, and we thought this would be a fitting tribute to her from the community that loved her.

This is a new fundraiser and format necessitated by the virus. We will kick off on Monday, October 19, with a live reading by SRSU President Pete Gallego from Front Street Books at 7:00 p.m. He will read the front matter and chapters 1 and 2. Tuesday through Friday, we will play recorded readings on the library’s YouTube channel from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Ronny Dodson will read the final chapter on Friday. On Saturday morning, October 24, we will have a children’s “hour” with children reading from an age-appropriate mystery.

Link to APL’s adult YouTube channel for readings Tuesday through Friday:

Link to APL’s children’s YouTube channel for Saturday’s children’s book reading:

Chapter readings will be available starting at 7 pm on the day listed and will remain available through the remainder of the week.

Read Aloud Schedule:
Monday, October 19
Pete Gallego, President of Sul Ross State University, will introduce the event and read chapters 1 and 2. Jenny Hatch will follow reading chapters 3 and 4.

Tuesday, October 20
Jo Barnett will read chapters 5, 6, and 7
Alan Wallace will read chapter 8
Bob Mittel will read chapter 9
Kathy Donnell will read chapters 10 and 11
Linda Bryant will read chapters 12 and 13

Wednesday, October 21
Don Wetterauer will read chapter 14
Chris Muller will read chapters 15 and 16
Betsy Evans will read Chapters 17 and 18
Jeffrey Meyer will read chapters 19 and 20

Thursday, October 22
Lynda Douglas will read chapters 21 and 22
Bernadette Devine will read chapters 23 and 24
Elaine Sharron will read chapter 25
Alan Wallace will read chapter 26

Friday, October 23
Paige Delaney will read chapter 27
Denis Foley will read chapter 28
Gary Dill will read chapter 29
Amelie Urbanczyk will read chapter 30
Nan Jamieson will read chapter 31
Denis Foley will read chapter 32
Sheriff Ronny Dodson will read chapter 33