Library offers spooky time for children and adults

SHETLAND Library is going big on Hallowe’en this year with a bairns’ spooky story time and an evening of ghostly tales for the adults.

Between 2pm and 3pm on Friday staff will be reading some children’s favourites like Winnie the Witch and Room on the Broom. Parents with young children are invited to drop in for some gentle scariness.

Come the evening, the lights will be dimmed for some grown-up ghost stories, as “A Night of the Utmost Awfulness” is unveiled. In a varied and ghastly programme, the audience will hear about the eerie happenings in the now-demolished Twageos House, which was one of Lerwick’s most notoriously haunted buildings.

There will also be an eye-witness account of hauntings in the Anderson High School library, a reading of an original ghost story, a recital of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, and some suitably seasonal live music.

The library is likely to be haunted by its own “Hellish Fiddler” during the event, and witches’ brew will be served in the interval to fortify the nervous. There is an appropriately horrible trophy for the most hideous costume, so dressing for the occasion is encouraged.

Entry is free and the evening event begins at 7.30pm.


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