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Explore the paranormal, Ghost Stories and Senior Scams, all at the Library

Join us for Oh, The Horror!, a series of activities that explore the paranormal with stories about mysterious hauntings and forgotten tales of spirits in these programs.

Haunting Ozarks Tales & Ghost Stories on Tuesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Library Center Auditorium.  The storied history of the Ozarks, with its remote hollers and haunting ghost towns, has long inspired tales of specters and strange characters, from ghostly brides to devilish Bald Knobbers.

“Sleepy Hollow” at the Moxie on Friday, October 20, from 8 – 10 p.m. at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S Campbell Ave. #101.  Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hollow,” rated R, is a gothic supernatural reimagining of the legend of the headless horseman featuring Christopher Walken as the iconic rider. This is a free presentation.

Chasing Ghosts with Marc Hartzman on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in the Library Center Auditorium.  Do the dead live on? Does life exist beyond this world? From famous ghosts to notorious haunted sites, join “Chasing Ghosts” author Marc Hartzman for a tour through our cultural fascination with spirits and the supernatural.  Hartzman will discuss his newest book, “We Are Not Alone,” which explores the history of UFOs and aliens.

Senior Scams are Scary with the Better Business Bureau on Thursday, October 19, at 10 a.m. in the Library Center Auditorium.  Scams can impact everyone, but older adults are targeted in unique ways.  Stay informed and knowledgeable is your best protection against losing time and money to the scam.  BBB Regional Director Pamela Hernandez will update you on scams targeting older adults and tips to help you identify and avoid them.

Enjoy a Fall StoryWalk® from October 10-30 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S Nature Center Way.  “We are Water Protectors” by Carole Lindstrom.  This walk is along an unpaved path.

For more information on these and other great programs, visit thelibrary.org. Vickie Hicks is the community relations director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at vickieh@thelibrary.org.

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