Library Offering Spooky Stories for Adults

Submitted by kgore on September 30, 2020 - 12:23pm
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Sonoma Scares

Love frightening stories? Sonoma Scares is an adult series of videos posted twice a week on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel for the month of October— check it out and subscribe:

Sonoma Asusta

¿Te encantan las historias aterradoras? Sonoma Asusta es una serie de videos para adultos que se publicará dos veces por semana en el canal de YouTube de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma durante el mes de octubre. Échale un vistazo y suscríbete:

Looking for something spooky this season? Try Sonoma Scares, a special Halloween event series for adults from the Sonoma County Library. Eight librarians, including Library Director Ann Hammond, have chosen scary stories to perform on the library’s YouTube channel starting Wednesday, October 7, at 7 p.m. The stories will be available under the Sonoma Scares playlist as they are released. Stories will air twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday evenings throughout the month of October, ending with a final show on Halloween.

A literary program that celebrates the season, Sonoma Scares videos enhance the story-reading experience with music and visual effects.

“Why should children have all the storytime fun? That was some of the thinking behind this program,” said Sonoma County Library Librarian Emma Wendel, one of the performers and leads on the project. “Hosting a series of scary stories for Halloween aimed at adult patrons elevates storytime into a unique and seasonal event.”

The series will include classic tales of horror, most available in the public domain or available to request in the Sonoma County Library’s catalog. The stories include:

  • “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The Isle of Pines” by Ambrose Bierce
  • “La Llorona” by Angel Vigil
  • A selection from Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Three poems by Emily Dickinson
  • “An Arrest” by Ambrose Bierce

Subscribe to the library’s YouTube channel to get notified of the videos as they are released, and visit for more information on this program and others offered at your local library.

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