This summer, Thrilling Tales (the Library’s Story Time for Grown Ups) takes listeners off to the races with a pair of horse racing tales, and then out into the rose garden with Shirley Jackson to dig into dark underside suburbia, before heading to the seashore to grapple with aliens from another world, and from the briny deep! Come join us this August and September for live readings suspenseful and strange, either at noon (bring along some lunch), or at 7 p.m. with Thrilling Tales After Dark! All story times are under an hour, and are absolutely free. Here’s what’s coming up:
Monday, August 6, 12:05 p.m Something Short of Murder, by Henry Slesar. It was only a little recreational wagering – she did love to play the ponies! Couldn’t help herself, really. Then the bill came due!
Monday, August 13, 7 p.m. End of the Day, by Jane Speed. “I swear, I’d lose my head if it wasn’t connected to my shoulders! Now – where on earth did I put my husband?” A twisted, fateful tale of a forgetful wife pushed to extremes.
Monday, August 20, 12:05 p.m. The Sweet Warm Earth, by Steven Popkes. The little old Italian man was truly a horse whisperer, and when he whispered, the horses listened – and won!
Monday, September 10, 12:05 p.m. The Edge of the Sea, by Algis Budrys. He wasn’t sure just what it was that had washed ashore during the hurricane, but it was his now and nothing on earth or from outer space was going to take it back!
Monday, September 17, 7 p.m. The Possibility of Evil, by Shirley Jackson. Upright and exacting Miss Adela Strangeworth has always minded everyone else’s business but her own – until now.
Monday, September 24, 12:05 p.m. The Sea Raiders, by H.G. Wells. Out of the sunless depths they came, with a taste for human flesh. Also The Wife’s Story, by Ursula K. LeGuin. He was such a gentle husband and a good father – until a strange change took hold.
– Posted by David W.