Ginger Parkinson of the Utah Storytelling Guild will delight the imaginations of young and old alikeat this program featuring fairytales, folktales, and original stories. Bring the family and enjoy one of the oldest forms of literary tradition.
Priscilla Van Valkenburgh will lead a writing class on the ancient art of haiku and haibun, traditional forms of Japanese poetry.
Interested in westerns, Utah hauntings, or activities for your children? In honor of National Book Month, the Pleasant Valley Branch will be hosting an author event featuring area writers. John Fleming, author of the Collin Mitchell western mystery series, Linda Dunning, author of the Utah History and Haunting Series, and Samantha Simon, author of Utah 4 Kids, will be selling and signing their books.
Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. His father sent him from the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor to an insane asylum, then he goes to America. When his brother's fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns to his father's estate to learn that his brother's mauled body has been found. Reunited with his estranged father, Lawrence sets out to find his brother's killer... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.
A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discovers a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one in the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.
Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster.
Mr. Peabody is a business titan, inventor, scientist, gourmand, two-time Olympic medalist and genius...who also happens to be a dog. Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. But when Sherman breaks the rules of time travel, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future, while Mr. Peabody may face his biggest challenge yet - being a parent.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
During a business visit to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania, a young Englishman finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents. Jonathan Harker is attacked by three phantom women, observes the Count's transformation from human to bat form, and discovers puncture wounds on his neck that seem to have been made by teeth. Harker returns home upon his escape from the grim fortress, but a friend's strange malady– involving sleepwalking, inexplicable blood loss, and mysterious throat wounds– initiates a frantic vampire hunt. Books will be available at the Reference Desk;
“Who you gonna call?” The Paranormal Investigations Team of Utah, of course! Join us for a spooky evening with Jenny Wright, a local ghost investigator, who will delve into the world of the supernatural. See the proof for yourself during this unique and informative presentation and then decide if you believe in ghosts.