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September 03
​Library Series Explores True Crime, Ghost Stories and Top Authors

Where can you hear from acclaimed authors, explore murder and redemption, and delve into ghosts and haunts of North Carolina? At your local library, of course.

Wake County Public Libraries launched its three-month-long series, Stories, Tales and Traditions, in September. More than 25 distinct programs will focus on telling, reading and writing stories, including tall tales, oral histories and family traditions.

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“Visitors can hear a story well told, craft their own tales and explore traditions new and old,” said Elena Owens, library experience manager. “We look forward to seeing you at the library this fall!”

The centerpiece of the series, the Author Showcases, feature conversations with:

  • Daniel Wallace, author of “Big Fish” and other works of fiction, who will explore the extraordinary themes of legends, myths, tall tales and the art of a story well told on Sept. 14.
  • Etaf Rum, who will discuss her critically acclaimed debut novel, “A Woman is No Man,” on Oct. 12. This universal tale of family and generational conflict chronicles the evolution of three generations of women in the same family.
  • Lee Smith, an iconic Southern writer, who will talk about her body of work, which captures the essence of the South, its culture and its traditions, on Nov. 9.

Other highlights of the Stories, Tales and Traditions series include:

  • Tales of Murder and Redemption. Feed your inner true crime junkie and dive into murders, investigations, trials and more.
  • Haunted Carolina. Paranormal researchers and scientific explorers will talk about spooky encounters in our state.
  • Oasis Spaces: The Green Book in North Carolina. Share memories about people and places in the NC Green Book, a resource for African-American travelers to find safe places to eat and sleep where they would not be targeted for their skin color. 

More details on Stories, Tales and Traditions programs can be found here. Questions? Contact Elena Owens at eowens@wakegov.com.

For information on Wake County Public Libraries locations, programs and services, visit wakegov.com/libraries.

About Wake County Public Libraries
The mission of Wake County Public Libraries is to promote the love of reading and foster the pursuit of knowledge for the residents of Wake County. In fiscal year 2018, our 22 libraries were visited more than 3.43 million times, and 235,251 people were active library cardholders.


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