Explore the Folklore of Haunted Hometowns

Image of a ghost and a spooky house

Everyone loves a good ghost story.  A dark and stormy night, an abandoned house on a hill, a creak from someplace just outside the character’s bedroom door. Imagine though the story takes place in the Florida sun, or on the stretch of road you travel all the time at night, or at the park you take your children to. 

Would you still want to hear it? What if it might just be true?

Join us for “Folklore of Haunted Hometowns” with Christopher Balzano, host of the Tripping on Legends podcast and author of multiple books on regional hauntings. Part history lesson, part folklore, and part ghost story, Balzano will take you on a hair-raising trip from the Gulf Coast to the Space Coast, from swamps to haunted attractions. Embrace the spooky season spirit with tales of the Sunshine State’s scary side.  

Folklore of Haunted Hometowns will be presented as follows:

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Tower Road Branch, 3020 SW 75 St.
  • 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Alachua Branch, 14913 NW 140 St.
  • Noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at Headquarters Branch, 401 E. University Ave.
  • 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at Hawthorne Branch, 6640 SE 221 St.

This program for adults is free to attend. Thank you to our Friends of the Library for supporting this event.

Posted by RachelC on August 31, 2019