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Book Talk & Signing: RI Legends - Haunted Hallows and Monsters' Lairs by M.E. Reilly-McGreen

Thursday, October 11, 2012

7:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Teen/Young Adult Room (Ground Floor)

The weird creatures and ghostly haunts of Rhode Island folklore are rooted in the forgotten chapters of the state's long history.

From the ghastly moaning bones of Mount Tom to Judge William Potter's petulant antics at the Kingston Free Library, Rhode Island's apparitions have been causing trouble for centuries. Tales of more tangible terrors include werewolves that skulked in the forests of Woonsocket and aliens that lit up the skies above Wood River Junction. Monstrous serpents slithered in the hills of Coventry, and in Chepachet's Dark Swamp, an ancient evil awaited hapless prey. Follow M.E. Reilly-McGreen as she reveals the ghoulish stories of the state's most haunted and strange places. From ghosts to monsters, this book is your guide to all things spooky in the Ocean State.

M.E. Reilly-McGreen is the author of two previous History Press books: Witches, Wenches and Wild Women of Rhode Island and Revolutionaries, Rebels and Rogues of Rhode Island. She lives in the Ocean State with her husband and three sons.

Book sale and signing to follow.

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.

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