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2014_Halloween_Story_hourStory Hour for Grownups returns on Sunday, November 2, to the Woods Hole Public Library, with its traditional Halloween opener of mildly ghoulish fare. Offerings might induce a bit of seat squirming but should not interfere with a good night’s sleep!

Ever popular Frank Child has selected Roald Dahl’s classic, “The Landlady,” for his reading. Young Billy Weaver, sent to Bath from London on a business trip, decides to try an attractive bed and breakfast for his night’s lodgings instead of the Bell and Dragon, recommended by the porter at the train station. It proves to be a poor decision.

Nancy Porter, who closed last season’s readings with one of her original stories, will again read from her own work. “My Second Career” is about a woman who describes herself as “too old to be of interest and too young to be cared for.” Without benefit of a magic cloak, she nevertheless manages to be sufficiently invisible that she is perfect for her new job.

This Halloween-weekend edition of Story Hour for Grownups will take place on Sunday afternoon, November 2, at 3 p.m. at the Woods Hole Public Library, downstairs in the Community Room. Doors will open at 2:30. Audience members are invited to come early to greet old friends. The event is free and open to the public.