Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

Who doesn’t love a good spooky story around Halloween? “Listening in the Dark II: An Evening of Spooky Stories for Grownups” is back at the library to scare you out of your wits! Donna Butler and Eddie Whitlock are this year’s storytellers.

Donna O'Kelley Butler has been telling stories of one sort or another her whole life. Currently, she serves as the Branch Supervisor of the Bogart Library, where she entertains and enlightens hundreds of patrons, school children and teachers with her renditions of folktales, legends, myths and historical tales. In this video she tells “Red is the Rose,” a story based on a Scots-Irish folktale.

Eddie manages the Library Store and coordinates volunteers for the Athens-Clarke County Library. He is author of two books: Evil is Always Human (2012) and

POTUS of the Living Dead (2014). A sequel to his first novel is slated for release in 2016. He reads“Possum Baby,” an original short story mixing folk legends and horror.

Hugh Acheson, award-winning chef and owner of Athens restaurants Five & Ten and The National, discusses his third and latest cookbook, The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruit. Acheson also owns the restaurants Empire State South in Atlanta and The Florence in Savannah, and has appeared as a judge on Top Chef.


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