Photo credit: Russell Lee via Twitter
Fancy something a little different for Halloween this year? The National Library Board brings us Night at the Library 2021, a free online series that will discuss uncomfortable, morbid and even frightening things through over 12 events. Included in the line up are writers who explore the supernatural and professionals who work with the realities of mortality in funeral planning and end-of-life care.
Apart from talks and meeting authors, participants can also expect interactive events – Ghost Map on 5 Nov, for example, will see attendees working to draw a heatmap that corresponds with stories from an old favourite: Russell Lee’s True Singapore Ghost Stories.
For those who want a more old-fashioned approach to spooky tales, Mervin Ang will share local urban legends and the facts and evidence surrounding them in the Urban Legends: Fact or Fiction event on 2 Nov.
And on the 3 Nov, viewers can enjoy a night of black comedy with the combination of local music and gallows humour at Killer Jokes.
Apart from organising actual events, in typical library fashion, the NLB has curated a list of relevant reads at https://file.go.gov.sg/natl2021books.pdf so that those interested can also read their way through the season.
Night at the Library 2021 runs from 29 Oct – 6 Nov. Find out more at www.go.gov.sg/natl2021.