The Georgetown Public Library is getting into the Halloween spirit, with a “Great Ghosts of Delaware” talk by Dr. Carol Pollio, Director of Intuitive Investigations in Milford.
The free talk will be held on Monday, October 29 at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room B. The program is recommended for adults and teens, ages 16 years and older.
“It was timely because of Halloween. We like to get into the spirit of things, literally,” said Renee Bennett of the Georgetown Public Library with a laugh.
Pollio has been to other libraries in the area and came highly recommended. Bennett said if you’re looking for chilling, historical, haunted accounts of ghosts in Delaware, you shouldn’t miss Monday’s program.
“She’s a medium,” said Bennett. “She made it clear she doesn’t want it to be spooky… It’s very unusual. But her goal is not to scare, it’s to inform and to share her knowledge.”
Pollio will share her collected research on her own observations by demonstrating Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVPs), discussing local sites such as The Brick Hotel on the Circle and the Marvel Carriage Museum.
“People pay a lot of money to go to these types of events,” said Bennett. “This is all about history. Historians would be attracted to this as well because she’s going to be talking about historical landmarks in the area. Whether what you’re searching for is spirit-based or historical, I think everyone will find what they’re looking for… It’s for anyone in the community with a curiosity, an open mind and people who want to have fun. Take advantage of these great free opportunities we have to offer.”
For those who cannot attend the event, Bennett recommended visiting the library to take advantage of all it has to offer.
“I’m amazed at how many services are available from English as a Second Language courses, job searches, money school, activities for all ages including knitting and sewing, and book club of course,” she said. “It’s a beautiful facility with so much to offer. We just want the community to think of us as a central hub for a lot of their needs.”
Georgetown Public Library is located at 123 W. Pine Street in downtown Georgetown. For more information on the event and other upcoming events, contact the library at (302) 856-7958 or visit www.georgetownpubliclibrary.org.
By Maria Counts