Storyteller to weave spooky tales

Halloween Tales will happen this Friday at the Courtenay library

Hazel Lennox will tell some spooky tales Friday at the Courtenay library.

Halloween at the Courtenay library will once more be celebrated with spooky tales of the uncanny and downright scary.

Storyteller Hazel Lennox will weave the magic of story once more.  Tales are suitable for children over the age of seven and listeners are invited to dress up in their fancy costumes.

Halloween Tales will happen this Friday at the Courtenay library at 300 Sixth St., across Sixth from the Comox Valley Art Gallery. The session will start at 7 p.m.

Lennox has told tales for many, many years to listeners of all ages.  “One of the greatest gifts we can give each other is the gift of story,” she states. “Research is showing again and again that young people who hear stories are more resilient to life’s challenges. “They understand that there can be more than one outcome to a situation; they know that someone, or something, can appear unexpectedly, and that what was a perilous situation can be transformed within an instant.

“Scary stories let people know that some things in life are frightening. Kids need honesty.”

The tales chosen will not be likely to have children kept awake in the night. They will be mildly scary, bearing in mind the tender ages of the listeners.

All are welcome. Costumes welcome, too. For more information, contact the library at 250-334-3369.

— Courtenay library

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