Everyone loves a good ghost story – what role does a ghost play in literary fiction and Our Town? Writing instructor Addison James will lead the discussion.
Join the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library at their showing of the classic movie, filmed in 1939, The Wizard of Oz.
Rated G | Free Admission
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.
[Just like in Our Town, Dorothy learns to live in the moment and appreciate her family and hometown more.]
Join the Big Read-Hopkinsville and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County as they haunt the streets and share some of Hoptown’s strangest, most bizarre, and darkest stories. From murder and mystery to tragedy and scandal – this tour is sure to put a spooky twist on Our Town. The walking tour starts at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum.
$10 per Person | $5 for Museum Members. Get your tickets here!
Join the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library at their showing of the movie Hocus Pocus.
Rated PG | Free Admission
After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
[Small town meets spooky in this classic Halloween tale.]
Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at the next History on Tap program at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm. Robert Martin deep dives into the history of an iconic local landmark in “If Walls Could Talk.”
Join the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library at their book discussion. Stephen King was inspired by the “Our Town” plot and narrative structure when he wrote “Salem’s Lot.” The discussion will focus on the similarities between the two stories.