Hutchinson Public Library is hosting a three part book series March through May exploring “Ghost Stories.”

Ghost stories arouse the same emotion that draws us to mystery fiction: the desire to solve the problem of the past. People tell stories to try to explain what death is, where loved ones go, why the good suffer. The books in this series represent some classic explanations.

Members of the public are invited to attend these free programs, which will take place at the Hutchinson Public Library on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

The series is sponsored by Humanities Kansas (HK), a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program. HK is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Hutchinson Public Library TALK series. For more information about HK, visit

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (1983)In this modern ghost story all the classic elements are brought together: the isolated mansion, rumor-haunted; the dark past, described in riffs from yellowed letters; the young innocent charged with telling a dead woman’s story, and the devastating final turn.

Discussion Leader: Sheena Hernandez

Sheena Hernandez is a professor of English at Garden City Community College in southwest Kansas. She received her master’s degree in English from Fort Hays State University. Her background includes English Language and Linguistic studies, composition, and various literary genres. She considers herself a generalist with an interest in cultural, historical, and post-colonial studies.

Pick up the book and register for the discussion at the Public Service Desk. The discussion will be held in the auditorium on the library’s second floor. This discussion may be attended in-person or virtually.

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