Dark Stacks: An Evening with the Brothers Grimm

Dark Stacks Brothers Grimm

Spend an Evening with the Brothers Grimm if you dare!
Oct. 25-27; 6 to 9 p.m.  Teens & adults only.  Registration required.

Our haunting after-hours event is a tour through the unsanitized tales of the Brothers Grimm. Teens & adults only; registration required. Register here.

The library’s spine tingling Dark Stacks event springs to life at the end of the month. While last year’s after-hours tour focused on the work of Edgar Allan Poe, 2018’s all new haunting resurrects totally twisted tales from the Brothers Grimm.

As thrill seekers tour the library’s shadowy walkways they’ll be immersed in hair-raising scenes from some of the German siblings’ most ghoulish 19th century fairy tales. Witness Rumpelstiltskin’s evil scheme to steal the queen’s firstborn child. Watch as the malevolent stepmother from The Juniper Tree prepares her stepson for the soup bowl. Experience the terror of Hansel and Gretel in the clutches of a hungry witch; and discover what the villainous prince from The Robber Bridegroom has planned for his bride-to-be.

“The Grimms’ stories were originally written for the working class in Germany,” explains Sandy Toland, the librarian who created Dark Stacks. “They were very dark and weren’t meant for children. While people may be familiar with the Disney version, we’re introducing our audience to some that may be new to them; each story has a surprise factor on an adult level.”

Tours of four to six people will depart from the library’s main lobby every 15 minutes. Walk-ins will be taken during open time slots on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who cannot make a reservation online should call Sandy at 920-236-5206.

For those too young for the spookiness of Dark Stacks, the library is offering a Slightly Frightening Fairy Tales event for children ages 6 and older.  Get the details.