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'Story Hour for Grownups' Returns to Woods Hole

A lesser-known O. Henry tale and a short-form thriller are featured in Sunday's Story Hour for Grownups at the Woods Hole Public Library.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and space is unusually limited for Sunday's monthly Story Hour for Grownups at the Woods Hole Public Library. (Submitted photo)
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and space is unusually limited for Sunday's monthly Story Hour for Grownups at the Woods Hole Public Library. (Submitted photo)
From the Woods Hole Public Library website:

"The Woods Hole Public Library presents the next Story Hour for Grownups on Sunday, December 15, at 3 p.m. in the Ratcliffe Room, which houses its extensive theater and performing arts collection.

Doors will open at 2:30, and audience members are urged to arrive early as space will be limited. (The larger Community Room will be hosting the Library’s annual Holiday Book Sale, beginning on December 7.) 

Story Hour will open with a wintry crime story, featured in Best American Mystery Stories 2008. San Lyman, active all her life in community theater, including Wood Hole’s Penzance Players, will read “Hothouse” by S. J. Rozan. In this tale an escaped convict seeks shelter in the glass conservatory of the Bronx Botanical Gardens during a snowstorm. His situation grows significantly more complicated following an encounter with a horticulturist who is dealing with an emergency caused by the storm. 

Muriel Gould will read one of O. Henry’s charming but lesser known short stories, “The Whirligig of Life.” An elderly mountain couple come down to town to obtain a divorce from the Justice of the Peace. The five dollar transaction takes on a life of its own and concludes in typical O. Henry fashion with an outcome none of the three could have anticipated at the outset.

The readings, which will take place at 3 pm on Sunday, December 15, downstairs in the Woods Hole Public Library’s Ratcliffe Room, are free and open to the public. Doors will open at 2:30, offering attendees an opportunity to enjoy a break from holiday shopping and stress."

Source: Woods Hole Public Library

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