July is the time of year where the libraries fill up their calendars for the upcoming "silly season" known to most folks as Halloween. This is where paranormal investigators are suddenly in demand by the curious public to talk about what we do all year long. It's a fun way to interact with the general public and find out what they think about our field and share our (and their) experiences. I have always said the best way to learn something is to teach others and every presentation is a learning experience. Last year a couple of libraries cancelled due to constraints on budget and closing early, so this year I have not made too much of an effort to do these appearances, but I am happy to say I will make a return trip to Columbus this year.
I will be at the Westerville, Ohio Public Library on October 28th, 2010 at 7 P.M. I went there last year and had a great time in a wonderful library. My topic last year was "Investigating the Paranormal" and the PowerPoint presentation was about the reality of what we do along with some misconceptions about paranormal investigation, history of parapsychology and research, as well as the basics in investigating and evidence review.
This year I will debut a new program that will take a look behind the photos and videos that are circulating the internet and provide a bit of reality as well as the concepts behind them.
The Westerville Public Library was the first library to have my book on its shelf and they will be ordering my new one as well. Hope to see you there!
Westerville Public Library:http://www.wpl.lib.oh.us/