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Hauntings & Spooky Serpents at HPL!

--Adult Events General

Join us for two upcoming adult programs on paranormal topics at the library!

The Haunted History of Lizzie Borden

Monday, October 16 at 7:00pm

With “The Haunted History of Lizzie Borden,” Tim Weisberg will offer an examination of the Borden murders, the prime suspect herself and the life she lived in Fall River, both before and after the fateful day of August 4, 1892. The scene then shifts to the modern-day Lizzie Borden House, and a thorough discussion of Tim’s decade-plus of documenting the paranormal activity there.

Before Tim speaks, HPL Head of Special Collections & Archives, Becky Geller, will talk briefly about the William H. Moody papers that our housed at the library. Moody served as a prosecutor in the Lizzie Borden trial, and later served as U.S. Attorney General and as a Supreme Court Justice. The collection, which is open for research in the library’s Special Collections, includes transcripts from the trial.


Tim Weisberg is the host and co-creator of Spooky Southcoast, one of the world’s longest-running radio programs on the topic of the paranormal. He also was the last successor to the legendary Art Bell in the original incarnation of Bell’s Midnight in the Desert program and was one of the founders of the Midnight.FM online radio network, where he hosts Midnight Society. In addition to his radio work, Tim also serves as the Paranormal Editor at, a website covering the paranormal and true crime. Tim worked as a writer, researcher and producer on the popular paranormal television programs Ghost Stalkers, Ghost Asylum and Haunted Towns. He is also a regular-onscreen commentator on Travel Channel’s Hotel Paranormal and The Weather Channel’s Weird Earth. Tim has also been featured on programs such as Ghost Adventures, My Ghost Story, Most Haunted Towns and MonsterQuest, and in the documentaries The Bridgewater Triangle and Famously Haunted: Amityville. He is also the author of Ghosts of the SouthCoast and co-author of Haunted Objects: Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf. Tim is also a popular lecturer on paranormal topics and coordinates paranormal events with an eye toward fundraising for historic and haunted locations. For his day job, Tim is the morning talk show host and brand manager for radio station WBSM.

New England Sea Serpents

Thursday, October 19 at 7:00pm

Learn about the lore of New England sea serpents with local paranormal investigator Tom Spitalere!