Once upon an evening eerie...

Thank you to everyone who helped make A Toast Among Ghosts, our sold-out fall fundraiser held on October 7, 2017 at the Reisterstown Branch, such a success!

Thank you to everyone who attended, as well as our amazing Baltimore County Public Library staff who joined our event team.

Thank you to our sponsors, Katzen Eye Group, Mt. Moriah Charitable Foundation, Sawmill Marketing Public Relations, Bransfield Motor Company, Stevenson University, Delegate Benjamin Brooks, Raven Beer and Joy Editing.

We’d also like to thank our community partners The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum and the Reisterstown Community Cemetery, Inc. A special thanks to our food vendors Chef Mac's Louisiana Cuisine, Food By Fire, Genova's To Go and La Cakerie.

Last but not least, thanks to our incredibly talented performers, Ampersand String Band, Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings, Edgar Allan and the Poe Boys, and David Keltz as Edgar Allan Poe.

We’ll be back with Taste of the Town on April 28 at the Towson Branch, so mark your calendars now.

The Reisterstown Branch was formerly the Franklin Academy (c. 1824), where in 1831, Edgar Allan Poe applied to be the headmaster. He wasn't selected, but maybe it's time Poe returned to one of his old haunts. Poe died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849. To honor his life and legacy, we remember him around the anniversary of his death in a macabre way he'd truly appreciate...in a graveyard!

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!



Bransfield Motor Company
Delegate Benjamin Brooks
Joy Editing

Tales of the Dead: Horror Story Contest

Congratulations to our 2017 Tales of the Dead short horror story contest winners! Read the winning stories below:

Adult First Place Winner: A Sinister Charm by Gary R. Beard

Adult Second Place Winner: Captured by Christine Stake

Adult Third Place Winner: Close Neighbors by Carolyn Eichhorn

Under 21 Winner: The People of Sails by Hailey Schap

2017 Photo Album



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