Brought To You By Rapides Parish Library

Cooler weather is right around the corner here in Cenla. That can only mean one thing: we will enjoy spending more time outdoors with family, friends, and neighbors. There isn’t a more fun place to do this than on the lawn of the Kent Plantation House during the annual Tales Along the Bayou storytelling event. Get ready for an exciting night of ghostly tales and ghoulish fun on Friday, October 28, beginning at 6:00 pm.

Children will be on the edge of their seats as storyteller Sylvia Yancy Davis kicks off the night with hair-raising tales perfect for giving younger ones goosebumps. Brush off those goosebumps by singing and dancing with musical entertainers Brian and Terry Kinder from 7:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Then, get ready to have your socks scared right off when storyteller Tobias Taba takes the stage. 

If you’re searching for other spooky tales to read in the dark, under your covers, with a flashlight, your Rapides Parish Library has a large selection of ebooks, audiobooks, and physical books to check out. If you would like to discover stories of hauntings and lore from right here in Louisiana, the following is the book list for you:

  • Haunted Louisiana by Barbara Sillery
  • Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana by Chere Dastugue Coen
  • Haunted Bayou and Other Cajun Ghost Stories by J.J. Reneaux
  • Louisiana’s Haunted Plantations by Jill Pascoe
  • Historic Haunts of Shreveport by Gary D. Joiner
  • Madame Lalaurie: Mistress of the Haunted House by Carolyn Morrow Long
  • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 by Michael Ferut
  • Spooky New Orleans: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings and Local Lore retold by S.E. Schlosser

Whether you’re interested in spine-tingling local lore or a wholesome family-friendly storytelling event, there is a story for everyone at Rapides Parish Library this fall. Visit the Rapides Parish Library at to discover your perfect one.


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