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Ghost Story Club

by Magic Torch Comics

Ghost Story Club creative workshops run
every Monday from 2nd October -
23rd October | Port Glasgow Library
5:15pm - 6:45pm | 1hr 30mins
Free but ticketed via Eventbrite here.

Got a scary story to tell? Join local storyteller Paul Bristow at our Ghost Story Club, four weeks of creative writing for adults, to help you write an original terrifying tale to be shared during the Galoshans Festival. We’ll explore the different styles and techniques of ghost stories and tales of unease – and you’ll write a tale to chill the bones. And when it’s written, you’ll have the opportunity to perform it at a pop up event during the Galoshans Festival.

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Escape Room Builders

by Magic Torch Comics

Escape Room Builders creative workshops run every Saturday from 30th September - 28th October
Greenock Central Library
11am - 12:30pm | 1hr 30mins
Free but ticketed via Eventbrite here.

Join Magic Torch Comics to help create the plot and puzzles for a truly diabolical escape room.


Two teams will work to make a fiendishly tricky and spooky game, that they will challenge the other team to solve.


Over a series of weekly sessions, participants will develop a story, make maps, mazes, audio clues and secret ciphers to try and bamboozle the other team during the final Escape Room showdown on Saturday October 28th.


One team will win, the other will be locked in the library forever. (Possibly)


Dare you join The Escape Room Builders?

Lego Galoshans Challenge

by Inverclyde Libraries

Lego Clubs run in all libraries at the following times;

Thursday 26th October | 5-6pm | Greenock Central,
Greenock South West (Barr’s Cottage) &

Saturday 30th October | 11am-12pm | Greenock Central,
Gourock, Port Glasgow and Inverkip &
Wemyss Bay**

**Lego Club at Inverkip and Wemyss Bay is split into two sessions – 10am-11am Lego for 5 years +11am-12pm Duplo for 18m+

Take part in spooky challenges at all Inverclyde Libraries Lego Clubs from 23-30 October – build a haunted house or zombie playground. Lego for 5 years+ and Duplo from 18m+. No need to book, just drop-in.

Access: SB/V


Not Too Spooky Bookbug

by Inverclyde Libraries

From 23 - 31 October

Monday - Gourock Library | 11.15am
Port Glasgow 6pm, South West 6pm

Tuesday - Greenock Central Library | 12pm
Inverkip & Wemyss Bay Library | 1pm

Wednesday - Greenock Central Library | 10.30am

Thursday - Gourock Library | 11.15am
Kilmacolm Library | 11.15am

Friday - Port Glasgow Library | 10am & 11am,
South West Library (Barr’s Cottage) | 1.30pm

Saturday - Greenock Central Library | 11.30am

Bookbug is the book sharing programme delivered in partnership by national reading charity Scottish Book Trust, local authorities, libraries and health trusts. Bookbug encourages parents and carers to share books with their children from as early an age as possible to inspire a love of reading in every child.


Bookbug sessions are free, friendly, fun sessions of songs, rhymes and stories for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families and carers to enjoy together. Each session lasts around 30 minutes. 

Access: SB/V

All events in our programme are marked with a clear Access Key which identifies any access provisions that are in place.

The Demonic possession of Margaret Murdoch and Margaret Laid

by Witches Talk

Friday 27th October
3-4pm | Kilmacolm Library

Lorraine Murray, archivist for the Watt Institution, will take us through the events of 1698/1699 to explore a history of suspicion and witchcraft in Kilmacolm and the possession of local women Margaret Murdoch and Margaret Laird by a demonic force in an otherwise idyllic village.

Access: SB

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