Board the Haunted Shipwrecks with Warlock Vorobok as He Reads Famous folklorist Alfred Perceval Graves

Join Warlock Vorobok as he brings forth supernatural poems from Ireland. Get the chills listening to these ghostly visitations and haunted shipwrecks written by Alfred Perceval Graves, a famous Irish folklorist whose son Robert Graves would become famous for penning the novel "I, Claudius." Born in Dublin on July 22, 1846, Graves published his first poem in 1863, which sparked his emergence as a leader in the renewal of Irish literature.

A Spooky, Supernatural Tradition

Telling stories is an annual tradition for many families and friends that gather yearly during the holiday season. Since 2021, the Library has turned to its resident warlock, Librarian Adam Vorobok, to read a phantasmic holiday tale unlike any other: Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

So, whether you're gathering in person or virtually, join in the holiday spirit as Warlock Vorobok guides us through each stave – also known as a chapter –and read along using an 1843 edition of "A Christmas Carol" from our Digital Library.

Gather 'round and stay close as talk of spirits abounds this holiday season, especially for one Ebenezer Scrooge!

Stave I: Marley’s Ghost

Stave II: The First of the Three Spirits

Stave III: The Second of the Three Spirits

Stave IV: The Last of the Spirits

Stave V: The End of It

Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts as Warlock Vorobok sends his voice calling out to the void with a new episode each month.