AUTHOR and artists talks and tales of spooky goings on and urban legends are being laid on at Dudley’s libraries this summer.

Brierley Hill’s temporary library at St Michaels Church will host a talk about the history of angels and demons on Thursday July 20, from 7pm.

To book call 01384 812784. The event is not suitable for children.

Author Miriam Sarin will be at Dudley Library launching her new book for young adults on Saturday July 22, from 2pm.

The author will be reading a snippet from the book, about a 16-year-old Bek who receives god-like powers, followed by a Q & A led by local actor David Robinson. There’s be a free glass of fizz for adults.

On Monday July 24 from 7pm Kingswinford Library will see Professor Black taking visitors on a journey into the Book of The Dead and guiding his audience through the dangers, demons, obstacles and challenges that await.

Call 01384 812740 to book. This event is not suitable for children.

Lye Library will host a free talk on urban legends on Tuesday July 25 with stories of strange happenings, unearthly creatures, UFOs, disappearances and shadowy figures.

To book call 01384 812874. The event is not suitable for children.

Stourbridge artist Geoff Tristram will be treating comedy fans to an 'evening of watching paint dry' at Dudley Library on Thursday July 27.

He will be talking about his life and career spanning 40 years in a free talk from 6.30pm.

Light refreshments are included. Tickets can be booked by calling 01384 815560.

Cradley Library is also hosting reminiscence get togethers for people to chat about old times on Thursdays throughout the summer on July 27, August 10, August 24, and September 21. Running from 11am to noon, refreshments are provided.

Meanwhile, Wordsley Library is hosting regular knitting group meetings every Wednesday throughout July and August from 2pm to 3.30pm. The group knits squares to make blankets for charity. All wool and needles are provided. For more information call 01384 812765.

Stephanie Rhoden, Better partnership manager for Dudley Libraries said of the events: "We’re really excited by the range of events that we’re able to put on over the summer, from spine tingling talks to more peaceful knitting groups and reminiscence sessions."