Tuesday: Ghost Expert Speaks at Library

Also, county executive candidates debate, firefighters raise money for local cancer victims and a discussion on poverty at Moravian College.

Just in time for Halloween, the Bethlehem Area Public Library will host a discussion on haunted crime scenes with local author and ghost expert Katherine Ramsland.

Ramsland, who teaches forensic psychology at DeSales University, is an expert on serial and mass murder and has published 47 books. Her local books include Bethlehem Ghosts and Murder in the Lehigh Valley.

Ramsland is also a frequent commentator for TV crime documentaries and a consultant for CBS TV network’s CSI programs.

The discussion will get under way at 6:30 on the second floor of the main library, 11 W. Church St.

Here’s what else is going on in and near Bethlehem today:

  • The candidates for Northampton County Executive will debate the issues in a League of Women Voters forum at Northampton Community College at 7 p.m. For those who don’t know, the Democratic nominee is Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan and the Republican nominee is Bangor Mayor John Brown. The debate will take place in the David Reed Community Room in the College Center.
  • The Bethlehem Firefighters union will celebrate its annual pink T-shirt campaign with a celebrity bartending event at Starters Clubhouse Grill at the Bethlehem Golf Club on Illicks Mill Road at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Celebrities include local DJ Chris Line, firefighters and others. All proceeds from the event—and the T-shirt sales—will benefit the St. Luke’s Cancer Center. Some T-shirts in limited sizes are available.
  • Christopher Lynn "Chris" Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist specializing in politics and society, will speak at Moravian College at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Prosser Auditorium. His talk, "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt," is open to the public and admission is free of charge. His talk will be drawn from his most recent book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, described by the Boston Globe “as moving a portrait of poverty and as compelling a call to action as Michael Harrington’s ‘The Other America,’ published in 1962.” In "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" Hedges and journalist/artist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones in the United States, those areas that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement.
  • A meeting to discuss a study that examines the possible consolidation of animal control services in Northampton County will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township. Click here for a story about the issue.


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