All HPL branches are closed on Family Day, Monday February 17. Only Central Library and Turner Park Branch are open from 1-5pm with family-friendly programs. No extended access hours at the Freelton and Lynden branches. No bookmobile service. Regular hours resume at all branches on Tuesday February 18. Extended study hours (9pm-12am) at the Red Hill and Terryberry branches also resume on Tuesday.
Called in secretly to investigate an allegedly haunted house with royal connections, Merrily Watkins, deliverance consultant for the Diocese of Hereford, is exposed to a real and tangible evil. A hidden valley on the border of England and Wales preserves a longtime feud between two old border families as well as an ancient Templar church with a secret that may be linked to a famous ghost story. On her own and under pressure with the nights drawing in, the hesitant Merrily has never been less sure of her ground. Meanwhile, Merrily's closest friend, songwriter Lol Robinson, is drawn into the history of his biggest musical influence, the tragic Nick Drake, finding himself troubled by Drake's eerie autumnal song "The Time of No Reply."