DeKalb Public Library to host Stephen King book club


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By Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer

DeKALB – Fans of the horror icon and author Stephen King will be delighted to know that on Nov. 20, the DeKalb Public Library will host a book club, “Darkness Overtakes Us,” to celebrate the works of Stephen King and discuss his 1975 horror novel “Salem’s Lot.”

This particular book club has been meeting since October and focuses on the spine-chilling works by King. The books chosen include graphic novels, non-fiction and screenplays by King himself, according to the DeKalb Public Library website. A different King tale will be discussed each month, and for November, the reading focuses on “Salem’s Lot.” Discussions may include dialogue about television clips and films based on King’s work as well.

Copies of the book will be available in the adult services department as the date of the book club approaches. The organizer of the event is Leah Huey, librarian at the DeKalb Public Library

“What made me choose King is that so many people have read his books or have seen the movie adaptations from his books that it’s so much a part of pop culture that I kind’ve just knew instinctively as a fan that there were other people that enjoyed reading his books and meeting for a book club” Huey said.   

In the future, there are plans to have more book clubs just like or similar to “Darkness Overtakes Us,” in which other creators and their work will be discussed. One creator mentioned by Huey is that of Joe Hill and his stories. Hill is one of King’s sons and has become a talented mogul in entertainment and the horror genre in his own right. 

The event is currently hosted in a hybrid format, both in person and virtually through Zoom. To attend, visit the DeKalb Public Library site and register for the event. 

For further questions pertaining to the event, Huey can be contacted at her email or call 815-756-9568 ext. 2112.