When books make us shiver with delight in the Tulle media library

And if we were satisfied, all together, to frighten each other? This is the invitation launched by the National Book Center and the Ministry of Culture, from January 19 to 22, on the occasion of the Reading Night, the seventh name.

Organized around the world, in more than 7,000 different places, on the theme of fear (“feared, but also afraid of running out of books”, specified Alain Digard, director of the media library), they will give an increase , due for the first time in the Éric-Rohmer media library, in Tulle, in a series of meetings and frightening demonstrations on Friday January 20 and Saturday January 21.

Reading Evenings in Corrèze

For media library director Alain Digard, these two special days make it possible to “put focus on libraries and everything that can be done there”. The opportunity to promote reading, but also to show that “the library can be something other than a place where you read. Our idea is to offer something quite happy and original”.

An escape game. Reading Nights opens on Friday January 20 at 5:30 pm with an escape game titled Panic in the media library. Les Obscurantes, “a very dangerous group that manipulates and spreads false scientific information”, defined Alain Digard, is about to attempt a major coup, which will cause panic on a global scale. It’s up to you to stop them in time!

A playful awareness of the phenomenon of fake news (with family or friends, from 14 years old, duration 1 hour; with registration at or mediatheque.tulleagglo.fr. Free).

A cinema test. A garage door that lifts into a bric-a-brac of disparate objects, each evoking a well-known film from the cinema… Online from home or at Espace jeux vidéo, cinephiles can test their hand in search of 66 cult films referred to here Popcorn garagea special horror movie quiz.

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Don’t forget your popcorn! (Saturday at 3 pm, all public. Free).

Readings for all ages. The librarians and volunteers of the association Lire et faire lire will offer readings to frighten children who love words and emotions: at 3 pm, for children from 3 years old, and at 4:30 pm, for older from 6 years old (Saturday, in the youth area).

For the adult audience, Marie-Pierre Bézanger and Philippe Ponty, from the Bottom Théâtre, will try fantasy, horror, or black literature for a reading full of chills.

In the program: excerpts from The call of Cthulhu by HP Lovecraft, that’s it by Stephen King and Born of no woman by Franck Bouysse. Not even afraid! (Saturday at 3 pm, in the small lounge. Free).

A dedication meeting. For more than 20 years, Sébastien Vidal worked in the gendarmerie service, certainly saw green and unripe ones. Returning to his native Corrèze, he wrote heartfelt detective novels.

His new title: where our shadows lie (The word and the rest), where we meet four friends walking, a strange Indian, two bandits launched on a bloody run… Meeting-signing with Sébastien Vidal Saturday at 4 pm, at the Espace presse, with bookstore Preferences (free).

A games workshop. Ghosts, werewolves and witches served on one platter! On Saturday, from 2 pm to 4:30 pm, the Air de Jeux association will offer a board game workshop to fight fear through play (from 3 years old, at Espace jeunesse. Free).

Last days to discover the exhibition Over text, wear and stitching, by André Loncin, with texts by Anne-Marie Collin, focusing on fabrics and colors. Things, books, clothes, etc. tell the story of materials and the meaning of colors (next to the auditorium, until the end of January).

Blandine Hutin-Mercier

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