Wednesday, 29 November 2023

Library hosts 'Twilight' exhibit

LAKE COUNTY – Frances Clark Sayers, in “Summoned by Books,” commented that “… it takes an extraordinary amount of vitality on the part of the author to set people on literary pilgrimage to haunts that have been described in his books.”

Stephenie Meyer’s wildly popular “Twilight” series about human teen Bella Swan and her benevolent vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen has vitality, drama and chaste passion in abundance.

Astounding numbers of ardent “Twilight” fans flock to remote Forks, Wash. to see the settings of the books “Twilight,” “Eclipse, “New Moon” and “Breaking Dawn.”

To bring Forks to Lake County “Twilight” fans, the Lake County Library is presenting a traveling exhibit “A Forks Scrapbook” which will visit each library branch in the next few weeks. The exhibit includes photos taken around Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, a “Twilight” guide to Forks, and other materials. “Twilight”-related handouts will be available for fans of Bella and Edward.

The exhibit opened at Lakeport Library on Sept. 13 (Bella’s birthday) and will remain there through Sept. 27. It will be at Upper Lake Library Oct. 1 through 11, Redbud Library in Clearlake Oct. 17 through 30, and Middletown Library Nov. 1 through 15.

Forks is a small town that fell on hard times with the loss of its logging industry, and the “Twilight” phenomenon has brought unexpected tourism to the town. Forks has adopted Bella and the other characters almost as if they were real people: “Dr. Cullen” has a reserved parking space at the hospital and “Bella’s” red truck is parked by the museum.

The locals are happy to point out all of the “Twilight” locations, including the “homes” of the Swans and the Cullens. Businesses in Forks sell “Twilight” merchandise and advertise that “Bella shops here. Forks is making the most of its 15 minutes of fame with a great deal of good humor.

For a longer version of this story and more information about the “Twilight” series, Stephenie Meyer and the Forks area, see the library Website,, and click on “Twilight.” Fans will find links to other Twilight sites, a Stephenie Meyer/Bella Swan recommended reading list, and lists of “Twilight” readalikes.

The library phone numbers are Lakeport Library, 263-8817; Redbud Library; 994-5115; Middletown Library, 987-3674; Upper Lake Library, 275-2049.


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