Author Lawrence Block’s story Hilliard's Ceremony centers on Alan Hilliard, an American foreign service officer working in the US embassy in Togo, West Africa. He has a fine life, a good marriage, and enjoys his work . . . so he says. A visit to a local African “witchdoctor,” however, results in a poignant tale of personal growth. Alan Sklar, professional voice actor and narrator, will give a live reading of this wonderful story. Registration begins January 27 via the library's Web site.