Spooky Stories, Coming to a Bar Near You!

Shadows lengthen, leaves crisp and fall, and a presage of winter’s chill runs down your spine. Its the perfect time to gather for some spooky stories, and we have several opportunities coming up in the weeks ahead, as our Booktoberfest celebration nears its close. First up, two storytimes at the Central Library this coming Monday: Continue reading “Spooky Stories, Coming to a Bar Near You!”

Spooky Stories in Libraries and Bars, all October!

Turn down the lights, get yourself a drink and gather round while we take you on a little trip down a dark and twisted road to the place where your fears like buried. This month we have extra spooky story times for grown ups in store, at the library and coming soon to a pub near you as a part of our celebration of Booktoberfest. Each October, our regular twice-monthly Thrilling Tales: Story Time for Grown Ups (Mondays at 12:05 at the Central Library: lunches welcome) turns to weekly Chilling Tales Spooktoberfest. Here’s what’s in store: Continue reading “Spooky Stories in Libraries and Bars, all October!”

October Takeover: Halloween Traditions

~posted by Selby

Tonight is THE night for the dead to crawl out of the underworld and roam the streets. Where are the best places to celebrate both in the US and around the world?

In the USA

Find The Moon Guide to New York State in the SPL catalog
Sleepy Hollow, New York. As home of Washington Irving’s chilling tale about a headless horseman who terrorizes a school teacher, Sleepy Hollow takes its creepy reputation very seriously. A month of festivities include 7,000 hand carved jack –o-lanterns, cemetery tours, and dramatic retellings of the famous story.

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October Takeover: Treats, Not Tricks

~posted by Kara F. 

Baked Occasions

Baked Occasions by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

While not overly spooky, these two recipes, the milk chocolate malted brownies with chocolate ganache and chocolate cinnamon chipotle sugar cookies, were decadent and divine! I had to give it a shot. Continue reading “October Takeover: Treats, Not Tricks”

October Takeover: Halloween History

~posted by Meranda T.

Halloween_Vintage_05Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. My earliest movie memories have to do with Halloween. Such as Ray Bradbury’s Halloween Tree. Which is both a movie and a book. While I didn’t read the book until recently, the movie truly influenced me. It’s a fun The Halloween Tree by Ray BradburyHalloween movie that explores the history of Halloween and is narrated by Ray Bradbury himself! Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud (voiced by Leonard Nimoy) is the leader in this voyage through time along with four kids on Halloween night trying to save their friend and learn about how Halloween came into existence. I recommend both the book and the movie but personally, I think the movie is better.

However, if you would like a more details on Halloween here are a few suggestions: Continue reading “October Takeover: Halloween History”