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Collage of witch books
Daniel Tures, October 29, 2020

Over the years, the witch has become a popular figure and costume choice for our modern commercialized holiday rituals.


Collage of scary books made into films
Elizabeth Graney, October 02, 2020

With trick or treating discouraged and haunted houses officially canceled, this year’s Halloween will be a bit more low key. But that doesn’t mean it has to be less frightening! We’ve got plenty of scary books and their film adaptations to keep you up through these long dark nights.


3 childrens book covers
Tina Princenthal, October 23, 2019

A nightmare more terrifying than you can imagine…the party supply store on the eve of Halloween! The hordes of customers, the cries and screams of fitting-room meltdowns, flimsy costumes at horrifyingly high prices!


3 spooky book covers
Daniel Tures, October 16, 2019

Tis the season for spooky old books, and one of my very favorites is a hidden gem—Ruth Edna Kelley’s The Book of Hallowe’en (1919).


5 spooky movie covers
Christa Deitrick, October 05, 2019

There’s not much going on this month in terms of new movies based on books. There’s Joker and The Addams Family, but those are based on comic book/cartoon characters, not book-length works of fiction.


close up view of Forest Lawn Cemetery
Glen Creason, October 31, 2018

Halloween has become a huge, month-long celebration in these modern times and not just for candy and death as I recall it meant when I was a brat.


ghost lady walking through the library
Tina Lerno, October 31, 2018

When you work at Central Library, at some point in your career, you will be taken on a stairwell safety tour which guides you through a maze of long lonely corridors snaking under and around the staff side of our beloved building. When it was my turn, I had to ask, is this place haunted?


three young adult authors
Emily Meehan, October 30, 2018

Thanks to recent critically-acclaimed movies like Get Out


vintage Halloween postcard
Julia G, October 29, 2018

Jack-o’-lanterns, trick-or-treaters, clever costumes and spooky decorations—Halloween is one of the most beloved holidays in the United States. But where exactly did Halloween come from? What customs and folklore evolved into the festive holiday we celebrate today?


page from the book, Something Smells
Lauren Kratz, October 25, 2018

The most popular question I receive during the month of October is, “Where are your Halloween books?” The library has a vast collection of Halloween and holiday books, but sometimes there are families that prefer not to participate in the holiday or have children that get too scared from Halloween stories.


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