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BoO! Halloween is Almost Here!

October 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Books, City Library, Main Branch

 Halloween  is stealthily creeping up on us and this is the best time to read a scary story or two.  Today, horror is an established and respected fiction genre with a long literary history, especially here in New England.  Stephen King and Dean Koontz are big modern names in the field, but there are other older authors worthy of note. Have you read a  creepy tale by H.P. Lovecraft or Edgar Allan Poe?  Other modern bards of horror worthy of recommendation are:  Tess Gerritsen, John Saul, Patricia Highsmith and Bari Wood to name a few.  

If fiction does not rattle your bones then let us recommend some ghost stories and strange tales from our nonfiction collections that will be sure to make your Halloweeen fun and scary. “Ghosts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Regions“and “Ghosts and Legends of the Merrimack Valley” have tales that will make your blood run cold and send spooky shivers down your spine!  You can even read about modern ghost hunting and set up your own ghost hunting group!

Do you need new ideas for pumpkin carving, perhaps a spook-tacular dinner recipe or a neat idea for a Halloween costume?  Get into the spirit of things with a book from the library.  Check out “Pumpkin Carving” by Ed Palmer and Pumpkin Painting” by Jordan McKinney.  Make your Halloween dinner a frightening feast with some ghoulash or some other ghastly goody from the cookbook, “Ghoulish Goodies“.  Does Martha Stewart scare you–even on a normal day?  Then check out “Halloween-the Best of Martha Stewart Living” to get tips form the diva of Halloween domesticity. You can even get some hauntingly creepy music to accompany your Halloween hauntings. 

So come to the library and gear up for a happy and fun Halloween. And on behalf of everyone here at the library I’d like to wish you all a Happy Halloween!  See you at the library (or out trick or treating)!


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