Fairytales, Ghost Stories, and Eerie Literature – Part 1

A sketch of a statuette depicting Cthulhu, drawn by his creator, H. P. Lovecraft, 1934. Resembles a human man with an octopus-like head.

Each part of the world has it’s own collection of stories that are written to frighten readers. Their degree of fear can range from friendly giants roaming the tranquil countryside to horrific paranormal haunting a household.  What was once shared around the campfire in the dark shadows of a forest is now viewed on smart […]


Literary Halloween Costumes: Beyond Frankenstein and Dracula

Still casting about for a Halloween costume? How about paying homage to something you read that sent shivers up your spine? A few suggestions: Shakespeare is always a great source. Banquo’s ghost, the weird sisters, Lady Macbeth after the murder, Hamlet’s father, the drowned Ophelia–all are classics. If you need visual inspiration, search these characters in ARTstor […]


Halloween Fun Means Scary Movies

The weather outside isn’t exactly frightful (that’s for another holiday), but many films in our library collection are! To get in the Halloween spirit this week, why not check out some DVDs? What type of movie scares you the most? Ghost stories? Horror films? Thrillers? We have all sorts! How do you feel about monsters? Witches? Zombies? Vampires? Werewolves? Serial […]