It’s that time of year again—fall is all around us with crisp, fresh air, rainbow trees, and little goblins looking for places to gather treats. As always, MCPL and the City of Blue Springs have some fun activities to offer.
Are you getting ready for Halloween? We here at the Platte City Branch sure are! Next week, we will be having our first ever teen program to celebrate the upcoming holiday. Be Afraid, Very Afraid is a collection of spooky tales told by Milton Gray. This event is just for teens, so bring all your friends for a fun and scary night out!
Ray Bradbury died earlier this year, and it was a sad day for science fiction fans like me. Most people know him from his famous adult novels like The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451. But one of my favorite Bradbury books is one I didn’t discover until recently because it isn't in the adult aisle.
Halloween season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with scary stories. One of my favorite children’s story collections is Ask the Bones. It contains short but scary tales from around the world, like the one about a man who sells his soul to be the best fiddle player in the world, and another about a disembodied head that’s been cursed by demons and forced to reveal secrets.
October is once again upon us, and it brings with it our annual entrance into the world of ghosts and ghouls. To get into the spirit of Halloween, I have been looking at the films that I have seen that feature the dearly departed who ended up sticking around. Everyone should see a good ghost story this time of year, but people often have a different opinion about what makes a good, scary story. The thrills and chills that we expect from these tales can come in several forms, and the most popular these days seems to be the Horror genre.
Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a Library? How about resurrecting the ghosts of ancestors and celebrating them close to Halloween? You’ll get your chance soon; this year, the Midwest Genealogy Center will host our "Let Your Skeletons Dance" lock-in event for the sixth year in a row.
Do you love all things Halloween? If you answered yes, I’m sure you also love a good scary book, as well. I’m no stranger to this genre, and if I had to guess, you’re not either. Please don’t be fooled, I’ll read just about anything. But when it comes to this in particular, my spider sense tingles.
There are so many authors that come out with books tailored to this genre every year. It would be impossible for me to list all of them, let alone my favorites. Here are a choice few that are very popular with good reason: