As the weather is getting cooler and the days shorter, October is the time to be scared! We have several programs coming up that embrace the spooky, the surreal, and the unknown. Be prepared for chills down your spine!Monsters Around the WorldSandston LibraryOctober 19-20, 10:00am-6:00pm
Join us for our museum-style exhibit of pictures and evidence of monsters from around the world. You can learn about each monster and its place of origin, and decide for yourself if these international stories are fact or fiction. Bring your camera for photo ops with Yeti, El Chupacabra, and all their menacing friends. All ages are welcome, but recommended for school age children to adult.
To further your cryptozoology research, check out American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America
by Linda Godfrey and Tracking the Man-Beasts: Sasquatch, Vampires, Zombies, and More
by Joe NickellThe October Country: Readings From Ray BradburyFairfield LibraryWednesday, October 24th, 7:00pm
Get in the Halloween Spirit with this classic collection of weird and macabre tales from one of America's greatest short story writers. First published in 1955, The October Country
, long considered a classic of the genre, contains some of Ray Bradybury's (1920-2012) most atmospheric writing.
For more creepy, atmospheric short stories, check out Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country
by Chavissa Woods and The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
by Daniel Mallory Ortberg. Into the Mind of a Serial Killer North Park LibraryThursday, October 25th, 6:30pm
USA Today bestselling author Tina Glasneck takes us into the mind of a serial killer, revealing the secrets behind the macabre. Her presentation will also introduce the cyclical nature of said behavior.
Learn more about serial killers inThe Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder
by Claudia Rowe and Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History
by Tori TeflerOrson Welles and the Alien Invasion PanicLibbie Mill LibraryWednesday, October 31st, 2:00pm or 7:00pm
Eighty years ago on, October 30 1938, Orson Welles and "The Mercury Theatre on the AIR" allegedly scared America with a faked alien landing based on The War of the Worlds
by H.G Wells, no relation. Join us as we rebroadcast the original from our studio at Libbie Mill.
If you are interested in reading more alien invasion stories try The Three-Body Problem
by Liu Cixin or Lilith’s Brood
by Octavia Butler (ebook only)