October 2017 Blog Posts (13)

Halloween Reads: Modern Masters

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski--A story within a story within a story, centering around a house that's bigger on the inside.  This was easily the most frightening book I've ever read, as well as the most immersive--the layout of the text actually draws the reader into the experience.  If you're like me and usually prefer…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 31, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Halloween Reads: Gothic Novels and Penny Dreadfuls

If you've ever read Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, you'll remember the heroine obsessing over some "horrid" books, but did you know that the books she mentioned were real novels, popular during Austen's day?  Read some of these Gothic novels for yourself and see how they compare to today's horror novels.

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 30, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Halloween Reads: For the Young and the Young-At-Heart

Here are some of our favorite spooky chapter books.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman--The story of a boy raised by ghosts and other supernatural beings.  Like a Halloween version of the Jungle Book.  Check it out at the Corydon or Lanesville branches of HCPL, or…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 29, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Halloween Reads: The Best of Poe

We have works by Edgar Allan Poe in all of our library branches, as well as on Overdrive, where you can read them online or download them to your Kindle or another eReader.  If you would like an ebook to keep, check out …

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 28, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Halloween Reads: Creepy Fairy Tales

Not suitable for today's children!

"Bluebeard" by Charles Perrault--"Beauty and the Beast" but with serial killers!  Read it here or ask at the Children's Desk for a copy in one of our fairy tale books.

"The Vampire" by Alexander…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 27, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Halloween Reads: Clark Ashton Smith

Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was one of the three great Weird writers, alongside his friends H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard (the latter being most famous for his Conan the Barbarian stories).  Smith's Weird stories fall into three major "series":

Zothique is a lost continent withering under a dying sun, populated by dark wizards and ancient gods, with a…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 26, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Look who showed up at the Lanesville Branch Pumpkin Contest!

Captain Underpants!

Added by Trevor Lee Smith on October 25, 2017 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Halloween Reads: The Classics

Become more literate while scaring yourself silly!

Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)--available on Overdrive in eBook and audiobook, or download a copy to keep from Project Gutenberg or a free…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 25, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Halloween Reads: Let's Go to the Movies!

How many of these classic horror movies did you know started off as books?

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (1954)--This apocalyptic horror novel has been turned into a movie several times, including 1964's The Last Man On Earth (starring Vincent Price), 1971's The Omega Man (starring Charlton Heston), and 2007's I Am…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 24, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Halloween Reads: Oldies But Goodies

Because if Lovecraft thought they were scary, they must be good.

Follow the links to read these free public domain classics.  All are available for eReaders such as Kindles and Nooks, or on your computer screen, from Project Gutenberg, as well as free audiobooks from …

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 23, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Halloween Reads: H.P. Lovecraft

Out of what crypt they crawl, I cannot tell,

But every night I see the rubbery things,

Black, horned, and slender, with membraneous wings,

And tails that bear the bifid barb of hell.

They come in legions on the north wind’s swell,

With obscene clutch that titillates and…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 21, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Would you like to make an Advent Calendar? Call 812-952-3759 to sign up. Classes are available for Nov. 7th and also the 14th from 6:30-8pm.

Would you like to make an Advent Calendar? Call 812-952-3759 to sign up. Classes are available for Nov. 7th and also the 14th from 6:30-8pm.

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Added by Trevor Lee Smith on October 18, 2017 at 11:16am — No Comments

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